Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers a separate vegetarian & vegan menu with vegan dishes clearly marked. Examples include warm Asian salad, roasted butternut squash with grains, sweet potato curry and sorbet for dessert. Open Mon-Sat 08:00-00:00, Sun 09:00-23:00.

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11 Reviews

First Review by treyb


Points +82

17 Jul 2023

Afternoon tea, didn’t reach it’s expectation

Came for a our engagement celebration and whilst we enjoyed the higher level of dining you felt like a number with tables being churning out. Despite stating vegan in the booking, on the phone to confirm, to the host on arrival and to the waiter it came out with meat & diary. Took a whole hour to change, and felt a sad version to those around us who had smoke decoration. In which time we’d finished our drink which was to go with it, a sorry in the form of a top up would have cost nothing and gone a long way. Felt embarrassed to tell our friends who bought this generous gift for us.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-17

Pros: Beautifully decorated restaurant

Cons: Good staff, but not warm so felt robotic , Forgotten about , Won’t be coming back



Points +30

16 Apr 2023

Surprisingly good value

I was surprised at how many vegan options there were. As soon as we mentioned we were vegan and vegetarian they brought us a whole new menu. The portions were generous and filling and a main was about the same price as pizza express. We sat outside on a lovely sunny day, when we went in it was very noisy and busy. My mum mentioned it was my birthday and at the end of the meal they brought me a free dessert, unfortunately, it wasn't vegan, but she enjoyed it.

Pros: Good value for money, Friendly service

Cons: Expensive drinks


Points +436

15 Aug 2022

Luxury dinner

Amazing place for vegan and vegetarian luxury dinner!

Pros: They have separated vg/v menu

Cons: Little bit expensive


Points +1018

26 Jun 2022

New Must-Try Vegan Menu

Previously, I never liked going to the Ivy for a meal because the vegan options were so limited. However, they now have a new vegetarian and vegan menu with an array of starters, mains and desserts that are unique and very tasty. Make sure you ask for the vegan/vegetarian menu on arrival as on their standard menu nothing is labelled. I just had the new vegan Courgette Spaghetti and it was very unusual but delicious too. I would have liked some more actual courgette in it but they give u a side pot of tomato sauce to add in and it’s very tasty; unlike any vegan pasta dish I’ve had before! The portions are decent but it’s obviously expensive for what it is (this is expected in the Ivy though). They also now have a vegan Tomato Soup for starters and a vegan Pana Cotta for dessert which I will definitely try when I visit next time! They also still have their classic veggie and vegan dishes still on the menu. will definitely be going to the Ivy more often now and I’m so happy to see they have made the effort to give us vegans more tasty options.

Pros: New vegan options, Tasty and unique food , Great experience

Cons: Expensive


Points +1612

07 Apr 2022

Wonderful dining experience

Visited with two lovely friends and had the best time! Eating here is a proper experience and feels very luxurious. Vegan & GF options are clearly labelled, with separate menus available upon request. Absolutely delicious food and cocktails (ask to check which are vegan). Will definitely visit again on special occasions as quite expensive, but worth it!

Pros: Delicious vegan options, Great with allergens, Atmospheric

Cons: Expensive


Points +142

27 Jan 2022

A Lovely Dining Experience

I so wanted to give The Ivy more than three stars but the vegan options fell flat. The food was nice enough but nothing imaginative: salads, curry, sorbet, fruit. The restaurant and service, however, was glorious with attention to detail in abundance. The setting really does make for a special dining experience.

With a better selection of vegan options I would be returning again and again.
PLEASE improve your vegan offerings 💚

Pros: Vegan and vegetarian menu, Brilliant service, Beautiful restaurant

Cons: Few vegan options, Vegan options available are not very exciting, Classic fruit or sorbet dessert disappointment


Points +16

12 Oct 2021

Expected more....

The Ivy provides a great service with a lovely warm atmosphere, upmarket but not in a snobbish way.
There were 2 vegan options for starter and 2 for main, with just a fruit salad option for dessert. Fruit as the only option in a fine dining restaurant to be honest is just plain lazy. Both starter options were salads and the mains were a larger portion of one of the salads or a curry. I opted for tomato and avocado cocktail salad to start, which to be honest was extremely nice! The main was really just a salad with hoi sin sauce. It was ok, but nothing to get excited about. I order some chips on the side as it just wasnt going to cut it!

So, nice place if you want to go somewhere for a special occassion, but dont expect any vegan luxury dishes.

The omnis in the group raved about their food so I think the chef just needs to be a bit more creative with the options and it would be great.

Pros: Nice atmoshphere, Friendly staff

Cons: Salad options , Lazy dessert choice!


Points +43

08 Aug 2021

Separate veg menu

The Ivy is lovely for a special occasion. Delicious cocktails and many menu options. Ask for the vegetarian/vegan menu!


Points +1935

18 Oct 2019

Quite an amazing experience

The Ivy is not cheap but we think it is worth every penny! We don’t think the portions are small; they are sufficient and delicious!

The way the staff is treating you is an unique experience.

We started with the salted smoked almonds and spiced green olives with The Ivy beer (local brewed for them) and a glass of red wine, all tasted very good.

As the main dish my husband had the Sweet potato Keralan Curry and I had the Jackfruit & peanut bang bang salad with the side dish Baked sweet potatos, harissa coconut ‘yoghurt’, mint and coriander dressing.

As a dessert my husband chose the Vegetarian Frozen berries, which could be made vegan and I had sorbet with a sort of cookiecracker on it which turned out to be not vegan when I asked before tasting! My husband had a double expresso.

The bill was around 80 pounds, but we wouldn't have missed it for the world! We saw it as a celebration of our holiday. (We never dine out, only lunches).

The interior is very colourful and an experience itself.

Pros: Seperate veggie card, Friendly staff, High quality food

Cons: okay not cheap but if you can afford it...


Points +283

02 Jun 2019

Good food and service, small portions

I came here for a family dinner, and the service was great, welcoming but not too formal or overwhelming!
They had several vegan dishes on the menu, I got the tomato soup and the polenta, both were really delicious but a bit small
It’s a bit pricey but for the incredible atmosphere and service, and the quality of the food, I think it’s worth it!
I would go back!

Pros: Good food, Beautiful place, Great service

Cons: Small portions


Points +269

26 Nov 2018

Wonderful vegan options for dinner.

The Ivy has a dedicated Vegetarian/Vegan menu with clearly marked vegan items. There are only a few vegan items but what they have is wonderful. I need to also mention that it's a beautiful restaurant with excellent service. The Sweet potato Keralan curry and Baked sweet potato with harissa coconut “yoghurt” were my two favorite items. I also loved the deserts. The only downside at all was I came here once for brunch and they had no breakfast items for vegans but simply gave me the vegan dinner menu again. I was still happy to have such wonderful food but I thought a vegan breakfast item would have been a nice addition.

The food and experience were 5/5 for a non-veg restaurant.

Pros: vegetarian and vegan menu, wonderful food, excellent service

Cons: No real vegan brunch options.

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