The Ivy Spinningfields will be the largest restaurant to open in the UK in 2018, with space for approximately 535 covers over four unique floors
Whilst living in London, The Ivy on West Street was one of my go-to places for dining out. I am so very pleased to hear The Ivy is coming to Manchester, a city whose dining scene continues to enthral and excite me in equal measure.
Yes, The Ivy Spinningfields is set to open its fashionable doors on Tuesday 27 November, offering Mancunians a unique dining experience set across four fabulous floors in the city’s financial district.
The restaurant will feature a ground floor brasserie, first floor private dining room, an opulent Asian bar and restaurant on the second floor and a sumptuous Roof Garden featuring fire pits and lush foliage on the top floor.
The Ivy Spinningfields will occupy an impressive, timber framed space within a new development, The Pavilion, surrounded by greenery yet located in the heart of the city.
Situated on the ground floor will be a traditional Ivy brasserie, open all day, seven days a week, serving modern British classics to suit all occasions. All-encompassing menus will feature a variety of dishes including truffled orzo pasta, lobster linguine and slow-cooked lamb shoulder.
On the first floor, The Dalton Room will be available for those seeking a more exclusive experience, accommodating parties of up to twenty seated guests. The private room will be available to book seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as standing receptions. With its floor to ceiling glass walls, guests will be able to enjoy natural lighting and views across Spinningfields.
The second floor of The Ivy Spinningfields will be the first ever “Ivy Asia” – a glamourous bar and restaurant, serving Asian-inspired cocktails alongside dishes such as Wagyu beef with truffle sauce, salmon fillet teriyaki, and avocado, crispy tofu, lime and ginger dressing. The entire floor will be illuminated with a show-stopping green, semi-precious stone floor, set against a striking antique gold mirrored bar, gold-gilt ceiling and luxurious Asian fabrics. The Geisha Room, a stunning private room with bespoke mirrored artwork, is also available to hire privately.
On the top floor will be Manchester’s first Roof Garden. With a fully retractable roof, the spectacular space will be open all year round. Guests will enjoy food and cocktails alongside an abundance of planting, greenery and foliage, roaring fire pits and colourful fabrics, all creating an enchanting oasis in the heart of Manchester.
Once open, the restaurant will host an exciting mix of yet to be announced guest DJs, events and entertainment on each of its four floors. Reservations can be made for all floors, whilst walk-ins will be welcomed for those wishing to experience either the Ivy brasserie, “Ivy Asia” or Roof Garden.
The restaurant’s General Manager will be Kate Cooper, whilst additional senior members of the team will include Steve Scoullar as Senior Head Chef, Jason Annette as Head Chef and Luke Mason as Bar Manager.
Baton Berisha, Director of Operations for The Ivy Collection, says: “We are incredibly excited to bring The Ivy Collection to Manchester this winter. Situated within the heart of Spinningfields, Manchester’s luxury dining and shopping quarter, we can’t wait to showcase our different floors, dining concepts and offerings. They’ll be something for everyone and we hope to bring something new to the city.”