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The Ivy Oxford Brasserie, Oxford, ENG

The Ivy Oxford Brasserie

4.4
4.4
4439 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

The Ivy Oxford Brasserie is located on the bustling High Street in the heart of Oxford. Enjoy an accessible all-encompassing menu, serving British classics from dawn until dusk, including breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.

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Booked 164 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, Sat 08:30–23:00
    Sun 08:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    01865 416333

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    The Ivy Oxford Brasserie offers a stunning private dining room available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day of the week. Situated on the first floor of the restaurant, the room is adorned with vibrant vintage prints and artwork inspired by the local area, and is finished with opulent details, creating a glamorous backdrop for all occasions including corporate events, meetings, private parties and weddings. The Botanical room seats 24 guests on three round tables or 20 on one long table, or 35 for standing cocktail receptions. The room features a striking private bar and electric mix of vintage dining chairs. Our dedicated Event Manager is available to assist with any detail to enhance your occasion, whether that be technology, AV support, music, floral arrangements or table design. To make an enquiry or for more information, please email the team at events.ivyoxford@theivy-collection.com or call 01865 416 336.

  • Area

    Oxford

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Ivy Oxford 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

Menu

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What 4,439 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Brunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Special Occasions

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Most Booked

  • Oxford

    Lunch

  • Oxford

    Romance

  • Oxford

    Special Occasions

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

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  1. PS

    PaulaS

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant with fabulous food and great service.

  2. B

    Brendan

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Our 35th wedding anniversary. Booked on line and called venue asking for a lovely table and to do something special for us. They did NOTHING. We were seated in between two very busy and loud tables. So impersonal and rubbish. Thanks Ivy. Our first and last visit Feel free to apologise 07817 817999

  3. LW

    LorraineW

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely afternoon tea - absolutely delicious 😊😊😊

  4. AG

    AnaG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely brunch and great service. It never disappoints!

  5. SN

    SarahN

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Not that impressed with the overall experience. Food was average, friend had to return hers as too salty, me eggs were harder than I liked but I didn't say anything. Staff seemed disorganised and not sure how to resolve friend's issue. Service was slow and another friend had to ask for a couple of her drinks she ordered twice as taking forever. I would have expected more due to the reputation of 'The Ivy'. I won't be coming back, plenty of other nice eateries in Oxford.

  6. PM

    PennyM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely dinner out for a friend’s birthday, she even received a surprise ‘pudding’ with a candle! Food was good value but drinks slightly pricey. However I would come back again.

  7. HS

    HowardS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant evening, faultless service, superb food.

  8. BH

    BeverleyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was lovely where sat was ideal,food amazing & service,but very expensive & totally disagree with 12.05% service charge,the customer should be able to decide on a tip for service not just expected to pay.

  9. MH

    MarieH

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening Tasty food Great efficient service

  10. S

    Stacey

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal yet again.... Couldn't fault anything! Can't wait to return x

  11. CP

    ChrisP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food with good range of options and attentive staff.

  12. CT

    ChrisT

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Decor very nice, service very good, friendly staff, cocktails very nice, food ok, Expensive for a ok time.

  13. JB

    JohnB

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Loved our family celebration of our anniversary, thanks to everyone

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    I wrote we were 4 people and a baby and needed space for the stroller. They made it very awkward and we felt it was our fault that we brought our baby with us. Not a nice experience at The Ivy in Oxford.

  15. EZ

    EzgiZ

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and asked for a table for two. The welcome lady told us that they were fully booked and it was a Saturday, with an attitude that was not really kind. Her behavior made us suspicious and we checked to book online - we managed to have a table immediately. There were other slots available too in the coming thirty minutes. We went back and had our brunch, the food was pleasant. We had no other problems with the service. The atmosphere is incredible.

  16. r

    robertl

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Good table, service and general ambience. Food was very good except seriously overcooked chicken escalope which should not have left the pass. Sadly, a very good experience marred by the one dish.

  17. LL

    LisaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food in a beautiful restaurant. It felt special but not snooty. Still had lots of atmosphere.

  18. OM

    OxonMummy

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    We had a fab family lunch. Allergy aware. Lovely food, good cocktails, great service.

  19. JS

    JuliaS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food which catered for severe allergies and vegan - not easy! Will be booking again!

  20. JG

    JasmineG

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    The staff were lovely and accommodating however the food wasn’t great.

  21. A

    Alice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful venue in a great location for Oxford. The food was excellent as was the service. They kindly provided a special pudding for my friend's birthday. Highly recommend and hope to go back soon.

  22. AY

    AnonY

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Food was overpriced for the amount and quality. Dry chicken, a scoop of pearl barley, and a handful of herbs does not make a chicken salad. Drinks selection was good and they were delicious.

  23. JC

    JanetC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time at The Ivy …..we WILL return! From the welcome at the door until we said goodbye it was fab! Immaculate service, fab breakfast and good value for the overall experience!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Breakfast could have been hotter, poached eggs under cooked albumen still clear

  25. HK

    HelenK

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a beautiful setting. Service was impeccable and the staff extremely helpful. 40th birthday surprise for my friend at the end of the meal was a lovely gesture. Would highly recommend. We had brunch and it was lovely.

  26. SW

    SamW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were super friendly, the place is even nicer than the pictures show and the food was great.

  27. c

    carelt

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    Pretty Prizy, food quality is good, but pretty expensive, given you have to order all side dishes still. Ambience is very nice, but service was pretty chaotic… Duck liver had fallen to the ground, and was no more available, but latersuddenly was available by surprise…for instance.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brought my family for my birthday. They all loved it. Beautiful place and wonderful food

  29. D

    Dinner42

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    We booked a set menu (it was given as an option on the online booking system) when we arrived we were told that the set menu wasn't available - no apology even when explained that it had been a booking option. It was very noisy and felt overcrowded - far too many tables for the space. The cocktails were disappointing and overly sweet We had the cod main, it was dry and over cooked. The chips were flavourless. We let our server know about the cod and nothing was done / offered - just that they would let the kitchen know. We were disappointed and wouldn't return or recommend. Unfortunately felt like style over substance and maximising covers for profit. We left and went to a lovely place up the road for dessert and delicious cocktails.

  30. SR

    SarahR

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Beautiful venue and fabulous food! Highly recommend the keralan duck curry. Service was slightly trickier but I think there was someone on training so harder to keep on top.

  31. A

    Alice

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Really enjoyed the food overall. Was a little pricey. Service was good, despite it being very busy. Really nice ambience and decor.

  32. PS

    PhilipS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service in a good atmosphere. So nice to see top front of house service backed up by very competent kitchen

  33. CW

    ChrisW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Vibrant decor, staff efficient side of friendly, food on the whole great, service marginally mistimed with main course but not waiting too long just a few things delayed, on the whole a nice evening, would maybe have slightly higher expectations given cost therefore slightly lower value ratings.

  34. GB

    GuppiB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    This was a mixed experience, two out of three meals were delightful but my meal came out without half the ingredients, the salad was dry there was no dressing and I was the last to eat waiting for a replacement, it felt a strange outcome when the restaurant overall has a great vibe and service was reasonable. Feel sadly disappointed

  35. d

    dougg

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful dining experience topped off with 1st class service thank you

  36. SR

    SusanR

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Generally love The Ivy & have visited several times. However very disappointed with the chips on this occasion. They were awful!

  37. OM

    OswaldoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, really lovely staff, especially Alejandro and the Italian lady. Thank you

  38. CO

    CherieO

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    Had to send our food back as cold ..disappointing

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Both my friend and I celebrated our 70th birthdays and when they realised it was both of us they gave us a second cake with a candle

  40. AB

    AndyB

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at The Ivy, Oxford, but definitely not the last. The food and service was on-point and it's not inexpensive, but worth it for a treat and the set menu is very good value!!

FAQs

The Ivy Oxford Brasserie is rated 4.4 stars by 4439 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

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Booked 164 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy Oxford Brasserie

120-121 High Street Oxford, ENG OX1 4DF

Additional information

  • Area

    Oxford

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:30–22:30
    Fri, Sat 08:30–23:00
    Sun 08:30–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01865 416333

  • Private party facilities

    The Ivy Oxford Brasserie offers a stunning private dining room available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day of the week. Situated on the first floor of the restaurant, the room is adorned with vibrant vintage prints and artwork inspired by the local area, and is finished with opulent details, creating a glamorous backdrop for all occasions including corporate events, meetings, private parties and weddings. The Botanical room seats 24 guests on three round tables or 20 on one long table, or 35 for standing cocktail receptions. The room features a striking private bar and electric mix of vintage dining chairs. Our dedicated Event Manager is available to assist with any detail to enhance your occasion, whether that be technology, AV support, music, floral arrangements or table design. To make an enquiry or for more information, please email the team at events.ivyoxford@theivy-collection.com or call 01865 416 336.

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