Review on Ivy Asia
Having established the Ivy Asia in the Spinningfields area of Manchester in 2018, prolific restaurateur Richard Caring has opened a sibling restaurant in London. Previously occupied by Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa, the 200-seat venue is set in the One New Change shopping centre, the building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel.
Featuring spectacular views of St Paul's Cathedral, it's an expensive looking, opulently designed place where guests are greeted by a stunning fluorescent pink onyx floor and a pink-hued pagoda. The upstairs dining room with it's antique gold mirrored bar is illuminated with an equally impressive floor made from green semi-precious stones. Decorated with vibrant artwork showcasing renowned Japanese landscapes, there's also a collection of limited-edition replica samurai warriors.
The kitchen serves contemporary Asian cuisine in the shape of small and large plates designed for sharing, alongside an extensive selection of sushi and sashimi, as well as vegetarian and plant based dishes. Among the pleasures on offer you might see soft shell crab, bang bang salad and peanuts or Korean pork and kimchi dumplings. Elsewhere there's Thai sea bass with coriander, lime and chilli or from the land dry-aged bone-in-rib with miso smoked butter.
The late-night bar serves tempting cocktails inspired by Asian flavours and ingredients, alongside a comprehensive wine menu.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.30am through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (11.30pm Fri & Sat, 10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card