The Ivy Bath Brasserie

4.4
1816 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 8am-12.30am
(Last food order 10pm)
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 9am-12.30am
(Last food order 9pm)
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Phone number
01225 307100
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Sean Burbidge
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Area
Additional
Wheelchair Access
What 1816 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

20mins at the bar waiting for our table to become free. Food was excellent but service was slow. Restaurant very crowded and noisy.

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GM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to the Brasserie for lunch. I had two quite different experiences. Both of which were enjoyable. My first visit was with friends and the atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable with very attentive service. On my more recent visit there was more of a party atmosphere with people celebrating Christmas and the restaurant was extremely busy. It was a little difficult to hold a conversation at times. The staff maintained a professionalism and the service was fantastic despite such a busy time. The food was always delicious and the menu had a lot to offer. I can't wait to return

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MC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and everything was perfect. The level of service attention was spot-on. The food was superb. It has an ‘alive’ feel as it fills. Will definitely make this a regular.

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GH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and a great restaurant, staff very friendly and helpful

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VN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant - great ambience, lively but not too noisy, beautiful surroundings, service impeccable, food delicious.
Felt special without being pretentious. Really couldn’t have picked somewhere better for our meal.

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HD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was tasty and I really liked the interiors. Service was slow and I had to ask waiters to top up my glass and take our orders. Thank you to the polish lady who was very good and suggested aperitifs while we were waiting.

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CM
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and delicious food. I ate there with my 2 daughters for a pre Christmas lunch following shopping and a lovely day out. Bank has been beautifully converted and we liked the artwork. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Lovely Ivy Royale cocktail.

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CK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed every minute from the moment we were welcomed using my correct name ,and shown to our delightful table ! The food was excellent, the waiter attentive and friendly ,ambience wonderful and the toilets were immaculate and a delight to use !!

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JH
Bath
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Waiter curt rather than efficient. No conidments offered and difficult to catch his attention. Not wirth the 12.5% service charge.
Fish and chips overcooked and barely warm. Eaten there a few times now and that is the second time my food has been barely warm.

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SH
Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Three of our party selected the Fish Pie as a main course item from the specials recommended by the waiter.
The waiter went to great lengths to push the item. The food tasted okay but when we received the bill we were shocked. The "Special" Fish pie was priced at £22.95 plus service charge. It definitely wasn't that special and if the waiter had told us the price when we ordered we would have selected one of the other fish dishes which were priced around £12-£14.
When pushing dishes the waiters should advise diners of the cost.

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AR
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy in Bath is the perfect place for a lovely meal out. The food, decor, service, ambience and location are all perfect. We are vegetarian and I am also gluten free so some restaurants struggle, but not The Ivy, in fact they surpassed themselves and I was spoilt for choice. The non alcoholic cocktails were gorgeous too. Our Waiter was utterly brilliant and really friendly and informative with great recommendations. We also go to The Ivy in Cheltenham which is equally good.

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AM
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I love the ivy for its decor, vibe and reasonably priced food. However my last visit our waitress was quite sharp and made a rude comment about not having any space to lay out plates. It didn’t suit the casual calm atmosphere and I felt like the service was a bit rushed and rude. Shame because we love coming here for lunch!!

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LP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Quick, attentive and friendly staff. A smile and interest in the dishes on that part of the menu ( as it should be ) all help the diner feel welcome.
Ambience lovely. Bit of a trek to the loos. But I guess that it helps aid the digestion!!!!

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MS
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met friends for a late breakfast before shopping, lovely atmosphere, great food and very good value, the only issue we were so relaxed lost track of time.

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LB
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

The visit was good however the breakfast itself was cold. I had the spinach and avocado eggs benedict.

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MT
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing and setting was perfect. On booking we had been asked what occasion we were there for and selected birthday. At the end of the meal a small birthday dessert was bought out with a candle which added to the personal experience.

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IL
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service. A very good evening was had by all.

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VD
Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A beautful friendly welcome, 1st visit here, the food was gorgeous, desert to die for, lovely relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, really enjoyed, and would definatly return..

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GS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Context. Lazy Sunday afternoon, celebrating an anniversary. Ended up having lunch. A previous visit had proved disappointing with a style over substance table service not delivering. By the way, The Ivy never gave me any feedback when I reviewed the place that time. This time, service was up to scratch, the food was good, probably not great, but good, but the overall feel of the place was splendid. I will be back!

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LV
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food portions okay as long as you don't order the cottage pie as this was very small & didn't come with any sides.
The birthday cake policy of not being allowed to consume on the premises was very disappointing we have never come across this before.
The bill was for 12 adults and 1 toddler proved expensive due to the £45 service charge!

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JJ
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, absolutely recommend - service and food excellent.

Looking forward to next time x

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SR
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my fiancé birthday meal and was extremely happy with the experience. Food was exceptional and the staff were attentive. Will definitely book here again.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it but felt that the drinks were very expensive

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A special Christmas lunch for my two daughters, and we all felt so happy and well looked after and the food was delicious. Also as two of us were driving we had seedlip and tonic which was beautifully presented with juniper berries, cinnamon and lots of ice. It felt so festive!

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AG
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

There’s no doubt that the Ivy is a great place to eat and drink, a great mix of styles of food, snacks and drink, all at better than expected prices given the e pensive feel and style of the place. Only thing that let us down was the table service. The menus took 15 minutes to arrive, we had to ask 3 times for water and our one course took nearly an hour to arrive. If the service had been as good as the environment and feel of the place it would be pretty flawless

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DD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The usual great atmosphere found in Ivy restaurants. Server excellent, though drinks a little slow from the bar staff. Food very good and very well presented. Overall, a very good experience.

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great atmosphere, friendly staff

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic breakfast for our anniversary and the waiter is very friendly and learning sign language which is brilliant for us being deaf ! Love to come back again x

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was all round amazing and they made our anniversary very special!

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JF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I like the Ivy in Bath. Great ambience, waiter was great etc. But it ran out of Fish Pie by 8.30pm and overall it feels very over priced. Other than that we had a good meal but not amazing. I had chicken Milanese - chicken breast with an egg on top! A lot of money for just that. And almost everything on the menu needs a side dish or two, which have to be ordered and paid for separately, adding further costs to the expensive dishes.

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AC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at The Ivy when I took a friend for a birthday treat. It certainly won't be my last! Everything was wonderful ......the lady who showed us to our table and took our coats, our table waitress who was friendly and helpful, the lovely, perfect lunch we enjoyed, great menu, and not forgetting the beautiful decor and the whole lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be returning!

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DH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We picked this restaurant for a 1 night visit to Bath based on the rating, and it didn't disappoint.
Excellent service
Excellent food & wine
Beautiful decor

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KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

booked this restaurant as we were at the Bath Christmas Market. The food, choice of wines and service was very good. The only slight drawback was the noise. it was very loud and that had nothing to do with any music.
would certainly use this restaurant again, we had a great evening.

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SJ
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Looked forward to dining here for a while and it didn’t disappoint! Fabulous food, service and overall experience. The signature Kir Royale was superb!

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and beautiful venue.

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EW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit on Thursday 6th December. We had dinner and found the menu very vast and the quality of food very good. We visited for our mini moon and the staff made it very special for us and accommodated our 4 month old baby to.

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EP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice anniversary meal, the food was absolutely amazing and service very good. Only criticism is it’s quite pricey! It’s very posh aswell, so I felt a little out of place.

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GA
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to The Ivy to take tea, it was excellent. The tea was hot and served in attractive tea pots, our waiter was faultless in his work and fresh strawberries served with the cream tea added a very nice extra to the meal. The scones were freshly prepared and oh, so good!

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JB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I have been to the ivy 3-4 times for afternoon tea and on all the previous visits the service had been good but on my last visit with a girlfriend was very disappointing we were seated promptly but then waited ages for the waiter to come over and when he did and took our order the hot drinks took ages to come and when they did they were not that hot. We drew the attention of another waiter who said some more would be made one was brought over and we had to ask again for the second hot drink I had drank mine by the time my friends arrived disappointing visit

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AH
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to The Ivy Bath was on the outside terrace: location, service and refreshments were faultless and the ambiance superb. Last week, I ate inside and whilst the service and refreshments were again beyond criticism, my guests and I found it quite noisy: more than just a great buzz. Perhaps the room is overlarge - it is very big - and some thought should be given to revamping the layout if similar comments have been made. There must be ways to overcome what we found to be a difficulty in making ourselves heard. The bonus always at The Ivy, wherever the location, is that one can dine at a price suitable for almost any size purse!

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