The Ivy Market Grill

British, Modern European·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Modern European
Lively, Luxury, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating


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.


1a Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8PS

020 3301 0200 020 3301 0200


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 08:00-23:30


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24 Reviews 

Stanley D

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

Ian M

08 August 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Elizabeth P

06 July 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

Andrew S

30 June 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3
Service 1
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 2

Sara E

06 March 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

We had a fantastic meal, great food, atmosphere and service. A special mention to the brillant front of house staff who I called to let know we would be delayed (due to cancelled tubes) and they kindly kept our table when they could have easily given it to someone else. This was really appreicated as I had booked it for a treat for my mum, mother-in-law and sister, so thank you so much. We will definitely be back...

Philippe G

19 February 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 4
Good restaurant

The food was excellent, the restaurant a bit noisy.

Neverthless a good address, I will recommend. Cheers 

Gilda B

18 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

As usual the restaurant is lovely and the food is delightful.

Only problem is a wish the pot of coffee for 1 actually held more than just a single cup of coffee, it's very nice coffee and we had to keep ordering more and more.

Our waitress appeared to be in a daze, she was not very attentive as we had to stop and ask other waiting staff for things, this however didn't spoil out visit. 

We shall be returning, we had breakfast this time so we missed out on the yummy truffle chips..... Next time

lorraine S

13 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
Location location location

Great location right at Covent Garden. Traditional style Ivy. Goose and Turkey shepherds pie was delicious!! 


11 December 2022  
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 0.5
Value 1
Save your money - awful experience

Our reservation was for the Festive Menu


Upon arrival there was a queue, and despite our reservation the woman at front desk could not manage the queue. The woman ahead of me said “they overran on the last tables and our table is not ready yet”. We had to wait as if we came in on a walk-in basis.


We were seated at 5pm and counted several waiters, unaware we were not addressed for at least 15minutes. After no service, I asked a waiter for some water which took 20 minutes to arrive.

I asked a waiter for the correct festive menu after being given the regular menu. The festive drinks were not there so I asked for that menu and the non alcoholic menu. The first 15 minutes of being seated went from zero service, zero menus relating to our booking, to 4 requests for a waiter to bring water + 3 menus.

The drinks took 23 minutes to receive.


The festive menu includes Christmas crackers which we had to ask for. Also included are “mince pies served with a selection of teas and coffees” - after a excruciatingly slow food service, my mum asked for latte to have after her dessert.

My mums coffee was incorrectly brought out before the dessert which she did not request. After the dessert, at 19:15 we asked for her latte which we received at 19:50 to receive, over 40 minutes later.


At this point we were fed up, angry, upset.

The latte arrived over frothy with minimal coffee inside, and at this point we were ready to leave. We spoke to the head waiter of our dissatisfaction and experience. He offered to remove the the latte from the bill and after leaving we saw he did not remove it at all but charged us the full price of the festive menu and the service charge.

We were not offered the mince pies and had to ask for them as we paid for them. We waited with our coats on, over 20 minutes to receive 3 tiny mince pies.


We were we offered the teas and coffees we paid for at £55 a head, yet we left having paid for them without the full experience plus service charge for zero service.

Katherine D

23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3.5

Perfect Location, Getting seated was an issue as understaffed but once seated at table service as good. 

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