Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.6
6164 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
1 review
Dined a day 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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful surroundings.
The Chocolate Bomb is incredible

MA
MichaelA
London
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with close friends

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LesleyP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience excellent as previous visits.

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Firehair
London
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I am a great fan of the Ivy and its ambience and food. But since I travel to go to the Ivy in Bristol I don't want to be in the conservatory add on. I go to the Ivy for its design and building not to sit somewhere generic. Next time I will ask to sit in the main room as that is amazing.

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Squirrel
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue- super meal - well priced but would prefer to organise our own tipping - service charge high.

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MichelleH
Bristol
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best breakfast ever. Enjoyed every mouthful. What a treat ❤️

CB
ClareB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and superb value food. A real treat. Recommended.

SW
SamW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service n food were reasonably good. Enjoyable evening

JC
JennyC
Bristol
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a good experience, a meal at the Ivy. The elegant atmosphere sets the tone, and the impeccable service would make even beans on toast a special event!

JB
JaceyB
Bristol
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food - excellent service - great ambience. The chocolate bomb was amazing ! Shepherds pie was delicious.
A perfect 60th birthday celebration.

RJ
RosemaryJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated yet relaxed. Wide choice of food from favourites like shepherd's pie to modern international like warm duck salad. A special place for a special occasion. I loved it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The Salt and pepper squid was very over cooked and it was a grey colour which would indicate it was not fresh or possibly frozen. I had an upset stomach after the Monkfish curry. My wife’s scallops were almost cold and had no seasoning and no flavour. Also my wife’s beef Tartar was very bland and tasteless, she left it. Also she requested a glass of wine around 10.45pm and was refused and told the bar was closed! So not a good experience it’s a shame
as we used to come a few years ago and it felt special and
the food was good. It really seems to have gone down hill. Shame!

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Bootleg
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As always, great staff, service and ambience. Perfect for special occasions. No one wore a mask when moving around which was disappointing.

JF
JulieF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Ivy and it didn’t disappoint. A good range of food on the menu with a range of prices.
The atmosphere was relaxed with a low level of noise. We could certainly hold a conversation easily.
Our waitress was friendly, helpful and attentive.
I would definitely go again.

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TTTT
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful and tasteful interior. Comfortable seats and table. Food was mostly tasty and came well presented and we were full by the end. Surprisingly low prices for food and drink. Only issue is that there was a real lack of vegetarian options on the main menu - only two. I had the halloumi and I have to say it seemed like an easy option to put on a menu when you have no inspiration. It wasn't particularly memorable. Other food was good though. Plenty of veggie starters and side dishes though.

TC
TomC
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but simple thing’s like brown lettuce ends let it down.
The service was not offensive but I didn’t feel very welcome

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SOwe
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Loved the service and place. Staff were so lovely and helpful especially regarding our birthday cake! Food was awful. I had the squid and pigs cheeks. Squid was mushy not crispy and no hint of salt n pepper. Pigs cheeks were tasteless, mash tasted like a ready meal and the gravy/jus like bisto with a spoonful of mustard in it. Very disappointing. Was so hungry I ate some of it and didn’t complain as was edible but definitely not what I expected. Felt very ready meal like. Staff as I say we’re amazing and loved the atmosphere and setting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter 21st birthday. All the staff was all lovely wishing her a happy birthday. Made her feel abit special.

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MaryR
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, great service and food. Would definitely recommend and hope to return su.

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RobH
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We attended on a Tuesday dinnertime and were surprised how busy it was. The staff are attentive and friendly. We chose our meals from the set menu and they were superb. Would wholly recommend, one very small minus is it can be a little noisy when full.

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Christopher
London
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal with excellent wines. This is not a cheap restaurant and it quite correctly does not set out to be. It is expensive but still value for money. The service was friendly yet professional and we enjoyed a very special evening.

IB
IrenaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous venue. Great ambience. Lovely food and very professional, pleasant staff. Fab cocktails. Wine mark up is very steep but a great venue for a special celebration.

SG
SharonG
London
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, served by polite and helpful staff. Highly recommend the bread but leave room for the main course and fabulous apple tart for dessert!

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Happyfella
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was OK-ish. It lacked flavour and wasn't particularly hot. My wife's warm crispy duck salad was cold and my shepherd's pie wasn't very hot but the green beans were. Either the journey from the kitchen is too long or they don't use IR lamps to keep the food hot before it leaves the kitchen.

The people on an adjoining table sent their steaks back as they were cold.

The drinks were excellent and the service was outstanding. Even the main room wasn't massively loud as it usually is

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walt
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good quality of food but too noisy/crowded and tables really small and little spaced (a bit uncomfortable)

DB
DawnB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We travelled from all over the south of England to met for my mothers 70th birthday for afternoon tea. This was in the making 4mths in advance, so we had big expectations. The place is lovely and the staff were very professional however we ordered 6 cocktails and afternoon tea for 6 people. We had our cocktails which were very nice but our food took over 40minutes to service! During this time the Maitre d’ changed shifts I believe and the second one was a lovely lady in a green suit with blonde hair. (We didn’t get her name) when questioned where our food was she was extremely apologetic and chased it up immediately. We received our afternoon and she also instructed fresh scones to be made to ensure they were warm. We also received our drinks for free as an apology. It did extend our visit some what and a lot of us didn’t get home till midnight to London Dublin Wiltshire and Plymouth but the end result was amazing and we thank this lady especially for acting in such a superb professional manner and ensured the experience was eventually one to remember for the best reasons

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BrianM
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy never disappoints, everything is great from the ambiance to the staff and of course the food. Excellent.

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SueP
South Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue . Excellent attentive waiter . Great menu choice for breakfast. All 6 thoroughly enjoyed The Ivy .

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PaulaD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Have eaten several times and loved, so booked for daughter 21st.
Service was poor, unfortunately glasses were not filled, ( champagne) drinks slow coming ( cocktails) plates not cleared after main course for ages.
Birthday Cake ordered but server brought dessert menus and we had to ask for cake ruining the surprise for birthday girl even though only 2 days earlier we had confirmed with a call from yourselves cake should be served at dessert course.
Disappointed as it’s one of our favourite places in Clifton missing it’s normal high standards.

KL
KateL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely place but food wasn’t up to scratch for the cost

MC
MaryC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We rang to let the restaurant know we would be a little late, 5 minutes and was told if we did arrive the table would be give to other people. We had been to visit the restaurant prior to the booking and explained we were possibly going to be delayed and was told to ring in which we did. We were celebrating a 50th birthday and a lot arrangements had been made for party.

There was a change of shift after the initial drinks arrived and we waited nearly an hour for our food. The party were given food at intervals and not together and the service was very personable but was obviously the waiter was under pressure.
We had one of our party have w duck bone in her curry which could have been dangerous and we highlighted to the waiter and we were reimbursed for that meal.

We were disappointed as we were left waiting for a considerable amount of time and we’re disappointed by the service which did make the celebrations less enjoyable.

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Helena
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Always have had a great experience in the past. Sadly not on this occasion, the waiters did not know we were booked for an afternoon tea, topped up our glasses X2, then we were left to do it ourselves. Dietary requirements were given on booking, the waiters were unaware, which is really poor.

JD
JulieD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Overall very nice could have explained all the sandwiches and cake flavours on the afternoon tea instead of us having to guess what it all was. Did see another table being told what it all was after we had received ours. Lovely place would recommend though.

ED
EllieD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Late to take drinks and slow to arrive, they forgot our starters and I had to chase for our meal so everything came late and at once. Our steaks were flavourless and my 'rare' order was effectively blue, the arranci truffle balls were fried oil balls. The Staff ended up taking off our starter and service as a sorry for the lateness but outside of this, the food wasn't even flavourful on arrival. Overall not worth the price tag.

CW
ClaireW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great food and excellent service

KS
KarenS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff were soooo nice & friendly a great atmosphere.. have been to Several Ivy Restaurants and always a great time

RH
RobertH
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Rushed, tiny table, slow to remove plates, toast late, fried eggs under cooked

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Naomi
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, attentive service, food was okay, however the poached eggs were quite watery inside and made the whole dish watery. Pastries were beautiful though

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Ivy Clifton Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 6164 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.