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The Ivy Cardiff to open on 18 November

The Ivy Cardiff has today announced its inaugural Welsh brasserie will welcome its first guests on Monday, 18 November, with reservations now open from today, Wednesday, 30 October.

In celebration of the opening, today a spectacular display of daffodils, adorning the restaurant’s exterior has been revealed, complete with giant Ivy letters beautifully decorated in Ivy. This magnificent scene, perfect for brightening a winter’s day, represents a not-to-be-missed photo opportunity for passers-by and visitors alike.

In addition, to mark this important occasion, the famous Ivy Bus, embellished in green Ivy will take to the streets of Cardiff for one week, bringing a touch of ‘Ivy magic’ to some of Cardiff’s famous attractions, including Cardiff Castle, Cardiff City Hall and the Principality Stadium, to mark its debut in Wales.

Based in the heart of Cardiff on The Hayes at St David’s Cardiff, the 260-seat restaurant will offer sophisticated yet friendly all-day dining in a beautiful setting. Open seven days a week from morning until night, The Ivy Cardiff is an idyllic location whatever the occasion. As well as the main restaurant and central bar situated on the ground floor, The Ivy Cardiff features a stunning first floor bar complete with striking and colourful interiors, delicious cocktails, and a private dining space for up to 24 guests.

The Ivy Cardiff’s brasserie-style menus serves modern British classics, including breakfast, coffees, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and cocktails. Delicious dishes featuring a selection of seasonal ingredients and flavours will be prepared by the kitchen and Executive Chef Sean Burbidge. Some of the sumptuous dishes on offer include, warming roast pumpkin soup with truffle ricotta, pine nuts and crispy sage; decadent truffled wild mushrooms with potato rosti, creamed mushroom, fried quail’s egg and grated truffle; as well as The Ivy’s vegetarian shepherd’s pie.

On the drink’s menu, local brewers Tiny Rebel Brewing Co.’s “Cwtch” Red Ale and “Clwb Tropicana” IPA will be served alongside a series of locally inspired cocktails to complement the restaurants dishes. Bae Caerdydd features vanilla vodka, Xante Pear Brandy and Chambord, shaken with lemon juice, sugar syrup, pineapple juice and fresh raspberries. Meanwhile, winter berries and fresh mint are combined with Brecon Botanicals Gin, lime juice, apple juice and vanilla syrup and topped with Fever-Tree Ginger Ale to form the delicious Mermaid’s Dream, whilst a tantalizing mix of Absolut Citron, Manzana Verde, apple juice, lemon juice, passion fruit and fresh raspberries, finished with a flaming passion fruit shell make up the aptly named Dragon’s Fire.

Alongside the eclectic dining and drinks menus, visitors will be able to relax in comfortable leather banquettes and enjoy the beautiful interiors, including striking artwork, curated and inspired by local Welsh landscapes and fauna as well as Cardiff’s heritage and history.

Baton Berisha, Managing Director at The Ivy Collection says:

“We are pleased to confirm that our newest restaurant, The Ivy Cardiff will open on 18 November. From today, we are taking reservations and our team, under General Manager Joshua Butler, are looking forward to welcoming their first guests. Whether it’s a relaxing retreat from a day’s shopping; an indulgent meal for a special occasion; or a refreshing cocktail or mocktail after work, The Ivy Cardiff has something to offer everyone.”

The Ivy Collection is a group of restaurants, brasseries and cafés, established in London and now growing regionally across the UK, offering accessible, all-day dining for locals and visitors alike. Each location is carefully handpicked to value, reflect and add to the local area.

To make a reservation, please call 02922 338940 or visit

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