Harden's says

Bristol can now claim an Ivy cafe, part of the spin-off from the celebrated Theatreland celebrities' favourite; 'accessible all-day dining' in Clifton (of course), overlooking The Mall Gardens.

survey result

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The glitzy London chain’s West Country offshoot occupies a former bank in chichi Clifton Village, and – though food can be a bit up and down – reporters “still love the location”, and award it respectable marks in the main. Even so, perhaps because Bristol boasts such a thriving culinary culture, this particular branch seems to have made less of an impact on the local market than it has in most other locales countrywide.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The glitzy London chain’s West Country offshoot occupies a former bank in chichi Clifton Village, and – though food can be a bit up and down – reporters “still love the location”, and award it respectable marks in the main. Even so, perhaps because Bristol boasts such a thriving culinary culture, this particular branch seems to have made less of an impact on the local market than it has in most other locales countrywide.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An attractively spacious and opulent” former bank building in Clifton VIllage, provides the venue for this branch of the glossy London celeb-haunt. In year two of is operation, it’s maintained OK ratings, with the general view being that it offers “an enjoyable experience, even if it’s also an expensive one”.

Summary

£53
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The big new kid on the block in Bristol” – the London icon’s West Country brasserie is clearly “trying hard to impress”, a task ably facilitated by its “splendid” ex-bank setting. For too many reporters however it’s “disappointing after all the hype”“the very impressive interior doesn’t make up for the not-very-special, and expensive, fare”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £16.50 £21.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.75 £19.75 £3.95 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.75
Extras  
Bread £3.95
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Friday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm

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