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One of the biggest restaurant openings of the year, The Ivy's foray into Manchester has four floors of dining rooms, with a separate pan-Asian restaurant (Ivy Asia), bar, private dining and roof garden.

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Summary

£66
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Always ambient and fun” – Richard Caring’s stretching (twisting?) of the Ivy brand is easy to snipe at but has so far avoided degenerating into farce. For sure, “the food is certainly nothing superior”: fans may claim it’s “more than adequate”, but its overall ratings nowadays are only just the right side of poor. That said, even critics of the cooking often feel that the “lovely” interiors and “welcoming service” provide compensation, and fit the bill for making an occasion of a meal. In the capital, the most mentioned outlets are The Ivy Chelsea Garden (“delightful garden tables and ideal for a noisy girls’ night out”); and The Ivy Kensington Brasserie (“huge fun, loads of buzz” and “always a treat”). The Ivy City Garden and Canary Wharf’s Ivy in the Park follow along in terms of volume of feedback. The newest member of the spin-off family is The Ivy Victoria – a vast space with 300 guests over two floors.

Summary

£60
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

One of the biggest restaurant openings of the last Diners Poll, The Ivy’s foray into Manchester has four floors of dining rooms, with a separate pan-Asian operation on the second floor (see Ivy Asia), bar, private dining and roof garden. When it comes to the more conventional ground-floor brasserie, one early report paints a picture now familiar around the country: “If you look beneath the shiny surface, the food is overpriced and fayre average. It’s fine so long as expectations aren’t high... but they’re built up by the glitz. Basically it’s like Bill’s in an expensive setting with a couple of quid added on to everything”.

Summary

£60
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

One of the biggest restaurant openings of the year, The Ivy’s foray into Manchester has four floors of dining rooms, with a separate pan-Asian operation on the second floor (see Ivy Asia), bar, private dining and roof garden. When it comes to the more conventional ground-floor brasserie, one early report paints a picture now familiar around the country: “If you look beneath the shiny surface, the food is overpriced and fayre average. It’s fine so long as expectations aren’t high... but they’re built up by the glitz. Basically it’s like Bill’s in an expensive setting with a couple of quid added on to everything”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £16.95 £21.50
Pretheatre £16.95 £21.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.70 £22.20 £5.00 £6.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £3.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday8 am‑11 pm
Tuesday8 am‑11 pm
Wednesday8 am‑11 pm
Thursday8 am‑10:30 pm
Friday8 am‑10:30 pm
Saturday9 am‑10:30 pm
Sunday9 am‑10 pm

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