Brasserie at Aviator
The Ritz Restaurant at The Ritz
London, London - West End
Following a five month closure and complete refurbishment, The Ivy restaurant and private room re-opened at the beginning of June 2015. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has been employed to bring the restaurant, bar and private room firmly into the present day, whilst retaining the essence of what has made The Ivy such a special place for so long. The "non-negotiables" ie the harlequin stained glass windows, the green leather banquettes, wood and mirrors, great art and kind lighting are all incorporated in a way that references the past but moves it into the 21st century. New are a great, more spacious entrance, sumptuous looks, a fantastic dining bar that has become a focal point of the dining room, and a vastly superior cloakroom.
In the kitchen, Executive Chef Gary Lee has created a menu, which includes seasonality and balance, amongst other things, Ivy classics still feature on the menu, but the differences take into account people's changes in taste, for example, the Asian section has grown, salads and vegetables are more prolific and the "sea and shells" section has been created because there is a much greater demand for fish and shellfish than before. Front of House, Director of The Ivy Fernando Peire continues to lead a strong and experienced team to deliver the same excellent service for which The Ivy has become well known over the years.