The Ivy Clifton Brasserie
On a calm corner where Caledonia Place meets The Mall in Clifton Village, you’ll find The Ivy Clifton Brasserie. A grand portico entrance, adorned with greenery and overlooking The Mall Gardens, begs for your attention.
Bristolians who have visited The Ivy in London have been eagerly awaiting the opening of The Ivy Clifton Brasserie, here on home ground. The talented team has maintained the elegance and tasteful glamour that The Ivy is known for, while staying true to Bristol’s identity and creating a relaxed brasserie-style venue. The interior of this Georgian building is adorned with artistic references to Bristol’s heritage, from eye-catching Art Deco pieces to period architectural drawings. But the first thing you’ll notice when walking through door is the exquisite sense of space; high ceilings punctuated by brass chandeliers and light flooding in through the tall windows makes for a special and welcoming environment.
Take a seat at the bar and sample a range of expertly shaken cocktails, fine wines and local brews. Alternatively, get comfortable in the restaurant or orangery to sample modern British food, created by executive chef Sean Burbidge. From breakfast right through until dinner, including afternoon tea, light bites and brunch, diners are welcome at any time of the day.
Perhaps start the weekend with a leisurely breakfast and enjoy classic favourites with an indulgent Ivy twist, such as scrambled hen’s eggs served on toasted brioche and peppered with truffle, or crushed avocado on gluten-free toast with sunflower seeds and pomegranate. There’s a range of nutrient-packed smoothies, such as Power Up, with wheatgrass, pineapple, papaya and orange, or beetroot-rich Beet It – or, of course, you could always set up your Saturday with a brunch and Bellini or Bloody Mary.
The à la carte menu is inspired by the original Ivy in Covent Garden and offers plenty of choice, whether you are looking for a quick shepherd’s pie and glass of wine post shopping trip, or a full three-course meal. Puddings are mouth-watering and the afternoon tea is set to be popular with a city so in love with tea and cake. There are also two private dining rooms to make use of, The Eastern and The Western, for sit down meals or standing gatherings.