For my 22nd birthday which seems like it was ages ago now I decided that I wanted to go to the Ivy. I had already been here before with my mum for lunch and we had such a nice time with a bottle of wine and some amazing food!
On my actual birthday I like to spend it with my family and maybe some close friends too, but on the actual day of my birthday I always like to be with my family. So my mum , brother and my boyfriend came along to the Ivy with me :)
We started of our evening in Covent Garden in Brasserie Blanc, you have to go up some stairs to get there and you can watch the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden while sipping on a nice refreshing drink which is always a nice way to start of an evening. The staff in there are always really friendly and attentive too!
|Me & my Mum in Brasserie Blanc|
We then headed to the Shard ( The tallest building in London by London Bridge) to meet my brother and thought it would be appropriate to have a drink there as it was a special occasion. The drinks there are quite expensive, however, it does depend on what you order. You can have a glass of wine, their cheapest one is £5 something which isn't too bad considering the surroundings. BUT try and avoid going there when its cloudy as you don't get the best view of London.
|View from The Shard. It was very grey & cloudy when we went!|
After a few drinks here, we got a taxi to The Ivy where we had our meal. We went on a Monday evening & on a Monday they serve they fixed price menu all day which is good if you want "fine dining" but want to keep the cost down a bit. My mum and I ordered of the fixed price menu. And my brother and my boyfriend ordered of the A La Carte. The presentation and the quality of the food you cannot fault.
|My mackerel salad starter.|
|Corn Fed Chicken.|
If you are looking for a place for a special occasion then The Ivy is deffinitely a restaurant that I would recommend. The food is perfect so is the atmosphere. The staff are very attentive at all times and it certainly was a night and birthday to remember!
Do you have any restaurants that are your favourites?