Popular spa town Harrogate added another feather to its already rather glitzy cap with the arrival of one of the UK’s most iconic brands. After a busy soft launch weekend, The Ivy went all out on Tuesday 14 November with a shimmering launch party attended by the local jet-set, as well as journalists and local business owners.
And, while Kylie Minogue didn’t drop in to perform as she had at the London restaurants 100th birthday bash last Christmas, an amazing night was had by all. Sitting pretty on Parliament Street, just down from the legendary Betty’s Tea Rooms, the stunning restaurant boasts an interior design that’s both timeless and opulent.
With nods to the brands original West Street branch in London, The Ivy Harrogate also has its own unique sense of style and features a picturesque garden that we are sure is going to be the place to be come spring 2018.
The a la carte menu at the new eatery consists of the very best of English fine-dining, with steaks, lobster, and classic prawn cocktail, as well as fusion dishes from around the globe, including aromatic duck curry and tempura prawns. Diners can also enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea and a weekend brunch menu, along with one of the most impressive wine and champagne menus you’ll find in the north. And, if Harrogate is a little out of the way for you, then fear not. New restaurants are set to open in York and Manchester in the next few weeks, closely followed by Leeds in May of next year.
We’ll be returning to The Ivy Harrogate for the full dining experience in the coming weeks, so look out for a full review in forthcoming edition of H&N. If the drinks and canapes on offer at the launch were anything to go by, we’re in for a treat.
The Ivy Harrogate, 7-9 Parliament Street, Harrogate HG1 2QU
Tel: 01423 787 100