The Ivy

Food

Europe, United Kingdom, London

The Ivy is a restaurant in West Street, near Covent Garden in London. It opened in 1917 and is popular with celebrities and theatre goers. In 2000, the restaurant was awarded the Mo√ęt & Chandon London Restaurant Award for excellence. There is a private dining room on the first floor of the restaurant, seating up to 60 guests. The Ivy has a sister restaurant, Le Caprice, which is located behind the Ritz in the St James's area of London. Caprice Holdings, whose proprietor is Richard Caring, also owns and runs fish restaurant J. Sheekey, located near Leicester Square. The Ivy in London was the inspiration for the restaurant of the same name in Los Angeles. In September 2008 The Club at The Ivy, a private members' club, was opened on the three floors above the restaurant.