The famous restaurant and celebrity hangout in London’s West End, The Ivy, is going to be opening a stylish branch in Dublin in the near future.
This will be the first of the Ivy Collection’s restaurants to be located outside the UK, with the company signing a 20-year lease for No. 1 Moleworth Street on the corner of Dawson Street, Dublin.
In giving the Ivy Brasserie the go-ahead, An Bord Pleanála has back-tracked on earlier demands that a large portion of the ground floor of the development be dedicated to retail space.
Speaking about the restaurant’s new location, the Ivy Collections’ executive property director, George Jones, said: “The unit has been selected due to its location in a tourist, office and retail destination, its size over two levels, and its setting in a prestigious office building.”
Some of the celebrities who frequent the Ivy in London include actors Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie and the new Dublin location is set to be a popular new spot.
In a letter to the countil, George Jones added: “The Ivy is more than a restaurant – it is a London institution, synonymous with glamour, good fun and great food.
“Our intention is to fit the restaurant out to the highest standard and promote a very active frontage to the street.”
While we wait for the Ivy to open in Dublin, check out the London restaurant’s website, www.the-ivy.co.uk.