Breakfast is one of the best meals of the day, but one of the meals that you rarely eat out. I was chuffed when our company had decided to have a meeting over breakfast, at The Ivy, Birmingham.
This new restaurant has popped in just off Temple Row replacing the old Louis Vuitton shop. A historic restaurant that screams class, tradition, and britishness.
The Ivy in Birmingham takes after its big sister restaurant in London. The interior decor oozes class, but a contemporary feel that doesn’t feel overwhelming. Upon our arrival we were pleasantly greeted by a member of staff where we were shown to our table whilst we ordered drinks.
The restaurant was empty, and we were the only diners in there at around 9am on a sunny Thursday morning in September.
The smiling waiter came over and greeted and showed sense of humor as he lifted my colleagues heavy silver plated teapot. He joked and smiled as he then served me a cappuccino.
Onto, the breakfast orders my colleagues ordered Eggs Benedict, and Eggs Royale. I couldn’t help but ordering the full english breakfast as I was intrigued to see how they would try manage such a big expectation on my behalf.
The eggs Benedict and Royale arrived and looked tremendous. I’d definitely consider ordering on my next visit if I was to return. However, when the full english arrived at my plate, my gosh was it a good-looking breakfast.
The waitress and other staff couldn’t do enough for us whilst we were seated but then again, we were the only people in there. The food was fantastic, and all four of us were impressed by our visit to The Ivy.
The Full English Breakfast cost £13.50, which I appreciate is pretty steep. However, considering I don’t eat breakfast out much the food was exceptional, the service second to none and I can’t wait to return.
Question is, do i have the full english again or try the eggs Benedict/Royale?
If you’re in Birmingham, then I’d definitely recommend The Ivy, if you’re looking for a high-end brekkie!
The Ivy is located Temple Row, Birmingham