Work underway at Ivy’s new Belfast restaurant

Work underway at Ivy’s new Belfast restaurant

Work is currently underway at a prominent site in Belfast city centre where a world-famous restaurant is expected to open later this year.

The Ivy restaurant chain, known for its upmarket brasseries and neighbourhood cafés, has plans to transform Units 3 and 4 of 56 Cleaver House on the corner of Donegall Place and Donegall Square North into two unique dining experiences.

According to planning documents, the new Belfast location will offer The Ivy Brasserie and The Ivy Asia for customers to enjoy. It will mark the famous brand’s first restaurant opening in Northern Ireland.

The Ivy Brasserie, known for its all-day menu in a relaxed dining setting, will be located on the ground floor of the new restaurant. The ground floor Ivy Brasserie will seat approximately 108 people, with the bar seating area having space for 21 people. There will be a number of booth areas but the majority of seating will be open plan.

The first floor will become The Ivy Asia “with a menu as rich and varied as the diverse cultures that span the continent” which has become a popular addition to the Ivy brand with locations such as Manchester and Chelsea. It will have a mix of booth seating areas, high seating, and some open plan seating.

The planning documents confirm it will seat approximately 108 people with the bar area accommodating up to a further ten people. Work is currently underway at Cleaver House with the restaurant expected to open later this year.