Following an indulgent night out for my husbands birthday and asking myself if that last round of tequila was really necessary we headed to The Ivy Brasserie in Spinningfields.
A few days before Christmas and the Manchester weather did not disappoint, a nice healthy dose of rain. Making The Ivy entrance even more welcoming. We stepped in to be warmly welcomed by the distinctive exuberant decor The Ivy is so well known for and a smile from the front of house girls waiting to take coats and usher us in to our table.
As we entered the brasserie we were greeted with the iconic bar, situated in the centre of the brasserie. Although each of The Ivy premises have their own unique look and feel the bar area retains the look affiliated with The Ivy, down to the subtle art deco silhouettes to the iconic over hanging glass storage.
We were seated at a two seater table between two others and whilst close it didn’t feel so close that you could hear the intricacies of the neighbouring conversations. The decor gives an immediate cosy home feel with the addition of cushions and the sumptuous velvet wall seat.
We ordered breakfast and the food and service were great. The waiter was attentive in just the right amount of time and enthusiasm for that time in the morning, you know? I stupidly didn’t get a photo of my breakfast as I kinda just tucked in straight away! But I can wholeheartedly recommend the hot buttermilk pancakes. They were totally instagrammable with perfect amounts of fruit, yogurt and strawberry sauce.
Along side the food we also had coffee and tried a couple of the juices. ‘Beet it’ was a mix of beetroot, carrot and apple juice with a hard kick of ginger not mentioned on the menu! We also ordered the green juice which I would recommend it tasted good and I instantly felt healthier drinking it! Ha!
Overall whilst I didn’t buy into the hype of The Ivy Spinningfields just being good because it was ‘The Ivy’, I would say it is a decent addition to the manchester food scene and I look forward to going back to sample the other menus for the Roof Garden and Ivy Asia.