The Ivy Asia, Leeds is set to open the doors to its first Asian-inspired concept in Yorkshire on Tuesday, 18 October, with ribbon dancers and drummers performing in Leeds landmark, – The Corn Exchange as reservations go live from today.
Located within the heart of Leeds on Vicar Lane, the restaurant will be open seven days a week, offering everything from lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, late-night cocktails, and weekend brunch.
Serving theatrical drinks alongside a delicious menu of tantalising dishes and DJ performances, this vibrant and playful destination will entertain guests from the moment they step inside.
On arrival, diners will be met by The Ivy Asia’s signature green onyx flooring, whilst the restaurant will feature two large cherry blossom trees and bespoke Paul Clifford artwork. Fitted beautifully with striking artwork, luxurious Asian fabrics, colourful wallpapers, and antiques, the space is designed to be elegant yet vibrant. Alongside the main restaurant and bar, guests will also be able to experience mezzanine level seating and a sushi bar, where dishes and delights will be prepared before their very eyes.
The Ivy Asia, Leeds’s kitchen will be overseen by Executive Chef Simon Gregory and Head Chef Tom Crocker, whilst dishes will take inspiration from cuisines spanning the continent of Asia. The menu will incorporate much-loved favourites from sister restaurants The Ivy Asia, Chelsea and The Ivy Asia, Brighton, with highlights including an extensive sushi and sashimi selection, such as wagyu beef tataki, snow crab California roll, spiced yuzu and avocado salsa, and yellowtail three ways. Vegetarian and plant-based options will include avocado crispy tofu, with a lime and ginger dressing, and spinach and mushroom gyozas with fragrant ginger dashi and black truffle.
Accompanying the menu will be a delicious selection of cocktails, sakes, wines, Champagnes and Jing speciality Asian teas. Cocktails include the Sakura Royale, a sophisticated take on a classic Kir Royale comprising Mancino Cherry Blossom Vermouth, Lanique and-, The Ivy Collection Champagne finished with a red rose petal and the K-Pop Passion, featuring Absolut Vanilla Vodka, passion fruit puree, orange juice, kumquat liqueur, and JeioProsecco on the side finished with a flaming passion fruit shell.
Will Harper, General Manager at The Ivy Asia, Leeds, says: “We are pleased to confirm that The Ivy Asia’s newest restaurant will open on Tuesday, 18 October. From today, we are taking reservations and our team is looking forward to welcoming our first guests three weeks from now. Whether it’s a relaxing retreat from a day’s shopping, an indulgent meal surrounding a special occasion or a refreshing cocktail late into the night, The Ivy Asia, Leeds has something to offer everyone.”
Tom Crocker, Head Chef at The Ivy Asia, Leeds, says: “I am incredibly proud to be part of such an exciting new addition to Leeds’ ever-growing food scene. My team and I cannot wait to get in the kitchen and get cooking!”