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Ivy Clifton Brasserie, Bristol, ENG
Ivy Clifton Brasserie, Bristol, ENG
Ivy Clifton Brasserie, Bristol, ENG
Ivy Clifton Brasserie, Bristol, ENG
Ivy Clifton Brasserie, Bristol, ENG

Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.5
4.5
9564 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The Ivy Clifton Brasserie is located on the corner of Caledonia Place and The Mall, overlooking The Mall Gardens.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 92 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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
    0117 203 4555
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Private party facilities
    The Ivy Clifton Brasserie has two private rooms: The Eastern room seats 12 guests on one long table; or 24 standing and The Western room seats 16 guests on one long table; or 32 standing.Natural daylight floods the rooms and the walls are adorned with an eclectic collection of locally referenced artwork and prints, reflecting period drawings of Bristolian architecture and business, not to mention its great railway heritage, as well as the rivers Severn and Avon, port scenes, and some eye-catching Deco images. Both rooms are available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks and canapé receptions, and are equally suited to private parties and celebrations, as they are to corporate bookings, providing the perfect setting for entertaining friends, family and clients in Clifton Village.
  • Private party contact
    privatedining@theivycliftonbrasserie.com: 0117 203 4555
  • Area
    Clifton
  • Parking Details
    Charles Place Car Park, 1 Charles Pl, Bristol BS8 4SD (14 min walk from the car park)
  • Public Transit
    Bristol Temple Meads train station, Bristol
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Daytime Festive Set Menu

    20 Nov 2023 - 3 Jan 2024
    ** Tables of 7 + must book the Festive Menu. The menu is priced at £50 for two courses or £55 for three-courses. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of Christmas with our Festive Set Menu, crafted to capture the magic of the season. Dine from our two or three-course menu and delight in our show-stopping festive dishes, selection of fine wines and seasonal cocktails.
    Daytime Festive Set Menu photo
  • Evening Festive Set Menu

    20 Nov 2023 - 3 Jan 2024
    ** Tables of 7 + must book the Festive Menu. The menu is priced at £55 per person. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of Christmas with our Festive Set Menu, crafted to capture the magic of the season. Dine from our three-course menu and delight in our show-stopping festive dishes, selection of fine wines and seasonal cocktails.
    Evening Festive Set Menu photo
  • Festive Breakfast Set Menu

    14 Nov 2023 - 3 Jan 2024
    The perfect way to start your day. Elevate your morning with our Breakfast Festive Set Menu, crafted to capture the magic of the season. Discover a selection of smoothies and breakfast classics, available for £16.95 per person.
    Festive Breakfast Set Menu photo

What 9,564 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bristol

    Best Overall

  • Bristol

    Best Service

  • Bristol

    Best Ambience

  • Bristol

    Good for business meals

  • Bristol

    Good for business meals

  • Bristol

    Healthy

  • Bristol

    Hot spot

  • Bristol

    Good for special occasions

  • Bristol

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Bristol

    Lively

  • Bristol

    Most Booked

  • Bristol

    Best Overall

  • Bristol

    Best Service

  • Bristol

    Best Ambience

  • Bristol

    Good for business meals

  • Bristol

    Good for business meals

  • Bristol

    Healthy

  • Bristol

    Hot spot

  • Bristol

    Good for special occasions

  • Bristol

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Bristol

    Lively

  • Bristol

    Most Booked

9,564 Reviews
  1. Ceri

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply put, an amazing evening. The service was exceptional, thank you Luke I can see why your the Manager, so welcoming, fun, professional and along with your team you made us feel at ease and loved your spot-on recommendations. Food wise we went with the set festive menu and each course was incredible, perfect temperature, so tasty and the timing between each course served exceptional. The cocktails are something else and their Malbec divine. It was a special evening as I was meeting up with a friend I’d not seen for years and they respected we had a lot to catch up on and sat us accordingly, quiet but still atmospheric which I so appreciated. What a memorable evening, thank you Luke & Team

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent birthday treat for my wife , will us again

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food good with interesting twists. Staff were very friendly . However, the service was occasionally disappointing, wrong colour wine, rice with the curry forgotten, wrong veg and the coffee was very late. But we really enjoyed ourselves, thank you

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service at the Ivy Clifton. The restaurant is very well kept with everything clean and tidy. Also nicely decorated for the Christmas season.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The afternoon tea was lovely, the theme was very festive

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  6. Laura

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We did not receive the Christmas crackers or mince parcels that are promised on the festive menu

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the meal, it was our first time out for a meal as a couple with our 4 month old and it was a lovely experience. The team accommodated our pram which I didn't mention on the booking and were really helpful even limiting some smoke that they had as one of the dishes.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all chose the festive menu, it was all delicious. The service was excellent and the restaurant itself is beautiful. We loved the comfortable seating and marble tables. Including crackers with the festive menu was a lovely touch.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Lovely place but absolutely freezing. Could do with putting the heat on

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  10. Anon

    Worcestershire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent varied menu. Superb friendly and helpful staff. Food was fantastic. Lovely setting. Great ambiance.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service. Nothing was too much trouble and was made to feel very special! We all enjoyed our meals, excellent quality food perfectly cooked and served

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  12. Kate

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a nice time, overall it was a pleasant experience. Great service by staff. Restaurant was a bit cold though Sweet potato curry was nice but more like a soup then a curry. I had the same dish in the Cardiff branch which I found to be a better standard.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Really disappointment by the service. The waiters and waitress seemed to only pay attention to the family and older couple sat either side. I had to call someone over to Order a bottle of Prosecco Ask to order our food Ask for another bottle of wine Remind them over half hour later they had not brought the wine Remind them that my friend had ordered a drink Call them over to order dessert We were just completely forgotten about all evening which is a shame as food was lovely

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fiid was lovely but not exceptional and therefore vastly overpriced. Would not come again other than with a gift voucher for that reason. I understand you pay for ambience etc but even so!

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  15. Stuart

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service and food, and attention to detail was outstanding. One issue. Raised previously I need a mug handle due to Parkinson's - still no mugs available. However spoke with the manager, who explained cutlery, china etc is all taken from a central depository - no flexibility. However, clearly a people person and an excellent listener, she has promised that she will purchase a couple of mugs herself for any future visits. Thank you.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Very nice .. service was a bit slow and the continued opening of the door meant it was very cold .. needs to be a fast automatic closure

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant, great value, we really enjoyed our food and cocktail menu was great - highly recommend the champagne mojitos.

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  18. SandieF

    London

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Sadly all our food other than the fries was stone cold! We love the building and took our Son and Partner as a treat. Very disappointed

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service was slow. Two and a half hours for two courses. No apologies. In all fairness they are usually good.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food was ok, but mains were warm not hot. Waitress wasn't great, had to ask for drinks and then wait ages for them to arrive. Asked for a glass of wine when my main arrived and I had finished before I got it. Had much better service and food in places a fraction of the price. Felt like they were short staffed.

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  21. RodneyG

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an enjoyable evening . The food was its usual high quality as was the service and cheerful atmosphere. Whenever we come to Bristol for a visit , usual twice a year, we make for the Ivy on one of the evenings. We have never been disappointed. i hope we will be back next year.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb quality food with excellent service. Highly recommend!!!

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  23. royboy

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Upon arrival for afternoon tea the staff at the reception desk were great. Very welcoming with great customer service skills. The table was lovely and the service very good. Staff had a good knowledge of the menu and were able to provide clear explanatioon of the vegan menu to my friend. The food was excellent and more than ample. The atmosphere in the brasserie was excellent , warm and welcoming an d every member of staff were polite and looked great. A great experience.

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  24. CatherineT

    London

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Nice venue and good food, but our table was totally forgotten. We got given menus and after more than 30 mins no one had offered us drinks etc so had to flag soneone down. Same happened when we then wanted the bill, same again when we wanted to pay....so service poor!

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  25. CraigK

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The server was excellent , so friendly , polite and professional . The food was very nice … could have been hotter though . All in all a lovely brunch experience

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The service was good and they were happy to let me order extras as I requested. However, the venue was very cold which doesn’t make for an enjoyable experience. In addition, whilst the food was ok (toast should have been buttered, poached eggs watery), it was all served on cold plates and therefore went very cold very quickly. I think ‘The Ivy’ should be doing a better job!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Food and service was exceptional. Thank you.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch celebrating the life of a 99 year old relative and friend who passed away recently. Food was excellent and all staff very good. Noise levels are a bit high but it was a busy lunchtime with all tables taken.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect lunch for my Daughters 18th birthday. Our waiter Alex was fabulous too! Thank you

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  30. Whizzywheels52

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Coffee was cold. It was replaced but still cold. We were then told it was machine problem That’s not my problem. It’s your problem. Fix it

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  31. DuncanM

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    In terms of service the waiting staff were brilliant but once again the wait for food was too long. I made this point a while ago as it ruined our meal and never had a response from the restaurant

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great experience. Great place, stunning food and great service

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed the Afternoon Tea but would prefer more savory than pastries .. All Good

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice restaurant

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon tea, nice ambience and nice to indulge oneself for special occasions. X

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  36. JonathanB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Busy Monday and great food very well presented. Attentive but not OTT service. You should pop up to Birmingham and show them how to do it.

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  37. PaulC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great meal as per usual. Good food, great venue, good service.

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  38. ZuzaJ

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue and very friendly and professional staff. Food was ok.

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  39. FussyEater

    Bristol

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We were very disappointed with our experience at the Ivy Clifton, yesterday. Some dishes arrived luke warm and had to be returned, bread was forgotten and one waiter stuck my partners wine bottle right into my glass to refill, when in fact I wasn’t even drinking the same wine. Two members of staff were superb trying to put things right, but our evening had already been spoilt by then. Reading reviews from other recent diners, it seems the Ivy experience isn’t what it was. Standards have definitely slipped. Maybe it’s just really hard to get good staff currently. Let’s hope the Ivy gets it’s mojo back soon. Bristol has lots of great restaurants, so the Ivy needs to up their game or lose regulars.

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  40. DeanaP

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    I know you are busy but the service was poor and attention to detail bad

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FAQs

Ivy Clifton Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 9564 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 92 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ivy Clifton Brasserie

42-44 Caledonia Place, Clifton, Bristol, ENG BS8 4DN

Additional information

  • Area
    Clifton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 08:30–22:30 Fri 08:30–23:00 Sat 09:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Charles Place Car Park, 1 Charles Pl, Bristol BS8 4SD (14 min walk from the car park)
  • Public Transit
    Bristol Temple Meads train station, Bristol
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0117 203 4555
  • Private party facilities
    The Ivy Clifton Brasserie has two private rooms: The Eastern room seats 12 guests on one long table; or 24 standing and The Western room seats 16 guests on one long table; or 32 standing.Natural daylight floods the rooms and the walls are adorned with an eclectic collection of locally referenced artwork and prints, reflecting period drawings of Bristolian architecture and business, not to mention its great railway heritage, as well as the rivers Severn and Avon, port scenes, and some eye-catching Deco images. Both rooms are available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks and canapé receptions, and are equally suited to private parties and celebrations, as they are to corporate bookings, providing the perfect setting for entertaining friends, family and clients in Clifton Village.
  • Private party contact
    privatedining@theivycliftonbrasserie.com: 0117 203 4555
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