Dozens of locals were snapping photos as the hoardings were removed and the amazing interior was revealed.
The view seemed to be unanimous – it was a real wow moment and people were anxious for the official opening.
It is seen a a huge boost to the city centre.
The Ivy is one of the most sought-after brasserie brands and excitement has been building ever since it was announced that a branch would be opening in East Street, Chichester.
It is occupying the former TopShop premises.
The brasserie chain has announced it will be opening its doors on Tuesday, June 21, with reservations already going live.
Overseeing the restaurant will be general manager Barnaby Harris-Reid whilst head chef Arnold Ivey will be overseeing the kitchen brigade.The critically-acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has consulted on the brasserie’s interiors, as with The Ivy Collection’s sister sites. Notable features include colourful artwork inspired by the local area and floral designs curated by Art Consultant Adam Ellis, marble flooring, soft furnishings and pendant lighting – all creating a stylish, yet laid-back environment for all-day dining and cocktails. The brasserie will also house a luxurious private dining room allowing up to 18 guests to enjoy more intimate events and occasions with a personal touch.Barnaby Harris-Reid, general manager at The Ivy Chichester Brasserie, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing The Ivy Collection to Chichester. The city is internationally renowned for its historic cathedral, culture and beautiful scenery, and the team and I are excited to welcome residents and visitors of Chichester this June once we open our doors.”
The Ivy Chichester Brasserie will serve modern British classics from dawn until dusk, including breakfast, coffees, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and cocktails. The brasserie’s extensive menus will incorporate a selection of classic, seasonal dishes including crispy duck salad with five spice dressing, toasted cashews, watermelon, beansprouts, sesame seeds, coriander and ginger, The Ivy shepherd’s pie, and salmon and smoked haddock fish cake with crushed pea and herb sauce and a soft poached hen’s egg.