Who hasn’t heard of The Ivy? The famous restaurant that a lot of celebrities used to frequent. Well The Ivy Cafe has been around since 2015 and is aimed at diners who are looking for a more informal yet still stylish experience. Also the cafes are located in chic London villages and are aimed at locals and visitors to the areas. I had dinner at The Ivy, Marylebone with Rochelle White from Rochelle White PR and I was very impressed.
Now the myth about The Ivy restaurant is that it is very expensive when in reality it is reasonably priced but the one thing that stands out is that the food is exceedingly good. The same applies to The Ivy Cafe – the food is delicious. If good hearty meals are what you are after then this is idea for you.
The menu was mouthwatering and it took me quite a while to decide what to order. In the end I decided on Shepherd’s Pie which contained a slow-braised lamb shoulder with beef and Wookey Hole Cheddar potato mash. This dish was really well cooked with the lamb being the right texture of tender but firm ad the potato mash had loads of broccoli in it – which ordinarily would sound disgusting but it was very tasty.
For dessert I thought I would try the Chocolate Bombe which contained a vanilla ice cream and honeycomb centre with hot salted caramel sauce. I do have a sweet tooth but this was a little bit too sweet for me and next time I will probably go for something less richer.
To be honest, this place is more like a small restaurant rather than a cafe. The ambience was lovely too; not only was it stylish, light and spacious but it had a very welcoming feel, also the service is impeccable.
The Ivy Cafe is a perfect stop whether you are looking for cream teas, cocktails, snacks or a more hearty meal.
I would advise you to book because it does get very busy and this can be done via their website.