The Ivy Market Grill & Private Rooms
1 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8PS
020 3301 0200 │ │ Twitter: @ivymarketgrill 
Instagram: @theivymarketgrill
The Ivy Market Grill - London
The Ivy Market Grill & Private Rooms
1 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8PS
020 3301 0200 │ │ Twitter: @ivymarketgrill 


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Opening times Restaurant, bar, café & terrace open all day for breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, pre & post theatre and dinner, Monday to Sunday, plus brunch on Saturday & Sunday

Monday to Saturday:8am to midnight

Sunday:8am to 11pm

Private dining enquiries Stephanie Mina (020 7307 5908 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Pre & post theatre menu | 2 courses: £16.50 | 3 courses: £21 

Monday to Sunday: Pre theatre: 4.30pm to 7.00pm. Post theatre: 9.30pm to 11.30pm

Afternoon tea available from 3pm to 5pm

Gift vouchers | Gift vouchers are available to purchase online via the restaurant’s website.

Serving Many Moods

The restaurant offers easy all-day access with a number of tables available to “walk-ins”, a terrace for sun worshippers and crowd watchers, and a chance for more people to experience a smidgen of Ivy magic. The Ivy Market Grill, its delicious comfort food menu, quaffable cocktails and varied drinks menu, and friendly, knowledgeable service is equally effortless in its style.

Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has put together a design story over the two floors that nods to the late 19th century industrial age – a faded grandeur illustrated in the mosaic floor tiles, the antique brass chandeliers, distressed paintwork and marble table tops in the café area. There are hues of green, reminding us of the alma mater – The Ivy, with an orange and pewter bar acting as a theatrical centrepiece.

Private Dining

There are 2 private rooms at The Ivy Market Grill – The Pygmalion and The Galatea. The Pygmalion seats 40 on round tables (24 on one long table) and accommodates 50 for canapés. The Galatea seats 24 on rounds, 14 on one long table and 35 for canapés. Both rooms sit below the restaurant on Henrietta Street in the heart of Covent Garden, just across the cobbles from the actors’ church, St Paul’s and the Apple store. The rooms are wood panelled and adorned with photos of stage and screen stars. They are skilfully lit and very atmospheric. Open for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Monday to Sunday, the rooms are equally suited to the private and corporate worlds. Presentations and launches, networking events, company get-togethers and client entertaining work perfectly in both spaces, not to mention anniversary dinners, cocktail parties, bijou wedding celebrations, birthdays and intimate gatherings.

The Ivy Market Grill & Private Rooms
1 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8PS
020 3301 0200 │ │ Twitter: @ivymarketgrill 
Instagram: @theivymarketgrill


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