RestaurantsNorth YorkshireYorkYO1

Harden's says

Caprice Holdings announces yet another site for its Ivy Brasserie brand, this time in York's St Helen's Square.

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

To a striking extent, this recent addition to Richard Caring’s billion-dollar Caprice Holdings empire has generated very little enthusiasm and feedback last year – York seems to have yawned loudly, where in other towns folks have flocked in droves.

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

Fans say it’s a “great restaurant for socialising” and there are some “reliable” dishes on the menu, but there’s a strong sense among reporters that, having only opened in December 2017, The Ivy’s York outpost feels very average all-round… perhaps “this chain is tired after all the expansion” of late?

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

The Ivy’s provincial roll-out landed in York amid reports of a “packed”120-seat dining room. It also generated a familiar split of opinion: some see it as a “fun and delicious addition” to the city’s dining scene, while to others it is “pure commercial exploitation – almost London prices for something akin to cook-chill food”. Adding insult to injury, there’s “not a celebrity in sight…”

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In a ‘roll-out’ that would do McDonald’s proud, this iconic brand has gone for it this year, opening virtually simultaneously in practically all of the UK’s top restaurant cities. The ambition is impressive: let’s hope standards hold up better than they did when, for example ‘Browns’ tried to pull off a similar trick.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

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

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.70 £23.70 £4.25 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £3.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%
2 Saint Helen’s Square, York, YO1 8QP
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm

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