The Ivy Cardiff


The Ivy Cardiff, St David’s, St Davids Centre, Cardiff CF10 1GA (Wales)

For more info, visit The Ivy Cardiff Website

Date of visit: July 2023. Revisited November 2023.

The Dish

Traditional Fish & Chips
North Sea cod in The Ivy 1917 batter with mushy peas, thick cut chips and tartare sauce

£18.95 (££)

Fantastic dish! Great restaurant with exceptional food.

OUR VERDICT – 4.5 Stars

Our full review: The Ivy Cardiff

In the heart of Cardiff, The Ivy is a great establishment for any occasion, from pre-rugby lunches to special celebrations. The star of the show, the North Sea Cod Fish & Chips, is an exceptional take on the British Classic.

The batter achieves a satisfying crunch without overshadowing the delicate flavour of the soft cod underneath. Accompanying the fish are sides that elevate the dish to a new level. The mushy peas are fresh and creamy and compliment the flaky cod. The thick-cut chips were golden and crispy with a fluffy interior.

The Truffle & Parmesan chips and Truffle arancini also make delicious starters. A trip to The Ivy is not the same without a Chocolate Bombe for pudding!

Make sure to book in advance as they don’t always accommodate walk-ins.

Chips: Fat Chips

Peas: Mushy

Service Speed: Moderate

We also had…

The Wimbledon Bombe, a white chocolate shell designed like a tennis ball!

Note this is only available during Wimbledon. If you’re visiting at another time, why not try the Chocolate Bombe instead!

The Golden Bombe

More Like This

  • The Three Daggers

    The Three Daggers

    4.5 STARS | ££ | Very moist, flaky fish coated in a rich ale batter. Absolutely delicious!

  • Mer du Nord, Foodhallen, Amsterdam

    Mer du Nord, Foodhallen, Amsterdam

    Read all about the Fish & Chips Reviews visit to Foodhallen in The Netherlands Information Mer du Nord, Foodhallen, Bellamyplein 51, 1053 AT Amsterdam, Netherlands For more info, visit The Foodhallen Website Date of visit: 7th August 2023 The Dish Crispy Cod Nuggets and Fish & Chips (shown below). (£ – Approx. €11 per dish)…

  • The Ivy Cardiff

    The Ivy Cardiff

    4.5 STARS | ££ | “Fantastic dish! Great restaurant with exceptional food.” The Ivy Cardiff, St David’s, St Davids Centre, Cardiff CF10 1GA (Wales)

  • The Bell at Ramsbury

    The Bell at Ramsbury

    4.5 STARS | ££ | Fantastic dish! Great pub restaurant with exceptional food.

  • The Royal Oak Swallowcliffe

    The Royal Oak Swallowcliffe

    4.5 STARS | ££ | Charming restaurant with excellent Fish & Chips!

  • The Potting Shed

    The Potting Shed

    4.5 STARS | ££ | Pub restaurant Generous portions with incredibly flaky fish coated in a light batter. The mushy peas were fresh & minty, and came in a very large portion. The chips were thin and salty. Very delicious meal.

Make sure to also check out our Cardiff Guide.