The Ivy
The Ivy is a restaurant
A restaurant is an establishment which prepares and serves food and drink to customers in return for money. Meals are generally served and eaten on premises, but many restaurants also offer take-out and food delivery services...

 in West Street, near Covent Garden
Covent Garden
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 in London
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. It opened in 1917 and is popular with celebrities
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 and theatre
West End theatre
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 goers. In 2000, the restaurant was awarded the Moët & 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
Ritz Hotel
The Ritz London is a luxury 5-star hotel located in Piccadilly and overlooking Green Park in London.- History :Swiss hotelier César Ritz, former manager of the Savoy Hotel, opened the hotel on 24 May 1906...

 in the St James's area of London. Caprice Holdings, whose proprietor is Richard Caring
Richard Caring
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, also owns and runs fish
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 restaurant J. Sheekey, located near Leicester Square
Leicester Square
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The Ivy in London was the inspiration for the restaurant of the same name in Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
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In September 2008 The Club at The Ivy, a private members' club, was opened on the three floors above the restaurant.

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