Review: The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

Last week The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie FINALLY opened its doors and it was worth the wait.

We went for lunch and were not disappointed. From the second we stepped through the door we felt at home. The hosts who took our reservation details and our coats were so friendly and seemed really happy to tell you about the restaurant. ( Yes we know it’s their job but it’s always lovely when people are proud of where they work).

They have every reason to be proud of The Ivy, it’s absolutely stunning, and feels really homely. We were given a choice or two tables when we entered the main dining room we chose a corner table.

We were given our menu’s which consisted of a drinks menu, a wine menu, an Ala Carte menu and a set price menu which is available during the week. We were spoilt for choice.

We ordered off the set menu which was really good value for money with two courses for £16 or three for £21. The set menu is available Monday-Friday 11:30- 18:30. We also ordered some drinks and opted for some sparkling water to share.

We also sampled a cocktail from their cocktail list, A Salted Caramel Espresso Martini, because we love anything with Salted Caramel in… and it was heavenly.

Salted Caramel Espresso Martini from the extensive Cocktail list

We also tried some of The Ivy’s own larger, it was very nice…the bottle deserves a special mention as it was very pretty and fit in perfectly with the rest of The Ivy’s decor. No expense has been spared with the attention to detail here and it shows. Even the glass they served the beer it was ice cold (literally, it reminded us of being on our summer holiday).

The food was so A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Both our starters were very tasty and full of flavour they were just big enough that we didn’t feel too full for our mains.

The main course was fantastic. The steak was cooked just how we’d asked for it and the garlic herb butter which accompanied was full of flavour.  Eggs are one of the very few foods I’m personally a bit fussy about, but the egg that accompanied the steak complimented it, and well you can’t beat some good old chips can you?

Now the dessert, in one word: Heaven. It was a Dark Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries. And no words will do how justice how good it tasted. As my dinner companion told the waiter they could sit there all day eating that and drinking coffee as they felt so chilled out.

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The staff were extremely knowledgeable about the menu and if they weren’t sure, they went to ask someone who would know as both myself and my lunch companion have various food intolerances and dietary requirements. They were so helpful and made us feel very comfortable when asking questions about the menu, which made us fall in love with the place even more as we’ve both been to other places and been made to feel uncomfortable for asking questions and asking for a dish not to have certain things in. That didn’t happen here, and we cannot thank the staff enough for that.

We had a lovely afternoon and have agreed that it’s a place we will both frequent regularly for a catch-up.

Have you been to The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie? Let us know in the comments below or over on @Fuzzable.

 

 

 

Written by Kelly McFarland

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