The Ivy Roof Garden, Spinningfields
Fabulous food great place to eat
Excellent service and food
Just not good enough for the price and it’s name. The cocktails were average, my pornstar martini did not taste like one. I had to send my fillet steak back, twice. Not only were they not cooked properly, they definitely weren’t a fillet cut. And for £30 it needs to be right. The staff were lovely and couldn’t not apologise enough. The fact the restaurant is beautiful and the staff very attentive does not make up for the very poor food. I won’t be returning.
Lovely meal, however service was slow. Staff were busy yet the restaurant seemed to struggle with the Friday evening pace.
Beautiful ambience relaxed lunch
Only one complaint our lunch went cold so quickly with the open roof
It was rather windy, and when I asked for it to be closed it was promptly.
Love the food and staff always amazing just unlucky with the British weather
From the moment we walked in The Ivy until we were ready to leave the staff were pleasant and helpful . Food and cocktails excellent and wouldn’t hesitate to return to this super restaurant.
It was exactly how we imagined it to be. Good atmosphere and service. We were told it wasn’t all about the food but were pleasantly surprised. The arancini, tartare, lobster risotto and shepherds pie were amazing but wasn’t too impressed with the cod - it was a bit tough and tasteless. I would have liked more brasserie options like that shepherds pie than all the fish options.
The service was really good at the table with a cute complimentary little pastry to celebrate our anniversary. However, we weren’t impressed with the bar service - no banter, not very friendly, wasn’t great on suggesting cocktails and charged us for a more expensive drink. Also wasn’t impressed with being charged service charge on drinks at the bar - a step too far.
Would possibly take friends and family because of the atmosphere here but would pick other places for a good meal.
A great night, wonderful atmosphere, service and food. Would highly recommend to anyone and will be coming again soon!
I visited with 3 friends to celebrate my birthday and we couldn't have asked for a better way to mark the occasion service ambience food everything was to a high standard
Lovely welcome, great staff not too overly friendly but very good at service, the food was great I had Market garden salad to start, it looked like a piece of art, the swordfish which was cooked to perfection melted in the mouth 2 sides and truffle chips hence no room for dessert 👌
Lovely food, service excellent, staff friendly & attentive, would go back
Lovely food, friendly bar staff and waitress . Beautiful setting. Great afternoon .
The places itself has a lovely atmosphere and the staff were very attentive but the food was average and slightly overpriced.
Attention to details was noticeable and very much appreciated, excellent food and service, warm atmosphere
We visited for my sister 30th birthday. The hospitality, food and drink were fantastic. Our waitress gave excellent service and recommendations from the menu. We will definitely be returning
Venue is gorgeous, food had was beautifully presented, tasty and fully enjoyed.
Only criticism would be our service was not great, we waited overly for plates to be collected whilst table next to us was being fussed over, kind of ruined the experience tbh. Felt singled out as they were obviously more important which isn’t right.
Funny smell burning/plastic in ladies which btw is stunning, I did tell a member of staff as I was worried it could be a spotlight overheating!!
Great afternoon drinking champagne and cocktails.
The atmosphere at the Ivy is very relaxing without being dull, food and service were simply lovely, a very pleasant lunch and I will definitely be returning in the very near future, many thanks
Fabulous food in a beautiful, relaxed setting and super-helpful staff plus prices lower than expected. What’s not to love?
My 2nd time to the ivy and it's the food that let's it both times.both visits I've sent my food back.
Smoke and mirrors the ivy.
Absolutely loved our lunch at the ivy rooftop restaurant. Feels green and lush. The atmosphere is vibrant. Food was delicious and good value for money. Can’t wait to go back
Loved the atmosphere and decor of the Roof top garden
Food was delicious but the portions could have been bigger and contain more of the main ingredient ie Prawn cocktail contained only 6 prawns for £10!
Food was defo overpriced
Service charge should not be automatically added to the bill it should be discretionary..... £20 tip was excessive.
Music very loud needs turning down a notch or two
Really nice setting, good music, relaxed vibes. Service a little slow but it wasn't an issue. The staff were really friendly too.
A lovely experience for myself and my son ,I will be revisiting asap with the rest of my family.i am also interested in booking the private room for a special birthday.
I have visited the roof terrace on a few previous occasions and recently booked a meal for my partners birthday. The food was excellent, the service was efficient and the staff friendly and attentive. After the meal we sat at the bar and found the bar staff again very friendly and engaging and because of this we stayed there until 2.30am when the bar closed. The roof terrace has a very welcoming appeal to it, the decor is beautiful and the staff very welcoming. I expect to pay many more visits in the future.
Always have great food and a good time at the Ivy Manchester. It is down to the staff from finding the table we wanted, the table & food service. Plus being escorted under his umbrella in the Mancester rain by the doorman to our next bar , nice touch, thanks guys. 😁
Restaurant overcrowded and very noisy. Overpriced meals don't correspond with the quality and size you expect for it. I was taken there for my birthday but I wouldn't be coming back here again.
We booked our table for 5.45, attended and seated quickly, took some time for the drinks order to be taken, then again for food order, the roof garden was extremely busy, the music playing was continuous, what I would call house music, and overall, too noisy with being full to capacity. Having said that, the food was good and our waiter tried his best with the business of the restaurant.
absolutely loved it, service, food, drinks amazing
We were there to celebrate our anniversary and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. We would definitely return. There is a lovely atmosphere and the food is amazing. Thanks.
Although always busy the ambiance is relaxed and pleasant. The staff are well presented, polite, friendly yet professional. A great range of food on the menu which caters well for vegan and vegetarian diets and is a refreshing change.
The waitress was very attentive and we really couldn’t fault the service. I had 3 pieces of crab shell in my crab salad to which the service manager explained was due to the chef rushing this morning!! Won’t be rushing back to pay fine dining prices for just above average food. Overall quite underwhelming.
We attended on Fri for my Mums Birthday - Luca was a great host and made it really special for my Mum x A great place to eat and lovely atmosphere 👍
This was our first visit to the The Ivy and I have to say, we were not disappointed. The service was fantastic, the waitress was very professional and very welcoming, which in my opinion, made the whole night. I had the lobster linguini followed by the chocolate bombe. One of the best meals ive had.
We shall be visiting again soon!
This was my second visit to The Ivy and as previously I thoroughly enjoyed the experience
Had a wonderful night food, atmosphere and service was spot on!
Fabulous place, the service was excellent. The ambiance was lovely, food amazing!
Food was excellent. The only downside was that our coffee arrived cold, however this was soon rectified by our waitress (?Chloe) who exchanged it for piping hot coffee
My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at The Ivy. I couldn't recommend the Ivy enough - it's what many restaurants pretend to be but fall short - we felt like we were their only customers and the menu was made for us!