While I was on the phone trying to get a table for lunch at the Ivy last week (which I managed, only to have to cancel it!) I asked if I could reserve for dinner for my birthday next January and they were full. Apparently they book six months ahead but the charming receptionist was not able to give me any dates 6 months hence when they had a table at other than 5 pm or 10 pm. What on earth is going on? It's a very bizarre booking system that she wasn't able to explain. I haven't eaten there for a few years but I am wondering if it is worth the effort. Can anyone give any advice on getting a table?