The TB_HQ team have all been rather excited since the launch of the Ivy Market Grill on Covent Garden’s Piazza and couldn’t wait for the opportunity to sample it for ourselves even though we know the building particularly well as it was, for a long time, our bank!
The welcome was warm and the staff were attentive without being overbearing, just perfect, as you would expect from The Ivy. The menu is reasonably priced and although a current health kick prompted ordering a (wonderful) chicken salad, the truffle & parmesan chips and zucchini fritters were just too good sounding to pass on… We were fortunate enough to have a table with banquettes, definitely worth requesting if you can.
The décor and ambience are superb and although it’s a brand new establishment, they’ve pulled off the trick of making it feel like its been there for years. We’re particularly fond of the historic Covent Garden artwork on show as you venture downstairs to make use of the facilities.
Overall, a fab first experience, we’ll be back soon!