Showbiz haunt The Ivy reveals when it plans to open a York restaurant

Inside The Ivy Clifton Brasserie in Bristol. Photograph: The Ivy Collection
19 Apr 2017 @ 5.45 pm
| Food & drink

Earlier this month YorkMix revealed that The Ivy was planning to open a restaurant in St Helen’s Square. Now more details have emerged.

The national restaurant chain is most famous for The Ivy restaurant in London, haunt of stars and supermodels.

It is rolling out this unique dining experience via The Ivy Collection, and wants to open its first northern restaurant in York.

All-day dining

This is the building where The Ivy Collection plans to open its restaurant. Photograph: Richard McDougall

Following our previous story, the people behind The Ivy have been in touch with a few more details – including a proposed opening this autumn.

They issued a statement which said:

As of April 2017, The Ivy Collection has entered the planning process for a space in 2 St Helen’s Square, York, to open a brasserie in autumn 2017.

The restaurant will feature an all-day dining menu and will be open seven days a week.

The Ivy Collection is a group of restaurants, brasseries and cafés, established in London and now growing regionally across the UK, offering accessible, all-day dining for locals and visitors alike.

Each location is carefully hand picked to value, reflect and add to the local area.

The opening will come a few months after Carluccio’s opened its huge Italian restaurant on the opposite corner of the square.

One sticking block might be the name: York already has an Ivy Brasserie, based at the Grange Hotel on Clifton.

From the menu

Eggs Benedict from the Ivy in Bristol

An example of the sort of food available comes from the set menu of The Ivy Clifton Brasserie, in Bristol.

It serves two courses for £16.50 and three for £21 between 11.30am and 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Starters include gravlax (cured salmon, pickled cucumbers, wholegrain mustard and dill dressing, granary toast); mains include roast chicken breast (creamed polenta, spinach and red wine sauce); and desserts include a rich chocolate mousse (dark chocolate mousse with a salted crunchy peanut caramel topping).