Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.4
3125 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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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CD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special lunch for us and it was made special by your staff .. thank you

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AA
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

This is the first time I have experienced poor service at the Ivy. The service was incredibly slow, items requested were often not brought to the table until the 3rd or 4th request.

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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, "Excellent". If i can leave you with the one "less good" bit of feedback (!), the tapwater (which we had in addition to our normal drinks and coffees) was a bit odorous: I wonder if it might be possible to filter it / chill it (?). Otherwise - all great stuff!

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food, relaxing ambience

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my fourth trip to the Ivy Bristol and every time has been a fabulous experience

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JS
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmpsphere for a special celebration. Staff showed great attention to detail and oh yes the important bit, we all really enjoyed the food we chose. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Very nice cakes for afternoon tea. However for the price (very expensive afternoon tea) I did not think we were made to feel special, particularly given at the booking I had to specify the occasion I.e my friends birthday. The table was extremely small so the cake stand was directly in my line of sight so I could not see my friend whilst we were talking.

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I
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Chose the 2 course menu and had the sea bream as main. Presentation was good but it was too much cooked! Quite dry! I normally have no hesitation to return but as we were celebrating our son’s graduation, I didn’t as didn’t want to spoil the atmosphere. Mentioned it to waitress while she was clearing the table. She was apologetic. We then ordered double expresso which came in too big cups and coffee was luck warm. By then I thought what is the point....asked for the bill and don’t plan to come again

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AF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My waitress Cressida was so so lovely and completely made our ivy experience with her extensive knowledge, helpfulness and kindness. 10/10 from me.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A touch of glamour. Excellent food and service ambience, decor, flowers, etc. They had even made special desserts for the graduations being celebrated that week. Very thoughtful. Would revisit in a flash.

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F
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal to celebrate our son's graduation. Loved the special graduation dessert.

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CB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible! There was no faults to the whole experience! Food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend and definitely worth the price.

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CA
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very pleasant evening but the creamed spinach was disappointing - very watery and tasteless, like chopped frozen spinach.

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NB
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed our post-graduation lunch and was an overall great experience. Definitely a great space and close to what I was used to from London.

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BB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Arrived at lunchtime, was shown to seats but then ignored for 15 minutes! Food was slow, we were offered snacks, meals arrived, I had a steak that was as thin as a wafer, but oozing blood do had not been tested, it also tasted greasy. The chips were also over cooked and greasy! Very expensive lunch and very underwhelming! Not recommended!

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GT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We booked a table at The Ivy Clifton on a Wednesday evening. We arrived and were quickly taken to our table. The service was good. The food was delicious. We thought we'd need sides without mains, but we didn't. It left room for dessert. The ambience was good. I liked the high ceilings of the former bank and the artwork was on a theme of transport. I would definitely go again.

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GM
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I’ve been to The Ivy Bristol a number of times since it’s opened and feel it’s due a bit of an upgrade of ideas. Tables and the seating needs a revamp, some good seating and some really poor seating areas. The menu a little dated. I will come back but a man can only come back so many times 😃

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NF
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fave BRISTOL eatery. Great food in a relaxed environment.

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SR
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service
Great food
Good brunch menu
Unobtrusive service
Lovely surroundings

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LC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was superb and and food excellent. Starters and main courses were of a very high standard.
My only quibble was with the desserts where theatre and show trumps taste, and they were a little over sweet. The 'frozen berries' really are frozen and difficult to eat, the hot white chocolate sauce is insufficeintly hot to soften them.
That is small downside in an otherwise highly enjoyable visit.

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B
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

The atmosphere was great; vibrant and colourful but civilised. But that is where the praise ends. We waited 30 minutes just for a drink. Another 30 minutes for the first course. And the food was definitely not worth the ridiculously long wait. The food is essentially pub food. It's ok - but don't expect anything that will distract you from your conversation.

Th staff who did attend were perfectly courteous although one did forget an entire drinks order. But they were invisible for almost the entire night.

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JT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lively restaurant although a little disappointed as in the booking form they ask if there are any special request/occasions. I put on the form it’s a birthday, upon arrival they confirmed the birthday but didn’t acknowledge nothing by way of a cake or drink etc?

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MK
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been before, will definitely be going back, all three of us thought the food was fantastic and the service was exceptional especially Suzi..

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J
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as always you never disappoint
Thankyou

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NV
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, the steak was cooked to perfection. We’ve already booked to go back!

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MN
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening celebrating my birthday. Staff were very attentive & polite. Service was prompt and we were not rushed. Wonderful food and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food. Very good all round, will highly recommend.

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MA
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for a reasonable price. We were treated exceptionally by the staff. Having previously gone to sketch in London we were impressed that our experience was nearly on par and for a better price. I'll be recommending the brasserie to my friends

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CB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It’s a great place to take friends for a treat, which is what we did. Presentation of the food is excellent.

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our Wedding Anniversary (22 years)
We asked for a table in the Orangery/Garden room and got table 51 it was brilliant.
Alessandro looked after us and did a great job.
Food was excellent, I chose a Sirloin Steak and my wife had the Sea Bass.
Thank you to The Ivy for a fantastic evening.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You won’t regret booking a table at the Ivy! The cocktail menu is great and the food is so delicious, it was a very tough choice! Great atmosphere, smart but very friendly. I will definitely be back!

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TS
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were given a gift voucher for dining at The Ivy Brasserie Clifton and the food was very well presented and delicious. The atmosphere is just right and a jazz band playing background music was appreciated. We will be back!

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d
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection I've booked the ivy Chelsea garden now for wifes birthday it's such quality and delicious food 10/10

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MK
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for our lovely evening.
We came on our 25th wedding anniv. / your 2nd anniv.
My wife picked an envelope and won a meal for two for another occasion.
So, we came for her Birthday on Thursday 11th.
Jazz trio followed by nice background music.
Great ambience, hubub.
Service attentive polite and efficient.
Food was fabulous. The lemon sole to die for.
Wines great.
Value suberb. Lol

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KS
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good service. Only mild criticism would be I asked for Prosecco on arrival as it was our wedding anniversary and it didn’t come until we ordered. Food and service was excellent to be fair.

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LL
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great service from the London office reservation team; though I had to ask the waiter three times for some sauce to accompany my meal. Food otherwise good, and we appreciate the additional (tiny) raspberry tarte to commemorate my boyfriend's birthday.

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VN
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

I have made our reservation in advance and called a day before advising the reason we coming for dinner is my fiance birthday. To my suprise there was zero acknowlegement of the special occasion. When advised of that to one of the seniors, was assured I will receive an email with apologies. Nothing received yet. We eat there previously and a I know that they provide a little candle in the dessert to make the dinner a bit more special. However not this time.
Even my request for a quiet table or away from other was completely ignored at confirming reservation. Apart from food, very disappointed with the service and the whole evening spent in the restaurant.

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JM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant experience to celebrate my 80th birthday and our 53rd wedding anniversary. Our very first afternoon tea!

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GR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed with our recent visit to the restaurant. The atmosphere was very nice and the service was excellent. The food was good and we will return again

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S
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent flavour and well cooked. Brought as quickly as you would expect. Lovely setting, beautiful building and restaurant. Attentive and kind service staff. The only slight criticism would be portion size and drink size for the price paid but that is as you would expect.

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