Best Dinner in London
Looking for a spot in Soho London for dinner? We enjoyed a delicious meal at The Ivy Soho Brasserie on Broadwick Street. The staff was attentive and friendly, the food superb, and we loved the cute outdoor seating area.
Things to consider:
-We actually had to sit outside because we didn't make a reservation for inside. Luckily, the weather was gorgeous and we quite liked sitting outside. However, the inside was cozy and gorgeously decorated, so make sure to book in advance. We went on a Tuesday, and it was packed!
-We both hadn't been to Europe in a long time and aren't familiar with tipping customs, so we decided to ask the waitress what was expected. We were embarrassed and hoped she wouldn't laugh us off, but she was extremely friendly and explained everything! First of all, tipping on your card isn't a thing, and that's what we're used to doing in the states, so be sure to have cash wherever you go. Tipping isn't expected but it's definitely common at restaurants that provide full service. A 10% tip is sufficient, which seems quite low, but waiters are paid a higher wage, so a "tip" is actually just that. We had been leaving the cash on the table, but the waitress told us it is common for people to hand the cash directly to their server.
Pictured above is the sea bass which had tons of flavor, was perfectly done, and didn’t leave my stomach feeling heavy. For wine, we ordered Damana 5 Tempranillo, which was pleasant and easy to drink. All in all, it was the perfect dinner date in London!
-Monday - Saturday: 8am-12am (Last food order 11pm)
-Sundays & Bank Holidays: 9am-11pm (Last food order 10pm)
Address: The Ivy Soho Brasserie,
26-28 Broadwick Street,
London W1F 8JB