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Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.5
4.5
8106 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 119 times today
Experiences are available.

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

    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

  • The Ivy Clifton Set Menu

    £17.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A quick lunch, an early night or a pre-theatre meal needn’t mean cutting expectations – or corners. Our set menu, available on every weekday between 11.30am – 6.15pm, changes every fortnight and offers a unique mix of seasonal and sophisticated guest favourites that are not always available on our a la carte menu. Two Courses - £17.95 Three Courses - £22.95
  • The Ivy Clifton 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 Clifton Brasserie is your destination for the perfect Afternoon Tea.

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What 8,106 people are saying

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  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Very Tranquil good service, food of excellent quality.
  2. M

    Matr

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Weve been to ivy in Brighton which was very good, Clifton was good, not amazing.... its just another chain restaurant.
  3. D

    Downer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Excellant service . Table space very limited. Placed in a corner by a piller, very restricted. Tables to close for private conversation. Food was of hood quality but not outstanding.
  4. JB

    JackieB

    Italy

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good choice on the menu something for everyone. Food was amazing. Staff very attentive. Can’t wait to go again
  5. NH

    NeilH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our party of 4 all had blackened cod and all agree best dish on the menu , really recommend
  6. KR

    KellieR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    I have visited the brasserie a few times previously and it has been lovely, I am not one to complain and rarely leave bad reviews but feel compelled to do this time. Whilst I appreciate the hot temperatures it wasn’t a great overall experience. I came for afternoon tea with friends and has put me off returning. The teas were extremely warm on arrival, and not offered ice in drinks. I think more could’ve been done to make it a better experience, no attempt made to cool down with fans etc.
  7. SY

    SarahY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Everything was absolutely wonderful apart from it being absolutely boiling! I appreciate we’re going through a heat wave but some air conditioning or a fan would have been great. Unfortunately because we were so hot and sweating it ruined our experience. But the waiter was more than lovely and helpful and the food lovely, no complaints there. Just the heat situation was terrible
  8. S

    Scoopster1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great environment and good quality food. Service a little slow mainly due to their own success and popularity. It was very hot weather and perhaps needed a better cooling solution rather than doors being open
  9. F

    Foodie1

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Ivy is lovely, and the food was as good as expected. It was a scorchingly hot day and no air-con made it a slightly sticky experience. We felt bad for the staff who were all wearing suits. Couldn't someone have taken pity on them? It felt really harsh.
  10. EG

    ElleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch, delicious food and speedy service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from start to finish. Superb help with selecting wine. Surprise dessert for my parents to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
  12. SS

    SarahS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit for breakfast and we were very impressed, the full breakfasts were both excellent (regular and vegetarian) and generous in their portions. Friendly and helpful service as always.
  13. HL

    HielanLassie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Food excellent just as usual from Ivy. White wine was initially brought and served warm and had to be chilled. Same with spring water. 1 hour Long service delay for mains. Restaurant was uncomfortably warm with no air movement. Service quality rather spoilt the evening which was not expected at the Ivy.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service
  15. R

    Richarde

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most delightful waitress who appeared to enjoy what she was doing. Her wonderful smile added to the overall experience.
  16. ME

    MarionE

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Ivy has never disappointed ….until now. We had a long wait between courses, the pasta was not good and we were pestered by some very persistent flies. The restaurant was very hot. There did not appear to be any fans. The service, however, was excellent as always.
  17. LB

    LouiseB

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely special 18th birthday lunch for my daughter
  18. AH

    AnnaH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Relaxing morning, portions could have been a little bigger. For example scrambled egg with no toast!
  19. W

    Wendywoo

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and outstanding service! Cannot wait to go back!
  20. GJ

    GeorgeJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Lovely looking and great food. Drinks were disappointing in comparison to their description. The building was to hot and the waiter was a bit off the pace with service.
  21. E

    Ellie

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place. Only criticism was the lack of air conditioning, granted it was a very hot day but you would think somewhere like that would provide something to cool you down, especially when a lot of customers are drinking hot tea 😂
  22. AC

    AlisonC

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there to celebrate my 70th birthday with some friends. Had requested a table in lower restaurant, the conservatory end and although it states they cannot guarantee requests they came up trumps and we had best table and tea ever! Thank you so much.
  23. N

    Nurse21

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely food and the set menu is value for money. Service was very good.
  24. SS

    SusanS

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely comfortable venue Very helpful staff Good choice of menu and did not have to wait long Whole experience very enjoyable
  25. RC

    RobertC

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a lovely experience for our diamond wedding celebration.
  26. VM

    VanessaM

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable evening for my husband’s birthday. Good choice of food.
  27. M

    Meme

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Generally good, though communication from service staff could be better. After being sat at our table it was quite sometime before anyone so we even had to ask for the service ourselves.
  28. AV

    AnitaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ivy never disappoints. I have visited on several occasions and all our food was always cooked to a high standard. The wait time was never long, there is always a great selection of dishes. One of the best services around. Staff is always friendly and professional. One of my favourite places in Bristol.
  29. k

    kathleend

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    attitude of waiter disgusting waited 35 minutes for food when finally arrived half the sandwiches were stale and inedible no apologies at all
  30. NP

    NickP

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food, really enjoyed our afternoon tea
  31. D

    Daffrey

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John our waiter was very attentive and could not have been more helpful or professional. Food was of the usual high standard.
  32. JT

    JTwiddly

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely meal with my parents before a show at the Bristol Hippodrome. Great value 2 course meals for all of us. Friendly and efficient service.
  33. SA

    SANDRA

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    This is not the Ivy West Street that we are used to it really feels like a downgraded version. The sour dough bread was nice and crunchy on the outside but dry on the inside we sent the first order back but the replacement was the same, should not have it on the menu if its not perfect. Nice starters but the Ivy cut chips seemed to be more of an oven chip fried rather than hand cut that the name implies. Good service but a pity about the Bread and Chips.
  34. JO

    JOANNED

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant setting, delicious food, beautiful location
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely evening. The food was fantastic and the service amazing. Thank you
  36. TT

    TeamT

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent, we had the vegan curry which was delicious.
  37. JF

    JaneF

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Lovely meal. Set meal was good value. We had a couple of issues with the menu description and payment at the end but was all sorted out by the assistant manager in a professional way. Could be a very expensive meal, depending of course on your choices!
  38. AR

    AnnaR

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Average food but good atmosphere and service has improved.
  39. TB

    TraceyB

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service. Couldn’t have wished for a better dining experience. Thank you to all at The Ivy Clifton.
  40. JB

    JosephineB

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary with great friends,thank you for adding the personal touch.

FAQs

Ivy Clifton Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 8106 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 119 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

  • 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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