The Ivy Bath Brasserie

4.4
2124 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
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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JP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I went for Afternoon Tea with family and had a lovely time.

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VR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The steak was over cooked and they ran out of bernaise sauce. Whilst my husband ate his I waited. To their merit they took it off the bill. It wasn’t great.

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CF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Great food as always, shame the waitress was more interested in the group of guys on the next table than us.

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SL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

I was treated for my birthday with a £50 gift voucher, I though how special how lovely! I decided to bring my daughter as a treat!
The meal was lovely however the whole day and experience was completely ruined when I got a phone call 20 minutes after I’d left saying my voucher was fraudulent so to settle the bill immediately!
I was shocked and in disbelief of what was happening.
There was no question just accusations and accusing me of leaving without paying!
I had to make lots of embarrassing phone calls to friends and colleagues to establish who purchased the gift voucher which took the best part of my day off afternoon, with the threat of well there is an open table bill to be settled where a gave my card details as reassurance. Finally I had my friend fiancée show his proof of the purchased voucher from his statement.
This completely ruined what should of been a memorable occasion I was left feeling sick and nausea with the stress and made to feel a thief!
I’m exasperated that there was no offer of good Will for a return visit, or any way to rectify my awful experience!
I await your reply both myself, my daughter and my friends are so upset it has been an unnecessary situation that could of been handled with tact and respect
Mrs sarah
Langley 07779824778

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First experience of The Ivy, wasn’t disappointed in the slightest.
Excellent service and delicious food, reasonably priced too.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Dining partner I was with kept cackling and disturbing the neighbouring tables after copious amounts of wine... more thought needed on table placement and wine delivery!

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TR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service ambiance excellent overall enjoyed the meal as it was my wife's birthday

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RE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We six greatly enjoyed our lunch. The table was ready, the menu interesting, the food of good constituents and very well cooked and presented and nobody hurried us. The house wine was very drinkable too.

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JS
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

This is a nice place - great decor and really good food.

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ZB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had amazing food and amazing service . Thank you ! 😬

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NS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

our order was muddled despite few people being there at that time.

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LM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another fantastic visit to The Ivy in Bath. The staff, food and service are first class.

Yet again they have catered for our daughter who suffers from many allergies, and produce a meal where they guarantee no cross contamination and produce amazing food with little fuss.

This is so important to a little girl of 11 years old, that struggles with her allergies making her different.

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JA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Reception ok, atmosphere good and relaxing, waiting staff attentive and ammusing. Food just ok but isn't that what should have been top priority?

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T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I think it is overpriced, adding 12.5% service to the bill for 2 people is outrageous. Food was ok but not exceptional, wine overpriced.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food in a fantastic restaurant.staff very helpful, excellent service

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F
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful evening had with friends over dinner! Love the cocktails swhilst sitting at the beautiful bar. Will definitely be back very soon.
Thank you.

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M
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely afternoon tea for my daughters birthday, the ambience, service and food were all exemplary, I would thoroughly recommend The Ivy Restaurant in Bath

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S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon, with good friends in a stunningly beautiful environment, with the most charming of staff. The food was amazing and nothing was too effort.
I adore The Ivy and we shall definitely be back

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DR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Went there for a late lunch with my mum and the decor and atmosphere was spot on and what you'd hope for a place like this. The food came out really quickly afeer we'd ordered and was superb and really reasonably priced for the quality. One of the servers, looked like the 'head host' type lady was a little stern but the waiter wh served us was lovely and polite. Have now told my husband we need to book a date here and would definitely recommend to others.

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KA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience throughout. Great staff, fabulous environment, great food at great prices and a very interesting menu

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AH
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning surroundings, excellent food and good choice of cocktails and wine- what more could you want. A great place for a weekend brunch with friends.

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SF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We’ve been to several other Ivy restaurants and the food and ambience is always very good. We enjoyed our visit and many thanks to the restaurant for remembering it was my husbands birthday with a cake with candle - much appreciated. The only reason for 4 stars rather than 5 was that our drinks service was slower than we would have liked with our starter and main both arriving at our table before our drinks which we had to chase up. Also took about 15 minutes to order coffee. Still happy overall to pay the inclusive service charge and not something we felt we needed to mention on the day but perhaps something for the restaurant to consider tweaking for future with its staff.

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F
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy food at The Ivy Bath. Service always good. This time, we went upstairs to the Terrace bar for the first time, to have coffee after our meal. What an amazing space! Beautiful terrace, lovely function room. Decor gorgeous. Love it.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

The service was appalling as we had to wait for over 20 minutes for coffee and the table remained cluttered and not cleared until after we left.
The staff were polite and smart but were far too busy to wait on our table.
The food was only average.
More staff need to be employed.
James

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service. We had a really lovely evening. Highly recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Very dissatisfied with the whole evening
When the waiter bought out the sweet menu & rice fell off onto the table I was astonished
Food not good enough

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K
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The ivy is a beautiful restaurant the staff were amazing , attentive and extremely efficient and friendly. The food was a little disappointing . The fish pie was mediocre and the deep fried mushrooms. The fish cake was delicious though. The presentation was excellent but the food didn’t live up to the beautiful presentation. I would return and eat again just to soak up the atmosphere and to enjoy really great staff service.

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CI
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

First visit, won’t be last, will do an ‘Arnie’! I’ll be back. Very tasty, well presented food. Really good ambience. Thank you.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a very nice environment.
The service was prompt however I did not feel we were rushed.

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2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, although we did find it noisy - however there was no problem when we asked to move a different table my husband is deaf and we were better sitting side by side. Big menu, so plenty to choose from. Food was good and nicely presented. Staff helpful and attentive.

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r
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very impressed with the quality of the food and the service

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EP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great atmosphere and great food! Couldn’t fault anything. Very clean and they did everything they could to make it an experience to remember.

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JD
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great set menu, service fab ... food also

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food, Starter felt a bit rushed, but after that it was perfect! Thanks!

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m
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful meal, the food was very well cooked and presented. The gentleman that served us throughout the evening was very friendly and helpful! He described the 2 Valentines specials so fantastically (Cocktail and Dessert) that we had both! My only gripe was that the poor young man was left to sort almost everyone on our floor by himself. It appeared though it may not be the case, that he was doing all the jobs! In spite of this he did a great job, though service was a little slow between courses and drinks, not his fault! Ambient noise was a little loud so conversation was difficult at times. Otherwise, thank you for a lovely evening!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All very good can’t fault service was very good and friendly will come again for sure

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HI
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. We came with my parents for Valentine’s Day 😂. Really well looked after. Food and service amazing as always. Served by Blaise Cabral-just excellent. Bar staff went that extra mile.

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M
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve been going since it opened. It’s always very good: food (whatever we choose), service, ambience and value for money. Remains a good addition to Bath with a relaxed and ‘special’ feel.

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g
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my girlfriend for a special Valentines Day meal. From first walking in where the attentive and welcoming staff greet you to being shown to your table, you immediately realise that you are valued here and it is no ordinary restaurant.
The venue itself is immaculate, nothing has been overlooked from the warm soft lighting to the decor.
It really adds to the ambience and the feeling that its a great place.
The food itself is truly amazing, We both ordered steak with triple cooked chips. The sirloin was cooked just right and was so tender it cut effortlessly and melted in the mouth.
Desert was the Cherry Ice cream sundae, the vanilla ice cream was so smooth and creamy, at the bottom was crisp meringue pieces, on the side was a pot of cherry sauce and freshly baked shortbread fingers.
The Ivy Bath is worth a visit, the level of service is exceptional and we will be returning. It sets the standard by which all restaurants in Bath should be judged.

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CG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure to eat here. Pleasant staff and not rushed in pleasant surroundings

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