Review on The Ivy Spinningfields Manchester
Richard Caring's The Ivy Brand has continued its non-stop expansion with the opening of The Ivy Spinningfields Manchester. Located in the heart of the city's financial district and a popular entertainment and shopping destination, it's set within an impressive four-storey timber pavilion, an urban oasis complete with trellises and overhanging facade plant boxes.
The ground floor is home to the Ivy Brasserie, leading to the first floor private dining rooms, and the second floor restaurant the Ivy Asia. The top floor is the Ivy Roof Garden with fire pits, and surrounded by an abundance of green plants and trees, it also has a retractable roof when the weather obliges. The venue features the Ivy's signature lavish no-expense spared décor with vibrant tropical wallpaper, glittering chandeliers and marble floors, with walls adorned with carefully curated colourful artwork inspired by the heritage of Manchester.
The brasserie showcases the same menu as it's siblings, open all day you can pop in for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks and drinks available in between. To start you might opt for the warm crispy duck with five spice dressing, toasted cashews, watermelon, beansprouts, sesame seeds, coriander and ginger before moving on to a main course of monkfish and prawn curry served with jasmine rice, "yoghurt", coriander and sweet potato crisps. Desserts are worth saving room for with an apple tart fine, baked apple tart paired with vanilla ice cream and Calvados flambé or pistachio and raspberry ice cream sundae with vanilla ice cream with meringue, raspberries, shortbread and a warm raspberry sauce.
To accompany the food there's a comprehensive wine list and well-crafted cocktails.
Sean Burbridge and Steve Scoullar
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.00am (9.00am Sat & Sun) through
Dinner: 10.45pm (10.15pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express