By Majella Taylor, New Openings Editor, H&C News: The Ivy Asia opening in Leeds.
The Ivy Asia will be launching its Asian-inspired concept in Leeds this autumn, creating 110 new jobs for the local community.
Located within the heart of Leeds on Vicar Lane, above sister restaurant, The Ivy Victoria Quarter, the restaurant will be open seven days a week, offering theatrical drinks, cocktails, and tantalising dishes from day to night.
The menu will incorporate much-loved favourites from sister restaurants, with highlights including an extensive sushi and sashimi selection, including seared wagyu beef barbeque roll, salmon sashimi, spiced yuzu and avocado salsa, and yellowtail three ways. There is also a Lunch Stack set menu of mizuna and cucumber fresh salad, hot & sour chicken with plum, spring onion and cashew, avocado, cucumber and asparagus sushi, and spiced salmon with shiso leaf, green pickled onions, and sesame with the option to add dessert.
To drink, a diverse menu of cocktails will transport guests to the world’s largest continent. The Beijing Sling and Matcha Smash are sure to be popular choices, but the menu also includes sakes, wines, Champagnes and Jing speciality Asian teas. Alongside the main restaurant and bar, guests will also be able to book an exquisite private dining area where they can celebrate special occasions in style.
Speaking about the arrival of The Ivy Asia in her hometown Leeds, Laura Mills, Chief Operating Officer at The Ivy Collection, said: “We are incredibly excited to be bringing The Ivy Asia to Leeds, the first in Yorkshire. The city is known for its vibrant atmosphere, great dining and night life, making it the perfect choice for our Asian inspired concept. The team we have in place is fantastic and the restaurant itself will offer a beautiful setting for all occasions.”
Jo Coburn, Senior General Manager at Victoria Leeds, said: “The Ivy Asia will be a fantastic addition to Victoria Leeds’ already spectacular dining offering and we expect it to be extremely popular. We know guests will enjoy The Ivy Asia’s high-quality food and exciting cocktails, served in a gorgeous, Pan-Asian setting within one of Leeds’ most iconic locations.”