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Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.5
1706 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Ivy Clifton Brasserie, in the heart of Clifton Village, Bristol, is open 7 days a week for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks and dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 08:00 - 23:00
Saturday 08:00 - Midnight
Sunday 09:00 - 23:00

Please be aware that due to licensing, the premises must be vacated by all diners at 23:00 Monday to Friday and Sunday and midnight on Saturday. We ask you to please be mindful of this when seating.
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Phone number
0117 203 4555
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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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Public Transit
Nearest bus stop Clifton Village
Additional
Counter Seating, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch
What 1706 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We were bought a voucher for our 40th wedding anniversary. We had brunch . The food and the service was fantastic . Will definitely be back

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This is my second visit to The Ivy, and it certainly won't be my last. I had a friend down from London, and she loved it too.
Good food, generous portions, fabulous service, great ambience. Well worth that extra cost.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food excellent but very noisy and service needs improving

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Love the restaurant - excellent service, wonderful decor and very good food - slightly ruined by screaming baby two tables away. I’m all for family friendly restaurants as long as parents teach their children how to behave and I don’t think very young babies are appropriate in a restaurant such as this

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Meeting with relatives we had not seen for many years and the restaurant was absolutely perfect for the event .
Will be back again soon .

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

I enjoyed a lovely breakfast with a family member. The staff were very helpful and friendly and would highly recommend it.

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3.0Dined on 14 April 2018

The setting was beautiful and we all enjoyed our food however my friend who came has a fish allergy so we asked for no fish! But smoked salmon was brought out on our afternoon tea so that had to go back. I felt the experience felt rushed a few of us chose to do afternoon Tea & before we had finished eating you were trying to take things away when I asked for it to be left as there was still jam & cream to use it was taken! We planned to stay for cocktails but decided to move on such a shame as I had planned it for my birthday.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Sat in the front half of the restaurant which seemed noisier and more cramped than the rear conservatory. We had afternoon tea which was very good. Just about right in portion size and excellent quality. The service was attentive without being intrusive.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon tea and can’t wait to visit again!

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We were really pleased with our choice of restaurant. We had travelled from various places in the uk to meet in Bristol. We had a great table in the back looking at the courtyard garden, the staff were attentive and friendly without being too much. The food was delicious, nicely presented and arrived at the same time. We had a great afternoon. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We loved our table, food and coffee and will return again soon.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Really lovely lunch. Came for a business lunch / catch up and great food - good choice on the menu - good service - a nice space to spend time in. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Birthday meal - delicious food, attentive staff, buzzy atmosphere on a Thursday night.

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

The food and wine were exemplary with a good choice of food without being overwhelming or fussy. The staff were very attentive but not intrusive.
Only slight negative was the lighting in the orangery as when it became dark outside, the lighting was too low on one side of the table to enable us to see the food properly.
A small negative in a very good visit.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Everything you would expect from a top restaurant, great food friendly knowledgeable and professional staff . The setting is amazing as an old bank .

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

As a group of eight we dine out regularly. It is rare that all eight of us agree as far as the success of the evening is concerned. In this case at The Ivy everyone was of the same happy opinion. The food was excellent and the service matched it. Often a good restaurant is let down by the noise level, largely due to the lack of soft furnishings which allows the sound to bounce around. Not the case here where the background doesn't intrude to a distracting extent. As to cost, well the wine list is refreshingly lacking the rip off factor and the final bill for eight seemed pleasantly reasonable. Will definitely return. Well done The Ivy!

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

The food and attentive staff made this a very lovely birthday experience

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Very nice food, but the waitress looked like she’d just got up, borderline scruffy or maybe just a bad hair day, love bite on neck didn’t really help.
A shame really as the food and decor was nice and reasonably priced.
I would go again, but the duty manager should be a little more vigilant With staff appearance!

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3.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Overall the experience was good however having to wait a long time after receiving my steak and the rest of the table receiving their food for my fries was not good. The serving of the wine to the table was also poor. The waitress spilt wine on the table and leaned across rather than walked round to fill glasses.

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4.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Excellent food and very friendly and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on 9 April 2018

Very helpful staff who made us feel very welcome. Lovely food and we had a very good time.

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3.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Lovely restaurant layout, good atmosphere, attentive waiting staff and plenty of space for entertaining big parties.
The starter and dessert were lovely. Chose the slow roasted lamb shoulder for main which was not to my taste, could improve on the gravy however others may think differently.
I would still be willing to return again, however just pick a different main.

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

We had a really lovely evening with our friends and will definitely be returning

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

First time to the Ivy in Clifton and we were not disappointed. We arrived early and had drinks at the Bar, where the Bar Staff were very helpful and informative. Once we were seated, our Waitress was bubbly and helpful with menu recommendations. The food did not disappoint and between our party of four, we all had three courses and there was not one complaint. The building is fantastic and feels really special. looking forward to returning soon.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

We went to the Ivy Brasserie for my husband's birthday and it didn't disappoint. My husband has to have a gluten free meal as he's coeliac and he was well looked after. I am vegetarian and was surprised that there were only two options on the menu, but wasn't disappointed with my choice. The food was delicious, great wine choice, service was exceptional and the restaurant is beautifully fitted out with a lovely ambience.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Brilliant night with friends. Food was excellent and so was the service.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

A very nice restaurant with fantastic food and atmosphere. Staff were all very attentive to needs and friendly. Lovely evening there share my husbands birthday

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

I took my mum for afternoon tea as a belated mother's day treat. My had the afternoon tea which she absolutely loved as full of lovely treats and freshly baked. I had the Cream tea which had 3 huge scones. We both had a massive scoop of clotted cream which I couldn't help feel was a bit wasteful. My husband loves cream tea but even he would struggle to finish the cream.
The tea overall was a good price given the quality. We had a glass of wine in addition which I thought a little steep. £9.50 for a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. We opted for Pinot which was still just shy of £7.
We went on a busy Saturday afternoon and it was packed especially with groups of ladies. I like the ambience but the noise of voices could be quite loud for those who prefer a more peaceful experience. This is the third time we have been. Would throughly recommend. My mum can be quite fussy and she loves the Ivy.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Excellent food and service, would definitely come again.

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Great use of the old bank. All staff very friendly. Attentive but not over the top and at no time did we feel rushed. Lovely. Whether want lunch afternoon tea dinner or just coffee its a great place to hang out for a couple of hours. I took an Aunt and my mother as a special treat as neither had been before. We all enjoyed our lunch, the poached eggs cooked to perfection. The slight negitive is possibly the acoustics, the noise level quite high espacially in the main restauran, we were luckly enough to be seated in the orangery area which did seamed a better. Obviously its an old building with high ceilings so not sure what can be done to absorb some of it. That said it definately would not stop me going back, in fact planning next trip with girlfriends. Would definately recommend a visit to this place when in Bristol.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

I brought my mum as a late mother’s day present. The food was great however my mum was sick for the rest of the day and was also unwell the following day.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Excellent food and service - you must try the chocolate bomb when you dine here!

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Lovely restaurant - have been meaning to try it for a while. The only thing which I didn't like is the service charge which adds a sizeable chunk to the final bill. I am very much of the opinion that if I wish to tip in a restaurant, it should be my choice. The service was excellent but the service charge would put me off returning!!

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Wonderful high quality classic British cuisine. Service is flawless without being stuffy. The rooms are beautiful with attention to the small details. Leave room for dessert, you don’t get anything like it in other restaurants.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Very attentive and warm staff, who were alert to any request and ensured that we had a great experience. Food beautifully presented, with far more than the average cream tea menu - the best doughnuts ever!
We have already booked again with family for afternoon tea in June.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

4 of us had a late lunch to celebrate a friends upcoming 60th birthday. We had a lovely table in the Orangery, ate off the set menu, which was great value for money and very tasty, although the birthday girl couldn't resist the 'chocolate bombe' from the main menu ,for her pud.
The guy in charge organised for our friend to have some chocolate truffles and a chocolate saying 'Happy Birthday' on it. Although I have eaten there several times before the others hadn't but they were very impressed with it all.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

As usual, everything was great. Celebrating late WA as had to cancel due to snow! Will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

As usual, faultless service and the most gorgeous food. Everything from the incredible sourdough bread through to the chocolate bombe was fantastic. Wish I could eat here everyday!

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Had a fantastic birthday lunch here with my husband. Lovely friendly face greeted us, the atmosphere was great and we were escorted to our table immediately. We had a bottle of the ivy collection champagne which was excellent. We both had scallops to start, sea bass as main and Creme brûlée and chocolate bomb for dessert. It was all fantastic. We can't fault anything. We are planning going back very soon.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

We had a 30 minute drive & walk to the The Ivy but it was well worth the effort. The menu has great variation with the food being well presented and tasting delicious. It should be remembered that side dishes have to be added to main dishes. A really good evening.

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