On a site that has changed hands a few times over the past couple of years (previously La Rive and Capanna, RIP), The Ivy group has chosen Cobham for the expansion of its grills-and-brasseries brand. Maybe the position of the Chelsea FC training ground just up the road had something to do with the decision?
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“The food may be lacklustre but it’s adequate – we go for the warm and rich ambience, and the lovely garden”: a good summary of the appeal of this very popular Surrey branch of the upmarket Ivy brand. “Of course it lacks originality” but most reporters are forgive this and also the fact that it gets “noisy and busy”. Top Tip – “great place for brunch”.
“The Art Deco setting and conservatory garden areas are a delight” at this branch of the Ivy brand’s national rollout, by all accounts an improvement on the “rather tired Italian establishment” that preceded it. As for the celebs of the West End original – well, Surrey boasts its own, and TV hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have been spotted here more than once. The food splits opinion between “delicious” and “very very poor” – even from the same source, with one reporter moaning that “a great dinner” was followed by “an extremely disappointing lunch...”
In a ‘roll-out’ that would do McDonald’s proud, this iconic brand has gone for it this year, opening virtually simultaneously in practically all of the UK’s top restaurant cities. The ambition is impressive: let’s hope standards hold up better than they did when, for example ‘Browns’ tried to pull off a similar trick.
The Ivy Cobham Brasserie Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Very busy. Excellent service from friendly staff. Delicious steak "
|Wine per bottle||£23.00|
|Monday||8 am‑12:30 am|
|Tuesday||8 am‑12:30 am|
|Wednesday||8 am‑12:30 am|
|Thursday||8 am‑12:30 am|
|Friday||8 am‑12:30 am|
|Saturday||8 am‑12:30 am|
|Sunday||9 am‑12:30 am|