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The Ivy Oxford Brasserie

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4.5
2387 Reviews
£26 to £40
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. The restaurant features a bar and a private dining room, offering relaxed yet sophisticated dining, ensuring there is something on offer for every occasion.

Located on the first floor, The Botanical Room, is our stunning private dining space, seating up to 24 guests or 35 guests for cocktail receptions is decorated with locally referenced artwork and prints inspired by the local area including literature, the botanical gardens, and academia.

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Booked 105 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30–22:00
    Sat 11:00–22:30
    Sun 11:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    01865 416333

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

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4.5
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  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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93% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    On arrival, at Reception one of the girls didn’t seem very friendly or welcoming! Plus I really think that staff should iron their clothes! It looks really bad. Some staff weren’t the usual smart well presented standard you see at other Ivy restaurants. The food was excellent! The Rum Baba needed to be soaked in rum previously and then additional rum offered. One and a half hours wasn’t long enough before we were asked to move to the bar!

  2. JM

    JillM

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    The food was good but we were seated 25 minutes after the time we’d booked. We were asked to sit at the bar while they finished our table but were forgotten about and I had to ask a member of staff to check why we hadn’t been seated. There was a lot of staff working but little in the way of people in charge. A service charge added on as standard feels cheeky when the service is this bad

  3. j

    jacbrac

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful decor with really professional friendly staff and the food was excellent a fantastic dining experience

  4. DC

    DarrylC

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Good experience, starter was nice and we were asked if we wanted more toast for the duck parfait. My chips were only warm and steak was mediocre, I’ve had better. My partner loved hers though. Service impeccable.

  5. RT

    RobertT

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    The food was delicious. The service perfunctory. It was our anniversary and the team didn't make it feel very special. We wouldn't dine there again for a special occasion.

  6. BJ

    BJ66

    Jersey

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Booked for 5pm 5 people. Was told rudely at 8:45pm that they needed the table back and that the booking was only for two hours. Points to note. They took over 30 mins to take first drinks order. We were spending, not time wasting - bill was just under £600. At 8:15pm they asked if we wanted anything else and they took an order for cocktails. I have been to Ivy restaurants in a number of places but I would think twice before returning to the Oxford one until they have better “managers”.

  7. CS

    ClaireS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff and lovely relaxed atmosphere. The food was delicious

  8. MH

    MaxineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Food was amazing. Restaurant was beautiful. Highly recommend a visit. I will definitely be returning

  9. B

    Burdett

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent addition to Oxford…bright and buzzy without being impersonal.All Assistance that was needed for a disabled person. Good choice of vegetarian dishes, wines etc

  10. F

    Fabzuk

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Great ambience, staff started service really well, food arrive quickly, I ordered a burger which could not be more plain and tasteless, I had an empty glass for about 15-20 min and no one came to offer me another drink measly additional sale missed, it was also my wife’s birthday which means that she wanted to celebrate and again she had 1 drink and nobody came to offer another one, another opportunity missed, by then we lost interest and we just wanted to leave without any interest for desert, we finally decided to ask for another bottle of water as no one seem to realise that we only had 1 drink each. The staff was kind and brought a small desert with a candle and so my wife decided to try a tea which was fresh and very nice but overall considering that temperature outside was around 25-28C the lack of attention to these details made a poor impression. I hope this review halos you to become better and who knows we might comeback!!

  11. h

    hannahb

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Amazing evening. Stunning food. Great atmosphere. Exceptional service. The only criticism is that there were only two vegetarian options in the main course menu. This is pretty surprising in this day in age. I would recommend The Ivy adding more options and catering for the 30 odd percent that are vegetarian.

  12. D

    Dunny

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Had a lovely meal here, the food was lovely, services was friendly and well timed did forget a couple of things. Was not really expecting this to be a child's place, went for an evening meal only to have a baby next to us. lovely place great tables very clean. Toilets were clean and nice to use. Went on a very hot day, but the air con was just to much really cold draft all down neck all evening, this was not enjoyable. But over all great place, friendly staff.

  13. OT

    OwenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic atmosphere with absolutely excellent staff! The food was absolutely delicious, couldn’t improve anything.

  14. LS

    LouiseS

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waitress was very attentive and helpful. We had a lovely afternoon tea.

  15. AI

    AIley

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My Nan had a lovely time, as did my girlfriend. Was very happy with the afternoon would go back again.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    We arrived at 2:45 for our 3pm booking for afternoon tea. It would have been a nice touch if the ladies that greeted us had asked whose birthday we were celebrating since the booking form had asked what the occasion of our outing was. We were immediately asked if we’d like water - and then if we’d like ice and lemon in a bowl with it. The water arrived - 10 mins later the ice, then some long time later the lemon. One of the party chose the cheese soufflé with bread. These arrived 30 minutes before the afternoon teas. The bread arrived late too. The waiter informed us there would be a delay after we had already been waiting 40 mins. I asked how long - and he said about 10 mins. Everything took an age which left us all on edge. It was supposed to be a relaxed occasion but we were left feeling unsure whether to complain and make it worse. There was no explanation for the delay. When we had paid the waiter apologised for the delay and said next time we come he’d give us a free coffee! We would have been more likely to return if he had tried to fix our disappointment at the time - as it is we spent about £100 and came away with a poor impression of your establishment.

  17. SD

    SueD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, staff very attentive, food amazing, beautiful ambience, how come i've never been before!

  18. IG

    IanG

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good brunch. Thought we should have been asked if we wanted tap or bottled water, instead of assuming we wanted to pay £3.95 for 750 ml.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating Eid

  20. R

    Rachael

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    The food and ambience were absolutely outstanding- what a beautiful restaurant! Our cocktails took a long time to arrive which contrasted our starters which arrived within minutes of ordering! We ordered a bottle of wine after our starter dishes had been taken but it then arrived quite a while after we got our mains. It would have been nicer to get our wine either before or with our main meal. This is me being very picky though! Overall, the food was absolutely delicious and it was a real treat for the evening!

  21. GO

    GeraldO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, excellent service, fine location and super setting. Above average pricing, especially the wine list, but I guess you get what you pay for.

  22. A

    Alice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were very friendly and service was amazing and we got our food very quickly! Decor was so beautiful and the atmosphere was fantastic.

  23. AD

    AstriD

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    80th birthday for my Mum, lovely experience, we all enjoyed the evening and would return.

  24. CA

    CathyA

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Suggested the Ivy for a long-overdue lunchtime meet-up with friends, travelling in to Oxford (first time since pre-lockdown 1). Perfect choice agreed by everyone, and it's such a fantastic building/interior too. Great service, great welcome, menu choices were ideal for such a hot day.

  25. HW

    HelenW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, staff and ambience. Loved it. Lovely touches to help celebrate the occasion. We felt special. Amazing food. Chocolate bombe was a big hit.

  26. B

    Beeches

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Overall a good dining experience although The table overlooking the road and buses spoilt it. Food was good and service great despite being short staffed.

  27. S

    Sally

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely evening beautiful place but was sad to be at the back of the restaurant, for me I personally would have enjoyed being at the front where it was busy . I personally love being court up in a buzz. Otherwise it was a lovely evening with great staff.

  28. P

    Ponky

    Cambridge

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great staff, nice atmosphere, only minor complaint was background music was sometimes inappropriate. Will return.

  29. J

    Jane

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had had a stressful day and I wanted to give my husband a complete change of mood so had booked The Ivy in advance and was not disappointed that the atmosphere, staff and food all came together to de stress us from the moment we stepped through the doors. The 'exotica' decor was pleasantly overwhelming and produced a truly oppulent tropical feeling. Cosy seating with soft lighting to match the time of day. Jane, Witney

  30. HT

    HarrietT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience2

    Food was good but they took 45 minutes after we finished eating to even think about asking us if we wanted another drink. It was also my anniversary and said they would bring a small plate over to celebrate which they didn’t until after the bill…

  31. JJ

    JodieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Lunch Yesterday and the staff were so helpful and friendly, the bar tender made a wicked cocktail and we had a great experience, both meals were delicious and filling, will defo return

  32. j

    juliew

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience5

    The staff were incredibly friendly and very good!

  33. AM

    AlisonM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    The restaurant decor is stunning. The food and service were good but not excellent so created a disconnect between the fabulous room and the rest of the experience.

  34. JC

    JakeC

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Amazing place definitely go again, Great service aswell. So happy I went there.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    We went for our wedding anniversary. Front of house was excellent. We were seen to right away and placed our orders. The cocktails we ordered took ages to come, despite the restaurant being not terribly busy- in fact, they arrived after our food. My husband was happy with his dish- Sole Meunière but my Avocado Bénédict was awful. Soggy bread, very difficult to cut through even with a knife, grey chunks of avocado in the dish. The chips were excellent but it felt like the plate had sat under the lights for a very long time. The Ivy has become our special occasion restaurant but I would definitely not come back for brunch.

  36. S

    Samsaml123

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff are amazing! Well presented and helpful. Restaurant is beautiful and food was so tasty for such good value for money! Can’t wait to go back!

  37. LT

    LesleyT

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Service way below that experienced in other Ivy restaurants. Aside from the greeting staff, other staff were simply disinterested. Food good though!

  38. LR

    LukeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our evening at The Ivy, Oxford, was superb. The staff were very welcoming and had proper COVID checking facilities in place, we felt very safe. The food was absolutely brilliant, we had a starter, main and desert plus drinks. Given the service, ambience and quality of food, the price is very reasonable. Highly recommend a visit 👍

  39. BG

    BridgetG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to visit. The ambience is amazing, the staff and service impeccable and the food is great. Highly recommend a visit to all.

  40. JC

    JaneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food and ambiance was a dream. I love the vibe and decor. We did feel a little rushed as it’s COVID times and they were easing us to finish within our 2 hrs. Take a cardigan next time as was VERY chilly with the air conditioning.

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Booked 105 times today
Google Map for The Ivy Oxford Brasserie

120-121 High Street Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4DD

  • Area

    Oxford

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30–22:00
    Sat 11:00–22:30
    Sun 11:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

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

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