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The Ivy Oxford Brasserie, Oxford, ENG

The Ivy Oxford Brasserie

4.5
4.5
7031 Reviews
£25 and under
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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2 people

19:30


Booked 129 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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
    Located among the city’s must-see sights, The Ivy Oxford Brasserie is the perfect location for visitors and locals alike to enjoy relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining. While our elegant private room is perfect for big-occasion dining, celebration birthdays and stylish working lunches.
  • Private party contact
    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548
  • Area
    Oxford
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Breakfast Set Menu

    £15.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Elevate your mornings with our £15.95 breakfast set menu. Begin your day with a choice of refreshing smoothies and a tempting selection of pastries to start, accompanied by The Ivy Breakfast featuring all the classics.
    Breakfast Set Menu photo
  • The Ivy Oxford Afternoon Tea

    £29.95 per person

    11 Oct 2022 - 8 Apr 2024
    Beautifully presented in a three-tied stand and served with your choice of tea or coffee, The Ivy Afternoon Tea includes an assortment of freshly baked scones with rich clotted cream and strawberry preserve, a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, and dainty cakes and tarts, crafted with the finest ingredients. *Prices are subject to change.
    The Ivy Oxford Afternoon Tea photo
  • £19.17 All-Day Set Menu

    £19.17 per person

    4 Jan - 28 Mar 2024
    Elevate your dining experience with our £19.17 All-Day Set Menu. Embark on a culinary journey with our seasonal and classic dishes, and delight in two courses for £19.17 or three courses for £24.17 per person.
    £19.17 All-Day Set Menu photo

What 7,031 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for brunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Lively

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Most Booked

  • Oxford

    Best Overall

  • Oxford

    Best Food

  • Oxford

    Best Service

  • Oxford

    Best Ambience

  • Oxford

    Best Value

  • Oxford

    Great for brunch

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford

    Good for groups

  • Oxford

    Good for special occasions

  • Oxford

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Oxford

    Lively

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

7,031 Reviews
  1. BelindaT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing evening, amazing food. Hope for another visit very soon

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  2. KimN

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely. It felt special from the minute you walked in. Staff were very attentive and lovely and the food was amazing

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and table service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back.

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  4. DonnaH

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly we waited 1hr 20 mins for our food to arrive

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  5. LeeW

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Saturday evening dinner with friends. Staff were superb, friendly but professional from the greeting received when checking in, through to table service and our departure. Food was delicious with lots of choices for everyone and all dietary requirements covered. Venue is lovely and it was buzzing with laughter/guests having a good time! Would definitely recommend and would go again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal celebrating my daughter’s 21st. Lovely attentive staff. Thank you.

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  7. lynnb

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you so much for making our evening memorable. Your staff at teh front door were exceptionally welcoming and all you waiting staff were similarly good. We will definitely be back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an excellent meal with family. Service was top notch backed up by great food and atmosphere.

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  9. SeanC

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu choice was excellent, especially now some of the Ivy Asia has been added.

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  10. Mich

    Oxford

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an afternoon once before, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The afternoon tea we just had was sadly lacking. The offering did not represent value for money, the quality of sandwiches was poor, disappointed that we had to pay for additional sandwiches. The scones were good, but not enough cream for 3 people. The theatre of the “smoke” was not good. Service and staff very pleasant and professional as always.

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  11. Paulb

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff very attentive great food and plenty of it, we had afternoon tea, well worth the money, fresh and tasty

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were attentive food was amazing it was unfortunate being next to someone who moaned about everything

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  13. JamesO

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, fairly quick service. Happy overall. Drinks were quite expensive.

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  14. Hud60

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the ambience of the restaurant and the decor. The selection of foods was very good with different tastes as well as a reasonable menu for the day. Service was very good with helpful suggestions being made by the waiter. A return visit will be on the cards!

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  15. TapioL

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Initially we experienced a few delays with service but once that was sorted out everything went very smoothly

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  16. ManjitS

    France

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice time overall but the service was very hit and miss considering it was quiet. We. Were asked for a drink twice in 3 mins then not asked for 20 mins. The waiter knocked the candle which meant the wax went over the table. A desert was recommended but we asked for something else but then the recommended desert was given to our surprise
    The Ivy Oxford BrasserieResponded 1 day ago
    I sincerely apologize for the inconsistencies in our service during your visit. Your feedback is valuable, and we'll address these issues to ensure a better experience in the future. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

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  17. SamanthaS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super food, very attentive service, no pressure to hurry up once eaten so was able to enjoy a catch up with my friend. Thank you.

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  18. MichaelB

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the staff was welcoming and helpful. They quickly attended to our needs and the service was very efficient. The food was excellent and considering the high quality of the premises good value for money.

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  19. CristinaZ

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything wa amazing, staff made my bday lunch very special . Very good service and would definitely go again!

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  20. Soph

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service and great food. A lovely experience.
    The Ivy Oxford BrasserieResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us and that you enjoyed both the service provided by our staff and the food served during your visit. At The Ivy Oxford Brasserie, we strive to create memorable dining experiences for our guests, and it is truly gratifying to know that we succeeded in providing you with a lovely experience. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority, and we are thrilled that we were able to meet your expectations. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and your positive feedback. Should you ever wish to dine with us again or if there's anything we can do to further enhance your experience, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All ways brilliant, one of our favourite places to eat

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  22. DanielleW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really really good food and service made for a great evening. The cocktails were also extremely good.

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  23. Gwen

    Manchester

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a warm welcome at the door and excellent atmosphere inside. Service was great and staff very attentive. The food was very good although a few more interesting fish dishes would be welcome.

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  24. DougG

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The team really looked after our group and went above and beyond to ensure we were happy

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  25. KateP

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable - so good that we returned for breakfast, which again delicious!

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  26. PatriciaM

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing this time round. I had an overpriced Shepherds pie that was miniscule - approximately 10cm in diameter and 5 cm deep and so intensely flavoured it was unpleasant. I love the Ivy and have been many times, but this time was really disappointed. The running costs must be high, I accept that the food is expensive but really £16.95 for a mini Shepherd's pie that's taking the mick. I have recommended The Ivy to friends and family - but always with a warning about the likely stress on the purse strings.

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  27. Meateaters

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! First time at the Ivy will be returning for another special birthday!

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  28. LouisT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service from friendly attentive staff. Great quality food and wine not over priced An all together wonderful experience

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  29. NigelK

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit to the Ivy and we thoroughly enjoyed it, not a huge menu but something for everybody. Perhaps a little more expensive than the ordinary high street but worth it in our opinion. Nice to enjoy a bit of class...

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  30. SarahC

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very busy and buzzing. Service was good and food was good too.

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  31. RhysH

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    First off the food was great. My steak tartare was the best I have tasted in years. The service was reasonable but I was gobsmacked over the wine. We ordered one of the better whites, to be followed by a fine red (Barolo). When I asked for the red to be poured the waitress asked that we finish off our white wine so she could pour the red into the same glasses. This was terrible. To begrudge clean glasses for a wine well over £50? The Ivy should be ashamed.

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  32. Magda

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my friends went for the afternoon tea to celebrate my friends birthday and it was just perfect. Our waitress was extremely professional, amazing food and deco.

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  33. Mmmddd

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    No additional comment on my experience in the restaurant
    The Ivy Oxford BrasserieResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We appreciate your visit to our restaurant and hope that you had a pleasant experience with us.

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  34. EdwardL

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Complacent door staff who appeared to be more interested in their phones than customers Food was ok but we waited to have any service and then received the wrong order twice Serving waitress cheerful bit the overall experience was poor

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  35. TamsinB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic service, food and ambiance honestly can’t wait to come back and try different dishes!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a fantastic meal. The truffle arancini were light and crispy and the sourdough was warm and delicious (and very large). My steak was very well cooked and my wife's sea bream was perfect. Our waiter, Salvatore, was very helpful, happy (he seemed to genuine pride in his work) and efficient, thank you for helping to make the evening special.

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  37. WilliamW

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was a great evening food was great and the service was top quality. A special thanks to Laetitia for looking after us and for making the evening so special.

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  38. PLCH

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue with good food but seemed quite expensive for two courses and wine at £120. It has no competition in Oxford so far, but it will need to keep improving to stay on top.

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  39. BrendanG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had afternoon tea as part of a birthday celebration. Both the food and the ambiance of the restaurant was good but what was exceptional was the service we received from the staff

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  40. JohnF

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What we expected. It was our wedding anniversary and even the check in and waitress wished us a Happy Anniversary. I know that it is on the booking but it's good that it is acknowledged.

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FAQs

The Ivy Oxford Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 7031 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:30


Booked 129 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
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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
    Located among the city’s must-see sights, The Ivy Oxford Brasserie is the perfect location for visitors and locals alike to enjoy relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining. While our elegant private room is perfect for big-occasion dining, celebration birthdays and stylish working lunches.
  • Private party contact
    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548
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