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1-5 West Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NQ
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Today (Sunday) The Ivy closes at 22.30
Mon to Sat 12noon-11.30pm, Sun 12noon-10.30pm
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The Ivy

The 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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Opening and closing times for The Ivy

Today (Sunday) The Ivy closes at 22.30

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23.30
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23.30
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China Town Masterpark
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    Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street London

    Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street

    from 97 33% off
    Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9HD 2 minutes away 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

    The Shaftesbury Premier London Piccadilly London

    The Shaftesbury Premier London Piccadilly

    from 93 33% off
    65-73 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6EX 3 minutes away from The Ivy

    Discover the Shaftesbury Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland. Each of the 62 fully air-conditioned bedrooms boasts luxury fittings, state of the art telecommunications and ...More

    St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original London

    St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original

    from 199 23% off
    45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4HX 4 minutes away 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

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    BB Bakery - Covent Garden London
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    BB Bakery - Covent Garden

    6-7 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, Soho, WC2H 4HU 2 minutes away 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

    Belgo Centraal London
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    Belgo Centraal

    50 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9LA 2 minutes away 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

    41 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 4PY 3 minutes away 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
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    L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon

    13 - 15 West Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NE 1 minute away 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

    Souk Bazaar London
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    Souk Bazaar

    27 Litchfield Street, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NJ 1 minute away from The Ivy

    North African cuisine. Booking essential. Separate room for parties. Occasional live entertainment. ...More

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    Caffe Vergnano

    62 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, WC2H 0BB 1 minutes away from The Ivy

    Purveyors of the best espressos in London. Credited with serving the best espresso in London, if coffee is your thing you really can’t walk past Caffe ...More

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    The Painkiller London
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    The Painkiller

    Dates: 5th March to 30th April 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH 4 minutes away from The Ivy

    Sean Foley directs this adaptation of Francis Veber's classic play, The Painkiller, as part of Kenneth Branagh's five-play season at the Garrick Theatre. The production sees ...More

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    War Horse

    Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PW 6 minutes away from The Ivy

    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More

    The Play That Goes Wrong London
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    The Play That Goes Wrong

    Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA 7 minutes away from The Ivy

    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More

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    St. Martin's Theatre

    West Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 0DP 1 minute away from The Ivy

    Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed in ...More

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    Palace Theatre

    Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, W1A 4AF 1 minutes away 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

    Arts Theatre London
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    Arts Theatre

    6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 7JB 1 minutes away 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
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    19 Greek Street

    19 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DT 2 minutes away 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

    Horse and Dolphin Yard London
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    Horse and Dolphin Yard

    Soho, W1D 5AZ 3 minutes away from The Ivy

    Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ...More

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    Soho

    Soho, W1D 5JX 3 minutes away 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 Herm Paris  London
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    Pierre Herm Paris

    38 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9EP 1 minutes away from The Ivy

    Celebrated chef patissier Pierre Herm, known as the 'Picasso of Pastry', opened his third London boutique in late 2014, located on Monmouth Street in Covent Garden. ...More

    Any Amount of Books London
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    Any Amount of Books

    62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H 0QA 1 minutes away 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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    Poste Mistress

    61-63 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9DG 1 minutes away 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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    English [Out There!] London
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    English [Out There!]

    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, WC1A 1NH 6 minutes away from The Ivy

    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ...More

    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre London
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, WC2A 2EY 9 minutes away 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

    Courtauld Institute of Art London
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    Courtauld Institute of Art

    Somerset House, Covent Garden, WC2R 0RN 10 minutes away from The Ivy

    The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ...More

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    Thai Square Spa London
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    Thai Square Spa

    25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HW 2 minutes away 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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    Phoenix Garden

    21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 8DG 2 minutes away from The Ivy

    In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ...More

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    The Sanctuary

    12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DH 3 minutes away 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
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    Polpo at Ape and Bird

    142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, WC2H 8HJ 1 minutes away from The Ivy

    When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo, Spuntino and Mishkin's, 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

    29 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 5DH 2 minutes away 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

    Lamb & Flag London
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    Lamb & Flag

    33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9EB 3 minutes away 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
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    The London Cocktail Club

    6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 7JA 1 minutes away 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

    The Phoenix Artist Club London
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    The Phoenix Artist Club

    1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H 0DT 2 minutes away 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

    Kettner's Champagne Bar London
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    Kettner's Champagne Bar

    29 Romilly Street, Soho, W1D 5HP 2 minutes away 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
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    Odeon, Leicester Square

    24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, WC2H 7JY 3 minutes away 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

    St Martins Lane Hotel London
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    St Martins Lane Hotel

    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HX 4 minutes away 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

    68 Dean Street London
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    68 Dean Street

    68 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 4QJ 4 minutes away 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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    Ambassadors Theatre  WC2H 9ND WC2H 9NQ - 0 minute walk from The Ivy

    Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody ... More

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    Theatre | Until 31st August 2015
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    Arts Theatre  1 minute walk from The Ivy

    P2P Productions stages a 70-minute version of the Broadway musical about little orphan Annie, whose pluck and positivity helps her ... More

    The Commitments
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    Theatre | Until 1st November 2015
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    Palace Theatre  1 minute walk from The Ivy

    Roddy Doyle's bestselling novel 'The Commitments', best known as a hit film in the 1990s, comes to the London stage ... More

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    Theatre | Until 27th September 2015
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    Arts Theatre  1 minute walk from The Ivy

    According to Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye, 2011 X Factor finalist Amelia Lily will star in American Idiot ... More

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    Theatre | Until 27th September 2015
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    Arts Theatre  1 minute walk from The Ivy

    X Factor finalist Amelia Lily makes her West End debut as Whatshername in the Tony Award-winning musical about three boyhood ... More

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    Sporting Events | Until 27th September 2015
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    Salsa!  2 minutes walk from The Ivy

    Dance workshop.... More

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    Theatre | On 2nd August 2015
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    The Hippodrome  2 minutes walk from The Ivy

    West End stars and cabaret artistes perform in aid of the Hope House children's hospice in Wales. The line-up includes ... More

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th September 2015
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    Ku Bar  2 minutes walk from The Ivy

    Resident VJ Vicki Vivacious and DJs Lady Lloyd and Pablo spin 1980s, 1990s and 2000s hits.... More

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    Kids Events | On 2nd August 2015
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    Foyles - Charing Cross Road  2 minutes walk from The Ivy

    Enjoy creative Lego-themed activities.... More

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    Comedy | On 2nd August 2015
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    Leicester Square Theatre  3 minutes walk from The Ivy

    The controversial Scottish stand-up tries out new material ahead of a UK tour.... More

     
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