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Square Meal Review of The Ivy ?

As we went to press, this celebrated dining room to the West End’s theatre stars was about to close for a four-month refurbishment. There are promises of a new look crafted by Martin Brudnizki (Scott’s, Le Caprice), which will draw on The Ivy’s heritage while looking ahead to its centenary in 2017. Loyal fans appreciate the mix of cosseting service, clubby atmosphere and celeb gloss that make a visit here memorable. “I really do always feel special going to The Ivy,” sighs one reader. There’s no word yet on how much the eclectic menu – which roams from bang bang chicken and lobster macaroni to sausage and mash – will change. But we hope classics such as shepherd’s pie and The Ivy burger remain. Keep an eye on for a full review when the restaurant reopens.


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  1. Published : Wednesday, 21 August 2013

    Sybaricious :: The Ivy

    The uncharacteristic heatwave of the last few weeks has made us forget the wash out weeks of June when we all thought a sunny day would remain ever elusive.  On a June Friday night pre-theatre visit to the Ivy, as I shook off my umbrella having been splashed by a passing taxi, comfort food was close to my mind. Comfort food is something that the Ivy undoubtedly does extremely well. Once past various paparazzi images of celebs falling out of or into cabs, a Google search of "The Ivy" would be guaranteed to bring up more references to cosy options like sausages and mash, shepherds pies and berries with white chocolate...
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  1. Published : Saturday, 19 April 2014

    The Food Judge :: The Ivy. Clinging on.

    I have lived in London for 33 years and I have never, until now, been to The Ivy. So long has it been a part of the restaurant scene that I thought it had been there, in its present form, for decades, but (I was surprised to find) it has only been around in its current incarnation since 1989, courtesy of those masters of the slick and the smooth, Corbin and King.

    Of course, The Ivy was there long before the Corbin/King rebirth; since 1916, in one form or other, when it was set up as an Italian restaurant by Abel Giandelli. Not that it was called The Ivy then. According to legend, the name came about because...
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  1. Published : Friday, 22 March 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: The Ivy

    “The Ivy is one of London’s most in demand restaurants” says the The Ivy’s website and I’d agree with that – I’ve always found it a bit of an uphill struggle to get a table. But good news!...
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