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

About The Ivy Market Grill

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.

The Ivy Market Grill is featured in


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

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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14 Reviews 

Peter A

05 June 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 3
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

Food and drinks were really nice. Let down by table service as staff seemed overwhelmed by number of customers. After lacing the initial order, nobody returned to take additional drinks orders or take payment.

Harriet M

19 November 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Great lunch!

As always, lovely service, great lunch :) 


07 November 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
Late night dining for post theatre food

Great opening hours fir late night dining, however we were not offered the post theatre menu, so had to order from the al a carte menu, which was expensive. Overall though, was great food, but very costly. 

Rama F

09 July 2019  
Very good food, service not so great.


19 June 2019  
Food & Drink 1
Service 1
Atmosphere 0.5
Value 1
The most AWFUL place I have ever stepped into

I have never in my life felt so mortified and insulted at a restaurant. Who the hell do these people think they are??? I am shocked that other people actually go there and give them business. We had a reservation for 5 people to celebrate a birthday, and first when I walked in and told her about the reservation, the girl argued that she didnt have the reservation and it must be another Ivy and then she showed me the list and the reservation was right there. I was a bit early and with a lot hesitance she gave me a space at the bar while I wait. I tried to order a cocktail and it took me ages just to get the attention of the waiter and then when I finally got my over priced margarita, it really felt like i was drinking sugar with water. Just 3 minutes later my husband walked in and he came to be at the bar and the waitress ran behind and said sorry sir you cant stand at the bar because its against our policy ???? Then she tells us i can now take you to your table and so we went to the table and it was only for 4 people and we had a reservation for 5 and yet another argument erupted as the girl was so rude with us and totally not willing to accommodate, and she takes us back to the bar because she wouldnt even allow us to sit at the table for 4 while we were waiting for the rest and then she tells me only one of you cant be at the bar because you are not allowed to stand so please you will have to wait outside and i said I had ordered a cocktail with some nibbles, what am I supposed to do about that - and she had the audacity to tell me I am sorry thats not my problem you cannot stand at the bar, My husband was just mortified at the arrogance of this restaurant and he walked out. And ofcourse I had to leave with him too after paying for my drink - on which they had even added service charges (UNBELIEVABLE!!!). We then went to Henrietta's a few restaurants down and had the most amazing night over there where the staff was friendly - food was wonderful and most of all we felt welcome. The IVY MARKET GRILL is by far the most pompous place and absolutely does not deserve any decent customers going in there.

Dee P

29 March 2019  
Everything about this place is fab but above all the service is excellent and very accommodating.

Alison L

27 June 2018  
Fabulous service (nothing is too much trouble), lovely atmosphere and very good value for money. The food is wonderful too.

Jamie N

24 April 2018  
Fabulous ambience, open kitchen, wonderful music, majority are Italian staff, which is a rarity in Italian restaurants these days. Food is excellent.

Melanie M

24 April 2018  
Great food, Great Price, very friendly staff to englighten you if you've not had Lebanese food before.

Peter R

24 April 2018  
Great menu good selection on menu for fish eaters and non fish eaters. The staff are really attentive and friendly and really look after my elderly parents when they eat there.
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