Sneak preview – The Ivy in the Lanes
Booking is open for the Brighton outpost of the famous London favourite and here's an artist's impression and early deets.
If you read your Muddy updates you’ll know an outpost of celeb favourite The Ivy is coming to Brighton this spring, with a brasserie currently under wraps on the site of The Old Post Office in Ship Street.
Well, the details and the opening date have just been announced and there’s not long to wait to see the real thing. The Ivy in the Lanes will open its doors on May 2 and booking opens today – Thurs April 12!
The vibe will be stylish and laid-back with a central onyx bar, plenty of banquettes and padded bar stools and artwork inspired by the local area. A private dining room will seat up to 20 for working lunches or special ocassions. I’ve also been sworn to secrecy, for now, about a fun feature that Brighton will be the only Ivy Collection restaurant outside London to have!
It will open seven days a week for cocktails, breakfast, lunch and dinner (till midnight Mon to Sat, 11pm on Suns). Eggs Benedict and Royale and an avocado and spinach Florentine will be on offer in the morning and the all-day menu, available from 11.30 am, will include Ivy favourites like brioche crumbed chicken Milanese and a melting chocolate bombe with a honeycomb centre, ice-cream and hot salted caramel sauce.
Locally-inspired cocktails will include a Candy Floss Fizz, incorporating prosecco, rosé, lychee, ginger and Havana rum, and a Pavilion Passion, with fresh passion fruit shaken with vanilla infused Wyborowa vodka, finished with flaming rum in a passion fruit shell. One of those has my name on it!