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The Ivy Oxford Brasserie, Oxford, ENG

The Ivy Oxford Brasserie

4.4
4.4
4979 Reviews
£26 to £40
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

7:00 PM


Booked 124 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 8:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 8:30 am–10:00 pm

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Oxford

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

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

Experiences

  • The Ivy Oxford Set Menu

    £17.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A quick lunch, an early night or a pre-theatre meal needn’t mean cutting expectations – or corners. Our set menu, available on every weekday between 11.30am – 6.15pm, changes every fortnight and offers a unique mix of seasonal and sophisticated guest favourites that are not always available on our a la carte menu. Two Courses - £17.95 Three Courses - £22.95

What 4,979 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

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Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for Brunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Special Occasion

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Most Booked

  • Oxford

    Best Food

  • Oxford

    Best Service

  • Oxford

    Best Ambiance

  • Oxford

    Best Value

  • Oxford

    Fit for Foodies

  • Oxford

    Great for Lunch

  • Oxford

    Romantic

  • Oxford

    Special Occasion

  • Oxford

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good service & food
  2. w

    whaletail

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    the interior of the restaurant is stunning. But the food tastes like buy and display, probably not fresh homemade.
  3. JR

    JRLash

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food and lovely ambience. A very pleasant place to enjoy our anniversary. Really enjoyed the meal, which was served in a timely fashion. Our server was excellent and responsive. A wonderful afternoon.
  4. AF

    AudreyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had a lovely family brunch that took account of our various needs. The restaurant didn’t seem overly busy at the start, but we did have to wait a little for our drinks. When the food arrived it wasn’t overly hot. It was tasty though and we enjoyed our time together at the Ivy.
  5. A

    Abwah77

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good dinner for party of 6. Menu was quite diverse and good value. Everyone enjoyed their starters and mains and those who could manage dessert enjoyed those too. Wine list was extensive and the wines we had were good. Staff were not particularly attentive but it was a busy night. Ladies toilets could have done with some attention.
  6. SS

    StuartS

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Had a table booked for 9pm did not sit down until 9.25 food was slow incorrect and one dish the chicken was burnt
  7. J

    Jazzy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    They seemed to be short of staff in their kitchen which lead to us waiting at least over an hour for dinner, at which point we had to leave and eat somewhere else. Their starters were nice and the ambience was good but the delay in the mains was so long that it had ruined the night. They were kind enough to say there was a delay and should be no longer than 10 minutes after the initial 45 minutes we had waited, but it ended up taking at least another 25 minutes for the mains to come out, to which we had already called the bill for what we had eaten. They were kind enough to not charge us for what we had but it still had ended the night on a bad note.
  8. J

    Jojo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Great food. Definitely returning.
  9. T

    Treadbadly

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a table for 4 , and although food. , service was brilliant, we could have had a bigger table as it was difficult to put food , drinks and veg on the table together
  10. B

    Boyd

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. Great atmosphere. The sirloin steak was tender and very tasty.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very busy so staff running around Wrong dish delivered Corrected and discount given Cocktails expensive
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Long wait for food. Waiting staff not very attentive or good at keeping people informed of the delay in service. Food definitely not worth the money
  13. AT

    AndrewT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Had afternoon tea, however cannot eat strawberry preseve but they did not have any alternative to offer. I said happy to eat scones plain did ask for butter again was not offered or given any to replace the preserve. Gentleman did eventually turn up with some apricot jam . Cannot believe it was so difficult to get alternative. Also very noisy.
  14. JS

    JanS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and service but unfortunately it took over an hour for our food to come which was not acceptable. The restaurant did recognise this though and we did not have to pay for our first round of drinks, which was appreciated.
  15. YY

    YimYem

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Nice place and food was both reasonably priced and tasted lovely. Drinks SUPER expensive (£48 for a bottle of Prosecco / £55 for a bottle of White Zinfandel!). Service ok, but seemed to struggle if you ask for anything slightly different (i.e. asked for a side salad without the cheese dressing and they just did not seem to be able to do it!). Also service very attentive when trying to sell / up sell, but not so attentive when trying to sort issues with the bill! We enjoyed our meal but will not rush back as there are other places in Oxford that sit in the same price bracket that do it better!
  16. JF

    JoyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed a relaxed lunch for a birthday treat at the Ivy, Oxford. Service was efficient, staff pleasant and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend.
  17. CH

    ChantalH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Made to feel very welcome on entering restaurant. Menu changed since last time we visited earlier in the year. Plenty of choices and some specials. Décor, table settings, glassware and crockery beautiful.
  18. AS

    ArthurS

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Sirloin steak was very grisly, rib eye was good. Overall could have been better
  19. MW

    MinaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall we had a good time but we were seating very close to the DJ and the music wasn’t suitable for a restaurant in my opinion, it was more like club music.
  20. SM

    StewartM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    The food was brasserie style and was good, though the starters were a little cold. However, the DJ (why) was far too loud and really rather ruined a good night.
  21. Z

    Zbay

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Nice environment. We had dinner there and the food was just okay. Maybe the afternoon tea menu will be better.
  22. LW

    LadiesWhatLunch

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    12th visit, disappointing. Strong fish smell which was off putting and very noisy. Food wasn’t as impressive as usual. Child’s burger almost rare. Toilets we’re not very clean and tissue all over the floor. Feel as though standards have slipped. Usually our go to place for lunch and dinner but reluctant to come back any time soon. Such a shame
  23. e

    emmab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch at the Ivy. Great price on the fixed menu and the same great service we always receive. Thoroughly recommend. And on the hottest day, it was beautifully cool. Lovely staff, great food and gorgeous cocktails. Brilliant atmosphere too. Love it.
  24. LF

    LouF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food and settling which made for an enjoyable lunch but do not agree to 12.5% being automatically added to the bill. A customer should choose themselves how much they wish to tip!
  25. NJ

    NatashaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    booking the table initially was very tiring and I had to wait 24 hours for my confirmation number to proceed on OpenTable for my booking by which time the booking had timed out and the number. It was very frustrating. Changing the booking was another headache which should be very simple but took me forever.
  26. PS

    PaulS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had afternoon tea bought us for a birthday can highly recommend this place lovely food attentive staff and surroundings great and nice and cool on what was a very hot day we will be back.
  27. F

    Fleur

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my Mum for her birthday and we had a wonderful time and free dessert!
  28. JL

    JennyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Attentive service and very good food in a lovely setting. A much enjoyed lunch.
  29. AB

    AndersB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dined for breakfast to celebrate a birthday. Food excellent, service attentive without being intrusive, would happily go back.
  30. AR

    AndrewR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    As always the Ivy delivers excellent quality food and good service in a great atmosphere, but I do think the wine is overpriced and the other thing I totally dislike is the service charge. Our service was very good so it was not a problem, but I have had occasions where a service charge should not have been included, due to bad service.
  31. DE

    DylanE

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another brilliant visit on our anniversary. Great food and service.
  32. BC

    BenC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience we have ever had at The Ivy. Our waitress was amazing and such attention to detail. The congratulations dessert plate was a welcome addition and was greatly appreciated!
  33. GG

    GooseyGander

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was easy to book. Once inside we were served attentively and enjoyed delicious food. It was a lovely afternoon!
  34. MI

    MICKLEPICKLE

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic afternoon tea with the perfect amount of food. Sandwiches were exquisite and scones were excellent. Puds were divine and we all left with very full bellies. Only slight criticism would be the lack of room on the table for all the items that came out making it a little dangerous with teapots etc. A bigger table for 4 people would help. Service was very good and the ambience was lovely and the place itself was bery stylish. We will definitely return to try an evening meal. Highly recommended and reasonably priced for the excellent quality of food.
  35. w

    wendyb

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Lovely setting. I’ve eaten in The Ivy many times but on this occasion it was rather disappointing. We both had the same starter but had to ask for butter, took a long time to arrive therefore the toast was cold. Only one portion arrived so we ordered a second portion eg one each. The tap water was warm, we ordered ice, didn’t arrive so reminded the waitress. The main meal was mediocre, we had to ask for a knife as only one was in the place setting. Because we were celebrating a birthday a cake and candle was served, a lovely touch and much appreciated. Staff were friendly and obliging when we made requests. But overall the experience was poor compared to previous visits. Unfortunately I will not automatically book The Ivy for my next visit to Oxford.
  36. B

    Bishoplatimer

    Cumbria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Went for breakfast. Waitress didn’t know what a cafetière of coffee was. Ordered granary toast and got white “toast”. Sent it back as it was just warmed bread and not toasted bread. A lot of money to pay for a very poor experience. No apologies offered. There are far better places to go in Oxford than the pretentious greasy spoon cafe that calls itself the Ivy.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff were excellent and nice touch when they brought my wife a profiterole with a candle in it to celebrate her birthday. Had a wonderful evening
  38. JM

    JohnM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant meal, well prepared, well served in a really pleasant setting. A bit noisy for us as we wanted to talk, but this was only a minor issue compared to the overall quality. A shame there’s nowhere to park in walking distance if you’re a bit ancient, but still worth it. Five stars all round.
  39. WJ

    WilliamJ

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from very attentive staff. Beautiful surroundings. Only criticism would be that there is no choice of what’s included in the afternoon tea we had. If you don’t like the sandwiches they serve then there is no alternative on offer. Having said what we ate was delicious!! 😋. Scones especially 😋
  40. AW

    AnneW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good value set course lunch menu- bang bang chicken starter particularly good!

FAQs

The Ivy Oxford Brasserie is rated 4.4 stars by 4979 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 124 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy Oxford Brasserie

120-121 High Street, Oxford, ENG OX1 4DF

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oxford

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 8:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 8:30 am–10:00 pm

  • 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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