When I heard Ivy On The Square was opening in Edinburgh, it brought back memories of Los Angeles. It's been 10 whole years since I visited The Ivy, in Los Angeles. I actually have photos of me, posing outside The Ivy.
I looked online to book a table at Ivy On The Square. They had every half an hour available through the whole day, so I decided not to book than stressing over getting there for a certain time. I headed to The Ivy with my Mum and when we arrived they said no tables were available, but if we sat at the bar they'd shout us when one was available.
We sat at the bar and ordered a drink. I then took my phone out and went on The Ivy website and there was tables showing available to book for now, so I clicked book. 10 minutes went by and I said to my Mum, "you know I booked a table for 10 minutes ago". My Mum shouted someone over, so I said we had a booking for 10 minutes ago. The staff person said to follow her and we were taken to a table upstairs.
Aromatic duck curry
Fragrant coconut duck curry with lemongrass, lime, chilli, roasted cashews and steamed jasmine rice.
Mixed berry smoothie
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, banana, coconut milk and lime.
Melting chocolate bombe with vanilla ice cream and honeycomb centre with hot butterscotch sauce
The chocolate bombe was the best, but if I go back I would book. I think they prefer you booking. I ended up sitting drinking alcohol at the bar, for the sake of it.