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The IvyThe Ivy emerged 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. 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 £139  35% 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
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £199  38% off
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 £143  31% 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
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
6-7 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Ivy
Just a minute's walk from Trafalgar Square, the BB Bakery is a sweet tooth's heaven with a seemingly endless cake counter and the sweet smell of ... More
 
 
 
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Belgo Centraal
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
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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Ducksoup
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
41 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Ivy
Yes, they really do served duck soup at Ducksoup, a modern European restaurant set up by ex-Hix Lyme Regis executive chef Julian Biggs who teamed up ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
13 - 15 West Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
Monsier Robuchon retired at the top of his game after being voted the chef of the century in 1990, but returned in the late 90s to ... More
 
 
 
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Souk Bazaar
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
27 Litchfield Street, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
North African cuisine. Booking essential. Separate room for parties. Occasional live entertainment. ... More
 
 
 
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Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
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1 Cambridge Circus, WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
Shake Shack , the modern day 'roadside' burger stand which started out in 2004 in NYC's Madison Square Park, continues its expansion in London with ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd June to 8th September 2018
The Ivy, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from The Ivy
Poldark star Aidan Turner makes his West End stage debut this June, starring as terrorist Mad Padraic in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Michael Grandage ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
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The Ivy, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from The Ivy
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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The Ferryman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th June 2017 to 19th May 2018
The Ivy, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 4 minutes from The Ivy
Following a sold out run at the Royal Court, (the fastest selling show in the theatre's history) Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman is enjoying an equally popular ...More
 
 
 
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
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Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 1 minute from The Ivy
The towering Palace Theatre dominates Cambridge Circus. Five storeys of dark-red brick with octagonal towers on the top give it a looming aspect better suited to ... More
 
 
 
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
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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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Ivy
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ... More
 
 
 
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Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Ivy
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Ivy
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ... More
 
 
 
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Pierre Hermé Paris
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
61-63 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Ivy
Poste Mistress is the designer off-shoot of high street shoe shop Office. Its unique collection, only available here and at Harvey Nichols, features designers such as ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Books
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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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes from The Ivy
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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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
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Ivy
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
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
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Ivy
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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
London > Nightlife > Bars
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
London > Nightlife > Bars
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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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
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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St Martins Lane Hotel
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
London > Business > Venue Hire
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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Beginning
Beginning
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

Ambassadors Theatre WC2H 9ND WC2H 9NQ - 0 minute walk from The Ivy

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Palace Theatre 1 minute walk from The Ivy

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Arts Theatre 1 minute walk from The Ivy

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Theatre | Until 27th May 2018 

Cambridge Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Ivy

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Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

The Donmar Warehouse 2 minutes walk from The Ivy

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Theatre | Until 17th March 2018 

Phoenix Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Ivy

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Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads
Comedy | Until 20th January 2018 

Wyndham's Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Ivy

The stand-up and author crafts her most personal show, exploring the break-up of her four-year relationship to fellow comedian John ...More

Girl From the North Country
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Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

Noel Coward Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Ivy

The very tail end of 2017 sees a West End transfer for Bob Dylan's and Conor McPherson's Girl From the ...More

 
Aladdin
Aladdin
Theatre | Until 2nd June 2018 

Prince Edward Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Ivy

The Broadway hit from the producer of The Lion King, Aladdin arrived in London in summer 2016. The story of ...More

 
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Comedy | Until 3rd February 2018 

Leicester Square Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Ivy

The deep-thinking, anti-comedian returns with another panoply of caustic observations in his first full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant ...More

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