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The Ivy Bath Brasserie, Bath, ENG

The Ivy Bath Brasserie

4.5
4.5
10038 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The Ivy Bath Brasserie on Milsom Street offers relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining in historic Bath Spa.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:30–22:30 Fri 08:30–23:00 Sat 09:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01225 307100

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    The Ivy Bath Brasserie on Milsom Street offers relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining. On the first floor sits The Baldwin Room, our private dining venue. As well as our impressive, standalone room, you also have opportunity to hire the entire first floor with access to our al fresco roof terrace.

  • Private party contact

    the Events Team: 020 3727 6548

  • Area

    Bath

  • Parking Details

    Broad Street Car Park, BA1 5LW (4 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    Bath Spa station,Dorchester Street, Bath Spa, Somerset, BA1 1SU (10 min walk from the station)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Ivy Bath Brasserie Afternoon Tea

    £26.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience a British tradition at The Ivy Collection with our famous Afternoon Tea, perfect for any occasion. Give in to the comforting smell of freshly baked, light & fluffy scones paired with clotted cream and strawberry preserve. Then, sink your teeth into soft, crustless sandwiches bursting with traditional British fillings, before concluding your dining experience by indulging in a selection of sweet and decadent petit fours. To make your occasion extra special, upgrade to our Champagne Afternoon Tea by adding a glass of The Ivy Collection Champagne. Birthdays, special occasions, a day out with your best friend; whatever the reason or season, The Ivy Bath Brasserie is your destination for the perfect Afternoon Tea.

What 10,038 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Bath/Somerset

    Special Occasions

  • Bath/Somerset

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  • Bath

    Best Ambience

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    Romance

  • Bath

    Special Occasions

  • Bath

    Most Booked

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  1. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Overall a very nice meal food excellent service was OK but nothing better than one would expect. Expensive for wine and add on veg etc
  2. S

    Susi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a really good evening out at The Ivy. Service and attention of staff was outstanding. Food too, really excellent. Music a little too heavy for me, we were celebrating a wedding anniversary so would have preferred something more mellow.
  3. RC

    RebeccaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic evening celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary. Thank you for great service and food was fantastic. Thank you also for our surprise anniversary dessert, it just finished us off completely, we couldn’t have eaten more. We went to the Tower Bridge Ivy last year for our anniversary which we enjoyed immensely, last nice was just as enjoyable. We would highly recommend The Ivy to friends and family. Thank you.
  4. HC

    HarryC

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just amazing quality of food with great amounts and just amazing.
  5. T

    Ttoots

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always the Ivy did not disappoint. Popped in for afternoon tea for a birthday treat. Gluten free scones were particularly delicious and great value for money. Will definitely return.
  6. AK

    AndyK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food great service a bit slow but it’s hard to get staff so I don’t really blame them
  7. FC

    FionaC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our food was delicious and couldn’t be faulted, our waitress was very friendly and polite. The restaurant was having a busy lunch cover which unfortunately meant a very long delay for us getting our food and eventually the bill…however it was professionally dealt with and we were satisfied with the Ivy taking the cost of our desserts off the bill without any prompt from us.
  8. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, with very friendly staff, delicious food and great cocktails. I enjoy it every time I visit.
  9. J

    John

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding, the waiters are polite, attentive and very helpful. The food is very good, the menu is extensive without being overwhelming. The total meal experience is always great at an Ivy restaurant.
  10. HW

    HannahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing afternoon tea with my mum for my birthday! It was incredible
  11. N

    Nick

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and nice ambiance. Service excellent.
  12. SH

    SHEILAC

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Unfortunately our wine bottle was given to another table from the cooler before the bottle was finished.The manager apologised and gave us a 'complimentary' glass of a different wine although the original wine was of course what we had paid for. Otherwise a very pleacent lunch.
  13. E

    Ellen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit to the Ivy for my sisters 50th birthday was a lovely experience! I’ve always found the breakfast menu to have such a wide variety of food and at reasonable prices. Service and atmosphere was great! My sister got the traditional profiterole with a candle in as well which was a lovely touch. Will definitely be visiting again!
  14. SP

    StephenP

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Front of restaurant is quieter and better for hearing aid wearers
  15. j

    johnh

    Bath

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Had another really charming night. Waiters great but service slightly stretched at 8 o'clock
  16. ND

    NicolaD

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, waiting staff were attentive & very efficient. The food was superb. Well presented & cooked to perfection.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable evening in a great location with excellent staff
  18. JR

    JoRo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant and professional service. The personal touches from the team serving us were noticed and appreciated. Great cocktails, lovely food. We had an awesome time here as part of a small hen party. Thank you.
  19. GM

    GillyM

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The teapot handles were so hot we were unable to pour the tea without holding the slippery hot handle with a napkin. When I complained I was told nothing could be done. The waitress didn’t even offer to pour our tea for us!
  20. DG

    DavidG

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Rushed to order Menu was more expensive than what I expected Although food was nice not really value for money
  21. I

    Irritatedhusband

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    All was going well except the waiter seemed to know our order before we told him and was therefore eavesdropping to our conversations and then started flirting with my wife which humiliated and embarrassed me in front of my family. Disrespectful and disappointing. The food was great. The waiter was a tall slim English man in his 30s. Was the sole waiter on the garden patio at 5pm when we arrived.
  22. SG

    SamG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been walking past for years and finally made a booking and we were really pleasantly surprised! Excellent customer service by staff who genuinely want to be there and enjoy their jobs, really quick service (with a smile) and delicious food!
  23. c

    cliveb

    Cheshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Made this reservation some time ago back in June for dinner on August 13th. Had lunch there day before and advised front of house that we would be in the following night for the dinner reservation. We dined downstairs for lunch in the main body of the restaurant which represented what the Ivy was all about, good atmosphere and the special interior design which is so familiar with all of their other restaurants , the food the atmosphere and the service was good. On Saturday we arrived only to be trekked up several flights of stairs to a part of the restaurant that I can only describe as the 2nd class lounge, this had no atmosphere the table wobbled almost like one of those temporary tables you get at a corporate event and all food had to be carried up the several flights of stairs that we had endured. I ordered the Chicken Milanese that had a fried egg on the top, the egg was hard, the chicken was overcooked and the food was luke warm as it was with the rest of my party, this was due to the distance it had to travel from the kitchen to our table, I kid you not it was a long way. Mentioned this to the waiter who offered to change but I declined as could not see a different outcome unless he was going to bring the kitchen upstairs. The meal cost £270 for 4 people not cheap but it was very average at best, had better takeaways than that. Most of all we were so disappointed to be seated in such a place devoid of atmosphere and detached from the rest of civilisation, it made you think you were an afterthought and the food is never going to be piping hot by the time you get it. Its certainly put me off ever making a reservation at any of The Ivy restaurants again, my advice would be to turn up and if you do not like the table walk away, I certainly wish I had done that there are many cheaper and better quality restaurants who value and appreciate their customers more than these people did, restaurants should not have bad tables or seating areas !
  24. PE

    PETERK

    Bath

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful food with fine attention to detail. Excellent service also The terrace table we were given was full of charm.
  25. RW

    RachelW

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Slightly slow service when ordered wine as didn’t arrive until half way through starter otherwise everything was excellent food and celebration dessert plus the Old Fashioned cocktail was superb
  26. PA

    PaulineA

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really lovely. Lost marks for delay on one side order - although the waiter communicated this. Lost marks for having to sit as a couple next to another couple - which felt a bit weird on date night! Lost marks for delay waiting after finishing main course. Overall, food, atmosphere, professionalism of staff - made an exceptional evening. I have previously attended afternoon tea here and that experience nearly put me off attending the evening. Afternoon tea - meat sandwiches served after asking for vegetarian, polite waitress but she struggled with english, waiter who apologised did not listen to my request to explain new sandwiches delivered, hot, crowded, noisy. Waitress had no understanding of menu of teas. Terrible. So glad I gave them a second chance as the evening setting was a complete and welcome contrast. I would return again for an evening meal but not for afternoon tea.
  27. Q

    Quin

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning, beautiful place, absolutely fabulous food and friendly staff.
  28. SC

    StephanieC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ideal surroundings. Not pretentious but very civilised and classy. Great menu, plenty of choice. Beautiful decor and great service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  30. DH

    DavidH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Summer Afternoon Tea for my husbands 50th Birthday on the garden terrace & it was perfect for our celebrations. The food was delicious & the whole team were very attentive, friendly & welcoming - a great experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my aunts 80th birthday celebration and they went above and beyond with their customer service and presented her with a wonderful dessert! Wonderful gesture thank you!
  32. FC

    FionaC

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyable lunch in lovely surroundings. Food was delicious and perfectly presented. Lovely staff - friendly and professional. Highly recommend
  33. LM

    LauraM

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had booked lunch but had to change to breakfast, due to timings. Very accommodating and food, staff were amazing x Birthday cake was a lovely touch x
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last minute decision but a good decision. Great choice of food and great service.
  35. LM

    LouiseMloujimar

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very nice and very tasty .we all enjoyed our meal and the staff were very good .Good choice of variety of food .The zucchini fries were very good value .like the other Ivy restaurants but a very beautiful building with wedge wood style ceilings .free dessert for my mother in laws birthday very kind .
  36. MP

    MicheyParks

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food - great menu. Excellent service. Our second visit and will definitely be visiting again
  37. KY

    KarenY

    Bath

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Our 2nd visit to The Ivy and our last. Served a tepid bottle of sparkling (actually not sparkling but semi sparkling) water @ £4.75. Waitress didn't bring the top so it soon went flat. My £33.95 steak smelt and tasted of fish. As soon as the waitress served it I immediately knew it wasn't right. G are the waitress to sell it. She told me it was supposed to smell like that! Advised it must have been cooked on the same grill used for fish. The steak and £4.50 chips were returned to the kitchen. Ruined the evening which was my husbands birthday.
  38. AE

    AngelaE

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very much enjoyed our meal at the Ivy, Bath - service was exceptional, food tasty and good choice, would recommend for a treat as a little pricey for everyday.
  39. v

    victoriah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So impressed, staff where professional, friendly and so polite . We have already planned our next visit. Thank you , you all work so hard to deliver a perfect service !
  40. ZS

    ZoeS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    My friend and I had the afternoon tea. We were early so had a drink at the bar. The bar staff were excellent and our drinks were perfect. When were called to our table, I was a little disappointed to find that it was just behind where we had been sitting at the bar and was a rather small table for two. The waitress brought one large cake stand containing 3 types of sandwiches and cakes, another smaller stand each with scones, cream and jam and a teapot each. This, together with the cups and saucers and plates and cutlery, made the table very cramped. If we had taken our drinks from the bar, everything would not have fitted on the table. My friend was treating me, so I did not want to upset her by asking to be moved, but there were plenty of larger tables and these should be used for afternoon tea, as the staff know in advance how overloaded the tables for two will be. The teapot handles got very hot and there wasn't room to manoeuvre them on the table. I was tempted to stand up to pour. I was also surprised that we were expected to use the same small plates for the sandwiches as for the cakes and also the same cutlery, only being given knives and forks. There was a small flowerpot containing a chocolate cake, and I asked the waitress what I should use to eat it. She told me to use the fork! She offered to get me a small spoon, but surely this should already be on the table? Overall I enjoyed the food. The chicken and the smoked salmon sandwiches were delicious, however the last sandwich, which was white bread and cucumber, had become a little dry on the top. It was a very hot day, maybe that was why. The scones were lovely, but the chocolate pot was too sweet for my taste, and I took the other two cakes home as I couldn't finish them. I'm not sure if I would go again, it was all a bit awkward. I might recommend it to a friends, but would advise them to ask for a bigger table if they are two.

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The Ivy Bath Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 10038 OpenTable diners.

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Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy Bath Brasserie

39 Milsom Street, Bath, Bath, ENG BA1 1DN

Additional information

  • Area

    Bath

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:30–22:30 Fri 08:30–23:00 Sat 09:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Broad Street Car Park, BA1 5LW (4 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    Bath Spa station,Dorchester Street, Bath Spa, Somerset, BA1 1SU (10 min walk from the station)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01225 307100

  • Private party facilities

    The Ivy Bath Brasserie on Milsom Street offers relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining. On the first floor sits The Baldwin Room, our private dining venue. As well as our impressive, standalone room, you also have opportunity to hire the entire first floor with access to our al fresco roof terrace.

  • Private party contact

    the Events Team: 020 3727 6548

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