It is a celebrity haunt known for its A-list guests, but The Ivy welcomed the ultimate VIP diner last night - when the Queen paid a visit.
Her Majesty was on a rare public night out as she celebrated a friend's birthday at the famous West End restaurant.
Wearing a silver dress and shawl, the Queen was pictured sheltering from the rain as she was greeted arriving at the restaurant, which was closed to the public.
The Queen, 91, is rarely seen dining out in public and was last spotted at a London restaurant in March 2016.
Arriving at The Ivy on Thursday night, she was pictured carrying a purse personalised with an image of what some thought was of her sister Princess Margaret and her children.