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Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.5
4.5
7818 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

22:30


Booked 152 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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4.5
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  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. KM

    KateMcD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Saskia was fab. Food was good. Lovey afternoon.
  2. v

    vitorsousa

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    This was a special date for me and my future wife and the service was almost perfect they did forget about some starters such as the sourdough bread (it came basically at the end of our main) and after we finished the food it took about 30 min or more to come and ask if we wanted dessert this was a bit annoying because it wasn't that busy for these type of things to happen not all was bad since they had a small gesture to help us celebrate our day and we did appreciate it. Other than that the food was great and the table selected was also good. Hopefully, next time will be better.
  3. TC

    TrudyC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly recommend Everything perfect Thank you
  4. JW

    JoeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful food, excellent service. Was expecting a quieter atmosphere, but far from uncomfortable. A welcome experience.
  5. IM

    IreneM

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Menu choices excellent, cooking and presentation very good. Will certainly come again.
  6. AT

    AliT

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I was expecting great things here, but the food was over priced and not that great. Sides were extra to the mains. While beautifully presented there were just 3 scallops as a starter. The Chicken Milinaise was hard around the edges and inedible due to being under the warming lights too long. Sides were lukewarm. Long wait between courses, with one of our party having to wait for their food for over 10 mins after everyone else had had their food and then had to ask where their ordered sides were. The restaurant was very very busy and very very loud. Overall not what I was expecting when visiting The Ivy
  7. VL

    ValL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening at The Ivy in Clifton , Bristol last night for my husbands 70th Birthday. Excellent service, food and in a beautiful setting .
  8. LS

    LaurenceS

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my sister in law out for her birthday. Great quality food, excellent service. Our waiter was extremely attentive at all times. I did however find the music a little bit loud, but that is o ly my personal opinion. On the whole, it was a very enjoyable experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately we decided not to stay as although there were a lot of staff greeting people (4 people standing about chatting at reception) , the wait was long for attention. There were food deposits on the floor around us, nothing was being cleared. One staff member, John, was helpful and working hard but we were very underwhelmed by the whole experience.
  10. A

    Amandabooskibristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great enjoyed my pudding the most. There was not a great amount to choose from on the menu but maybe less is more. Cocktails excellent loved watching them make them as we waited for our table as we where a little early. Staff very friendly and well turned out.
  11. m

    maureenc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Had to wait over 15 minutes to be seated. Waited a long time in between service. Had to walk down the steepest stairs to the toilet while staff were rushing past the other way with dishes and meals! Food was lovely but I wouldn't go back to that particular ivy.
  12. HW

    HollyW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was enjoyable. Service at the table was good and staff were personable, however we waited for 15 minutes before being first served (and only then because we asked to be served).
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Ordered olives to share alongside other starters but only received 5, there were 3 of us so not even 2 each which I felt was slightly tight. Overall, the food was good and service pleasant.
  14. MG

    MrsG

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and excellent food! The service was attentive without being overwhelming! A great birthday brunch!
  15. A

    Alison

    Bristol

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and service feels special the ambience is special
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great friendly service. Excellent food and reasonably priced.
  17. D

    Donna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning venue and high quality food and service. We have dined at 5 other Ivy venues and this is the most stunning. Perfectly located in leafy Clifton it catches the eye externally and the interior certainly possesses the "wow" factor. Food and service were both excellent. Highly recommend.
  18. SH

    SueH

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    A lovely place to go for a special occasion, bit pricey but worth it for a treat or special occasion
  19. IT

    IsabelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked The Ivy for my 30th birthday meal, and I was not disappointed. It was fabulous. The service was impeccable and all staff were polite, attentive, welcoming and helpful. In particular, Orla was brilliant at keeping the drinks flowing and being on hand if we needed anything. The food was genuinely incredible and everyone I was with loved their meal, from meat eaters to vegans. It was a lovely ambience and it is gorgeous inside. It could not have been better and I won't hesitate to return. Thank you Orla & all the staff who made my birthday meal lush.
  20. JA

    JADiner

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this Ivy but lived up to expectations of other branches we have been to.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The staff were great with our children and made the whole experience a memorable one.
  22. DB

    DaleB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Lovely meal but very disappointing service. Part of our starter arrived but by the time (20 mins) the rest arrived the food on the table was now cold, we weren’t offered any more drinks. When we finished our mains we waited to be offer dessert and ended up having to ask again after a considerable amount of time. Our table was for 5.30 for two we didn’t leave until 8.30pm straight after we had finished.
  23. LI

    LIsaC

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service & food. Staff were very friendly & helpful. They made our first wedding anniversary special. We thoroughly enjoyed.
  24. JM

    JillM

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food well presented and very flavoursome, staff attentive without being overbearing, lovely atmosphere, long trek to the washrooms but otherwise perfect for afternoon tea
  25. KH

    KennieH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had a very pleasant lunch in the Conservatory. The service was attentive and the food was delicious.
  26. P

    Paul

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Waited more than 3/4 hour for someone to take our orders main course I ordered y bone steak with chips y bone was deliver to the table with watery blood on the plate steak was almost raw manager said he would replace it but it would take another 20 minutes I found this to be in acceptable as my wife would have finished her meal and then would have to wait for mine told the manager we would be leaving immediately this completely ruined our 49th anniversary meal after some negotiation we paid a reduced ammount for what we had eaten and left never to return rubbish service and chef unable to cook the dearest steak on the menu not even one star
  27. RP

    RowenaP

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant… great food cheerful server’s but ours was inexperienced…. We had to wait for our starters as I think she forgot to put the order in !!
  28. SE

    SanE

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous restaurant. The decor is very tasteful and the bathroom was spectacular. The food was excellent, although my husband had the cottage pie and thought it was a small portion, the deserts were amazing. Our waitress was friendly and of a sunny personality. Definitely a venue to return to.
  29. S

    Shaz

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service but can get very busy, so a little noisy at busy times.
  30. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service needs a lot of work, not what you’d expect from the likes of The Ivy. I visited with my parents to enjoy afternoon tea. The pots of tea were brought to the table and the waiter just walked off with our jug of milk still left on his tray and returned it to the bar area, it was left for us to ask another waitress if we could have a jug of milk to make our tea. They delivered our order to the table on a faulty tiered stand which leaned dramatically of which I had to wedge with small bags of sugar to keep it upright. Once the waitress left it became apparent that no one was bringing us any plates. We then had to ask for these. So we had the food but no plates which is just crazy! No water was offered so again we had to ask. The food itself was lovely and couldn’t fault it. Once we had finished we decided to order another round of coffees and teas to round of the meal. When they arrived none of the empty dishes had been removed and so the waiter struggled to find any room to place the new drinks. I mentioned that the empty dishes could be removed now and he took the empty tea pots and left. We assumed he’s be right back to clear the rest but didn’t. We were left with a table full of dirty dishes and empty tiered stands. Food lovely however service very poor!
  31. AW

    AndyW

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - Great night
  32. JA

    JAKIE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The service and food was pretty subpar for something that cost £100 for two people, generally you can find much better dining experiences for half the cost and much better food
  33. TM

    TracyM

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, very tasty food. Lovely evening
  34. SN

    SophieN

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Overall was a lovely lunch however, the sides didn't cone out until we were half way through our meal, almost like they were forgotten. We ate as we didn't want our lunch that was served to be cold. Service was pleasant albeit on the slow side.
  35. VB

    VanessaB

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was devine the table was perfect. Me and my son had a lovely time.
  36. G

    Geoff

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    There’s a balance between not rushing diners and making them wait too long for drinks and then food. Unfortunately this Ivy doesn’t get it right. There’s plenty of friendly staff but it’s hard to order anything and takes an age once you have. Our main course arrived 1.5 hours after sitting down. Food was good. Wine is outrageously over-priced.
  37. GB

    GazzaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The waitress was superb, attentive and on hand at all times despite service being busy. The food was excellent. The only downside was the noise levels in that I couldn’t hear my wife at the end of the table (for 3) because of the noise levels in the restaurant.
  38. DP

    DorothyP

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the Ivy. It was my fiend’s first time there as a birthday treat and it was lovely to hear that she would love to return. We done staff and thank you for making her experience a good one!
  39. AL

    ALYF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days 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.
  40. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days 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.

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Ivy Clifton Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 7818 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 152 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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