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Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.6
4.6
7521 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

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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Booked 166 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 09:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–22:30 Sun 09:00–21:30

  • 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

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What 7,521 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. JM

    JaneM

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Very special meal, good service. We were 5, but placed on table for 6 which wasn't great

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress was very friendly and Machin the sous chef made great food and went the extra mile to make the occasion special

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect place for good food and a lovely atmosphere with perfect service!

  4. LB

    LynneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great, elegant relaxed dining in superb building. Great quality food with a variety of prices to suit. Really excellent waiter service: attentive but not intrusive and paced everything just right. my first choice for Bristol dining.

  5. DJ

    DavidJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Sitting in the dining room of The Ivy is like stepping into an Agatha Christie film. i expected to see a rich client slump to the floor having been poisoned by one of the guests. or you could be in a French brasserie in a Parisian suburb. \charming We loved the draping plants.

  6. MV

    MariaV

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place and lovely food. We’ll definitely go back

  7. S

    Steve

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good food, wonderful service and lovely ambiance.

  8. JV

    JimV

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Very much enjoyed it. Will be back! The service was very good. Not intrusive.

  9. e

    ella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The salt and pepper squid was amazing, as was the fish cake. We were given a lovely dessert as it was our anniversary. Brilliant service and a lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

  10. TB

    TylerB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food plus quick and professional service from the whole team

  11. LL

    LesleyLLP

    Bristol

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience5

    Food was fabulous as always but the service was absolutely dreadful. As a very regular customer, have eaten at The Ivy 50+ times, have never has such poor service. We had to keep asking where our drinks were, our food courses. We had to wait an hour & a half for our main course. Really very poor. All the tables around us came in after us & were served first, albeit they were only having cream teas. Staff were very apologetic but it ruined our meal. The service charge of £20 should have been deducted.

  12. LL

    LauraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, can't wait for our next visit

  13. VG

    VictoriaGrantham

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Staff were great but not very attentive and we had to go up to the service area twice to get attention.

  14. WW

    WilliamW

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely surroundings, polite, attentive staff. Food delicious!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food5service2ambience5

    I requested a birthday dessert through this app and nothing was served on the day

  16. GN

    GNaidu

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Good food, nice wine but our table service (food) wasn’t as what we normally expected.

  17. SS

    SusanS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience5

    The burger was disappointing, a pinch of seasoning and a dressing for the lettuce would make all the difference. I chose not to have a pudding as they all looked a bit overpriced for what they were. A pound or 2 difference would have persuaded me. But am mostly shocked to see that having asked the waitress to split our £96 bill - including service charge - equally between 2 of us she has in fact rounded it up to £100 and charged us £50 each. That is not acceptable.

  18. K

    Kate

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our meal. Food was delicious as were the peach Bellinis. Staff were attentive despite it being absolutely packed. Cute touch with the profiteroles if it is a special occasion.

  19. LM

    LianneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, fantastic service and great surroundings. Highly recommend

  20. MW

    MichaelW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a lovely birthday meal and would definitely go back to this place over some other locations

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always an excellent night out

  22. LB

    LeeBee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere - attentive service. Afternoon Tea was delicious. Maybe larger tea pots (?!).....but saying that, the staff were very quick to refill. The Red Velvet cake was a definite hit! Would recommend The Ivy and hope to return in the future. Thank you for such a lovely afternoon and in helping us to celebrate a friends birthday.

  23. DH

    DianeH

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really enjoyed, could have done without the smoothie. Maybe replace with another savoury item

  24. R

    Ratchett

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time here and it was fabulous, food was amazing, the service was great very polite staff, it was a lovely experience and we will definitely be back.

  25. m

    maggieg

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely afternoon tea & excellent service highly recommend

  26. SK

    SebK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never been disappointed eating at this Ivy. Exceptional service and wonderful food.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday lunch was incredible. The food was lovely, as always and the service was excellent. We couldn’t have asked for more.

  28. WB

    WendyB

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    We had a lovely morning celebrating my friend’s 60th birthday and the staff made it feel very special

  29. LR

    LindaR

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great brekkie lovely ambiance - thanks

  30. A

    Annon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    We found that the noise level was loud but not in a fun way. The food was average and in my opinion overpriced for what it was. Would have really liked some more attention from the staff as it took over 30 minutes to even get a drink and place a food order. Would possibly go back if things improved however if it is as is I won’t be visiting again.

  31. JK

    JamesK

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely brunch. The staff were very attentive, kind and polite. It was our first day date since our son was born and 3 of the staff mentioned it, greeting us warmly and then our waiter had a quick chat with us. It’s a beautiful building, nice and relaxed and perfect for special occasions.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    Different chef on today I would imagine food wasn’t the best and cold

  33. M

    Maddie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent, food and wine great and not overpriced! The decor and ambiance was lovely, highly recommend! Can’t wait to visit again!

  34. HB

    HelenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We really couldn’t have chosen a better venue to celebrate my daughters graduation! The food was delicious and extremely well presented. The cheese soufflé and sweet potato curry were fabulous veggie options, so lovely to have a great choice of tasty veggie food! The scallops were fabulous and the lobster linguine is one of the best restaurant meals I’ve had for a very long time! Our waiter was attentive and polite throughout the meal which added to our enjoyment. My daughter was also presented with a wonderful surprise dessert to congratulate her on her special day, which was truly amazing. Overall it was a fabulous experience that created very special memories for us both. Thank you for adding a little extra sparkle to such a special day!

  35. B

    Brandon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, my partner and I eat here often. The service is fantastic and those waiting on you go above and beyond to ensure you have a fantastic experience. This is a fine dining experience, and I would recommend dressing smartly when dining here.

  36. SM

    SabariM

    South Wales

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Colleague’s birthday the customer care and hospitality was excellent. They made it a special day to remember. Taste of food was great. Very very impressed. Thank you.

  37. LS

    LizaS

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding as always and the extra attention we received due to it being hubby’s birthday just set us up perfectly for the day!! Many thanks

  38. J

    James

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great breakfast would definitely recommend for a special occasion

  39. JH

    JasonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely environment for a great evening out. Fantastic food and service

  40. PC

    PennyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated Tim’s graduation at the Ivy in Clifton yesterday. I think we had one of the most attentive, proactive and considerate waitresses I’ve ever experienced. Please can you ensure this feedback is passed on to her. The other thing I liked was the fact that the staff obviously took a break at some point. We were still attended to by other staff. However it shows the Ivy are looking after their team which is good.

FAQs

Ivy Clifton Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 7521 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 166 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ivy Clifton Brasserie

42-44 Caledonia Place Clifton Bristol, BS8 4DN

Additional information

  • Area

    Clifton

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 09:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–22:30 Sun 09:00–21:30

  • 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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