Ivy restaurant set to open in Belfast

The popular Ivy restaurant chain, which boasts outlets in cities such as London, Dublin, and Manchester, is set to open in Belfast.

Taking over the former Burger King premises on Donegall Place, the restaurant will add to Belfast’s ever-growing, vibrant dining scene.

The perfect place for a romantic dinner date or a catchup with friends over cocktails, read on to find out everything we know so far about the Ivy restaurant set to open in Belfast.

What will it include? – a unique dining experience in the city

Ivy restaurant to open in Belfast City Centre.
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The Ivy restaurant will bring something new and unique to Belfast’s foodie scene.

Situated across from City Hall, at the heart of the city centre, the new restaurant will include two of the chain’s signature dining experiences.

Inside, diners can choose from either the classic Ivy Brasserie or Ivy Asia, both of which prove popular in the chain’s other UK and Ireland outlets.

The Ivy Asia offers a delightful Asian fusion menu, with décor inspired by colours, cultures, and landscapes of various Asian countries.

Meanwhile, the Ivy Brasserie will create a “throwback to proper old-school hospitality”, says company director Yishay Malkov.

Split across two floors – the Ivy restaurant opening in Belfast

The restaurant will be split across two floors.
Credit: Facebook / @theivyasiarestaurants

According to interior plans, the new Ivy restaurant will be split across two floors. The Belfast Telegraph revealed that the first floor of Cleaver House would feature the Ivy Asia.

Meanwhile, the Ivy Brasserie looks set to take over the ground floor with an entrance at street level. Thus, taking over the former Burger King premises that traded in the building for 37 years.

The Ivy Asia will seat up to 108 guests at tables, with a further ten seats placed at the bar. The Ivy Brasserie will be slightly larger, seating 108 people at tables and 21 at the bar.

The first Ivy restaurant opened in West London over a century ago. The chain has since expanded throughout the UK and Ireland. However, this will be the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.

What’s on the menu? – the most important question

Ivy restaurant to open in Belfast.
Credit: Facebook / The Ivy Soho Brasserie

No details have yet been revealed about what will feature on the restaurant menu. However, the new Ivy restaurant in Belfast is expected to be similar to the chain’s other outlets across the UK and Ireland.

The Ivy Asia at St Paul’s in London features various sushi and sashimi dishes. Other Asian classics on the menu include Prawn Tempura and Chicken Teriyaki. They also offer a fantastic afternoon tea menu, priced at £26.95.

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie offers “relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining”. The menu features everything from modern British classics to Asian-inspired cuisine, including fantastic vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Offering seasonal menus, breakfast, weekend brunch, desserts, and a range of cocktails, you’ll have plenty to choose from.

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