Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.4
2824 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
The Ivy Clifton Brasserie is open in the heart of Clifton Village, Bristol, located on the corner of Caledonia Place and The Mall, overlooking The Mall Gardens.

Open seven days a week, The Ivy Clifton Brasserie offers accessible all day dining for local residents, businesses, shoppers and visitors to the area, and brings some of the familiarity of The Ivy brand to ceaselessly chic Clifton Village. Tables are held back for walk-ins allowing locals to drop in throughout the day at their leisure, and the menus are all encompassing, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks and dinner; not to mention a specially created cocktail menu featuring a variety of classic and contemporary selections.

The Ivy Clifton Brasserie has been designed to deliver the memorable experience that is synonymous with The Ivy’s unique style, in a more relaxed and accessible environment.
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AH
Wales
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast and well priced. Beautiful smooth cappuccino in lovely surroundings and atmosphere in the conservatory.

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H
Bristol
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy Brasserie, Clifton offers a commendable service which I rate very highly. The restaurant itself is elegantly decorated and exudes a sophisticated vibe. The food arrived promptly, was presented exceptionally and was of high quality and delicious. I’m very happy with the service from the staff, especially the welcome. Overall it felt like fine dining. I would totally recommend it.

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LM
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, lovely food, a fantastic experience!

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PW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Good menu as always, but changes so infrequently that going more than once/month gets a bit dull.

Had to chase for the bill and to order initially (we were forgotten about), which was a first at the Ivy Clifton, the service is normally really good.

Food was fine, Shephards pie particularly tasty, duck pate with nutty bits on needs a change. It's fine but not very interesting.

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

Came for breakfast with friends had a lovely experience! Staff were fantastic and food was great too. Will definitely be back!

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

Food, service and atmosphere was great. Really enjoyable evening for my mum's birthday

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NP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

This was a special birthday celebration- whilst there was some acknowledgement of issues the fact that my dietary requirements weren’t handled, even though emailed in advance was very poor. The overall experience was OK, which was a shame and it will take a lot for me to recommend or revisit for a while. Hotel Du Vin wins hands down following our experience with them on what was probably one of
their busiest weekends of the year... Mothers Day!

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D
Bristol
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The afternoon tea was excellent but the table was unfortunately right next to the service station and hence, felt overlooked. The restaurant was also quite noisy making it difficult to hear some of the more quietly spoken staff. All that aside, we both enjoyed the afternoon tea and will definitely return for future special occasions.

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

Booked for a hen afternoon tea, lovely food , when asked for the bill they told us some one called on and paid for it for us. We
Got ready to leave and as walking out they told us it was a mistake which was embarrassing and we had to sit back down and wait for the bill , happy to pay it of course but was extremely embarrassing in front of other diners

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DI
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely meal at The Ivy on Sunday , the staff were extremely helpful with my request for a birthday cake and it was a great atmosphere

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BK
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy in Clifton is consistently a great place for brunch with friends. Brilliant decor backed up with waiting staff that fit in with the era. Choice of food is brilliant as it caters for gluten free seamlessly. Nothing not to like. We’ll be good no back for more brunches and evening meals.

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JF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic location in heart of Clifton Village, fabulous food coupled with exceptional service. we have eaten here a few times now always been a great experience!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely welcome and shown to table upon arrival. Food was very good and the service was excellent.

The only issue we had was our table was just behind the reception area and every time the front door was opened we were hit with an icy blast. So much that we had to keep our jackets whilst eating

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Warm friendly welcome, visit to bar for cocktails is a must. Food was beautiful, my only minor complaint is that we found the dining room is noisy.

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N
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Positives:
The herb salad looked freshly picked and really tasty
They catered well for my dietary needs
The salt crusted sourdough bread as a side order was excellent value, only 4 quid for a whole loaf!
Service was quick despite every table being taken (see below!)

Negatives:
Portions are trendily petite - order sourdough bread to go with your meal!
It was really noisy - despite asking for a quiet table, I struggled to hear what my partner said. Not sure why they need that low background thud of indiscernible music that just made everyone talk louder!
Every table was taken - they pack them in so tightly that I was closer to the people on my right and left than my partner across the table, and was more able to hear what the people on the next table were saying than my husband!

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LB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy is lovely! The staff were so helpful & made sure my table had everything we needed. When I booked online I selected it was a date and we were sat in the window in a lovely atmosphere, definitely recommend to others, thank you.

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LE
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

A delightful afternoon tea experience. Scones are fab and the service is good.

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SW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love it here! It’s such a beautiful space. Stunningly impressive. Really high quality but not stuffy or snooty. Loads of friendly staff who are never in your face. Perfect place for an occasion or just a casual treat.

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S
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening which was only made better by the service we received

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

When the restaurant here opened the waiting staff were impeccable
However the last couple of visits , have sadly seen a lack of interest and friendliness in them

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SM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at The Ivy Clifton. The food was good except that the butternut squash wasn’t cooked through. Apart from that we enjoyed everything.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere but a little noisy as it was full. Food was delicious

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F
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely building, environment and atmosphere.
Shame they don’t offer Sunday roasts at the Ivy.
Cocktails good, but expected more knowledgable and sleek cocktail making staff.
No nuts or nibbles on the bar and with cocktails at these prices, we expected more.
We’d explained we wanted a couple of cocktails at the bar before eating, at the time of booking, but despite this, 3 attempts were made to move us to our table.
Waiting staff were friendly, patient and efficient.
Food good albeit portions modest.
Service rather slow but food was freshly cooked.
Very warm at our table. It was a beautiful sunny day outside when we visited.
Unfortunately we were told the Ivy is not allowed to open the windows or french doors, due to concerns by nearby residents about noise levels.

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CF
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and a lovely dining experience as always.

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CB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a special evening meal - wonderful food, excellent service and really beautiful surroundings. Would definitely go again.

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GC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Good service . Poor brunch presentation and lacked imagination.

Buck’s Fizz was mighty expensive would consider offsetting this and investing in better food.

Was disappointed overall but nice to spend time with my friend.

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Birthday breakfast celebration with friends

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing venue with very high quality service and excellent food.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful decor , an experience which brings together all the classic elements of quality . Thoughtful service which is friendly but remains service , nice to not be referred to as “ mate” or “guys” . Great cocktails , with appetisers, three of us then enjoyed two courses with wine and coffees. Slightly limited menu . Everything we ordered was tasty , portions correct , service was neither rushed nor slow .
If any criticism toilets were not as clean as they ought to be paintwork a bit grubby.
Thanks to staff for an enjoyable afternoon.

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MI
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointed by our afternoon tea. The service was abrupt and there was a lot of upselling going on such as offering the most expensive champagne as a first option?...
It’s a shame as I’ve always enjoyed the ivy previously

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JR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a lovely experience . Good food and really good service.

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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked at 2pm for me and my wife, not realising afternoon tea starts at 3. The bar man kindly asked the kitchen if I could have it a bit earlier, and they were very understanding. The food was brought out at 2:45, which we didn’t mind at all, so thank you for making an exception. Plus, my wife did not get mad! Cheers!

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e
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the ivy and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Very attentive staff and the food was perfect! Really loved the look and feel of the decor too!

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EG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A generally enjoyable experience. Excellent service. Very noisy - acoustics could be improved.
Nice food on the expensive side.
However, I would recommend.

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CW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Heard such good reviews but just thought it overpriced. Lovely atmosphere and service was great

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NM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Was a very special experience. Felt very welcome. Breakfast amazing and staff could not do enough for you.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, well served excellent ambience. Highly recommended

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M
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The venue was clean, had a smart casual ambience and the staff were very friendly and attentive. We didn't feel rushed but equally didn't have to wait long for our food. When it arrived it was hot, looked freshly made and tasted wonderful. It is refreshing to have regular foods offered innovatively cooked and presented rather than simply opting for richer tastes.

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R
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Ivy Brasserie in Clifton. Lovely staff, beautiful room, we were in the conservatory, looking out onto the small but perfectly-formed garden - bliss.

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SA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Service slow and once we had the hot drinks to go with our afternoon tea we didn't get any further service, e.g. no fresh plates or cutlery offerd, no offer for us to order more drinks and had to wait a lengthy period to get some attention to request the bill.

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