Taking over the site near St Pauls of Barbecoa (RIP), Richard Caring’s further extension of the Ivy brand is the capital’s first. (It opened in late 2019 and joins Manchester’s Ivy Asia, which opened the year before). True to Caring’s restaurant DNA, the decor at this 200-seat venue in the One New Change shopping centre really goes for it – expect fluorescent onyx floors, replica Samurai and pagoda-style rooves over the bar. The sushi and wide menu of other Asian-inspired scoff? Not bad, not cheap, and not the point.
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The Ivy Asia Restaurant Diner Reviews
"very lively, very cool see and be seen kinda place. Food and drinks matched the zingy clientele! "
"Food comes quickly! Unless you talk and/or drink a lot, you won't be there for long!"