Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.6
6201 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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MediaBuddy
London
1 review
Dined a day 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 a day 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 a day 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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and very good service.

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J2021
Bristol
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JJ
JustineJ
Bath
3 reviews
Dined 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch for a friends 50th…. Perfect x

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We went for breakfast for my mums birthday. We had been the year before and had a fabulous time! This trip was very disappointing in comparison. Weird atmosphere, despondent waiting staff, short staffed , hard cold eggs that we had to send back .

I’m not sure I would return or recommend anytime soon/ which is a shame . I hope they get back on track !

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AriT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely, had an amazing time for my partners birthday! Everyone treated us so nice and the food!!! That was the best part, 100% recommend

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SimonB
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really busy but with a nice atmosphere. The food fantastic and surprisingly good value for money. I couldn’t recommend this restaurant eneough!

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AdrianF
Devon
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very nice evening meal. There was a little problem, but it was readily sorted out by the Team, such that it didn’t spoil the occasion. No hesitation in recommending The Ivy, Clifton

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Mills2701
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful late lunch / early supper with our son and his girlfriend and will definitely be back

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GreenSwift
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Ivy for a birthday lunch and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Excellent service - thank you - good food and a great ambience. We’ll be back.

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PipP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday afternoon in great surroundings with attentive staff.

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AleksW
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a Birthday lunch and the food was amazing and service was excellent, staff were friendly

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Julie
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Compared to The Ivy in Cardiff, Clifton was very average. Food was no different to that in a pub. The table although having been cleaned was very stained and smeary. Toilets lacked hand gel..

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RebeccaG
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The restaurant was half empty but we were given a very small table in a very cramped corner.

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CarrieW
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely breakfast with very efficient service. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

JD
JamesD
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely evening. Excellent menu and lovely food. Staff really polite and helpful. Good atmosphere.

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CarolH
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always enjoyed our time at the Ivy. I feel the menu is not changed often enough and we had to send our coke back as it was flat this was not the first time this has happened. We just felt a little bit flat this time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, will definitely return when next in Bristol

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Betsy
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service, we had the duck curry which was really good, however portion sizes were quite small, also not happy paying for service charge, l think that should be left to the diner to decide, and the wine was very pricey
However we had a really lovely time and would definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience from the moment we arrived. Thank you team Ivy for making mum’s birthday so memorable.

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JohnF
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and atmosphere. Would have liked a Chocolate éclair or vanilla slice.

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Keith
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The Ivy was busy and seemed like it was understaffed, food was warm but not hot, I cannot really blame the staff as nobody was standing still doing nothing, just one of those days I think.

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DoreenL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable meal, but found it stressful not having the phone number of the venue. Being elderly we took the bus, and as the local busses were not running to time, were worried that we would not arrive in time for our meal. Even with our mobile phone we did not have a number we could call to let them know we were on our way. The start of our day was stressful but overall it was a good day out.

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Spoonie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Ivy is a lovely place to be for that special meal / occasion.
We had wanted to thank our Mum for looking after our house ; which allowed us to go on a much needed holiday .
The Ivy was recommended by a friend and we were glad we had taken up his recommendation .
The Ivy has been decorated with imagination and the ambiance is just right .
Our server ( Denisha ) was a credit to the company & made our experience at the Ivy a very memorable one .
The only negative , was my husband’s steak which was not warm . This was rectified at once with a completely new meal . He assured me that it was cooked just the way he wanted it . Overall, i can’t wait for another excuse to visit the Ivy in Clifton , Bristol .
Thank you .

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PatriciaA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was a great one for all four of us. Beautifully furnished and appointed in the rear dining room. Great menu with plenty of choice. Service
very efficient and pleasant - very ice young lady looked after us faultlessly.
Final touch of lighted candle in an eclair was greatly appreciated by my daughter
whose birthday it was. The food was rated as delicious by all present.
Many many thanks.
Patricia Arding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Previous visits to the Ivy a couple of years ago had been fantastic high end experiences deftly hitting the sweet spot between top end quality in a relaxed atmosphere. Yesterday’s visit was very far from that.

Main courses came out tepid warm not hot.

Rose wine was room temperature.

Had ticked Birthday when booking via Open Table and despite two staff mentioning about something happening (we really didn’t expect anyone to do anything) by the end of the evening they seem to have forgotten it. Not sure if it was too much bother for the remaining staff, but seemed a very odd way to behave. We really wouldn’t have thought twice about just saying “happy birthday” and leaving it at that. Don’t raise expectations if you aren’t going to deliver!!

Sadly a birthday meal which did not get anywhere close to expectations.

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Donelizabeth
Bath
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful surroundings.
The Chocolate Bomb is incredible

MA
MichaelA
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with close friends

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Ivy Clifton Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 6201 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.