Had lunch here with friends and we were lucky enough to get the BEST table in the restaurant (upstairs and in the corner window). The Ivy is always reliable for great food and service to match. Not 4* service today as our waiter was too full of his opinions on food and wine, perhaps he thought we had no experience and needed his help even though we had a Michelin star chef in our party? It was intrusive and unwanted but didn't spoil our experience.
I am not sure if my expectations were high due to the reputation that follows this place or the location of it. I have been couple of times now and probably I will be more, but worth to mention some comments for things to potentially be improved.
There is a noticeable difference between the shifts of staff. Some of our visits the staff were exceptional and in some others below average. In general though, minus the consistency, you have a feeling that you are taken care of from the moment you are there.
Food wise, there are some inconsistencies as well but the majority of the time the food is good and tasty. There is a small noticeable tension to shrink the portions across the time but in general the standards of taste are maintained high.
The main non positive comment I would like to highlight is the inconsistency in the pricing without in some cases. For example, eggs benedict are usually on the range of the £ 10-12 for breakfast but in one occasion we were there for breakfast, some time as always and we have been informed that there is no breakfast menu due to bank holiday but it’s lunch menu. Practically the same eggs benedict went up to £ 15-16. That doesn’t make much of a sense and may worth to be reviewed.
Overall, it’s a good place that I would recommend, worth visiting for sure.
Fabulous restaurant with amazing food, service, and cocktails. Relaxed atmosphere with comfortable seating. Everyone was friendly, welcoming, and helpful. They all made our celebratory day extra special.
We were celebrating a special occasion and made a note simple on the online booking but were surprised by celebratory desserts 🥳 Wonderful service by the staffs. Food was good and had a wide selection, including vegan options. One thing I would appreciate is if the poached eggs were not overdone.
Booked here as my other half got a voucher when he left his job. Booking was easy online, and we also got a txt then and one on the day of our booking.
On arrival we were greeted by lovely hosts who seated us upstairs, the menu on weekends before 4 is brunch, mix of small plates, brunch items and more hearty meals.
We had been told to get the bread and boy were they right, salty and soft with lovely butter.
We couldn’t decided on the mains so opted for 2 smaller plates and I special ( think minute steak with chunky chips)
We had a few cocktails too. 1 selected wasn’t as described so was removed and replaced… amazing service. Our waitress was amazing nothing too much troubles
The food when it arrived was fab. Steak seemed to have a garlic rub that I personally felt was too much but the zucchini fryes were amazing.
The cost of the 2 courses, bread and 3 cocktails was £135.
The atmosphere here is also good. Large space but at our table we felt like it was just us
Went with a couple of friends to celebrate my 30th, the staff were so friendly and attentive, and there was a great choice on the menu. We got some light snacks to start and Prosecco which was all lovely and the food was delicious, we all got a salad which was actually very filling and so tasty, and shared some truffle chips which were divine!
Afterwards we had a couple of cocktails that were also fabulous and totally worth the money. It is quite pricey but as a treat it was just perfection! Will definitely be back
Most delicious breakfast! Great service, amazing place to eat for people with celiac (gluten allergy). We were in Edinburgh as a birthday trip for my dad and as a surprise he got a gluten-free chocolate cake at the end of breakfast. Definitely recommendation!
Very unique aesthetic! Food was delicious and the service was great! We are here the night we got engaged and it was a very memorable part of the night
Chocolate bombe on the Experience menu is delicious and fun to watch melt in front of your eyes.
Tables are cramped and it can get quite noisy.
First time we have been to this ivy in Edinburgh but just as good as all the other ones we have been to. As always food was excellent and staff really helpful and nothing too much trouble. Would highly recommend a visit if in Edinburgh