survey result

Summary

£87
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With the “lovely decor” replicated from the Theatreland icon for which they are branded, Richard Caring’s “always buzzy” spin-offs have found a gigantic audience nationally. But “these places live off the name for sure” and “it’s the ambience that keeps them going” – while fans say the food is “reliable”, more sceptical types dismiss it as “conveyor-belt cooking”; and say service is merely so-so. Some branches are better than others: best in London is ‘Chelsea Garden’, which has the same “distinctly average” standards as the others, but reliably offers an “uplifting” atmosphere and “great people watching” (and “on a sunny afternoon there is literally NO WHERE ELSE TO BE but its large garden. HEAVEN!!”). Also worth mentioning is the outlet by The Thames in SE1: “excellent views of Tower Bridge”, “even better if outside in summer and convenient for The Bridge Theatre”.

Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

One of the Ivy clones, which achieved a positive press this year. “Nothing like the original Ivy of course”, though the “attractive” design is a “very loosely based pastiche” of that luminary – and, “rather surprisingly, it works”. “The food is fairly simple but well prepared and served with some elegance”“I didn’t think I would like it but ended up being quite impressed”.

Summary

£57
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“I guess the place to be seen 2018-19” – this famous brasserie chain hit Brum in April 2018, and feedback on it divides along familiar lines between those who see it as “always a pleasant experience whatever the time of day” to those who find the food “disappointing” or “OK but nothing special”.

For 33 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at The Ivy Temple Row Birmingham?

Restaurant details

No dress code

The Ivy Temple Row Birmingham Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Ivy Temple Row Birmingham Restaurant in B2, Birmingham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Ivy Temple Row Birmingham restaurant.
Dom S
Our pre-theatre/concert "go to" venue in Bi...
Reviewed 10 months, 30 days ago

"Our pre-theatre/concert "go to" venue in Birmingham. I've lost count as to the number of occasions we've dined here. Can always be relied upon and never lets you down. "

Report this comment
Have you eaten at The Ivy Temple Row Birmingham?
Post your own review of The Ivy Temple Row Birmingham and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £17.95 £23.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £29.00 £4.25 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑10:30 pm
Tuesday9 am‑10:30 pm
Wednesday9 am‑10:30 pm
Thursday9 am‑10:30 pm
Friday9 am‑12:30 am
Saturday9 am‑12:30 am
Sunday9 am‑10 pm

Best British, Modern restaurants nearby

Adam's
British, Modern restaurant in Birmingham
£127
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
Purnells
British, Modern restaurant in Birmingham
£115
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
Opheem
Indian restaurant in Birmingham
£73
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Gaucho
restaurant in Birmingham
£87
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
Folium
British, Modern restaurant in Birmingham
£86
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
Black & Green
British, Modern restaurant in Barnt Green
£88
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good