Ivy Clifton Brasserie

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3464 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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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Bristol
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great setting and ambiance. Waiting staff were very polite. Unfortunately, we thought the food quality did not match the price. A shame as it was our anniversary and I’d heard it is a great place for special occasions.

GJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and food wonderful. The tables were a little close together for couples and difficult in some places for the waiters to pass with the large trays of food.

EH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special place/ location, gorgeous food, attentive service and made me feel special on my birthday. Highly recommended! Thank you.

EC
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent visit with family. Took my parents there for the first time and they loved it. Suitable for all ages with a great choice of food on the brunch menu. Lovely experience. Would highly recommend.

SS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really lovely place to be we went to have morning brunch for my fiancé’s birthday, not the kind of place to go all of the time as it feels more special to go as a one off but would highly recommend, the interior itself is beautiful and creates a great atmosphere.

SH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at The Ivy but there were a few problems with the service. Starters were served apart from one which we had to wait at least 10 minutes for. We wanted to eat as a group of people rather than as and when the food arrived. I asked for a coffee and a separate glass of cointreau but they combined the coffee with the cointreau - they did apologise. I did pay the full service charge as it was my special birthday and didn't want the embarrassment of saying the service wasn't good enough which is something I should have done. However, I will return again and hopefully this will have improved.

GM
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I booked months ago for my wife’s birthday, due to unforeseen circumstances I had 2 guests to add to the booking, I did this by speaking to the central reservation team and directly with the restaurant. When I arrived for our 7.15pm booking they had no record, the arrogant Spanish lady on reception all book called me a liar and rudely told us to “just wait at the bar”. The Manager came to see us, apologized but said we would have to wait for a table, over 30 minutes later we were seated with a round of complimentary drinks which we appreciated but it doesn’t take away what happened. The restaurant was busy and is obviously popular but don’t lose perspective and don’t underestimate how poor customer service can quickly become low footfall.

JD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Frozen chips at 3.95 burger £18.95 would not return very loud with people talking yes i know but not conclusive to a romantic meal maybe you're marketing wetherspoons, waiter made a mistake in pouring our wine to a different table wife confronted him and he admitted the mistake and offered another glass of wine well since we paid for the bottle why wouldn't he offer to replace it, it was resolved with a grates martin/coffee so nothing was given away or received.
We may try the Cardiff venue when it opens
Regards Mr & Mrs Davies 06.45pm 9/11/19

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal wonderful service excellent
Only negative is no hand towel in loos but other wise loved it x

CP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place my friend loved it as it was a surprise for her birthday the food was lovely and the service but the drinks are very expensive £30 for 3 glasses of wine ouch

MB
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall was a very nice experience, food good and not too long a wait for it.
My only criticism was the table for 2 felt very cramped with the table next to us a little close.
reasonably priced for that type of eatery.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Great location , extremely slow service , we had an 8:30pm reservation , we didn’t get our main course until 10:15 pm , added to that had to chase drinks ordered throughout the evening

CE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Very disappointing and uncomfortable. We booked a table for 4 on the 21st October in good time for November 8th. We were surprised to find ourselves seated in front of the main door and exposed to very cold draughts each time people gathered in the entrance and the door was opened (frequently). Our friends, who were also at your restaurant at the same time as us, said they booked a similar table at a later date and were comfortably placed elsewhere.

TH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Exceedingly noisy, customers packed in like sardines with hardly a gap between tables. My starter salad was delicious, however the lamb was mediocre - stringy with minimal flavour.

This was our fourth Ivy experience, the others being Bath and Edinburgh, and certainly not up to standard.

Bar and waiting staff were fabulous.

JB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Birthday meal -,ruined ! Waited over 45 mink Fof main course - when appeared it was cold Welrgyv

JY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

To celebrate our daughters 21st birthday wanted to pick an experience that she would remember. Although the service was good, the food let it down. The main meals were luke warm. Expressed to the waiter that we were not 100% happy, were offered coffee at the end of the meal. Meals need to be hot ! Thank you.

JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly service, menu super choice, food great flavour, well presented. Only grumble re good, Lamb dish , potato and veg was hot but lamb was disappointingly cool.
What I most disliked was the position of our table for two. It was so close to the neighbouring tables we might as well have been sharing their table, conversations were far from private. This would put me off booking again if just for two.

AL
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch at The Ivy in Clifton.
Food was excellent and lovely ambience.
Food isn’t cheap but would highly recommend.

JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My only criticism is that cheese offered on the menu is stored in the refrigerator and not ready to be ate at room temperature when ordered. Didn’t expect that from a restaurant of this standard.

AL
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Both my mother and I both told the waitress it was one of the best meals we’ve had out in a long time. Food isn’t cheap but well worth it - beautiful crispy duck starter I would thoroughly recommend. Compliments the to chef ! We will be back.

M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first visit and wouldn’t be my last. Beautiful building, fantastic staff and wonderful food. All very good value for the money. Staff very attentive and nothing too much trouble. Even presented us with two mini cakes as it was our wedding anniversary. Little touches like that do mean a lot.

B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were shown straight to our table, within few minutes the waitress asked us for our drinks order and if we would like some water for the table, after placing our food order we were eating the starters within 12 minutes, plenty of choices on the menu for every dietary needs, every member of staff that was involved with our booking was warm friendly and welcoming.

H
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. We love this place and will definitely be seeing you soon

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal for my mum. Food was very tasty and good value. Great wine selection. Server was attentive, even gave a small dessert with a candle to celebrate.

MS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue excellent service
Highly recommendable but need to book far in advance

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As parents of a daughter celebrating her 18th birthday, we really appreciated the care and attention that was shown to her by staff. It was lovely for her to be wished Happy Birthday on our arrival and a special touch to give a complimentary cake and candle. We had a lovely lunch with you - thank you.

E
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my friends and I had a lovely breakfast here. even gave my friend a special birthday treat, nice touch :-)

RJ
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant surroundings providing an enjoyable atmosphere

JU
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday and had a very lovely time. Even though it was a busy Sunday, the service and food quality was equal to that which we had exprerienced on a weekday. Has become our new favourite place to eat.

JF
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and beautiful breakfast. Would highly recommend and will be visiting again!

N
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always. Can’t fault the food, service, decor or ambience.

TG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Loved the food and the atmosphere but our wine waiter went AWOL on a couple of occasions and we were left to ask for a top up (he took the bottle away each time), which kind of riled us, particularly when servicr charge wasn't optional! Very pricey but worth it for a treat.

DT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite being a horrible wet night, we were soon cheered up by our dinner at the Ivy. Food and cocktails were excellent, as were our waiting staff. A Lovely experience all round.

R
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dining experience complimented by attentive professional staff. Have eaten here several times and yet to be in any way disappointed.

RA
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant surroundings with excellent service. Makes one feel valued.

HA
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I need mention the not so warm or friendly welcome from the host. Abrupt and rude, not even a smile. However, the food was delicious and table service was warm and friendly, adding to the dining experience which was at first disappointing.

NM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Atmosphere was lovely, felt like a 'special' place, service was good and food was of a good standard....however too many dishes served with 'chips' and drinks were over priced. Our table was close to another which interrupted conversation from time to time. Not quite the experience I was expecting....but then maybe I had too high standard.

CL
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Once again lovely food with excellent staff. It was a shame that my friend didn’t have a little birthday cake from them especially as 2 other ladies in the room did. I guess they didn’t have anything gluten free to give her even though I had given them plenty of notice.

HK
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience, decor is art deco/shipping and transport based, service was excellent, food and wine both very good and all staff very well trained and professional. Location in Clifton is excellent. I've been to the original Ivy but i prefer this one.

DJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a superb afternoon tea at the Ivy, was utterly outstanding. Great food, great service and wonderful atmosphere. Would definitely recommend the afternoon tea.