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The Ivy Oxford Brasserie, Oxford, ENG

The Ivy Oxford Brasserie

4.4
4.4
4930 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 125 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 4,930 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. JK

    JodiK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Would definitely go back.
  2. O

    Oxbear

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better than ever! There are new cocktails, inventive and delightful. And new dishes, endlessly pleasurable. The new uniforms are magnificent. Our favourite restaurant in Oxford just keeps raising the bar!
  3. CW

    ClaireW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicous food and excellent service. We had a wonderful experience.
  4. MH

    MichelleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food with great service. Fair price for the surroundings and experience
  5. DC

    DavidC

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal with excellent service
  6. g

    gidgeg

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and amazing food.
  7. E

    Elvis

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It was our first experience of The Ivy Oxford, we were warmly welcomed, and shown to our table by a charming young lady, the waiter who looked after us was knowledgable and answered all questions, an asset to The Ivy…. Only one question….. why is it impossible to shake salt from the salt cellar ?
  8. JM

    JonM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything about our dining experience was superlative. My only criticism is of the noise level. The DJ had the music turned up a bit too loud. You had to talk over the music to be heard. Other than that, it was great. I actually prefer this Oxford location to the one in Soho.
  9. MH

    MichelleH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time at The Ivy Oxford, after recommendations. Went for an anniversary meal and it did not disappoint. Lovely complimentary Dessert Would definitely go back
  10. j

    julianm

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A loverly meal, in a amazing place. Friendly and helpful staff and service. Will recommend to friends for their special occasions
  11. HD

    HelenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Something was missing from making the experience feel like a real treat. Food was good but not delicious. Toilets lacked any additional amenities.
  12. BN

    BeverleyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Saturday afternoon brunch, lovely food , great service and the Chocolate Bomb Dessert to die for...highly recommended.
  13. EC

    EmilyC

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic time, fantastic and prompt service, the food was amazing, the waitress was very attentive.
  14. BD

    BridgetD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an amazing lunch for my birthday, our server was very helpful and was able to aid with my dairy intolerance by suggesting dishes I could have. Food was so nice as expected with plenty of choice to suit all of our party.
  15. B

    Bidders

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hadn’t been to The Ivy before so didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t disappointed, nor were my guests from Rome. We were bowled over with the decor on arrival and then the kind and attentive staff who looked after us. The food we had was really delicious. I would certainly recommend The Ivy. I can’t wait to make a return visit.
  16. AH

    AndrewH

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were so friendly and polite food was amazing so tasty had a few cheeky cocktails which were Devine. They even brought out a small cake with a candle on it for my partner birthday
  17. A

    Angel

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb very funky classy restuarant.Food was quick to the table and our waitress was very attentive and friendly .Food was excellent ,plenty of it and prices werent over the top eithier.Had a great experience and will certainly be going again,.10 out of 10 and also the restuarant itself is really funky too.
  18. MJ

    MikeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful meal at The Ivy in Oxford, couldn’t fault anything, perfect food, service and environment. Heartily recommend. Thank you to our lovely son for the Ivy Voucher for my birthday.
  19. FB

    FionaB

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely night
  20. PG

    PamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A lovely restaurant with very friendly staff. The only slightly annoying thing was the topping up of wine without asking if we wanted it.
  21. HC

    HappyChappy

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another faultless Ivy experience. And many thanks for the touches acknowledging our anniversary. We’ll definitely be back.
  22. P

    Polly

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Veggie options are great, that’s why I will be returning
  23. EC

    EmmaC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful sea food dishes. Great staff and good prices.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We went to the Ivy for my partner’s birthday. We had such a wonderful experience that we went back for the second time. The last time they surprised us with a piece of cake with inscription Happy birthday. This time I asked for a good table but we got a busy part of the restaurant. We ordered the three course menu. There was only tiny pieces of duck in my main meal and the cheese dessert had two tiny pieces of cheese. Service charged was added on to the bill rather than giving customers options to pay or how much. Quite disappointed this time with the overall experience.
  25. JC

    JasonC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We were a table of three for dinner on Thursday 4th August. The dining room is beautifully designed and decorated with all of the nice fabrics, colours and ambiance that you would expect from The Ivy. The reception were efficient and charming and you are welcomed nicely and made to feel at home. First slight glitch was the sommelier who took our order for a bottle of Nyetimber sparkling - nothing appeared for quite a while and she returned some time later with a puzzled expression telling us that she couldn't remember what kind of 'beer' we'd asked for. After a chat with someone else, the correct bottle turned up and it was, as usual, delicious. We also had a tough job explaining what 'chassagne montrachet' was, which I'd have expected them to know. Crispy tempura prawns were excellent as was a nice portion of crispy squid, dry, firm, tender and dressed and presented beautifully in a twisted white napkin. One plate of the signature shepherd's pie was also very good. Two rib-eye steaks, ordered medium-rare, instead came extremely well done and frankly grey and chewy. As rib-eye has some marbling of fat, a longer cooking time is needed to render the fat into the meat, but these seem to have been put on the grill and forgotten, which was not great at £33 a pop. Service was not especially attentive throughout the dinner and it was quite hard to attract attention. I fear that the popularity of this place is causing a bit of complacency to take root: the operation is not nearly so slick here as it is at the branch in Cheltenham.
  26. SP

    SueP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing afternoon tea!!! And a special birthday treat too !!!
  27. M

    Melanie

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch at the Ivy Oxford. Tasty food and although the restaurant was fairly busy prompt service. enjoyed everything
  28. L

    Ladiesthatlunch

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The light lunch menu is good value and was very tasty. The wine per glass was very expensive though.
  29. GD

    GinaD

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and classy! As always great experience!
  30. H

    Hessa

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I like the atmosphere the afternoon was amazing and the decoration was lovely
  31. B

    Bullets75

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality and classy, perfect for special occasions.
  32. MW

    MichelleW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Brilliant value during the week as you can have the whole Ivy experience and eat from the set lunch menu which is simple and delicious!
  33. DR

    DavidR

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The Ivy brand has a great reputation and my lunch here fell far short of what one would expect. Hot food served on cold plates. Inattentive floor team. Not a good experience.
  34. M

    Markyboy

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The meal and drinks were fantastic. Everything we had expected for a special evening out.
  35. NS

    NatalieS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience as always, we are never disappointed!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visita a mi nieta en Oxford
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! We will be back
  38. HK

    HelenK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Disappointing service. Ordered afternoon tea, took 40 mins to be served. We were variouly assured by staff that they had checked with the kitchen and our food was on the way, or that there had been a problem in the kitchen but food would now come. However, we saw several other tables arrive, order the same afternoon tea as us and be served all whilst we waited. I assume our order was lost multiple times. Food was lovely when it arrived, but we felt ignored and forgotten spoiling a birthday/anniversary treat, and no offer of anything to make up for the wait.
  39. CN

    CherylN

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such an enjoyable breakfast. My daughter was made to feel very special as it was her 21st birthday. Couldn't fault the food and I thought it was very comparable for value to other places I'd looked at. We were not hurried at all and enjoyed every minute. Thank you. Cocktails looked at tasted great too.
  40. AJ

    AlexJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Food, as always, is delicious, service was quite poor. It was quiet and well staffed but service was very slow, inattentive and they needed reminding about everything from menus to drinks just trying to catch someone’s eye was hard. So a shame really as the food and drink was excellent and the environment is pleasant.

FAQs

The Ivy Oxford Brasserie is rated 4.4 stars by 4930 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 125 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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