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The Ivy Oxford Brasserie

4.4
4.4
3660 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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Booked 155 times today
  • 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

Menu

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What 3,660 people are saying

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

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  1. SM

    SMarta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We went for my boyfriend birthday and were seated towards the side of the restaurant on a table for two. Food came out very quick and was very good quality. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. And the birthday plate for my boyfriend was very well recieved. The only down side was the positioning of the table, whilst other diners sat on tables for 4 more central, we were by the side near a waiter station. Aside from that was a very love evening!

  2. HC

    HappyChappy

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again, a faultless experience at The Ivy, Oxford.

  3. AH

    AndrewH

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service throughout was terrific as was the food. First time here in Oxford and it didn't disappoint.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere and Great service.

  5. DQ

    DanQ

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good lunch at the Ivy on a busy Sunday. Great atmosphere, good service, amazing interior - a good experience.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went for breakfast and it was lovely! We were seated quickly and our food was served promptly. The staff were attentive and the food tasted excellent.

  7. AK

    AmroK

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Although the Resturant did not disappoint, and for the large part was very good for my guests. My dishes were not particularly well cooked. The scallops were very cooked and the salmon main was not pink as ordered and was over cooked. Having said that, the others were all satisfied and would give the establishment another go.

  8. CB

    ClaireB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a very lovely evening celebrating a big birthday, great ambience and attentive staff who are polite friendly and extremely smart. Everything was perfect for a special evening, a visit to any of the Ivy restaurant is worth it just to see the beautiful decor!

  9. E

    Examiner99

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    I had been really looking forward to my first visit to The Ivy but I was sadly underwhelmed. I ordered steak tartare as a main course, then creme brulee. I tried to establish whether the tartare was made fresh by asking if they could go light on the shallots. I finally established that the meat and all ingredients bar the egg yolk had been premixed - and it showed! The flavour was very bland, and the meat was not as fresh as it could be and not as finely minced as I would expect. I'm not even sure it was fillet. The accompanying chips were flavourless. The creme brulee was similarly bland. I felt the chefs were playing very safe, totally pulling their punches. Service was sweet but ineffective. The ambience was very nice. Overall I didn't think £46 for two courses and two mocktails plus tea, including 12.5% 'optional' service charge, was value for money. I don't expect I'll bother again.

  10. L

    Lisa

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous food and great service. The desserts were particularly spectacular.

  11. LA

    LynneA

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic evening, the service was friendly and excellent. The menu offered something for everyone . It was busy and although we were advised that our table was needed it was no problem and we didn’t feel hurried out, we were happy to continue our evening with a cocktail at the bar.

  12. O

    Oxfordshirewarrior1987

    Oxford

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    I’m a big fan of the Ivy, and am a frequent visitor to the Ivy Cheltenham, which I love,so was expecting the same experience within Oxford. Food as always is spectacular however the service is not at all like you receive elsewhere. Also everyone in the party felt that the lights were to low, one member had to get the torch out on their phone to see the menu.

  13. M

    Mdoo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We loved it :) thank you. Atmosphere were nice with lovely staff who were willing to help. The little happy birthday surprise was sweet!

  14. SK

    ShaK

    London

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always lovely! Lovely surroundings, food and service. They even graciously offered a pudding with a candle in celebration of my mum's birthday and tried to cater for all of our complicated dietary requirements. Highly recommended!

  15. JH

    JaneH

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely lunch, the staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was great and there was a wide choice

  16. D

    Dunx

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely table in the window, lovely brunch, lovely presentation, lovely service. Silver teapot - who needs more?

  17. WL

    WillL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous restaurant, amazing staff who went out of their way for my partner’s birthday

  18. AN

    AnaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    My visit with my friend was lovely! The space is amazing and the food was delicious for a very good price! Definitely will be going back!

  19. LM

    LouiseM

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food1service2ambience2

    Had to send back my breakfast twice and on the 3rd time it still wasn’t hot!!

  20. L

    Legendjenks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the first time me and my daughters had been to the Ivy in Oxford and i can say it was a lovely evening and the food was outstanding. All the kids kept saying oh wow dad this is amazing.

  21. RS

    RichardS

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very goood food ,more French wine and more by the glass would be good, could staff all wear face masks please ,music monotonous after a while but a good experience overall

  22. LG

    LisaG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely lunch with my husband, amazing food and great service, staff could not not do enough for you

  23. CB

    CoraB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Very nice atmosphere but not great quality food for the price.!!

  24. VE

    VeronicaEC

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have lived in Oxford for over 30 years and never found a restaurant that I liked in the centre of Oxford - until now. The Ivy is excellent. This is now my third visit and will go again. My only slight criticism is the piped music which I did not like; it seems to me a very strange choice.

  25. CL

    CarolL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service from our server and great food and vibe. Would come again!

  26. PT

    PhilT

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food, location, ambience and overall experience. Wine list was a little expensive but everything else was acceptable. Would definitely return.

  27. VK

    VeraK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I invited three friends for a small celebration. We had a lovely time, enjoying good food, very effecient service in a very pleasant atmosphere of a nicely decorated room.

  28. PT

    PaulT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good looking breakfast but all slightly cool. Toast was actually cold. Lovely coffee. Service absolutely excellent.

  29. JP

    JaneP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Pedro, our waiter was friendly and gave good recommendations for the menu. The food and ambience was enjoyed by all. Dining here added a decadent touch to a special birthday and made it extra special. Thank you The Ivy and the friendly, professional staff.

  30. ME

    MartinE

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We were delighted to be back in the Oxford Ivy. It was every bit as good as we remembered. We were really well looked after and had a great meal. Absolutely delicious Virgin Mary!

  31. P

    Perspicacitygourmandiser

    Dorset

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a super evening great food, good service - celebrating our daughter’s Phd

  32. C

    Chloe

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love the decor, the staff were amazing and also brilliant with my 5 month old baby! A wonderful lunch thank you!

  33. HB

    HelenB

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely afternoon tea with delicious scones. Table was very cramped and really close to other tables so felt squashed in and no privacy could hear conversations from both tables either side which ruins the experience. No social distancing with tables and hardly any staff wore masks all of which made me feel very uncomfortable.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Our servers were lovely but we did detect some politics between waiting staff and management which was plain to see and made the room a little uneasy. Steak wasn’t the best and burger was a little dry. Duck was overdone. Not the same experience we had a few weeks previous.

  35. AW

    AnneW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Honest recap from yesterday . Indifferent welcome at just before 2 pm. Cardinal mistakes when first seated a) asked for sparkling water, brought still water . b) ordered champagne, (anniversary) didn’t come , watched others as they got theirs, had to ask! Lastly uneven champagne measures arrived . Food nice Overall uncomfortable and disappointed.

  36. LT

    LunaTuna

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Beautiful place with the most wonderful service from young Janssen who served us from start to finish. He was so attentive and just amazing.

  37. S

    Stephene

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Sunday brunch Chips not very hot Otherwise great

  38. AM

    AnthonyM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very splendid, service excellent, food excellent, what's not to like :-)

  39. B

    Becky

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Disappointing special family dinner for my daughter’s 21st. First time visit and won’t rush back. Impressive building interior with pretty decor but we were squashed in corner of main room by the windows which made it chilly on a cold evening. The tables are far too small for the food and drinks to be put on. 5 of us were squashed on to 2 tables for 4 but even 4 would be tight. All along the seating by the wall in the main room , tables were too close so basically you were sitting like a college dinning room which is fine if in a big group but not if you want to on a small one or as a couple. Other seating may be better in the smaller dinning area but it was too busy to move. The other areas were more decorative too and may have been quieter. The main area had music too loud. As for the food , it was over priced and not good. The vegetarian options seemed better value and tastier, sweet potato curry was good and mushroom linguine if small portion. … the expensive steak was tasteless even with the sauce. The Chios were over salty. The so called roast chicken was half over cooked and hard and half slimy and wet as if it had been boiled. You could not tell what was slimy skin and what was flesh. Service was reasonable but not very smiley. The poor waitresses have a really hard time serving between the squashed tables. They did bring a candle in a profiterole for birthday girl which was nice. There was nice sanitizer on the table and the toilets were pretty , if rather hidden away. The coffee was not good and no little something came with it. Overall, the meal was very expensive and memorable for the wrong reasons sadly, over squashed seating and poor quality food at expensive prices.

  40. PH

    PaulH

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Overall outstanding will visit again, was my daughters 18th birthday meal and she really enjoyed it after her party was cancelled due to a covid outbreak amongst her friends.

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The Ivy Oxford Brasserie is rated 4.4 stars by 3660 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 155 times today
Google Map for The Ivy Oxford Brasserie

120-121 High Street Oxford, ENG OX1 4DF

  • 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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