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Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.5
4.5
8132 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

19:00


Booked 136 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.
  • The Ivy Christmas Set Dining Experience

    £55.00 per person

    28 Nov - 30 Dec 2022
    Join us at The Ivy for a dining experience like no other. Feast on festive dishes including Goose & Turkey Shepherd’s Pie, Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Christmas Pudding. Guests will also receive a Christmas cracker to celebrate with a bang. Tables of 7 guests or more will be required to dine off this festive menu rather than the al la carte menu.

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What 8,132 people are saying

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4.5
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  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. B

    Beau

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely evening with really good food , definitely going back
  2. AR

    AnnR

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and we really enjoyed the experience. Staff were professional, well presented, attentive & polite
  3. CN

    ChristinaN

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful cream tea at the Ivy, beautiful decor, friendly service, lovely scones and two helpings of tea each! What an experience (don't forget to have a look at the ancient olive tree in the garden)!
  4. S

    Staypuff

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We waited 30 minutes before anyone came to our table to ask us if we even wanted a drink. The drinks then took another 20 minutes to arrive. The afternoon tea was delicious and had great vegetarian options. When we asked for our tea to be topped up it was taken away, but never returned. The waiter then lost our gift voucher and we were charged for the full cost until we complained. It was difficult to get anyone’s attention throughout our visit.
  5. CB

    ChimeneB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant service, the atmosphere and quality of food was perfection. Will return again soon!
  6. KG

    KateG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We went for afternoon tea at 3pm because it is only served between 3-4:30pm. Restaurant was still packed with lunch diners, so it was noisy and tables all very close together. By 4pm it was much quieter and I would have preferred tea at 4:30 anyway. Perhaps the timings could be adjusted. Service lovely and the mocktails were delicious!
  7. TM

    TimM

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked for my wife's birthday and absolutely loved it - the staff were lovely, attentive and cared that we both had a good time. The food was excellent as we knew it would be.
  8. AE

    AlisonE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful anniversary lunch at The Ivy yesterday and it more than met my expectations. From the opulent interior to the lovely friendly and efficient service I couldn't fault it. Once I explained that I couldn't eat gluten and my husband was a vegetarian we were quickly brought a vegan/vegetarian menu for him and shown how to check the menu for gluten and other food intolerances by clicking a qr code on the menu. The waitress also went through the daily set menu with me and checked with the chef so I had plenty of options to choose from. The house G&T was delicious and all the food was lovely. I don't think I've ever tasted nicer scallops! We were brought a cute little bowl of chocolate truffles as an anniversary treat which we managed to stuff in even though we were already full! I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.
  9. p

    pauld

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my team of engineers out for breakfast as one of them had a 50th birthday , the food was incredible ( inc the vegetarian option ! ). I cant recommend this restaurant enough.
  10. VS

    VictoriaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The plant near the corner table for 2 really makes it cramped and uncomfortable. It would be far better to place the plant at the corner. Staff are amazing Food amazing Highly recommend the chicken bang bang starter! I wish it was a main meal I could eat that all day every day
  11. P

    Petal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Luckily I read reviews that it would be hot there. I was ready! It was perfect but we were the last to leave! Thank you for a memorable dinner. Maybe invest in some form of ventilation. Even if only for your staff.
  12. OS

    OliverS

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experience, great food, service and ambiance
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent good and attentive service
  14. AT

    AlanaT

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service. A reliable place to go for a celebratory lunch.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great setting as are all your restaurants. Only nag was we ordered side of veg. Didn’t come on time with the meal itself. It was rectified on the bill. So that was my only gripe. Staff are attentive and very outshining.
  16. T

    Togu

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Overall good. Food and service are average, but didn't feel personal connection with neither service or food. About venue was very strong smell of mixture of flower and possibly sewage. (I noticed when I went downstairs toilet, it was getting stronger and urinal look clean, but smell also very bad.
  17. J

    Jayney

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous evening - the staff were fantastic, a beautiful building, great food and wonderful ambiance. 110%! Thank you!
  18. c

    catsale

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food was very disappointing - dry over fried squid served in a strange way, and an awful shepards pie .... measly portion, hardly warm and poor taste.
  19. GC

    GregoryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!! Outstanding service and the food is amazing....Would highly recommend you visit.
  20. VT

    VictoriaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was lovely, the only criticism I have is that that the toilets were not clean and didn’t smell very pleasant.
  21. S

    Stano

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had Full English followed by Pastries with a variety of drinks over the two courses. Not a bad word to say about the food but a table for 2 was a little small. My first experience of any Ivy establishment and thought it was spot on. Interior dec was very nice with a great atmosphere. Our waiter was very very efficient and we hardly had to wait for anything. Would definitely go again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Very Tranquil good service, food of excellent quality.
  23. JM

    JillMiddleton

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for breakfast, we came right when they opened at 9am and it was fairly quiet and we’re able to get parking right in front. By the time we left which was just after 10am it started to fill up and parking was very limited. (Sunday)
  24. M

    Matr

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Weve been to ivy in Brighton which was very good, Clifton was good, not amazing.... its just another chain restaurant.
  25. W

    Winelady

    Bedfordshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Food very good and service good . Only issue was there was no air conditioning on one of the hottest evenings of the year making it very uncomfortable
  26. D

    Downer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Excellant service . Table space very limited. Placed in a corner by a piller, very restricted. Tables to close for private conversation. Food was of hood quality but not outstanding.
  27. JB

    JackieB

    Italy

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good choice on the menu something for everyone. Food was amazing. Staff very attentive. Can’t wait to go again
  28. NH

    NeilH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our party of 4 all had blackened cod and all agree best dish on the menu , really recommend
  29. KR

    KellieR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    I have visited the brasserie a few times previously and it has been lovely, I am not one to complain and rarely leave bad reviews but feel compelled to do this time. Whilst I appreciate the hot temperatures it wasn’t a great overall experience. I came for afternoon tea with friends and has put me off returning. The teas were extremely warm on arrival, and not offered ice in drinks. I think more could’ve been done to make it a better experience, no attempt made to cool down with fans etc.
  30. SY

    SarahY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Everything was absolutely wonderful apart from it being absolutely boiling! I appreciate we’re going through a heat wave but some air conditioning or a fan would have been great. Unfortunately because we were so hot and sweating it ruined our experience. But the waiter was more than lovely and helpful and the food lovely, no complaints there. Just the heat situation was terrible
  31. S

    Scoopster1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great environment and good quality food. Service a little slow mainly due to their own success and popularity. It was very hot weather and perhaps needed a better cooling solution rather than doors being open
  32. F

    Foodie1

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Ivy is lovely, and the food was as good as expected. It was a scorchingly hot day and no air-con made it a slightly sticky experience. We felt bad for the staff who were all wearing suits. Couldn't someone have taken pity on them? It felt really harsh.
  33. EG

    ElleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch, delicious food and speedy service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Isles of Scilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from start to finish. Superb help with selecting wine. Surprise dessert for my parents to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
  35. SS

    SarahS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit for breakfast and we were very impressed, the full breakfasts were both excellent (regular and vegetarian) and generous in their portions. Friendly and helpful service as always.
  36. HL

    HielanLassie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Food excellent just as usual from Ivy. White wine was initially brought and served warm and had to be chilled. Same with spring water. 1 hour Long service delay for mains. Restaurant was uncomfortably warm with no air movement. Service quality rather spoilt the evening which was not expected at the Ivy.
  37. CP

    ChristineP

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience especially as we had a special occasion and waiter asked and brought over a birthday treat . The rum baba was stunning but veal a bit dry
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service
  39. R

    Richarde

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most delightful waitress who appeared to enjoy what she was doing. Her wonderful smile added to the overall experience.
  40. ME

    MarionE

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Ivy has never disappointed ….until now. We had a long wait between courses, the pasta was not good and we were pestered by some very persistent flies. The restaurant was very hot. There did not appear to be any fans. The service, however, was excellent as always.

FAQs

Ivy Clifton Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 8132 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 136 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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