The Ivy Collection has several branches of the famous iconic Ivy dotted around the country. Before our visit to the Bridge Theatre on London’s South Bank, we booked lunch at “The Ivy Tower Bridge”:https://theivytowerbridge.com/ as it’s virtually next door.
Although not confident about the September weather, we reserved a table for five on the outdoor terrace. However, even if the weather had not been good, the terrace is weather friendly. Our table was beautifully set with white linen cloths and napkins. If you sit facing the river, you get a splendid view of Tower Bridge, or if not, a reflection in the glass!
The waiter was extremely friendly, and we quickly ordered. The menu is actually reasonably priced and has good British fare but there is also a set lunch “menu”:https://d2kv5npyn5oapy.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/09/SET-MENU-2-1.pdf (two courses £16.95) and a very good vegetarian and vegan “menu”:https://d2kv5npyn5oapy.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/09/VEGAN_AUTUMN_2021.pdf.
We decided to dive straight into the mains and chose burger and chips, fish cake with poached egg and linguine with truffle. My choice from the vegetarian menu was a roast butternut squash with buckwheat, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, sesame and pomegranate, feta cheese, harissa sauce and a coriander dressing.
The “wine list”:https://d2kv5npyn5oapy.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/09/07-21-Ivy-Ivy-Brasseries-Concept-London-Amends-v1.pdf is extensive with white and red both starting at a reasonable £23 but soaring up to £250 and £360 respectively. You can probably guess which end of the list we started.
Even if you are unable to get a table on the terrace, the inside is opulent with stunning glamourous décor.
If you are going to the Bridge Theatre, it’s definitely a good option for either a pre or post theatre meal.