The Ivy Asia heads to Chelsea for second London location

By James McAllister

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The Ivy Asia heads to Chelsea for second London location

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The Ivy's offshoot brand The Ivy Asia is to launch its second permanent location this summer in London's Chelsea.

Opening on King’s Road, the Asian-inspired restaurant and bar will have approximately 99 covers and be open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. 

The kitchen will be overseen by head chef Paolo Bianchi, executive chef Simon Gregory and sushi chef Shie Noh, with dishes taking inspiration from cuisines spanning the continent of Asia.

Dishes set to feature on the menu include salmon sashimi with spiced yuzu and avocado salsa; roasted half aromatic crispy duck; and Hunan-spiced pork ribs with sesame and coriander. 

There will also be a selection of sharing platters available such as the 'Ming Dynasty' with sashimi, tuna nigiri and oscietra caviar, wagyu beef tempura with enoki mushroom, and gold and black truffle sauce; and 'The Bonzai' that includes assorted vegetable and shiso tempura, steamed yasai dumplings with spiced avocado, cucumber takuan avocado with asparagus maki roll, and truffled teriyaki with shitake and eryngii mushrooms.

Backed by Richard Caring, The Ivy Asia concept debuted inside The Ivy Spinningfields restaurant in Manchester back in 2018, and subsequently launched its first permanent site in London's St Paul's in late 2019 on Jamie Oliver’s former Barbecoa unit.

At the time, The Ivy Collection's then managing director Baton Berisha told BigHospitality ​that the group would consider launching Ivy Asia outposts in other cities around the UK.

He said: “I believe it could work in other cities.

“We want to make sure we do this one right. I do think it’s going to be very successful.

"If there’s demand in the future, we’ll certainly consider opening in some other locations."

Berisha was promoted to chief executive of Caring's restaurant estate, which also includes Bill's Restaurants, Caprice Restaurants and the Birley Group, late last year.

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