The Ivy Bath Brasserie

4.5
5929 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Ivy Bath Brasserie on Milsom Street offers relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining in historic Bath Spa.

As with its sister sites, The Ivy Bath Brasserie serves all-encompassing, contemporary British menus for breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. The restaurant is open seven days a week offering all-day dining to local businesses, residents and visitors alike. There is a roof terrace which is the perfect spot for al fresco dining from the a la carte menu. Please note that the terrace is non bookable so please just pop in.*

Hidden away on the first floor is The Baldwin Room; our private dining room. Seating 30 guests on one long table, or 40 on round tables of ten, the room is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as for drinks and canapés receptions for up to 70 guests. The room can be hired on its own or the whole first floor can be taken exclusively.
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrianM
Bath
4 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday lunch

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Deedee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice for a special treat, drinks are on the expensive side though.

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Lvsh
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Little disappointed in the chocolate bomb . The milk mousse was off and didn’t taste at all nice . Money taken off the bill for the dessert but that’s it . Expected more from a high end restaurant. Maybe a free drink or starter . I also asked for a set menu which was never given to me .

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RachelV
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was fine, but i asked for my steak pink and when it arrived it was well done. I didn’t complain at the time however, on hindsight I should have.

MJ
MarkJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service was amazing, however the food wasn’t up to scratch, chicken was dry and the chips are not great, thanks to the service of the staff it made up for the food.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

My first impression was was great, but once I had received the menu I found the lighting so poor that I needed my phone torch to view, which in my opinion shouldn’t be needed

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JSomerset
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always love The Ivy. Beautiful building, fab decor and the food and wine are excellent too. Afternoon cream tea was a treat; there three small scones with small pots of jam and cream, perfect sizing. The accompanying champagne was great too.

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was given birthday present of voucher for afternoon tea for 2. Sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, very nice. Then a mini theatre came with desserts and we thought it came to the wrong table but this is a complimentary extra that The Ivy are doing just now. It was totally wonderfully presented and the flavours of the mini desserts was exquisite. The staff are friendly, efficient and looked after us very well. I can't wait to go again.

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ElaineC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere great food. Perfect for shopping lunch or a special evening.

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SharmaineC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all aspects, as usual. We absolutely loved everything.
The service was fantastic and the food exceeded our expectations. Will definitely go again.

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Kayjay
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had a nice table in the centre of the indoor seating area. We were happy where we were as some tables were rather close (covid times)
Excellent service. Place felt clean. Food was good but not worth its price and the chips were over fried. Hard as bullets.
Nice but a little pricey.

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SKALI
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular to celebrate an occasion and stay at Bath.

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carolb
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location in the middle of Bath. Lovely professional staff fabulous food and wine choices. Does not disappoint on any level highly recommend.

LD
LoisD
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening with fantastic food and great ambience

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AnjaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Main was incredible.

However, I ordered the chocolate bomb - it came out and I’m pretty sure the cream was off, we sent it back, they sent another. Same issue, but when I said about it I felt like it was being dismissed by the waiter because no one else has said anything… but the cream tasted sour making my tongue tingle… We hardly ate any of it. I felt they could have handled the bill better than they did considering 3/4 of it was returned.

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DavidS
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food good, staff helpful with suggestions. Bit pricey, but perfect for a treat

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ZeiG
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

It for my birthday . I am not expecting it to be special but to be decent at least. The guy serving the food doesn’t look like he is happy doing his job. The food is nothing special but pricy. The atmosphere in the room is sad and dark. I wish I could’ve spent my birthday somewhere else.
This could be just my experience and an isolated case so I hope everyone dining there will not have the same experience.

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AnnS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Fantastic service. It was our anniversary and the surprised us with a little cake. Will definitely be returning soon.

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Katie
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, lovely and original environment, nice afternoon tea, beautifully presented, at good value. Would definitely recommend.

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HayleyP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again a fantastic visit. The Ivy Bath never disappoints and always feels like a special occasion. Visited for belated Father’s Day with my 89 year old Dad and we were very well looked after. Food was spot on ( ate from lunch menu - good sized portions, delicious and excellent value).

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HeatherC
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choices on menu , cleaning in between guests was excellent and without doubt one of the best places to eat in Bath

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DianeS
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most enjoyable lunch, the set menu represents good value. Service was attentive and not intrusive. The menu had a good range of dishes including vegetarian and non alcoholic drinks. Certainly somewhere to visit again.

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richard
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased with the whole experience . Nice and pleasant.

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Ameli
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I felt that the value for money with the set menu was very good. I went with one other person who ordered the crab cakes and chicken salad and she was very pleased with her food. I had the shredded beef which was very nice and the cod goujons and chips which were ok but the batter was quite soggy and chips a bit ough as if they had been reheated.

The staff were very friendly but I felt the service was slow.

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PeterH
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever a great Ivy experience. We hadn't been to the Bath Ivy before but loved it as much as Cheltenham, Covent Garden and Clifton Village.

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nickel
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Service good. Breakfast food very poor. Sausages were horrible. Tough skins and obviously cooked a long while ago. Bacon was so over cooked it shattered. Mushrooms tough from being kept too long heated.
Horrible food, nice ambiance, good service but poor value. Will never go again….

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KarenQ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely evening, super fillet steak and pudding was delicious. They made us feel special for our anniversary.

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JoeyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Unfortunately we had to return our sole as they were both very overcooked. The wine waiter was slow to offer, and then bring, a further bottle of wine and the birthday girl's glass was the last to be topped up from the first bottle by which time the bottle was empty! Very polite apology for overcooked fish but it would have been nice to have a reduction in the bill as two of us ate our main course 15 minutes after the other two had finished which spoilt the birthday treat somewhat - it all felt a bit unsatisfactory.

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Claudio
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice ambient to spend an evening. Lovely and professional staff, but compare to two years ago I have noticed, from the starter to the dessert, a lost of attention to the details and consequently the result is not the same as it was.
Arancini overcooked.
Chicken Milanese, the cut of the meat was not regular with the consequence of burned edge.
Apple tart, nice but I was more impressed the first time that I had.
Improve constantly and surprise the customers otherwise they became bored and start to think something different.
Thank you.

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SallyR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had. Fabulous night at The Ivy in Bath which was complimented by our lovely waitress Claudia

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TatianaP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleased, good wine card, nice dinner! The best waiters in the Bath.

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Welshtyke
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always never had a bad meal at The Ivy. Spotlessly clean and friendly service. Can’t ask for more

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GarethT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for afternoon tea and it was delicious. The service was excellent and, most importantly, my girlfriend loved it!

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SarahC
Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a belated celebration for our friend’s 50th.
The afternoon tea was delicious. The scones just melted in the mouth. And as for the “garden cakes” just Wow!

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NickP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and meal, absolutely amazing decor and surroundings, service was prompt but not rushed and the food as always was brilliant.
Can’t wait to return again

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JanH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is top of our choice of restaurants in Bath and we have never been disappointed. The rooms are beautifully presented and the staff attentive in an understated way. Try the roof terrace weather permitting. The fish and chips was amazing. I love the chicken milanese, and my friends enjoyed the monkfish curry and chicken salad. There is plenty of choice for return visits.

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RhiannonK
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The look of the Ivy is fantastic but the portion sizes and the quality of the food is mediocre for the price point. I wasn't very overwhelmed with the service either.

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DanielH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, staff very attentive and helpful regards Coeliac diner, food very tasty, and very little wait between ordering and food arriving.
A touch expensive for what we had, but this is clear from online menu prior to our visit, so if this likely to bother you don't go.
Aside from the usual Covid bo!#ocks a very pleasant meal.

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claireP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

steak was not of a good quality and my daughter was unable to have a full meal, however the situation was dealt with and resolved to our satisfaction
. The waiter was FANTASTIC c , really nice manner nothing was to much trouble for him

PS
PaulS
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your normal repetitive chain restaurant menu some different dishes eg Peruvian chicken. Some dishes did need a side dish eg vegetables or fries. The chocolate bombe was too die for absolutely yummy.

FAQs

The Ivy Bath Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 5929 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.