Ivy Clifton Brasserie

4.6
5303 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Ivy Clifton Brasserie is open in the heart of Clifton Village, Bristol, located on the corner of Caledonia Place and The Mall, overlooking The Mall Gardens.

Open seven days a week, The Ivy Clifton Brasserie offers accessible all day dining for local residents, businesses, shoppers and visitors to the area, and brings some of the familiarity of The Ivy brand to ceaselessly chic Clifton Village. Tables are held back for walk-ins allowing locals to drop in throughout the day at their leisure, and the menus are all encompassing, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks and dinner; not to mention a specially created cocktail menu featuring a variety of classic and contemporary selections.

The Ivy Clifton Brasserie has been designed to deliver the memorable experience that is synonymous with The Ivy’s unique style, in a more relaxed and accessible environment.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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Noise · Energetic
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JuliaB
Bristol
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely environment which helps create a great atmosphere in which to enjoy stunning food and drink!

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FussyEater
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food
Beautifully presented
Helpful smiling professional waiting staff in the Orangerie
Cold soup quickly replaced with fresh hot serving
Chips Luke warm too.
Disappointed to be told very bluntly at reception, that the table I had requested had been given to somebody else and I had booked a 2 hour slot not a specific table.
I felt reprimanded.
Some of the staff greeting paying customers need customer service training & to understand the importance of a genuine warm welcome
Repeat guests should be valued.
I felt disappointed as this was a special occasion with a friend who had travelled from Sheffield for a celebration lunch, and I am a regular at the Ivy
Please don’t let standards slip

MW
MaryW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent service, good and ambiance at the Ivy.

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nickanddawn
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great except that we were seated next to a large family with a baby despite lots of other options. Breakfast was excellent and the service was friendly and lovely

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WilliamtheThird
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Staff were nice. Very informative and polite. Food was average at best. Noting to write home about. But the most disappointing thing was the cost. Obviously piggybacking off the brand. £170 for the two of us. Cost is not the issue if the food is if a standard that’s spoken about for months or years to come. Never made the grade for me or my wife

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Sally
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere and was very busy even on a Sunday night. The building is very attractive and tastefully decorated. A meal there feels like a special occasion.

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Steve
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and service. Reasonable food (afternoon tea). Bit pricey for what it is.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food quality and excellent customer service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We love the Ivy but would have preferred to be in the main restaurant instead of a separate room

CD
CharlotteD
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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JulesC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as ever! Never disappoints, food was divine and staff attentive 😁

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vickyw
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic place. Food was in credible. Only downside was due to current covid restrictions limited table time. No fault of the place just felt rushed and I know we would of spent more with liquor coffees had we had a more leisurely evening.

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SilviaA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was busy and that explain the noise and the wait to attract the service attention when something was required.
All in all I enjoyed it but I would have preferred a quieter table.

DM
DianeM
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love everything about The Ivy. Such a treat to share delicious food in such a beautiful setting. The staff are friendly and very attentive. My idea of a perfect family celebration. Can’t wait to come again!

AW
AnnW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience is excellent, the staff make you feel special.
The waitress knew I I was gluten free from a previous visit which was impressive and the fact it was my birthday without prompting.

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Dredski
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy gets the little things right which all add up to a great experience. Things such as placing the correct dish or drink in front of the right diner without asking “who’s having…”. Sparking clean cutlery and glasses compliment the high standard of the food.

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GraceS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visiting and it was amazing as before. Service was great and food was fabulous

BJ
BarbaraJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve truly enjoyed our meal! We will definitely recommend it this place to our family and friends.

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lts60
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening, food and service excellent.

HC
HannahC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday meal and the experience was great, portions were huge, food tasted fantastic and the service outstanding.

JB
JoyceB
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Poor waiter service. He was abrupt. Not attentive, didn’t listen. Had an offhand manner. Did not enhance our experience in any way. Spoiled the evening for us.

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Suz11
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Only recommendation would be more room for baby changing in toilets. Otherwise food amazing, really brilliant service lovely atmosphere and beautiful place!

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Dib1
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely afternoon tea! Service was good and covid measures were good.

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Craig
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great day spent at the Ivy. Great staff and food…………………

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Richard
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

There'was a great buzzy atmosphere in a lovely setting. Service was excellent. The steak tartare was possibly too safe. Otherwise loved the blackened cod- perfectly prepared and the chocolate bomb was a clever delight

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KeithT
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambience excellent, our waiter helpful, polite and professional.

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Pheadgirl
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I'm spoiled by living in Cheltenham where the Ivy is located in a better building. We had a lovely lunch in Clifton but the table facing the door wasn't the best - still someone has to have it and the food and service was fabulous.

KM
KateM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting - beautiful, but not snobbish, ambience and the staff were perfect in being attentive but not condescending. Good menu choice and we especially enjoyed the house G&T blends. The place was buzzing with people who all looked like they were enjoying their meal and no noticable delay in serving food. Overall, a perfect setting for an enjoyable lunch marking a special occasion and I look forward to returning

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Plymchef
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb, cannot fault quality of food or service. Highly recommended.

SG
SarahG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Such a lovely environment for a special meal. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

80th burthday

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CharlotteP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff made me and my mum feel so special and accommodated our food requests it was a wonderful experience

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KateP
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, fabulous food, professional service. One of my favourite places to go for a special treat. Thank you team Ivy

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Samgees
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding in every way. The table was incredible, food amazing and service excellent. We were excited about going and expectations were exceeded.

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Out4dinner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great venue for a lovely birthday meal, enjoyed by all

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Coxy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing night at the Ivy, the food was excellent,the friendly staff could not do enough for you...would definatly reccomend you visit...its a real treat. Thank you.

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Ande
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Very disappointing afternoon tea. Sandwiches were stale. Not worth the money.

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Yummymummy1969
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely venue! Amazing food beautifully presented and delicious! We found the portions generous too.
Great for a special occasion! Would highly recommend.

JP
JohannaP
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely venue, service and reasonably priced lunch for my 50th birthday! Thanks, highly recommend!

JP
JohnP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, served by a waitress who was knowledgable, polite and friendly. Amazing building and interior decor with a very refined atmosphere. Enjoyed it immensely. Will definitely return.

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Ivy Clifton Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 5303 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.