Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.4
3101 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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NV
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, the steak was cooked to perfection. We’ve already booked to go back!

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MN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening celebrating my birthday. Staff were very attentive & polite. Service was prompt and we were not rushed. Wonderful food and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.

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SB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food. Very good all round, will highly recommend.

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

Great food for a reasonable price. We were treated exceptionally by the staff. Having previously gone to sketch in London we were impressed that our experience was nearly on par and for a better price. I'll be recommending the brasserie to my friends

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

It’s a great place to take friends for a treat, which is what we did. Presentation of the food is excellent.

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

It was our Wedding Anniversary (22 years)
We asked for a table in the Orangery/Garden room and got table 51 it was brilliant.
Alessandro looked after us and did a great job.
Food was excellent, I chose a Sirloin Steak and my wife had the Sea Bass.
Thank you to The Ivy for a fantastic evening.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You won’t regret booking a table at the Ivy! The cocktail menu is great and the food is so delicious, it was a very tough choice! Great atmosphere, smart but very friendly. I will definitely be back!

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

We were given a gift voucher for dining at The Ivy Brasserie Clifton and the food was very well presented and delicious. The atmosphere is just right and a jazz band playing background music was appreciated. We will be back!

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d
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection I've booked the ivy Chelsea garden now for wifes birthday it's such quality and delicious food 10/10

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MK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for our lovely evening.
We came on our 25th wedding anniv. / your 2nd anniv.
My wife picked an envelope and won a meal for two for another occasion.
So, we came for her Birthday on Thursday 11th.
Jazz trio followed by nice background music.
Great ambience, hubub.
Service attentive polite and efficient.
Food was fabulous. The lemon sole to die for.
Wines great.
Value suberb. Lol

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

Really good service. Only mild criticism would be I asked for Prosecco on arrival as it was our wedding anniversary and it didn’t come until we ordered. Food and service was excellent to be fair.

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LL
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great service from the London office reservation team; though I had to ask the waiter three times for some sauce to accompany my meal. Food otherwise good, and we appreciate the additional (tiny) raspberry tarte to commemorate my boyfriend's birthday.

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VN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

I have made our reservation in advance and called a day before advising the reason we coming for dinner is my fiance birthday. To my suprise there was zero acknowlegement of the special occasion. When advised of that to one of the seniors, was assured I will receive an email with apologies. Nothing received yet. We eat there previously and a I know that they provide a little candle in the dessert to make the dinner a bit more special. However not this time.
Even my request for a quiet table or away from other was completely ignored at confirming reservation. Apart from food, very disappointed with the service and the whole evening spent in the restaurant.

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JM
Bristol
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant experience to celebrate my 80th birthday and our 53rd wedding anniversary. Our very first afternoon tea!

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GR
Bristol
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed with our recent visit to the restaurant. The atmosphere was very nice and the service was excellent. The food was good and we will return again

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S
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent flavour and well cooked. Brought as quickly as you would expect. Lovely setting, beautiful building and restaurant. Attentive and kind service staff. The only slight criticism would be portion size and drink size for the price paid but that is as you would expect.

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d
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection the building is the best I've been to.service was great food delicious staff very friendly.thinking of going back this week it was so good I'm a sucker for quality and old buildings this place is just outstanding

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NR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the restaurant. Went for my daughter's birthday and they treated her very special!

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful service

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TC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great location with good food. Perhaps a bit overpriced for what it is but very enjoyable. We would return.

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KP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, the Ivy experience is consistent and makes for a lovely night. I was early for my reservation and they made sure I was comfortable and well served. The one mistake they made was not to ask if I wanted wine with my courses. While I had one of their hand crafted cocktails at my table, wine is always appropriate and appreciated with each course.

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K
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was tasty. Not overly priced. Service was slow though.

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SM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a romantic, calm and professional atmosphere! The staff went the extra mile to deliver excellent service. My dairy intolerance was catered for merticulously. I'll be coming back and recommending the restaurant to all!

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LF
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice venue and brilliant food. Slight issue with a large party at the bar causing quite a bit of noise but once they had gone everything was fine.

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D
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting and the food was amazing not to mention the delicious gin cocktails! I will definitely be back!

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L
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely experience, excellent service, delicious food, well presented in beautiful surroundings. We had the perfect table by the window, looking out onto the patio & all the flowers in full summer bloom.

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C
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Difficult start when we had to wait 40 minutes for our table (booked for 8.30 available at 9.10), the hostesses said the manager would come over to us at the bar to offer a drink but that never transpired. Once we finally got to our excellent table we had a nice evening.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service charge bumps cost up too much and asked if we wanted water and got charged for it

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TL
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A perfect environment to enjoy a relaxed lunch. The 2/3 course lunch menu offers a reasonably good choice of starters and main dishes at a competitive price. A very discreet service is provided by all staff from the initial welcome to the efficient and courteous table service. We were impressed by the decor and furnishings, and the coordination between the table items. Altogether an enjoyable lunch in an aesthetic setting. We have visited the Ivy on many previous occasions and will be returning soon to try their tempting afternoon tea.

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VK
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

It was our waiters first day, so was unfamiliar with the menu etc. We asked for Pimms he wasn’t sure if it was something they served said he would find out, we waited and had to remind him about the Pimms he said they didn’t have that, he didn’t he even bother to suggest an alternative. We ordered afternoon set menu he asked if we wanted our tea before our food?? Strange question. Also the people on the table next to us having ordered their desserts at the same time as their main course waited an hour for their desserts ended up complaining and leaving. The restaurant was quiet and their were plenty of staff hanging around. The venue is lovely and food was nice. It was for a birthday treat but the experience wasn’t celebratory. Wouldn’t recommend.

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N
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The presentation of all our meals was exemplary. The quality of produce outstanding. The staff were polite and courteous. I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Ivy to celebrate my birthday. Thank you

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was my girlfriends birthday and we had an amazing meal! The service was on point and the food was perfect👌🏽 would definitely come back again! They even treated my girlfriend to a birthday surprise...

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MX
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All staff were very very friendly, they made my visit a great experience and the food was delicious!

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ED
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Beautiful restaurant.

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J
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice venue for a special meal out.
Only slight moan is that I don’t think much of the added service charge gets back to the staff who cooked the food and waited at table.
I always try to remember the take the service charge off the final bill and leave cash with our waiter.
I will continue to do this until I’m assured by the management that every penny goes to the staff!

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AG
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to The Ivy and was to celebrate my Dad’s 80th birthday.
Absolutely everything about the evening was perfect - food, service, atmosphere and comfort were all outstanding
3 courses from the a la carte menu for 4 people with drinks and a bottle of wine was just over £200 which was great value
Would highly recommend

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LD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting with attentive and friendly staff. Quality of food is lovely and great value for money.

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BA
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service. Very good selection of menu dishes. Wine, a little bit overpriced, but a good selection of wines.

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JO
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely way to spend an afternoon. Lovely company, lovely food.

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NW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was as good as expected but the service was terrible. It took three waiters and close to 45 minutes to get a simple black coffee.

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