The Ivy Tower Bridge

Afternoon tea, Brasserie, British, Modern European·
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The Ivy Tower Bridge
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The extraordinary development of the Tower Bridge district keeps getting better. Alongside a brand-new 900-seat theatre, a branch of the Ivy Brasserie has opened as part of the Berkeley Homes mixed-use development close to City Hall. The riverfront-facing restaurant is a more casual version of the Covent Garden original, but the stunning views of Tower Bridge add to its wow-factor. An intimate alfresco terrace (which comes complete with blankets for colder nights) is perfect for those looking to get the full riverside experience. Once inside, you’ll find the brand’s well-groomed, colourful interiors. On our visit, polished waiters talked us through a huge, cuisine-leaping menu that features everything from the famous shepherd’s pie to a truffle chicken sandwich with chips. A starter of scallops came served in a sweet and creamy pea purée, topped with broad beans and lemon zest. Our main also impressed – a thick and rich helping of crab linguine, which we had with a side of indulgent truffle-and-parmesan-topped thick-cut chips. Come dessert, we skipped the Instagram-baiting chocolate bombe for a more traditional crème brûlée, with crisp shards of caramel cracking to reveal a thick custard base. With its super-slick service and stunning location, this incarnation of The Ivy has a slight edge over its counterparts – while critics may moan that The Ivy is predictable, at least it’s predictably good. 

 

About The Ivy Tower Bridge

Based right on the edge of the Thames, just beneath Tower Bridge, this outpost of The Ivy is a more casual affair that the original Covent Garden restaurant, yet it manages to maintain the feel of classiness that every restuarant in the Caprice Holdings chain has. Most importantly though, The Ivy Tower Bridge serves the comprehensive all-day menu that Ivy restaurants have become known for, and is a spot that's great for all tastes and occasions.

Featuring an outdoor terrace which during the summer gives diners the chance to enjoy their food while overlooking the Thames, the large windows of the restaurant also guarantee a stunning view of the water regardless of where you choose to sit. The interior of the restaurant is typically swanky, with pieces of modern art covering every wall, and colourful furnishings lighting up the large dining room.

There are a number of different food menus on offer, but the main event is the all-day à la carte menu. With a huge variety of dishes available, you certainly won't be short of choice. Starters include a classic steak tartare, duck liver parfait, as well as tempura prawns with salt and pepper squid. When it comes to main courses, there's everything from vegetarian plates such as chargrilled halloumi with giant couscous and smoked aubergine, to The Ivy's signature shepherd's pie, fish and chips, and a selection of steaks. On top of this, there's a short selection of sandwiches for people wanting a lighter bite. For pudding, you can expect crowd pleasers including vanilla cheesecake and a strawberry ice cream sundae.

The bar at The Ivy is just as impressive as the food offering though, and serves a number of different drinks. From house cocktails, and a big list of different gins, to an extensive list of wines by both the glass and bottle, you can be sure that there’s something here to suit all budgets.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Afternoon tea, Brasserie, British, Modern European
Ambience
Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Unique
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Brunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views
People
Celebrations

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Location for The Ivy Tower Bridge

One Tower Bridge, London, London, SE1 2UP

020 3146 7722

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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

Reviews of The Ivy Tower Bridge

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10 Reviews 
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R Charles

Amazing Experience
18 March 2020  

I took my partner for dinner here, the hostest were lovely and treated us to a table by the window with a lovely view of the Thames. The service was spot on, there whenever we needed something. We of course finished the evening with an espresso Martini and a chocolate bomb.

100% would recommend, we go there for drinks alone on time to time.  

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lyndon W

Awful service
04 March 2020  

The service was absolutely shocking, if we requested menus or to order food/drinks i had to get up and leave my guests and ask for service, menus came but no one bothered to return to take orders, after 2 courses and 3 hours we gave up on the remoteness of pudding or coffee, never again!

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Avril G

06 August 2019  
Always excellent, very nice venue to bring clients, nice menu choice and always our first choice for business lunches.

Debbie S

26 July 2019  
There are some great new restaurants just opened around Tower Bridge but my favourite is The Ivy. The food is delicious, the service is good although at peak times you can wait a little longer to get served. Lovely designed restaurant and a great location looking out on Tower Bridge and the river. My favourite dish has to be their Chocolate Bombe. Definitely worth finishing your meal with this delicious dessert :).

Anon

09 July 2019  
Excellent food and service. Views are great too. Staff are friendly and amusing. Great welcome.

Jennifer G

08 July 2019  
Beautiful restaurant, superb food and great service.

Amanda J

08 July 2019  
Good atmosphere, great value for money, lovely views.

June R

05 April 2019  
Great ambience. Friendly staff and excellent service. Tasty food and good size portions. Good value.

Anon

27 June 2018  
A "Great" Ivy with view to amaze. Usual great standard cooking & service in a newly designed, light and spacious version of the old standard.

Kumud R

27 June 2018  
Excellent service, affordable prices and great food.

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