The Ivy Café Richmond

Bronze Award
British, International, Modern European

The Ivy Café Richmond
The Ivy Café Richmond
The Ivy Café Richmond
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Bronze Award

As a legendary celeb-magnet, The Ivy’s watchword has always been exclusivity, but this elegant chain of grown-up neighbourhood cafés manages to capture some of original’s seductive charms without seeming derivative. All the telltale signs are here, from the spot-on service and decadent food to the ‘see and be seen’ thrills, while each branch brings echoes of The Ivy look to its lavish ‘café’ setting: counter seating lit by vintage table lamps, art-deco hints from bevelled mirrors, geometric flooring etc. Just about everything on the pitch-perfect menu screams ‘eat me’ and it’s all brilliantly executed – from scallops atop truffled mash or crispy duck salad to shepherd’s pie, fishcakes and no-frills steak with béarnaise sauce. For a spectacular finale, order the chocolate bombe, which the waiter dramatically defuses with hot salted-caramel sauce. If there’s one other thing that The Ivy group does well, it’s showmanship.

About The Ivy Café Richmond

The Ivy Café Richmond offers a little respite of luxury within the charming suburbs of Greater London. The area surrounding the Ivy café is well served by plenty of local attractions and things to do, making it a great stopping off point for locals and tourists. The stunning royal park, one of London’s eight, is a big draw to the area, encompassing the beautiful Isabella plantation and home to red and fallow deer. Kew Gardens is also not too far, for a wonderful day out away from the buzz of London city, with its sweeping vistas of charming landscaped gardens and diverse range of flora. Sports fans will want to stop by for a pint or a hearty meal after an intense game day at Twickenham Stadium, as will ardent theatre fans wanting to fuel up before taking in a play at the local performance centre.  Richmond is a buzzing area with lots of great attractions, plus a great variety of shops and cinemas – making the Ivy Café a no brainer when it comes to deciding where to eat.

The interiors are reminiscent of a proper grand café vibe with plush furnishings and extravagant décor in true Ivy style. While the inside is just as impressive as the rest of the Ivy cache, the menu is similarly as grand with the signature brasserie classics of steaks, shepherd’s pies, and more. The luxurious menu never fails to impress with truffle infused dishes such as the arancini and wild mushrooms. Yellowfin tuna carpaccio and lobster risotto are also scrumptious highlights while heartier mains of sole meuniere and lobster linguine do well to satisfy punters. The Ivy Café Richmond is a splendid option for spending a morning, afternoon, or dinner in luxury – with great service and highly lauded dishes made from the finest ingredients.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, International, Modern European
Cool, Fine dining, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Quiet conversation, Traditional, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Counter dining, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions

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Location for The Ivy Café Richmond

11 Hill Street, London, London, TW9 1SX

020 3146 7733


Opening Times

All day
Mon 08:00-00:00
Tue 08:00-00:00
Wed 08:00-00:00
Thu 08:00-00:00
Fri 09:00-00:00
Sat 08:00-00:30
Sun Closed

Reviews of The Ivy Café Richmond

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5 Reviews 

Michael W

28 June 2019  
Great Friday night fare, good ambiance, and fantastic decor.

Tricia A

27 June 2018  
Superb simple food at a good everyday price.

Colin M

27 March 2018  
Good quality Chinese food without the MSG.


28 May 2017  
Good food at reasonable prices in a nicely decorated atmosphere.

Annelouise P

Ivy Richmond
05 May 2017  
Simple brunch executed with elegance ... reflecting the elegance of the interior not mention the clientele! Eggs royale with perfect poached eggs and exactly the right amount of hollandaise Smoked salmon in a beautiful nest Divine cappuccinos ... with Ivy motif .. could be larger I'll be back
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