Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.6
6184 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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AriT
1 review
Dined a day 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AleksW
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely breakfast with very efficient service. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

JD
JamesD
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 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 3 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Betsy
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 3 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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JF
JohnF
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 .

PA
PatriciaA
1 review
Dined 4 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 4 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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful surroundings.
The Chocolate Bomb is incredible

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MichaelA
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with close friends

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LesleyP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience excellent as previous visits.

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Firehair
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 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 5 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 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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ClareB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SamW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service n food were reasonably good. Enjoyable evening

JC
JennyC
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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

SO
SOwe
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
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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Ivy Clifton Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 6184 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.