The Ivy - 1-5 West Street London WC2H 9NQ
Welcome to The Ivy
At the end of 2014, The Ivy closed its doors for a 5 month refurbishment. It opened again in June 2015 to enthusiastic plaudits. Tom Parker Bowles wrote for The Mail on Sunday “The Ivy still has its old soul, its essence and its heart. The stained-glass windows; that good, heavy cutlery; proper butter on a silver salver; the peerless baguettes; and some of the most exquisite service in town.”.
The Ivy restaurant has been a firm fixture on London’s dining and social scene since 1917. The restaurant and private room upstairs are the epitome of real glamour, the décor having been meticulously thought out by critically-acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. A shimmering central bar in the restaurant draws admiring attention, and the signature harlequin stained-glass windows, oak panelling and striking contemporary art collection ensure the longevity of this very British of dining institutions.
Executive Chef Gary Lee creates balanced seasonal menus, featuring Ivy classics, but accounting for today’s tastes, incorporating more Asian dishes, salads and vegetables, and the advent of a “sea and shells” section. Director Fernando Peire leads a strong and experienced team to deliver the unfaltering service for which The Ivy has become well known over the years.