The Ivy Café St John’s Wood

Bronze Award
2 Reviews
Modern European

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Bronze Award

A Café Rouge conversion in a handsome terracotta building provides the location for this third branch of The Ivy's café brand, following The Ivy Café Marylebone and The Ivy Café Wimbledon. Straight away it becomes one of the best places to eat in St John’s Wood, one of those affluent London areas that’s curiously poor on the eating-out front. The familiar features from its siblings have been transplanted root and branch – all-day dining seven days a week, from breakfast through to supper via elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails and weekend brunch. But the operation is prevented from feeling formulaic by the warm welcome of the staff and the stylishness of the Martin Brudnizki design. An onyx bar, super-flattering lighting, marble floor tiles and burnt-orange banquettes feel a little bit Paris but very much London. Likewise, the something-for-every-mood menu hits the spot whatever the time of day. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner of Ivy classics: the properly crispy duck salad and richly warming (if not exactly generously portioned) shepherd’s pie, as well as crunchy fried prawns and squid with a gentle wasabi mayo, and chicken Milanese with a fried egg, truffle mayo and an au courant side order of creamed kale and spinach with pine nuts. To drink, a short and competitively priced Euro wine list makes ordering easy, there are appealing booze-free options – or try the Negroni tasting set. Very handy for Lord’s and London Zoo, too.

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Good to know about The Ivy Café St John’s Wood

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Modern European
Fun, Glamorous, Lively
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Romantic, Special occasions

Location for The Ivy Café St John’s Wood

120 St John's Wood High Street, London, NW8 7SG

020 3096 9444


Opening Times of The Ivy Café St John’s Wood

Mon-Sat 8am-10pm Sun 9am-9.45pm

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2 Reviews 


19 June 2019   - Verified Diner

Very good

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Ms/Mrs. Lynn W

Good location in St John's Wood
11 February 2018  
We've been to a couple of the Ivy Cafes and like the format. Plenty of choice on the menu for things we like to eat, pleasant service and sparkly interior with glass, brass and mirrors. You can stop by for a cocktail and a bar snack or have dinner so it's flexible. Quite a few very dressy customers that evening, perhaps there was a special occasion going on. Happy to eat there and will very likely go back again.
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