Fodor's Expert Review The Ivy

$$$ Covent Garden British Fodor's Choice

London's onetime most famous celebrity haunt and West End landmark is still so popular it receives over a thousand calls a day. Established as an Italian café in 1917, today it's still where London's wealthiest dine on haddock and chips, Thai-baked sea bass, and good ol' English classics like Shepherd's pie and sticky toffee pudding. Perch at the coral onyx dining bar in pink mohair-backed seats, and enjoy some of the best free theater in town.

British Casual Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater Brunch Dessert Fodor's Choice Coffee $$$ Modern British

Quick Facts

1–5 West St.
London, Greater London  WC2H 9NQ, England


Known For:
  • Celebrity-filled history
  • Famed house staples like grilled calf\'s liver
  • Great people-watching

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