The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

Afternoon tea, Brasserie, British, International·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Afternoon tea, Brasserie, British, International
Fun, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Celebrations, Dates


Based in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge, The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie is another of the Caprice Holdings chain’s outposts outside of London, and sees many of the classic elements of the original Ivy transported to this famous university city. Located on a traditional cobbled street, it’s a restaurant suited to all sorts of different occasions, with a classic all-day menu and up-market decor. Yet the best thing about The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie is that it manages to maintain a relaxed air despite having a smart feel overall.

The restaurant is understated from the outside with its mint facade blending in perfectly with the other shops on the street. However, once you step inside you’re greeted with vibrant colours; the walls are all decorated with bright pieces of modern art, all the seats are upholstered in blues, greens and yellows, while a glistening bar hugs one side of the dining room.

In terms of food, there are plenty of different menus on offer including a breakfast menu served every morning, which includes everything from pastries to a full English. However the main event, is the huge all-day menu which begins with starters such as tempura prawns with salt and pepper squid, garden pea soup served with a crispy tuile, and cured smoked salmon on rye bread. Main courses on the menu include a roast fillet of salmon with asparagus and crushed pink pepper hollandaise, as well as roast corn-fed chicken served with truffle mashed potato and a red wine sauce. Finally, the crowd-pleasing pudding menu features dishes such as a strawberry ice cream sundae and a baked apple tart.

The food menu is accompanied by a varied list of drinks, which includes a number of wines by the bottle and glass, craft lager, and even a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie.

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The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie is featured in


16 Trinity Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TB

01223 344 044 01223 344 044


Opening Times

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


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8 Reviews 

Henk L

15 April 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Katie C

26 February 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 3.5

Ruth T

03 December 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 2.5

Robert T

18 September 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5


11 June 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 3


14 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3
Service 3
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 1.5

£12.50 for a 125ml glass of Rioja?  Slow service.  I'll give it a miss....

Melanie O

25 May 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 1.5
Atmosphere 3
Value 3
London Girl

After a disappointing visit earlier in the year I decided to try The Ivy Cambridge again.  The experience was a little better but it was very embarassing when my guest asked for a gluten free menu to be told - just use the QR code!  Vegetarian or Vegan menus are offered but not gluten free.  The waiter asked why this was needed and on being told my guest is a coeliac said "what's that, some sort of allergy?"  We were both stunned that someone working in the food industry does not know what coeliac disease is and that the individual cannot eat gluten.  We then managed to navigate our way through the menu but it was not a very pleasant start to the experience.

The food was enjoyable but the overall experience rather underwhelming.  Such a pity when The Ivy in London is so special.

Melanie O

03 March 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 2.5
Service 2
Atmosphere 5
Value 2.5
London Girl

A nice outpost of The Ivy.  Enjoyed afternoon tea, the sandwiches were fabulous but the scones rather disappointing.  Service very variable, most staff very good, but one waiter very poor and gave very sullen service when I asked for fresh plates, almost throwing them in front of me for the whole table and then not clearing away the dirty plates.  I had to ask another member of staff to do this, who seemed confused about why they had not already been cleared.  So, the service somewhat marred the experience, but overall we had a nice time.

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