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Furniture / Home Store
Croydon, Croydon
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  • Stephen M.
    "Try the daim cake, its wicked :-)"(2 Tips)
    Ollie B.
    "You cant miss the chimneys of the old Croydon power station."(2 Tips)
    Neale G.
    "Hot Dogs are the best"(8 Tips)
    Crazycol
    "your ikea family card for a discount."(2 Tips)
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  • Benjamin 🚀
    Benjamin 🚀January 12, 2016
    You can come before they officially open to browse the selections and beat the crowds. Make sure to bring a tape measure and don't miss a chance to dine on some of the famous Ikea meatballs! 😄🇬🇧🏢
  • Tutti Q.
    Tutti QuintellaJanuary 9, 2016
    Huge variety of furniture and housewares from very cheap to pricey, good quality. Go, buy there and depending on where you live, take a taxi to go home and have your stuff delivered at the same time!
  • Julia K.
    Julia KateJanuary 4, 2016
    Love it here! Superb for inspiration, storage ideas & even stationery supplies. If you want to skip the mock up rooms though go direct to market hall as u exit the restaurant. :)
  • Roxanne B.
    Roxanne BennettJanuary 12, 2014
    Plan to be here all day! Great pieces for the home and some great prices. If you don't want the kids annoying you while you shop...there's a play area at the entrance for 3-10yr olds.
  • James P.
    James PWJanuary 7, 2015
    Croydon B power station was demolished in 1991 and an IKEA store was opened on the site. Two large chimneys were retained and remain a local landmark.
  • Adam Q.
    Adam QAugust 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you know what you need, download the app and add items to your shopping list to hit the warehouse with all the locations. No need to wander trough the showroom.
  • Scott W.
    Scott WallDecember 27, 2012
    Chastise greatly those who walk against the direction of the arrows. They will appreciate being shown the errors of their ways!
  • Gerri G.
    Gerri GJanuary 13, 2013
    Get a hotdog on the way out and a drink that you can keep refilling. The lingonberry juice is delish. The frozen cinnamon rolls are ace
  • Lucy M.
    Lucy MannallSeptember 22, 2013
    Make sure you grab a hot dog and refillable drink at the end after the tills. Such good value! 60p for a small (which is actually quite large)
  • Giggle G.
    Giggle GigglyJanuary 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    A place where u can find affordable contemporary design. There's no place like IKEA....
  • Dani
    Dani2 weeks ago
    All of the meatballs. Go first thing Saturday morning and it's not overcrowded. Have a list. Buy everything and then easy lunch.
  • A J.
    A JJanuary 15, 2012
    99p for kids fish and chips, £3.75 for an adult portion. I say two kids portions and you get more than an adult portion. Do the math
  • Adam S.
    Adam SmithOctober 28, 2010
    You can just pick up a mug or glass from a discarded tray and use that for refills if you are feeling really, really tight. If not it's only 70p for unlimited cold drinks and 80p for hot ones.
  • Vic C.
    Vic CasambrosDecember 22, 2012
    If you have the option... Goto Ikea in Tottenham! The staff there are much friendlier and the food is loads cheaper too!!!
  • Paul W.
    Paul WrightNovember 1, 2013
    If you are heading straight to the self serve section and want to skip the marketplace, there is a secret passage from the kitchen section to the lighting section. Not so secret any more.
  • Dom C.
    Dom CollettAugust 29, 2011
    The 'Restaurant' does a harsh but cheeky Cotes De Provence for £2.70! You can also buy this product in the Market Place! It's called Paint Stripper!
  • Richard J.
    Richard JagdharJuly 3, 2012
    It's just not a furniture store - grab a bite to eat in the restaurant, its good value for money and the cakes are awesome.
  • Rob N.
    Rob NightingaleDecember 1, 2012
    Saturday morning fry up at Ikea from 10 till 11am. 8 items for only £2.95. What's not to like?
  • Crazycol
    CrazycolMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Store opens at 10am mon-fri but get here early and get some breakfast use your ikea family card for a discount.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HallMay 21, 2014
    Get in early and try the breakfast with a side of pancakes!!! Nothing left!!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BApril 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't go wrong with meatballs and chips. Oh and they sell furniture too
  • Steve G.
    Steve GarsideSeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go on a Tuesday afternoon, find yourself a sofa, lie down and listen to some of the 90s cheesiest hits.
  • Vb S.
    Vb SinApril 29, 2012
    The pasta with tomato sauce was a let down. Though this store is still the best branch in the London vicinity.
  • Csaba O.
    Csaba Orvos-NagyOctober 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you have an Ikea hot dog while you're here! It's super yummy and not to mention only costs 60p!
  • Adela
    AdelaApril 12, 2016
    Easy to get there, cheap things and not a problem to assemble
  • Mikey
    MikeyApril 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    It is virtually impossible to enter this place and get out in under 30mins. 1min to find the item, 29mins trying to find the exit.
  • Ollie B.
    Ollie BarbieriOctober 2, 2014
    You cant miss the chimneys of the old Croydon power station. Also pick up some Daims, köttbullar and grädsås
  • ☆Lee Myha
    ☆Lee MyhaJune 14, 2015
    always love going here, most little home stuff like candles and mirrors are so cheap.
  • Nik F.
    Nik FletcherAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Meatballs. Elderflower cordial. Chocolate muffin. And then go crazy in the marketplace.
  • Salma K.
    Salma KhokharSeptember 15, 2012
    Daim cake is really good & the coffee's not bad either!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooAugust 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ikea gave an estimated time of between 11.30am to 3.30pm for delivery. It is now close to 9pm and they have yet to deliver. So yeah, avoid.
  • Ritchie B.
    Ritchie BearfieldJanuary 22, 2012
    Those paninis are always cold in the middle! Get them to put it in a second time!
  • Kat P.
    Kat PondDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Smaland for children is free for an hour - big queues during peak times though
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DoyleMarch 11, 2015
    The Lingonberry jam is in a dispenser next to the ketchup.
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SavageMarch 6, 2012
    Get the meatballs with a side of daim bar cake
  • Satishan M.
    Satishan MuthusamyDecember 14, 2013
    The morning English Breakfast upto 11 @ £2.75 is good value
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsApril 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    It's an Ikea, limited vegetarian options in the restaurant but some good cakes.
  • Eewei C.
    Eewei ChenMarch 7, 2013
    Family card gets you discount even if you are Not with the family...
  • Chris B.
    Chris BerryOctober 6, 2010
    Get there before 15:00 on a weekday (if possible) and the place is pretty much empty.
  • Kat P.
    Kat PondDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get an Ikea family card and u can have free coffee Mon to Fri
  • Nick O.
    Nick OprisMay 22, 2011
    just caught lady behind counter touching both her nose and our plates with bare hands. i hope they'll use gloves in the future because they aint today.
  • Nick Z.
    Nick Zea-SmithAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Family deals in restaurant. Kids menu great value and lots of choice
  • Erlyn L.
    Erlyn LomibaoFebruary 26, 2012
    Fish and chips and meatball are excellent!
  • Jem Princess G.
    Jem Princess GoucherNovember 29, 2014
    60p for a hotdog, can't go wrong with that!!
  • Melanie E.
    Melanie EiflerJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love those meatballs with chips and gravy.... yummy!
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TillettJuly 26, 2011
    Had meatballs, Cod & chips for lunch and bought a flatpacked bookcase.
  • Emma C.
    Emma ChanJuly 23, 2015
    My children love a visit in the holidays
  • ☆Lee Myha
    ☆Lee MyhaAugust 19, 2014
    first time in ikea!!!!!
  • gogmagog
    gogmagogOctober 10, 2010
    Don't forget to get a Customer Returns ticket and wait for 30 mins, even if all you need is a single spare screw.
  • Indie C.
    Indie CindyMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    cheapest hot dogs that you can get for miles!
  • Giggle G.
    Giggle GigglyJanuary 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The toilets can be much cleaner! Flush needs to be changed. *tsk* *tsk*
  • Matt S.
    Matt SapsfordJuly 5, 2014
    Forget the furniture head straight for the food shop
  • Gábor V.
    Gábor VértesiMay 7, 2012
    try the marinated smoked salmon :)
  • Darryl C.
    Darryl ChapmanOctober 31, 2013
    Very sad that the Lamb Shank not on the menu tonight :( would like to say that the alternatives were ok; but not gonna say that. Sorry IKEA :(
  • María Cristina S.
    Kid's meal with free fruit and drink for 99p.
  • James P.
    James PoulterJuly 30, 2011
    Well get the meatballs of course... Why else?
  • Peter S.
    Peter StevensFebruary 21, 2015
    Swedish meatballs are great
  • LaShauna N.
    Everything
  • Karthic S.
    Karthic SinnaduraiMay 3, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Very large and has a lot of stuff but no people to ask for advice
  • Mike D.
    Mike DOctober 14, 2010
    If you're buying a lamp - check it has bulb inside!
  • Charlie N.
    Charlie NSeptember 23, 2011
    Meatballs are a must!
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LinMarch 13
    Been here 5+ times
    It's all about the meatballs.
  • Steve K.
    Steve KulkaApril 1, 2012
    Don't pick up yellow bag until you've picked up other things.
  • Darren R.
    Darren ReillyDecember 8, 2015
    Chest of draws and a hotdog
  • Karthic S.
    Karthic SinnaduraiJune 10, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Great food at restaurant with breakfast for only 1.99 Read more
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MassartSeptember 14, 2010
    Try the daim cake, its wicked :-)
  • Goebel 2.
    Goebel 2August 17, 2013
    Run through the kiddies section it's crazy in there!!!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CampbellJanuary 6, 2012
    Good luck finding a trolley with 4 working wheels.
  • Hiten P.
    Hiten PatelDecember 27, 2013
    Lovely hotdogs
  • Neale G.
    Neale GarsideApril 27, 2011
    Hot Dogs are the best
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FridayAugust 26, 2013
    Gents toilet 2/10
  • Mummy2 M.
    Mummy2 MosesAugust 19, 2013
    multifaith room!!
  • Ben
    BenJanuary 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Say hi to the restaurant peeps holla big H
  • Isma M.
    Isma MalibuJanuary 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Haven't the prices gone up in Ikea so badly??!
  • Martin T.
    Martin TerrySeptember 1, 2014
    Nothing apart from watching the sheep follow the sheep lol
  • Shireen M.
    Shireen McFarlaneJanuary 10, 2012
    Don't get yourself into debt!
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia SAugust 21, 2016
    Meatballs, shelves
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron McGillivrayNovember 2, 2013
    Decent....
  • Simon T.
    Simon TreadawayAugust 26, 2013
    Absolute hell. That's 3 hours of my life I won't get back
  • Kit R.
    Kit ReynoldsDecember 12, 2016
    Cheap sensible furniture, but it can test your patience.
  • Doz Y.
    Doz YApril 1, 2011
    Car park trolley attendant is very rude.
  • Lee M.
    Lee McEwanSeptember 29, 2011
    How do I get out of here?
  • Martin T.
    Martin TerrySeptember 30, 2014
    Nothing rubbish furniture lemming like people
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