The Ivy Cardiff

Afternoon tea, Brasserie, International·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Afternoon tea, Brasserie, International
Food Occasions
All day dining
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Group dining [8+], Special occasions


Over 100 years of history have earned The Ivy its enduring reputation as one of London’s most glamorous places to dine, so it’s not surprising that Caprice Holdings has channelled that heritage once again, this time into its very first Welsh outpost. The new Cardiff branch might be the latest in the long list of Ivy offshoots, but it’s reported to have been inspired by the luxurious London original, meaning guests can expect the usual good looks, buzzy ambience and sparky service.

Occupying the former Jamie’s Italian on The Hayes, The Ivy Cardiff spans two floors, with a large bar prominent on each, and a stunnning private dining room on the first floor. Residents, businesses, and shoppers will be able to drop in pretty much any time of day for everything from breakfast and hot drinks to lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and cocktails. The restaurant also offers brunch at the weekend.

The menu, like those of its siblings, is vast and all-encompassing, containing all the Ivy's modern British and internationally inspired classics, with some additional dishes tailored to the location, so as well as the likes of brioche-crumbed chicken Milanese with a fried egg and truffle-laced mayonnaise or monkfish and prawn curry, diners will also find regional dishes as roasted Welsh lamb rump on the menu - served up with glazed Chantenay carrots, pattypan squash, baby turnips, and creamed potato. Vegetarians and vegans are always well catered for too.

As with other branches of The Ivy, the Cardiff restaurant has outside seating for anyone wishing to dine alfresco and will open seven days a week. Each restaurant in the Ivy Collection also has a dedicated number of unreserved tables available throughout the day so as to offer everyone the chance to enjoy a bit of The Ivy’s glamour, whatever the occasion.


69/70 St David’s, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 1GA

029 2233 8940 029 2233 8940


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 09:00-01:30
Sun 09:00-01:00


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7 Reviews 

Keith D

17 March 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Went to the Ivy before the rugby. Brilliant food and great service. Not the first time we have done this and it is consistently good 

Nicola P

04 March 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Excellent dining experience

The service was exceptional. We were told when we arrived that we had the table for the evening. Food and drinks excellent; all of this led to a wonderful celebration for my family. Cannot recommend more.


18 February 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 2
Service 5
Atmosphere 3
Value 3
Lack of quality

We went for breakfast on a saturday morning, we arrived early and asked could we be seated the gentleman on the door was very accomodating, really great start. Ordered our food and drinks 3x Pancakes and 1x Poached Eggs on Toast, 2 teas a smoothie and some orange coloured Mango drink which was vile, all the food was nice except the toast it was like ryvita, spoilt the dish. Mention this to the lovely waitress and got offered a pot of tea on her to pacify the situation. After paying the £64 bill with the automatically added tip, we left my wife summoned it up " i'm done with The Ivy now" we've been going there for many years.


22 November 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
76 years

Our second visit to a branch of 'The Ivy' (previously Exeter) and both times excellent food and service.   Please to see the staff are properly trained for service and customer relations!!

Food always cooked to perfection and birthday celebration appreciated!

Kerris D

01 October 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Janet J

16 September 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4


23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Amazing service 

food to die for and the staff are delightful

its my favourite restaurant with my husband, but also my girly days with my friends or gorgeous daughters 

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