The Ivy Castle View
Great place for a evening meal. They made one error but resolved it very quickly and took that error off our bill so did not affect our experience there.
Exceptional food and attentive staff, pricey but worth it
Lovely view of the castle seated outside ,fab food and service a great end to our daughters graduation day!
Lovejy evening just felt a bit rushed. Waitress asked if she could take starter plates away when one member of party was clearly still eating. Other than that lovely evening but felt very aware of limited time so couldn’t fully relax.
Absolutely brilliant could not fault anything about the entire meal!
The Ivy is soon getting back to its old self - good food - pleasant waiters - and good food . Would recommend it to all .
Excellent birthday lunch for two! Everything was perfect. Louelle, our waitress was absolutely a joy. She was so professional and knowledgable and very attentive. Thank you Louella!
Our waitress Louella deserves a special mention. Nothing was too much trouble despite the restaurant being busy and the weather hot.
Food was as good as expected, service superb and I genuinely felt it was good value for my partners birthday treat - thank you :)
We went for a celebratory lunch after our son’s graduation. It was a busy, warm Friday lunchtime and we were offered a balcony seat. Everyone enjoyed their food and the service was outstanding. My son was congratulated by various members of staff and was given a small celebration dessert which was a nice touch.
The restaurant is large so expect it to be noisy at peak times. Food is reasonably priced, although I felt the cocktails were overpriced for what they were. We would gladly go back.
The entire staff were very helpful and pleasant. They were very busy given the fact that it was graduation day in Guilford, but they were kind and attentive to our parties needs, including a guest with specific food requirements. A truly wonderful experience. Each graduate even received a complimentary dessert! It was truly fabulous!
Great food, great place, great service albeit a little rushed from meal to dessert
Nice decor and attentive, friendly staff plus the position of the restaurant make it an event. The food was very well presented, imaginative and from our perspective delicious.
A lovely place for a special celebration.
Only downside was a very very noisy table behind us which meant we couldn’t have a conversation because we couldn’t hear each other!
Staff were very attentive and once they realised we were celebrating made it extra special with a dessert for our daughter.
Overall a wonderful experience
Was a lovely evening for my family and I
Balcony table in the evening sunshine, with a view of the cathedral. Attentive and friendly service, great food and drink. The best place for an evening out in Guildford, bar none.
Very pleasant and helpful service and food
ambience was enhanced by our proximity to a great castle view fresh air while still seated in the main restaurant-area where there was the usual lively buzz.
Very Reasonably priced fir all that!
The food was good, but overall experience tainted by poor service.
We had to ask three times for a glass of coke and twice for sauces for our chips. By the time sauces arrived the main course was almost finished.
I would still recommend a visit as the food and location were good, I'll give them another chance in case we had a duff waiter.
The place was nice - very crowded - I know restrictions had lifted but I didn’t feel that safe!
Would return at a later date
Met a friend for lunch. Unfortunately she was delayed but I was seated and felt comfortable by the staff while I waited. Our waiter was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. I wish I’d learned his name to give him a mention. He recommended the black cod which we both enjoyed. Considering we had a late start we were not rushed and had a lovely leisurely catch up. Food and service as always very good :) xx
Love the atmosphere here, food good but menu doesn’t change much! Staff very attentive.
Had a lovely meal at The Ivy for our Wedding Anniversary. Good attentive service, lovely buzzy atmosphere and good food!
Table was a little small otherwise very good. It's never cheap!
Very pleasant menu, outstanding views and great service. Would completely recommend
Very nice location and outstanding views, would definitely come again lovely place.
Lovely view great food and wine and great non alcoholic versions for drivers. We requested an outside table and got one but we’re given the only table with no shade on an extremely hot day and not offered a shady table. Later customers were given the choice. In the end a little tree on the balcony provided some welcome respite from the sun! That said everything else made a special celebratory meal great! Thank you
As usual our afternoon tea was excellent.
As I took an 87 year old lady I was disappointed that the sweet course was more like miniature deserts than cakes.
She usually takes the ones she cannot eat home but with the deserts she could not.
Presentation was excellent thougj
We visited for lunch after our daughter’s graduation. It was extremely busy and we arrived early so were seated in the bar area to wait, which was fine, but ten minutes after our table was booked we had to ask to be seated and it took another ten minutes for this to happen. In view of the strict ‘five minutes grace for lateness and then we’ll charge you’ policy I felt that this was a bit poor. Service in the bar area was prompt, but in the restaurant was very slow. The waiting staff were very friendly and helpful though, and brought my daughter a complimentary dessert when they heard it was a celebratory meal. The food was absolutely delicious and reasonably priced, and we were particularly impressed by the wide range of vegetarian and vegan options. Drinks were extremely expensive. Overall a great dining experience and I would recommend a visit.
Food tasty, service attentive but details missing sometimes. (No ice in water!)
Sat by window overlooking castle. Food excellent always choose fish from menu.
Staff were so attentive and friendly - food was without a doubt second to none
Very busy, noisy restaurant, hard to hear conversation. Excellent wait staff. Food was very good though lemon sole could have been fresher. Sadly they have changed recipe of the amazing no-groni, and it’s no longer as good.
Good, but not outstanding
Fabulous food and service.
Excellent quality food - I tried the Peruvian Chicken - it was delicious. The restaurant was very busy but the tables weren’t on top of each other, which is important, particularly at the moment. The view of the Castle and Guildford was lovely, though unfortunately we weren’t on the terrace - maybe next time!
Had a wonderful dinner and relaxing time at the Ivy , service was perfect food was delicious , overall amazing ! Will be back ! Thank you
Lovely restaurant, nicely decorated and feels ‘special’ to visit every time.
Great food and service. Their menu offers a wide choice even for vegetarians.
I would give it 5 stars…only given 4 as when the restaurant is full upstairs the background noise is quite loud.
The Ivy is the perfect place to go for great ambience great service and good food. Its a little expensive however you get a great experience it's a treat and lovely
Very nice as usual. It's clear that some of your staff are training and not quite up to the same friendly service as your more experienced members. Had to wait quite a while for service and longer for a smile!!
Really enjoyed a relaxing evening with outside seating overlooking the views of both the castle and of Guildford. The food generally was good, (cheese souffle, lobster linguini, avocado salad), the fish and chips and creme brulee were excellent. We had a very attentive waitress, and a great selection of drinks to choose from.
Would come here again for a relaxing and enjoyable evening. Thank you.
Good menu options but would like to see more potato choice selection side dish to have with fish i.e boiled potatoes.
ivy is great location with outside dining which is a bonus on warm evenings.
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