Two weeks ago I shared the opening date for The Ivy in The Lanes – the most hotly anticipated restaurant to come to Brighton so far this year. Since then, I’ve been in for an early preview with the press to take some of my own photos and meet the team. Here’s what I found out when I popped in…
Matt Ottley, The Salt Room‘s former bar manager, is one of the team who has been snapped up by The Ivy and he will lead 15 suited and booted bar staff, serving cocktails, beers, cider and wine, as well as coolers and juices at the impressive oynx bar. An Ivy ‘house Champagne’ will also feature on the bar menu, for £9.75 – let’s just hope it tastes as good as its price!
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the venue for the first time, if there was a budget for this fit out I’ll be amazed if it was stuck to, as it seems to be a no-expense-spared kind of look. Rather than describe every inch of the opulent decor to you, I’ll keep this post short and sweet and photo heavy as I’ll be heading down to The Ivy next Monday for the launch party and the following weekend after that, to the blogger’s brunch and reporting back afterwards.
For now, here are a few of my photos…
These are the Ivy’s shots. Strangely I wasn’t permitted to shoot any wide-angle shots of my own so I’ve had to use theirs.
The Ivy, Brighton
51 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF
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