Harden's says

Another 'accessible all-day dining' brasserie offering from The Ivy stable is slated to open in central Cambridge in spring 2018. The dusk till dawn restaurant will serve breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.

survey result

Summary

£85
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Like the other links in Richard Caring’s ubiquitous national chain, this “bustling” brasserie is a “very slick operation, with great decor”, and it’s useful for “breakfast that will set you up for the day” or “lunch on a shopping trip to Cambridge”. But although it’s consistently decently rated and thought to be “a nice clone”, it “has lost any magic associated with the Theatreland original”.

Summary

£68
  £££
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A lovely bright and cheerful room, with good food and special touches” make this glossy British brasserie from Richard Caring’s chain a useful option for many in the Varsity town – although, like its many siblings around the country, it “lacks the glitter of the London original”.

Summary

£68
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Richard Caring’s ever-growing brasserie chain offshoot of the namesake London landmark – fellow uni town Exeter is the newest arrival – shares the pros and cons of its many siblings (e.g. saminess) but both survey feedback and marks suggest there's absolutely “nothing wrong” with it either and – especially in this often underserved Varsity town – it’s worth remembering.

Summary

£56
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An attractive brasserie, professionally staffed and competently run”“and the food is perfectly fine” at the Cambridge branch of Richard Caring’s national roll-out. “The problem with the Ivy Brasseries is that there are too many of them and you can forget which town you’re in as they even look the same”. “There’s nothing really to complain about, they’re just a bit formulaic – like an upmarket Côte!”.

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16 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TB

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The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie Restaurant in CB2, Cambridge by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie restaurant.
Andrew W
Same as all other Ivys - a reliable formula...
Reviewed 8 months, 3 days ago

"Same as all other Ivys - a reliable formula "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £17.95 £22.95
Pretheatre £17.95 £22.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.00 £30.00 £5.00 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £4.25
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 13.50%
16 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TB
Opening hours
Monday8:30 am‑11 pm
Tuesday8:30 am‑11 pm
Wednesday8:30 am‑11 pm
Thursday8:30 am‑11 pm
Friday8:30 am‑11 pm
Saturday8:30 am‑11 pm
Sunday8:30 am‑10 pm

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