The Ivy Cafe | Marylebone
On Wednesday, myself and my photographer Iona paid a visit to my favourite restaurant in the whole of London, The Ivy. Renowned for it's indulgent rich food, it draws in an affluent clientelle including many of Londons A-list celebrities including the Royal family!
I read the other day that if you live near one of The Ivy's it increases your house price by 10%! I knew there was a reason why this was my favourite restaurant....
We had x2 glasses of Champagne on arrival with Truffle arancini balls, which were DIVINE, it made me feel like I was back in Paris. They were gone in a matter of seconds, put it that way. For our starter, we had a smoked salmon & crab on rye bread, which was very fresh and light and was a perfect option before my (admittedly heavy) main I had chosen. The salmon was not too salty either which I liked, & this can often ruin a dish for me!
The first time I came here I had the fishcake for main, sat on a creamy bed of spinach with a soft poached egg and a creamy hollandaise sauce, I nearly fell off my chair, in fact, I even dreamt about it the following week it was SO good and told everyone at work about it. This time I decided to treat myself and went for the fillet steak with some glorious sides which included the truffle chips and the sweet potato dish with yoghurt & pesto, it was one of the best sides I have ever ordered in a restaurant, don't worry I didn't fall off my chair again. The manager recommended some lovely white wine to match our steak (I don't drink red) and we were slowly working ourselves into a food coma. The steak was deffinitly up there with some of the best I've ever had,
Scroll down to the bottom and watch the video, words cannot describe the joy this brought me.
We were greeted by one of the happiest servers I've ever met haha, he was brilliant and extremely positive and funny, we enjoyed the service a lot, this specific waiter made our experience 10 times more enjoyable. The food and the service was impeccable, and it always is every time I come here, hence why it's my favourite restaurant in London, I never leave disappointed. If you fancy coming here for lunch or a special occasion, feel free to DM me on Instagram or shoot me an email regarding any questions about the restaurant firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively book your table below :) but don't forget to watch the video of my dessert, it's not one to be missed!