The Ivy Bath Brasserie

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£26 to £40
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British
The Ivy Bath Brasserie on Milsom Street offers relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining in historic Bath Spa.

As with its sister sites, The Ivy Bath Brasserie serves all-encompassing, contemporary British menus for breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. The restaurant is open seven days a week offering all-day dining to local businesses, residents and visitors alike. There is a roof terrace which is the perfect spot for al fresco dining from the a la carte menu. Please note that the terrace is non bookable so please just pop in.

Hidden away on the first floor is The Baldwin Room; our private dining room. Seating 30 guests on one long table, or 40 on round tables of ten, the room is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as for drinks and canapés receptions for up to 70 guests. The room can be hired on its own or the whole first floor can be taken exclusively.
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N
Bath
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time visit to the Ivy with my wife. We both enjoyed it. Lovely surroundings, mostly friendly staff, and good food. The sweet was excellent.

L
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Great experience catered for my individual needs.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic 50th Birthday celebration

G
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal for my wife's birthday. From the moment we got in there we were treated very well. Food was extremely well prepared and tasted fantastic. Would definitely recommend the duck curry. Would definitely recommend.

LW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a little pricey, but the food was delicious and the surroundings beautiful

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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AB
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We ordered the burger and the butternut squash, both very average, with bland tastes with fairly high price tags. Service was good but rushed in and rushed out. Wouldn't return.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was my daughter’s birthday! The food was wonderful, thank you!

VC
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and 4 friends came for lunch for my 40 th birthday.we had a wonderful time from the moment we arrived to the moment we left ..
everyone was so friendly and professional ....
The food and service was fabulous.thank you for making my time with you so special ...

HK
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting and great food. Will definitely go again when in Bath.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time from the moment we stepped in the door until leaving - thank you to the wonderful staff & chefs!

HN
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top class dining experience & great value for money

LC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous service and delicious food. Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff were super kind and on request helped us secure a lovely table as we were wanting a quiet round table with some privacy. They were also very attentive and patient while we took a while to order. The only criticism is that the food felt a bit overpriced.

GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great meal with our two children. Only downside was we were at possibly the worst table in the restaurant, tucked into a corner where you could barely see anything or anyone..but someone has to get the duff table!

C
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent food, good atmosphere and great value. A nice buzz without seeming busy even when full.

MA
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in a lively venue and food is delicious albeit repetitive if you tend to go frequently (as we do)! Great Sole Meunière and truffled arrancini! The waitress looking after us was lovely and anticipated every One of our wishes! Went for a birthday and was treated to a lovely complimentary choux with candle. Love it

AD
Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent menu, very good food. Friendly, efficient service.

KB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was done to perfection - friendly but unobtrusive service, all elements of our breakfasts were exactly as we had hoped for and the extra coffee is a nice touch. As was the cream and raspberry doughnut with candle for our daughter’s birthday.

SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal and the service was very good. The Ivy has a friendly atmosphere, we ate early Thursday evening & it wasn't noisy although it was reasonably busy.

HH
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The perfect way to spend my birthday. Fantastic service, delicious afternoon tea and beautiful design. Thank you for making the experience so memorable.

L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

This was my second visit. Last time was for a meal and all was good at a very busy time in December. This time I was less impressed in particular with the the way my guest and I were greeted at the entrance. I had pre-booked, there were no queues. I thought my booking was for 3.15 and we arrived at 3.30 (within the 15 min) pretty wet and windswept. I was made to feel like I was lucky to get a table at all! Once seated at the smallest table ever for two people I checked my booking confirmation and it was actually booked for 3.30 so we were on time! All I will say is first impressions always count. Actually there were loads of tables Thursday afternoon that were free all the time we were there and we left at 5.40. The waiters were lovely but to cram everything on a small table for two was indeed an art in itself. Scones need to be bigger and it would be nice if there was a choice of pain or fruit scones. The jam and cream pots also are just tiny. I would return for a meal but not for a cream tea.

K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had afternoon tea at The Ivy, we are definitely connoisseurs of afternoon tea and whilst it was worth the money and enjoyable, this one was very nice but not the best we have had. The sweet elements were particularly light and the exploding crystals in the chocolate mousse were an unexpected addition.
On arrival the smell of lunchtime meals was quite over powering, unavoidable in such a popular restaurant but it changed the feel of the surroundings compared to country house teas.
The service was slow and we were never offered top ups of tea and coffee.
Good value if you are looking for somewhere in the city.

DG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful place to eat lovely atmosphere and very good food. Waiter needs to learn some manners after advising my partner she needs to get used to eating in posh restaurant's when she asked a question.

B
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was nice but not sure worth the money.

LB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered the fixed lunch menu - it was very good value for money - food was delicious and the ambience was very lovely on a wet and rainy Thursday lunch time. Servers were attentive and friendly and I will definitely be back

CP
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The restaurant has a beautiful interior and the staff were lovely and very attentive. The food though was average at best and pricey - I drove in from Frome for a special breakfast but would have had a better value and better quality meal in my home town. It's a lovely restaurant atmosphere wise but over-priced and not well-executed food-wise.

BW
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Lovely place to eat. Great menu choice. Slow service as often very busy.

JH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funny you should ask, my sister is visiting Bath soon and had booked lunch at the Royal Crescent. She has since changed her plans and now coming to you.
The booking is in the name of Elise Ruskin.
Thanks

CH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely afternoon celebrating our colleagues baby shower. Excellent service and amazing food xxx

MK
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch with our grandchildren. Spacious table arrangement that enabled us to talk to each other without other tables being unduly burdened by our conversation, and of course it offers privacy. Our young children were as pleased as we we were with the choice of menu.

BH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with great service and ambiance. The truffle arincini were a particular highlight but we all thoroughly enjoyed the food.

JW
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We very much enjoyed our evening. The cocktails were superb and the food lovely. Only one person was a little disappointed in their food: the lady who ordered the tuna steak felt that the portion was rather mean and she would have preferred the tubs to have been medium (she was only given the choice of rare or well done and well done turned out to be tough). Our one real complaint regarded the white wine which was served at room temperature. It’s seemed extraordinarily difficult to procure a different bottle. A lager was also served at room temperature.

SD
Bath
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Took 30 minutes before asking for someone to take our drink order. Food was delicious and enjoyed every bite.

JP
Bath
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Very slow service and it wasn’t busy but good food

BH
Bath
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and atmospheric as usual with a real sense of occasion which makes me return again and again. As always service was fab, and food scrumptious.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

There was a lot of confusion over what dishes were suitable for Vegans and several orders were made only for another waiter to come back from the kitchen after a few minutes to apologise the order wasn’t in fact Vegan. It would be a good idea to create a short Vegan menu of just a few dishes, rather than just vegetarian options.

Other than that, the lunch was very good.

SG
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely food ! Would not hesitate in returning.

PD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and brilliant service. Very attentive and great atmosphere. This was a treat for a special birthday so was bit more expensive than we would normally pay.

OT
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service and ambiance