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The Ivy Oxford Brasserie, Oxford, ENG

The Ivy Oxford Brasserie

4.5
4.5
7012 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

20:30


Booked 126 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 7,012 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

7,012 Reviews
  1. MichaelB

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 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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  2. CristinaZ

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. Soph

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service and great food. A lovely experience.

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  4. DanielleW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  5. Gwen

    Manchester

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  6. DougG

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  7. KateP

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  8. PatriciaM

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  9. Meateaters

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  10. LouisT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  11. NigelK

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  12. SarahC

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  13. RhysH

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  14. Magda

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  15. Mmmddd

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    No additional comment on my experience in the restaurant

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  16. EdwardL

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  17. TamsinB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  19. WilliamW

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  20. PLCH

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  21. BrendanG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  22. JohnF

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  23. LynP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found it a wonderful experience in every way. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and ambience. We'd definitely recommend it. We will be visiting again.

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  24. MelW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice place to catch up with friends. Nice atmosphere, delicious food and good, attentive service. We weren’t made to feel rushed. Will definitely return

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  25. IvaT

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was lovely dinner. The food was excellent, the service too.
    The Ivy Oxford BrasserieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you had a lovely dinner and that both the food and service met your expectations. Providing excellent cuisine and attentive service are top priorities for us, and we are delighted that we were able to deliver on both fronts during your visit. Our team works diligently to ensure that each guest enjoys a memorable dining experience, and your positive feedback is truly rewarding. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and your feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another delightful meal in the near future.

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  26. Tombarbd

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab restaurant. Great staff . Food amazing . Lovely restaurant. Throughly enjoyed it . A great voucher gift . Well done the Ivy . Amazing

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  27. SallyS

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service! Friendly, helpful staff. Catered for our various diets. Made our lunch special.

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  28. RachaelB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband brought me to The Ivy for my birthday lunch. We were well looked after, the service was great and the food was delicious and plentiful. Good value for money.

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  29. Bruce

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very lovely environment with excellent service especially Anna M

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  30. JohnH

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the decor of The Ivy in Oxford. Also, the food was great. I am vegan and the selection was good and my choices very tasty. The waiting staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive.

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  31. Ruby

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was perfect for my sister’s birthday as were the birthday desserts. Thank you!

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  32. KatherineW

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good with some really nice extras that made the day special for us. The staff and the service were excellent. The ambiance lovely. We enjoyed a small family gathering for a special occasion and we would all definitely come back again and recommend to friends.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue with great food plus great service. :)
    The Ivy Oxford BrasserieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at our venue and that both the food and service met your expectations. Creating a memorable dining experience is our top priority, and we are thrilled that you found our venue to be lovely and our food to be great. Our team works hard to ensure that every guest feels welcomed and well taken care of, and your positive feedback is truly appreciated. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our venue in the near future for another delightful dining experience.

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  34. JuliaK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a reunion with old friends and it was perfect. We were given plenty of time to enjoy our meal without being pressurised. A lovely place.
    The Ivy Oxford BrasserieResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience with us! We are absolutely delighted to hear that your reunion with old friends was perfect and that you enjoyed your meal without feeling rushed.It brings us great joy to know that you found our establishment to be lovely. We strive to create an ambiance that fosters warmth and conviviality, allowing our guests to fully immerse themselves in the joy of reconnecting with friends and creating lasting memoriesWe look forward to the opportunity to welcome you and your friends back for many more memorable reunions in the future.

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  35. IrenaH

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant surroundings and superb service. We were celebrating 3 birthdays and had a wonderful time

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  36. AmandaW

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely birthday breakfast with my husband, great food and a beautiful setting.
    The Ivy Oxford BrasserieResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much for sharing your delightful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a lovely birthday breakfast with your husband, complete with great food and a beautiful setting. It warms our hearts to know that we were able to contribute to such a special occasion for you both. Creating memorable moments like these is what we strive for, and we're delighted that we could be a part of your celebration. If there's anything else we can do to enhance your experience further or if you have any special requests for future visits, please don't hesitate to let us know. Your satisfaction is our top priority. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon for more wonderful experiences and cherished memories.

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  37. Gemma

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service from the staff. Special mention to Rossi on the bar who served us. Food was fantastic. Wonderful atmosphere.

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  38. Steve

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This feels like the lower-mid level chain restaurant it is, even if it aspires to be more than that. The food was unremarkable, as was the service. The prices were not excessive, but given the overall mediocrity of the place the value was not good. It was noisy, and the acoustics were terrible, so don’t go there if you want a quiet conversation.

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  39. AmberD

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening, waiter was very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious

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  40. AnneO

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was friendly and efficient but not overbearing. The atmosphere was buzzing. The food was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection, but not too fussy or unconventional. It was a little noisy and full on a Saturday night, but this did not detract from our experience.

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FAQs

The Ivy Oxford Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 7012 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

20:30


Booked 126 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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