Brummies looking for the finer things in life no longer have to go to London, as the world-famous, luxury restaurant and celebrity haunt, The Ivy, has just opened in central Birmingham!
That’s right, one of the most famous restaurants, not only in London but the world, has opened up on Temple Row in Birmingham city centre – on the former site of Louis Vuitton’s flagship Midlands store.
Set over three floors, The Ivy Temple Row offers fantastic views of the city’s picturesque St Phillip’s Cathedral and is in fine company too, with popular high-end eateries, bars and cafés including San Carlo, Fumo, Revolucion de Cuba and Gusto all just a short stroll away.
Inside, The Ivy features marble floors, comfy leather sofas, striking vintage furniture and artwork, the latter inspired by the city of Birmingham. Boasting 155 covers, The Ivy offers casual dining in abundance thanks to its extensive menu inclusive of breakfast, brunch, light snacks and dinner.
The Ivy also offers private dining for those special occasions, with its first floor Archer Room able to accommodate 20 seated guests or a standing reception of 40. The Archer Room, named after the designer of St. Phillip’s Cathedral, Thomas Archer, offers fantastic views of the cathedral ahead of it.
Diners may be surprised to find that this luxury restaurant’s prices won’t break the bank too much, with its three-course set menu costing just £21.00. For those not after a sit-down meal, you could also indulge in a spot of afternoon tea, or even a few classy cocktails at the bar. Despite all of its lavish options however, their signature dish remains its warm and humble shepherd’s pie.
Booking is necessary in peak trading hours but The Ivy prides themselves on being accessible for all within the community, with a number of covers kept for walk-ins.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t waste a moment to try The Ivy on Temple Row, and who knows, you may be brushing shoulders with the stars, too.