The Ivy in Chichester: How it will look, what the menu will include, and when it will open

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After months of colourful hoardings surrounding the much anticipated The Ivy restaurant, shoppers can now get a glimpse of what is in store.

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 now announced it will be opening its doors on Tuesday, June 21, with reservations going live from the end of May.

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The Ivy in East Street, Chichester, West SussexThe Ivy in East Street, Chichester, West Sussex
The Ivy in East Street, Chichester, West Sussex

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.For those with a sweet tooth, delicious desserts will include the much-loved crème brûlée, apple tart fine, and chocolate bombe, a tantalising blend of melting chocolate with a vanilla ice cream, honeycomb centre and hot salted caramel sauce.

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