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The IvyThe Ivy emerges from an extensive refurbishment in 2015 with more natural day light, a dining bar for twenty, and the features that made it famous - the wood panelling, the harlequin stained glass windows and works by British artists - added to with striking new pieces by Maggi Hambling, Damien Hirst and Ian Davenport which dominate the rear of the dining room. Where the bar once stood, the restaurant now opens up, and there are curved banquettes, four-seat booths and more corner tables than before. Executive chef Gary Lee has come up with a menu that incorporates many of The Ivy's classic dishes - the legendary Shepherd's pie and The Ivy hamburger remain - but there are lighter dishes and a section dedicated entirely to potatoes. There's raw and pickled vegetable salad with chia and citrus vinaigrette, corn-fed chicken breast with pumkin pistou and mojo verde, and tossed salad of barbecued squid with chorizo and toasted quinoa. Asian influences come in the form of Yellowtail tuna sashimi, pickled ginger, wasabi cucumber pearls, and Togarashi popcorn rock shrimp with kewpie mayonnaise. For desserts, an old-school Knickerbocker Glory reveals a fun side, whilst more serious desserts like Amalfi lemon panna cotta with raspberry granita or Gooseberry and elderflower pie adapt with the seasons. With this refurb the legendary restaurant - one of the most famous in the world - a stalwart of the London scene since 1917 looks set to stay in fashion for another 100 years.

Dress code: Ties are not required. Gentlemen are requested not to wear shorts. Best to put your best frock on - the paparazzi regularly camp outside to get a snapshot of the A-listers who dine here.

 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £134  33% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Ivy
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
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45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from The Ivy
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £149  29% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from The Ivy
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
 
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BB Bakery - Covent Garden
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6-7 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Ivy
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Belgo Centraal
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50 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Ivy
Covent Garden branch of this popular franchise. Huge range of lovely Belgian beer served by men dressed as Trappist monks in a buzzing, noisy atmosphere helped ... More
 
 
 
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41 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Ivy
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L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon
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13 - 15 West Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
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27 Litchfield Street, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
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Vico
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One Cambridge Circus, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
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The Ivy, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 5 minutes from The Ivy
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West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
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Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 1 minute from The Ivy
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6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Ivy
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Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Ivy
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Pierre Hermé Paris
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38 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
Celebrated chef patissier Pierre Hermé, known as the 'Picasso of Pastry', opened his third London boutique in late 2014, located on Monmouth Street in Covent Garden. ... More
 
 
 
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Poste Mistress
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61-63 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
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62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
A delightful second-hand bookshop with a wide choice that ranges from antiquarian first editions to the bargain basement. Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art and ... More
 
 
 
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes from The Ivy
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Thai Square Spa
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Ivy
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21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Ivy
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The Sanctuary
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Ivy
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
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142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
 
 
 
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Norman's Coach & Horses
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29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Ivy
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Lamb & Flag
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33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Ivy
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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The London Cocktail Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
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The Phoenix Artist Club
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1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Ivy
Beneath the Phoenix Theatre lies this charming escape from the norm. Something of a 'hidden gem' the Phoenix Artist Club is secreted away down a little ... More
 
 
 
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Kettner's Champagne Bar
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29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Ivy
Celebrate in style at this elegant yet wholly unpretentious Baroque champagne bar in the heart of Soho. Dimly-lit, effortlessly elegant and with gleaming Mahogany surfaces, Kettner's ... More
 
 
 
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24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from The Ivy
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from The Ivy
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
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68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from The Ivy
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
 

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Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Ivy

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Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Ivy

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The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Ivy

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Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Ivy

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Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Ivy

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