What is the food like?
The Ivy Richmond offers an a la carte breakfast menu and an all day cafe style menu of mainly British and European bistro classics. Also available are a vegan and vegetarian menu, afternoon tea and daytime, evening and weekend brunch set menus.
How is the drinks selection?
On the menu, a small range of bubbles, a few standard cocktails with an Ivy twist, and a range of different G and T’s. There is also a good range of wines and an extensive bar with knowledeable mixologist who can make something up to your exacting requirements.
What is the place like?
As you step inside, you are greeted with a design style that is unmistakably the Ivy signature. Every wall is adorned with mirrors, luxury wallpaper and beautiful artwork depicting various curiosities and botanical wonders. A central bank of tables runs down the centre of the main dining room and divides the restaurant into two. A booth table is most highly sought after so book in advance and make a specific request to avoid disappointment, though any table in this beautiful restaurant won’t be too shabby.
The beautiful and fully stocked bar dominates the right side as you walk in and a checkered tiled floor together with the luxury brass fittings, velvet furnishings and stone work complete the look.
Who are the patrons?
The well healed from Richmond and surrounding neighbourhoods out for their usual night out in one of the many local eateries. People out on date night and families out for celebrations.
How was the service?
Friendly and efficient our waiter was helpful and knowledgeable of both the food and wine menu.
Is it child friendly?
Yes, there are many items on the food and drinks menu suitable for children and our waiter was happy to make a mocktail that was not listed on the menu. Make sure you include your child or baby when making the booking and wether you will need a need a high chair.
Is it dog friendly?
Pets are not permitted in The Ivy Cafe Richmond.
Yes for a restaurant of this célèbre, portions are also very well sized. Starters range from £6.95 for soup and £12.50 for scallops, mains range from £14.25 for The Ivy Hamburger to £32.95 for rib-eye on the bone and desserts are £6.95-£8.95.
This is what we indulged in during our visit.
We also tried Tokaji – £16, virgin Bellini £5.50 (not pictured)