Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.6
6036 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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SanM
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely room, good service, average food.......

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PAULD
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food & service. Noisier than we would have liked.

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Dee17
Bath
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Plenty of choice, very tasty food.
Staff very attentive,polite and friendly.
Good 'continental' atmosphere and very relaxing and pleasant dining area.
Thoroughy recommended.

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HelenB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service for my birthday . I was made to feel very special with a birthday dessert and candle .
Will definitely be back !

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Thepageoaks
Gloucestershire
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very welcome. Staff were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Pretentious and overpriced. The food was good but not great. Took 35 minutes to take our order, which then meant due to the dire parking around the venue unable to stay for desserts or coffee as our parking time was up. Quite a disappointing way to spend a birthday.

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Lyndi
Bristol
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Service was faultless and the atmosphere pleasant and relaxed. The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Service and food outstanding!

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symonw
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were celebrating our silver wedding anniversary and the service from start to finish was outstanding, the food was great as was the nice touch of the profiteroles with happy anniversary on both my wife & i felt this went above and beyond and really added to the overall experience, we couldnt have choosen a better venue to celebrate such an important date

thank you very much

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LeahH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other half and I went for some posh nosh for our anniversary and it didn’t disappoint. Lots of choice on the menu and specials to try and a wonderful surprise as we were celebrating something special. Would deffo recommend to a couple or small group who can spend around £50-£60 per person for a special treat.

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HeavySausage
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time back since before pandemic and everything was as good as before but the service from Samantha was outstanding particularly helping my wife choose the right rose for her taste

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AnnT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there for our 35th Anniversary. Wanted something special and we weren’t disappointed.
Food great atmosphere and staff were lovely. Would highly recommend.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service, I enjoyed the vegan options. My partners fish based choices were good but the expectation was higher.

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LesleyD
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely restaurant with great service and a great menu. I always feel very special when I eat there.

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AmberG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and amazing food!!! Lovely place for an anniversary celebration!

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bristoldiner
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Head barman was brilliant. Main dining room is an amazing place to dine. Service was excellent, not rushed. Food was excellent.

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SabariM
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Quiet crammed and small table and sat close to others. No privacy and felt unsafe sitting so close to others.

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vipTrish26
London
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come down from London to take the family to the Clifton Ivy from time to time. We always have a lovely family dinner, with delicious food and excellent service. Our waitress was so lovely and helpful. as were other members of staff to whom we spoke. The restaurant was very accommodating when I asked, if possible, for a round table. Request met! We all look forward to the next visit.

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DonnaW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service impeccable. Normally go to the Ivy in London.
Will definitely return next time we are in Bristol

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Lesley
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It is a lovely looking place and the food was nice but the service was lacking. We didn’t receive something we ordered and every member of staff who walked past seemed so determined to look away and not help as we tried to get their attention. Probably won’t go again.

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SWood
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I have been to the ivy many times and loved it. We came for afternoon tea - 2 of my friends have a few allergies so we called a week in advance to discuss whether it was possible to cater. Confirmed they were and spoke with chef. On day the waiter came back and fore at least 5 times and was getting confused with the allergies. One could eat egg and dairy and gluten but was allergic to soya and other dairy. They were both told that everything was pre mixed so she couldn’t have the chicken as with Mayo and contained soya or salmon as was pre mixed. This is why we called before and we were assured it would be fine. They got a dry bit of gluten free bread with avacado and tomato - no oil or anything so was very dry. We arrived at 4 and didnt get the afternoon tea until 5.30, the tea that went with it didn’t come out until we had nearly finished the food despite me chasing. We had an apology and was deducted some of the bill. It was only afterwards I realised they took the optional service charge off as a discount and just £7 additional extra. Spending over £100 on afternoon tea and getting the food and service we received was very disappointing especially when I am always recommending the Ivy as a great place to go. Hence the low number of stars given on this occasion

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SimonW
Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, very nice layout. Exceedingly lovely food. Service very good. Very polite waiting staff. Accommodated our needs extremely well. Would definitely recommend to all friends

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Tilly
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience3

we arrived for a special occasion and wanted a seating area with a view. However I was put next to a wall. I did ask if we could move somewhere else but was told no.
Later we asked again and was told yes we could move, when I pointed to an ideal seat we were told it was reserved yet it was not in use the entire next hour and a half.
However the waitress we had was very nice, food was excellent and the rest of the time here was good.

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SarahH
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had not been for over a year and very impressed. Breakfast always good and service outstanding. Would definitely recommend

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JamesT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Perfect for a special celebration.

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NicholasY
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy Saturday night. Table booked for 19:15.
Great service.
Extensive drinks menus.
Food top notch. For the whole experience it is great value.

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Victoria
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening, the food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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JayneM
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Lovely building and good service but food not great value...small portions and over priced.

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BrianM
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food as always fantastic. We did sit next to a serving station where on two occasions while we were there glasses or crockery was dropped and broken on the floor. The surroundings of the old bank are very nice however the acoustics aren’t the best, can be quite noisy.
Will continue going back there as food is great, just wish the reintroduced the monk fish curry to the menu, instead of duck curry.

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AndrewJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service ,great atmosphere. Thought the food was average, expected better to be honest

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MatthewD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening at The Ivy. The food, wine and cocktails were amazing, and the service was impeccable. All staff were so hospitable, but in particular our waiter Marcus was superb and really made our night.

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WinnieM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went to the Ivy with my friends for the first yesterday. We all enjoyed our meals and thought the value for money was really good

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Sean
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service and a very enjoyable eating experience. Thank you.

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KevinS
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Staff attitude not normal Ivy standard, possibly as a result of COVID-19. Condescending attitude "if you don't like it, don't bother coming" when asked why Menu choice had been reduced. After shifty change about 5pm staff much more professional and Ivy standard

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Mark
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The service was incredibly slow. We had to wait for everything, to be served, to order, to get the food and drinks, and to pay. This prevented us from enjoying the experience as we should have and limited what we purchased. We were very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service - good location - tasty food

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SoniaR
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Have not been there for two years and found it had deteriorated. Staff not as good and food /menu not as good. Frankly needs a revamp. Access to toilets poor, full of staff trying to get past and a strange fishy small throughout.

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Kristie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to the Ivy for lunch on my birthday and it was everything and more. The service was amazing, the food was wonderful and we all had such a lovely time.

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JoanneL
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Friends birthday

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SarahB
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my Mums birthday and they made her feel special even though they were busy

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Ivy Clifton Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 6036 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.