This branch of The Ivy is set right amongst the hustle and bustle of central London in Covent Garden. With an outdoor terrace looking right out over the famous piazza, this offshoot of the famous restaurant has plenty of appeal.
Once you head inside, the elegant interior is typical of all Ivy restaurants with the seats upholstered in dark green leather and all the tables covered with white table cloths. A long, shiny bar lies at the far end of the restaurant as is adorned with glowing old-fashioned clock. Everything about the dining room is as glamourous and traditional as you might expect and is of course further complemented by the attentive service.
The all-day food menu is full of The Ivy’s signature dishes, with starters such as duck liver parfait and steak tartare. Main courses range from their classic shepherd’s pie to a duck curry, with varying market specials also available depending on what’s available. There is also a selection of different steaks available for meat lovers. A separate vegetarian and vegan menu ensures that there are options to suit all needs.
If you’re in need of a quick pre-theatre meal there is a specific set menu available priced at just 17.50 for two courses. Or if an afternoon tea in central London is what you’re looking for, The Ivy Market Grill serves their signature afternoon tea from 3-5 every day. For early mornings a full breakfast menu, full of classics such as eggs benedict, is also available daily.
In terms of drinks the long wine menu includes a large variety of wines by the glass and bottle. Alternatively, why not try one of the classic alcoholic or non-alcoholic cocktails on offer, or perhaps a bottle of The Ivy’s very own craft lager.
When it comes to booking, reservations can be made in advance but some tables are always kept for walk-ins too.