Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.6
6225 reviews
£26 to £40
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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening for a celebration meal. Waiter was very attentive. Food was amazing. Beautiful decor, especially the toilets. Really good value for money.

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Chexie
Bristol
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal in a wonderful setting. Excellent service.

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Floz
Bristol
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was exactly as I would expect, everything was super

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Ricardo
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovey ambiance.. staff great .. tables were too close to the next table minimal privacy the result .. also we had afternoon tea.. the presentation of which was 1st class however the sandwiches had too much bread and not a lot of filling in them.. on balance for a special occasion I would just about recommend it !

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VickyW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was great but:

When booking we specify said we were there for afternoon tea. We were then taken to our table and had to wait over half an hour for our order to be taken (which we’d already asked for at the booking process) and a further 15 mins for drinks to arrive and 30 mins for food to arrive. This wait time for me is ridiculous anyway, but more so when we informed the restaurant we were there for afternoon tea before we had even arrived!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st Birthday celebration, fantastic food, great buzzing atmosphere and superb service as usual

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MaxO
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was surprisingly poor on this occasion after previous visits were amazing
Waitress was less than knowledgable about the menu and allergens and seemed put out when questioned
Dairy was served when non dairy was specified
Overall really dissatisfied
The service staff really don’t have the luxury of giving bad service at the ivy and yet our waitress seemed unbothered and almost nonchalant about it
If I wanted poor service I’d have gone elsewhere

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kims
Kent
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place to get your breakfast , nice setting friendly staff, great food

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RobertS
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Just a little over priced for what was otherwise a nice dining experience.

JP
JaneP
Bristol
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat: vibrant in beautiful location

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JamesM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Sorry, but the food (butternut squash, potato rosti mushrooms and aubergine fries) were incredibly bland. Literally no flavour in the butternut squash dish.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I booked for my parents and I to have high tea, which was inventive and very tasty. However, I did feel the ambiance was a little loud and we were seated close to other parties which made the experience a little less special. People had their coats and shopping on the bench seating along with throw pillows and so it was a little disorganized for such a classy location. I also felt that the service, although everyone was nice, was a little disjointed as we had a different person take our order, bring our tea, bring our food, and bring the cheque.

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ReeB
South Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Ivy in Clifton is my favourite place for cocktails and food; however, on this occasion I was severely unimpressed. The server who took the orders was immediately confused; tried to tell us about an order we didn’t place and when she was corrected, ignored us and carried on until we had to correct her again. She also asked if we would like water three times and never brought it when we said yes, and when she was called out on it was rude, spilled it over our table and never cleaned it up. She also was over friendly and kept touching my arm, which was a) not recommended in these times and b) non-consensual. All in all, she was terrible and really spoilt the experience. My food was burnt and not to the standard I expect at all, which again did nothing for my experience with you. The menus provided were dirty and finally, the request for the meal being a special occasion as my guest had recently got engaged was ignored completely. I am so unbelievably disappointed that I would question returning at another time.

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BethH
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality and excellent service.

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GiGi
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been several times now and always have a great experience. Amazing service, great food.

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ElaineD
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very busy but still felt like a lovely atmosphere

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LewisS
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and drink was lovely, would recommend highly.

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Lance
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

John our waiter was very very good and very cool :) no duck curry though

GM
GregM
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food together with good service and wine .
A winning combination

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AlanaT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table for 4 for my mother’s birthday and we enjoyed it very much. I’d recommend getting a taxi there (even if you drive and park a couple miles away) as parking is very difficult, even with a blue badge. There’s just no space nearby.

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KaronA
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely treat , would definitely recommend.
First class service.

MC
MelissaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch, excellent service. We will be back soon !

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BeckyM
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, quality food, fantastic calm atmosphere. Can not wait to return

WM
WaydeM
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service was not up to scratch.hot drinks arriving not hot blaming the coffee machine looked like a staff training day to me.

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MediaBuddy
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My wife and I are regulars at the Covent Garden Ivy and Bath Ivy and this was our first visit here with friends. Impressive surroundings and nice ambience, but definitely a notch down on food quality and service compared to Covent Garden. Overall a nice restaurant and it would be over fussy of me to list the faults we did find. We've had better dining experiences elsewhere in Bristol, but would recommend this Ivy to friends.

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both that it was excellent. The food was well presented and delicious and very good value for the high standard that was offered. The surroundings were lovely and the staff welcoming and professional. We will certainly return.....

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JayneJ
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for lunch who I had not seen since lockdown. We both love The Ivy so it was no contest when choosing where to go!
Everything great as usual

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ClaireW
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and very good service.

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J2021
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

It really is a special place, it has a great feel and the location is perfect. It always has fresh flowers and displays and this really sets it apart. Great place

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scoobsberry
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. Staff were attentive and really friendly.The food was delicious and presented beautifully.... timing was good ...a great evening that we really enjoyed..
We will be back......

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davidr
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Simply not worth the money and far below the quality of other establishments that I have eaten at .

The scones wee the best part but other than the savouries the rest was much too sweet .

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Jill
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea at The Ivy for a birthday treat would thoroughly recommend

JJ
JustineJ
Bath
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the fixed price lunch and its was very tasty. Service was nice and relaxed. Enjoyed the non-alcoholic cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lady opened the door for us as we had a wheelchair then we were taken to our table!
The waiter was very good at his job and nice and friendly!
Food fab as always

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SarahW
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. Staff were all helpful and ordered us a taxi with no fuss at the end of the evening. Lobster linguine was excellent.

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HollyD
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very lovely evening with a large group. Food and service were both excellent.

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SarahS
Devon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Ok, dining here a little overrated. The small tables aren’t great as too close when the waiting staff are serving the table next to you. End up with someone’s back, bottom, in your face !

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LorraineS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant and large restaurant in a lovely building. Very nice and very efficient staff without exception. A good choice from those a standard wide-ranging menu for lunch and also the specials for the day menu so plenty to choose from. I hadn’t quite expected the service charge to be quite as high as it was but I am aware that the mandatory service charges a percentage is charged in many places now so it is not unusual

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Bristolnick
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our poor waiter was very pleasant but new. The lunch menu only had 4 options. I chose the confit duck and got the vegetable curry. It took a while to reach us and I was either too hungry or polite to tell the waiter. It was nice though!

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch for a friends 50th…. Perfect x

FAQs

Ivy Clifton Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 6225 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.