Breakfast at Ivy and Jack

The restaurant and bar at the Holiday Inn in Hay Street opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving guests of the hotel as well as passers-by looking for a bite to eat, a coffee, or a drink. The décor with its emphasis on metal and stone is eye catching and the furniture a good mix of comfortable chairs, booths and sofas.


Breakfast covers the expected gamut of dishes and on our recent visit both the Eggs Benedict and a serve of fried eggs and tomatoes hit the spot. The first, well poached eggs, sitting on juicy ham and topped with creamy Hollandaise was all you would expect – well cooked and satisfying.


The fried eggs had a lovely ooze to them and the tomatoes were excellent – they actually tasted like tomatoes which in these days of large, watery fruit is sometimes hard to find – these were juicy, full of flavour and nicely cooked.

Coffee and fresh juice accompanied the food and also met expectations.


We have dropped in quite often for a drink as well – not on this breakfast occasion however – and found a small but well-structured wine list, and a nice range of beers both draft and packaged.

The food for lunch and dinner covers shared and larger plates – with pizza, crisped prawns and smoked aioli, grilled salmon, chicken parmi, pasta, steak, ribs and the like – well turned out pub style food.

Ivy and Jack is a very inviting hotel dining room – friendly service, well rounded food and drinks selection, and an elegant and comfortable space looking out onto Hay Street.

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