The Ivy Buchanan Street Glasgow

4.3
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1577 reviews
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£26 to £40
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English
The all-day British brasserie has an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. The restaurant is situated across two floors with a large bar prominent on both floors, and beautiful private dining room on the first floor.

The Ivy Buchanan Street offers residents, businesses and shoppers a relaxed yet sophisticated dining experience.
What 1577 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.9
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jools
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Service was excellent. Food was amazing. Will definitely return and recommend.

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LewisK
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was very good (I had the sirloin steak and my partner had the sea-bass) although a 20% service charge is pushing it too far as we were planning on tipping anyway but this brought the bill to a lot higher than expected.

LJ
LJBC
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Went to the Ivy in Glasgow on Sunday evening for a ‘special birthday’ meal. It’s a very attractive restaurant done in the Art Deco style.

We were greeted warmly and our coats taken and shown to our table.

The staff were lovely attentive and friendly.

We ordered drinks which given it was a quiet night took an almost unacceptable amount of time to come. I also felt that charging £3.50 for a small bottle of coke was really excessive.

The menu is varied with lots of fish with shellfish which for me is an issue as I’m allergic to shellfish also several items had truffle oil which I don’t like. However it’s a fairly extensive menu with something for everyone.

The food service was good. I had crispy duck salad to start which was very nice. My main was shepherds pie, which was also very nice, but not very substantial. A family member had ordered the chicken Milanese as her main and she’d ordered chips as a side as it didn’t come with anything and I ended up eating half her chips to fill up!!

We didn’t have pudding but ordered coffee, which didn’t come with anything, I had expected the coffee to be accompanied by some kind of petit four and felt that was a bit mean.

We’d ordered a bottle of wine a Montepulciano which was nice but at almost £40 again I felt was overpriced.

The bill has a service charge of 12.5 % which was fine, but I do understand some people prefer to tip as they feel inclined.

I felt the prices were fine for food but the drinks were somewhat overpriced.

I enjoyed my meal and would go back, however not for a ‘special’ meal, as I didn’t feel it was frankly special enough. The dress code is smart casual, but I felt for evening dining it was just a bit too casual.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Epic. Great service. Lovely menu and food cooked well. Pricey but you get what you pay for and it feels special and like an experience. Service team couldn’t do enough to make it special

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NicolaP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I expected the food to be average, small portions and over priced however I was pleasantly surprised. Fair portions of excellent food, fantastic Bloody Mary and attentive service. Would recommend and will definitely return

NM
NataliyaM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

Booking was made for 9pm. Our table wasn’t ready until 9:45 which was too late for us to enjoy our meal. We had plans further plans booked for 11pm therefore we could only have one course instead of a 3 course dinner which we were looking forward to. The manager was apologetic and tried to do all she could however the waiter who took our order also forgot to bring the thick cut chips that were ordered which topped off a miserable experience at the IVY.

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Kathleenw
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience2

This is the second time I have been to the Ivy Glasgow and was very late to be taken to our table. On Saturday we had our food at 9.40!

Casey our waiter was excellent. Team on the door we’re very apologetic and did give us a bottle of champagne. I visit the Ivy Grill a lot. Going to the Richmond one again on the 17th of March. Private room, which I recommended. Glasgow, not so sure I will be back!

Kathleen Whittam
07722 681296

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Lynn
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Waited 45 minutes on a booked table had to ask at 30 mins over how long our table would be to get 2 round tables pushed together
Small things like not taking your coats when you arrive are not what you would expect
Food is nice be aware that a service charge is already applied to your bill

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Service ok staff very nice if not always competent

Very hot tonight.....VERY VERY LOUD....made the experience less than pleasurable

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jacquelinec
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely cream tea with my friend, absolutely gorgeous, service was wonderful as always, I'm recovering from a knee Injury and the staff didn't hesitate seating me downstairs as requested.

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BarbaraB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere delicious food, overall fab lunch.

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WilliamA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From arrival to leaving the service and food was superb very pleasant servers would definitely recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

21st births day lunch. Fantastic team and made to feel very special.
Front front of house, serving staff, chef, kitchen and bar OUTSTANDING 5 Star.
We will be back soon.

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IsobelW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice ..but a bit cramped seating for food and bar could be separated a bit more..other than that ..menu was a bit tight ..but enjoyable..

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lesley
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was good but nothing special or anything to write home about, therefore two mains and two glasses of wine = £80, not worth that. Staff skills not quite good enough for the class of restaurant. Didn't offer to help with coat of my mum who is 83....that wouldn't happen in the likes of Rogano or Guy's.

LS
vipLornaghS
Inverness
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Love the food at the ivy but when you’re going out for a dinner date I don’t want to feel like I’m in a night club with very loud music and people at the bar watching what you’re having to eat . Only once out if 4 visits did We have a 5star experience when out for dinner where we were in the main area downstairs away from the bar and loud music and had a wonderful time . Sad to say that I’m not sure the ivy will be my first choice next time

SM
SiobhanM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were really helpful and friendly. You don’t just pay for the good food here but you also get an extremely good service & calming atmosphere.
The restaurant it’s self was very clean and the decor was fab.

JM
JeannieM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service fab. A bit too up close and personal to the tables left and right of us. In fairness, the noise was a table of 6 or 7 drunk women.

JC
JillianC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

We ordered bread and olives to start, the waitress came out with 5 olives and the bread took another 15 mins to come out. And then she brought the mains out straight after they’d sat the bread basket down, at which point there wasn’t enough room for the plates. So we had to cut ourselves a bit of bread quickly so she could take the basket away to sit the mains down. They did take the bread and olives off the bill but the service was nowhere near what we would have expected from a place like The Ivy. The mains were okay, we had the chicken Milanese and chicken salad. Bread was delicious, the best bit, shame we only got to have a wee bit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it , great vibe with the music upstairs on a Friday night with the DJ playing some chilled out house and the service and food impeccable. My new favourite place to go.

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RichardL
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, lovely service. Staff were very kind and attentive and gave good recommendations from the menu. Definitely be back !!

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CathieSideserf
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Decor is lovely. Reminds me of the Poirot series. Staff helpful. Food was lovely. Great selection of drinks. Absolutely will return.

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PaulaA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food in a beautiful setting, excellent service, def be back

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MargaretF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent food was really nice and the bar staff made an ordinary birthday very special

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EleanorC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambience and very attentive staff. Food was very good indeed albeit it is on the higher price range which may not suit all pockets.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Partners 40th birthday celebrations continue

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AllanS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A memorable visit for a memorable day. Faultless in every way

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Sam24
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I love the ambience of the Ivy. The lunch menu, although not extensive, is really good value for money with delicious food. The service is always good without being overpowering. I’m looking forward to my next visit.

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Oceanmama
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had a corner table and we sat for hours chatting, eating and drinking. I thought we would have been asked to vacate the table after a couple of hours but we were undisturbed which was lovely. Staff could not have been more attentive and pleasant. Definitely be back again.

PM
PaulM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Building is beautiful. Beautiful interior with lots of high quality fixture and fittings and some lovely design. Although food does not match up to this, food came out literally a few mins after ordering, didn't seem like it was being cooked fresh. Spent £112 for two people and was not worth the money at all. I don’t see this place lasting long unless they sort the food out, has to be elevated to match price point and interior.

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NiceySpicey
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A gem of a place in the heart of Glasgow. The only time I've ever been asked how I would like my salmon cooked which really impressed me! Food and service and interior decor were fab. Slightly loud music for my liking but I'll certainly be back soon.

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CTP1707
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We'll worth a visit, booking required to avoid disappointment.

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Scottishlass
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal to celebrate a family birthday. We had two children with us and they were made very welcome. The staff were friendly and professional and the food was delicious. We would definitely recommend The Ivy.

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VeronicaM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

I have been to The Ivy a few times since it opened. I have had the champagne afternoon tea on 2 of these occasions. I feel like the value for money is similar to other venues in the city centre for the same thing. I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon tea on my first visit.

However, on my second visit on Sunday 8th March the sandwiches were not quite as good, the bread was stale as if they had been left uncovered for a while. The desserts and scones were lovely as ever.

The staff were busy and we had to try and get their attention (this wasn’t the case on previous visits). That evening I didn’t feel great and the next day I had an extremely upset stomach. Upon speaking with the others that I had dined with I discovered that they had been the same. The only person who wasn’t unwell, hadn’t touched any of the sandwiches.

I contacted the restaurant to inform them of this and have yet to receive any response. I am extremely disappointed as this was a treat to my mum for her birthday and instead left her ill. I held off writing my review to give the restaurant the opportunity to respond but I doubt I’m receiving anything after all this time.

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GeorgeS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Over priced restaurant with average food. There are better value restaurants in Glasgow.

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MarionF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is always busy. The food is varied to suit most tastes. There are two levels and both have busy bars but I found it noisier upstairs. The toilet facilities are upstairs. The staff are very attentive without being intrusive and the place has a nice atmosphere. I consider it a place for special lunches with friends who enjoy treating themselves.

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Georgina
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Overall great time. Very impressed with the drink menu and gin that we had. Food was lovely. Service was very over familiar and made an insensitive joke about our order. Waitress did however pick up on the fact that we were their celebrating a birthday which was lovely!

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EmmaK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere. We went for the breakfast. Attentive staff and great food. Will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was great and a bit different from the usual.

When you order chunky chips though, I would expect chunky chips not the dregs from the fryer and they weren’t very warm!

Not a great selection of beers either.

JP
JacquiP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous friendly efficient service amazing flavours in every course

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