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The Ivy
The Ivy, 1-5 West Street, London WC2H 9NQ
Latest critic review: June 05, 2015

The Ivy

One of London's oldest restaurants, the Ivy has recently undergone a big revamp and has re-built almost the entire restaurant. Chief among the changes is a new central bar area with plenty of counter dining spaces added. There are new paintings too - but expect some old favourites to appear too. The menu has a mix of classic Ivy dishes like the Shepherd's Pie and more contemporary fare.

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Critic reviews - total score 9.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 9 Joseph Connolly Telegraph
Reviewed on June 05, 2015
"...The Ivy is back! The Ivy is hot! The Ivy is unutterably fabulous again! And we can’t get a table! Yay! All, once more, is right with the world." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10 David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on June 03, 2015
"Perhaps The Ivy doesn’t quite merit five stars for its food alone? — enjoyable as it is, it’s still not hugely innovative — but it’s a great London institution and it’s back and it’s even better. All you need to know." READ REVIEW


Restaurant details

Address: The Ivy, 1-5 West Street, London WC2H 9NQ

Telephone number: 020 7836 4751

Cuisine: British

• 1 AA Rosette

Nearest station: Leicester Square

Nearest Station: Leicester Square

Opening times: Restaurant: Monday to Saturday 12 noon - 3.00pm and 5.30pm - 12 midnight. Sunday 12 noon - 3.30pm and 5.30 - 11pm

• Private members club available (by invitation).
  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area
  • Theatre menu


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