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Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.5
4.5
7778 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

23:30


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

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4.5
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  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. AL

    ALYF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I did not appreciate the waitress serving us bottled water at the beginning without checking with us first. We had just sat down and were studying the menu, hence did not pay attention to the water being poured into our glasses. Nor did we ask for water, hence we thought it was complimentary. It was only after she asked if we’d like to order another still bottle, that we realised it is not complimentary or tap water. It was so presumptuous of her and arrogant of the restaurant if this practice is encouraged. Whilst I don’t mind paying for water, I would like to make a decision on whether to order and pay for it, or have tap water. Also, £5 for still water is daylight robbery.
  2. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and a relaxed dining experience. We went as a family to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I had mentioned this when I booked and this was acknowledged both by the greeting and a special (unprompted) dessert - a great surprise. Overall we were made to feel very welcomed, with attentive, but not intrusive, service.
  3. JB

    JaneB

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the service at the Ivy is second to none, nothing appears to be too much trouble. Always made to feel special, not like just another client. We do not go to the Ivy frequently but always enjoy the experience.
  4. JF

    JanF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It matched our expectations, and the evening was very enjoyable.
  5. MC

    MCsqaured

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food tasty and well presented. Service was slow to begin with 35 mins to get our first drinks and 45 mins to take the food order but after we were appointed our waitress, she was very attentive.
  6. L

    Lucky

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Went for the summer afternoon tea - there was nothing special and bland. Scones were also dry.
  7. C

    Cathy

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely meal as always and great service. Value for money.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here, food was outstanding. Staff were very polite and wonderful service throughout our entire meal. What a lovely restaurant to spend Sunday meal in
  9. KK

    KathrinK

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were very friendly and professional and the food was amazing.
  10. AA

    AnthonyA

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice restaurant in lovely light and airy historic building - nice internal decor. Fish dishes and side orders were very good. Service was excellent.
  11. AR

    AndreaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Great building beautiful decor. Booked table for 4 over a month in advance but on arrival given a tiny table which only just seated us next to server station. sat unattended for 15 minutes before offered some water then 10 minutes later came to take our order we were not at any point offered welcome drinks. We did order some aperitifs when they eventually came over and also chose wine for the meal. The aperitifs however came served with the starters and not before the meal! Starters were ok the steak Tatare was really good, buffalo mozzarella was nice & creamy but quite salty and the calamari was extremely chewy. Wine was served and then taken away from the table to keep on ice for us - which is great providing your server notices when glasses are empty which they did not and we kept having to try and catch someones eye to come and refill the glasses. Mains again were pleasant but nothing outstanding the minute steak was very sinuey and veal sirloin had inedible layer of gristle but both tasted good. Best course was the Cheese! In all didn't have a bad evening but also nothing amazing and for the price it should have been much better we were charged 12.5% automatic service charge when the service was rather lacking. Will not be returning.
  12. C

    Craig

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and atmosphere. Birthday meal for my partner which she appreciated. Tried food which we normally would not have. Perfect thank you
  13. HS

    HugoS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Waitress spilt drink all over my Grandmother who sat there with a soaking wet dress for the duration, no apology made formally by management, waited 10 minutes for a my drink, order medium rare steak delivered well done. After all of this offered a 10% discount on the steak (£3.50) absolutely shocking.
  14. HW

    HeatherW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Informed on booking gluten free diners. Asked to confirm what items available were gluten free and ordered the halloumi main as recommended. It came out with it not gluten free. Other meal was not accommodated either. We were left on our own with no service and the waitress had some terrible training as she knew none of the menu or about allergies. The manager then blamed the new staff instead of taking on the issue. Very disappointed
  15. R

    Raman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good service. Been a few times can’t complain about anything.
  16. FC

    FrancescaC

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff couldn't have been friedlier and welcoming. Got seated earlier than the time of our booking and being greeted with a big smile set the tone. Food was delicious and great portion. I hate truffle and got it taken out with no fuss. Will definitely come back. Great wine recommendation too
  17. M

    Meep123

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely scenery with greenery everywhere. Tentative and complimentary staff. Food gorgeous, we had a lovely time. Thank you.
  18. SR

    SimonR

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were a little slow in arriving but that’s all I can say that’s negative Otherwise brilliant
  19. KA

    KATIEK

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Delicious food, well presented and good value. The courgette frites were exceptional!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was made to feel very special on my birthday. Lovely location, wonderful ambiance and food was prepared and cooked to perfection. All members of staff were smart and extremely polite, and very helpful. I’m looking forward to my next visit.
  21. BL

    BarryL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue, impeccable service, food very high quality…..seated in conservatory, nice atmosphere…..only slight criticism, hot beverages are expensive enough to allow for top ups if needed (coffee pot only gives one cup, for £4.95)
  22. EP

    EddieP

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good about the experience. The reason I gave only 4 stars for “value” is that, whilst the food is good value for money I think the wine prices are a little excessive
  23. PS

    PippaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and lovely place for dinner. Overall would recommend!
  24. JS

    JonS

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was reasonable although squid too chewy sadly. Our table was very squashed in too and we had waiters and customers walking around and behind us all the time.
  25. JB

    JessicaB

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch and made a lovely effort to celebrate my mums birthday, would recommend for special occasions
  26. RH

    RaulHernandez

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I definitely would return and recommend to family and friends. Beautiful and comfortable dining room, food/ cocktails were delicious and the service very attentive and friendly. Overall, a great restaurant!
  27. RB

    RachaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food and wine. We all really enjoyed it.
  28. LB

    LizB

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It felt like we were a bit in the way at the table we were sat at but otherwise it was a very pleasant evening.
  29. DR

    DonnaR

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love visiting here. Always excellent service and food. Tried the Korean chicken and it was absolutely gorgeous. Love the duck and beanshoot salad too. My only disappointment was the durgy music. It was like a pesky annoyance.
  30. RH

    RobertH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food The setting was just perfect
  31. AL

    AnnetteL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect treat staff welcoming wonderful afternoon
  32. BB

    BridgetB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The venue is lovely - we sat in the orangery area with doors open to beautiful to courtyard garden. Food was delicious and service was spot on. The waiter kindly bought a birthday surprise dessert for my daughter with a candle which was greatly appreciated !
  33. AS

    AnnS

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, great menu. Staff were attentive but not overbearing. It was classy but not pretentious. The restaurant itself was beautiful and felt very welcoming.
  34. JW

    JasmineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Although we did have a lengthy wait when we first sat down (despite it being empty), the rest of the experience was great. The waitresses were very polite and attentive (and apologetic about the initial delay). The food was lovely, my partner said it was the best poached eggs he had ever had! It was a lovely touch that they brought out a surprise giant chocolate profiterole with a 'happy birthday' engraved chocolate. We did go at a quiet time, on a week day relatively early, so the atmosphere was quiet but that in itself was quite nice. A lovely, quiet, chilled breakfast to celebrate my birthday. Would recommend :)
  35. DP

    DavidP

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fist class GREAT valve for money cocktails were lovely and the staff brilliant!!! A++++
  36. RY

    RYANS

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    It’s a wonderful place to celebrate and always has a great ambiance. The staff are very professional and attentive. I did feel that there had been a significant dip in the quality of the food- not as good as in previous years.
  37. SS

    StevenS

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food & service were excellent. Only one thing - dining room was very warm - didn’t seem to be any air con or even a window open.
  38. LG

    LouisaG

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. Great food and friendly staff
  39. AH

    AmandaH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just love the Ivy chain! If I’m in a city I always try to book - it’s so consistent! Sadly I won’t be visiting Clifton again as my son has now left uni but it is by far my favourite of all the ones I’ve been to. A little pricey but I don’t mind paying for good service, food, ambience etc. keep up the good work and don’t let the standards slip from a very happy customer!
  40. D

    David

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    After visiting the Ivy Brasserie, at several locations we were very disappointed with the service at The Clifton Bristol. The drinks orders were slow and warm beer and glasses delivered to the table (which were exchanged) . The table clearing and general attention to the customer needs were missing. After finishing the first bottle of wine no second bottle was offered and all other drinks had to be requested (normally offered). The food, although very good quality, was slow in arriving to the table. We eventually got fed up waiting for the table to be cleared, and offered deserts, that we chose to pay the bill (with a service charge !!!!) and leave. This has not completely marred our Ivy experience as the other 4 that we have visited have been outstanding but we will never return to The Ivy Clifton.

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Ivy Clifton Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 7778 OpenTable diners.

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Make a booking

2 people

23:30


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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