New details have emerged about Belfast’s Ivy Restaurant – offering a hint of what to expect on the menu of one of the city’s most exclusive dining venues.
It will feature two of the restaurant chain’s brands, including an Asian-themed option, according to the planning app.
This newspaper revealed earlier this year that the group will open in Belfast after the closing of Burger King at Clever House after 37 years of trading there.
Documents in Ivy’s latest application show that the proposed venue will feature both The Ivy Brasserie and The Ivy Asia.
In other UK cities, The Ivy Asia promotes an Asian fusion menu while the décor takes its influence from countries on the continent.
The St Paul’s Edition has several menus featuring dishes including salmon sashimi (£9.85) lacking cod (£29.95) and duck masamane curry (£16.50).
It also offers an afternoon tea menu, at £26.95, which replaces sandwiches and scones with spring rolls, passion fruit and coconut cakes, while the drinks menu features a range of sake and Japanese whiskey.
Ivy Asia appears to be appearing on the first floor of the Cleaver House.
This restaurant will seat up to 108 people and 10 other bar guests, according to plans.
The company already owns five Ivy Asia restaurants in the UK, including one in Manchester and three others hanging out in Cardiff, Brighton and Leeds.
The ground floor – the street entrance area – appears to be decorated in the style of an Ivy Collection brasserie.
The 21-seat bar occupies the center of this floor while other table settings covering 108 guests are also planned.
Speaking in 2017 about the release of a brasserie version of The Ivy, one of the company’s directors, Yishay Malkov, said: “I think we’ve found a kind of formula that is a return to old-school hospitality. There’s something comforting about it; I think people They yearn for it.
“Tablecloths and a waiter who isn’t your buddy, cutlery that feels solid in your hands and a menu that gives you something to say. When you say chicken, you actually get chicken, not something that makes you think — “Did you order this?” — being able to satisfy a lot of needs on Throughout the day for different people but still feeling special is what sets us apart, I think.”
The brasserie concept, in other cities, is usually named after its location, the company said, to prevent the group from becoming too much of a chain.
Ivy Brasserie Kensington’s menu is described as “something for everyone, with an all-day contemporary British menu ranging from breakfast to lunch and dinner.”
There are more than three menus in the brasserie. Breakfast includes typical egg dishes including Eggs Benedict (£10.95) and pancakes (£9.95) while the all-day à la carte menu covers everything from Shepherd’s pie (£15.50) to salmon and smoked haddock cake (£15.95) and The Ivy Hamburger (£14.95).
The first Ivy opened in the West A street in London for more than a century. It now operates more than 30 restaurants across the UK, including coffee shops. He opened a restaurant in Dublin in 2018.
The Dublin menu includes grilled scallops (£15.50), chicken Milanese (£22.50) and monkfish and curry (£25.95).