With approximately 120 covers making up the main restaurant, bar and two outdoor dining terraces, The Ivy Café will be open 7 days a week and will feature an all-day café-style menu offering breakfast, elevenses, lunch, light snacks, afternoon tea, cocktails, weekend brunch and dinner. Expect dishes such as tuna carpaccio – crushed avocado, jalapeṅo, coriander and lime dressing with shaved radish; chicken Milanese – brioche crumbed chicken Milanese with fried hen’s egg and black truffle; and roasted butternut squash – with grains, salad of buckwheat, chickpea, pumpkin seeds and pomegranate, with crumbled feta, harrisa, yoghurt and coriander dressing. The menu will also feature a selection of unique cocktails, created by The Ivy Collection’s Executive Bar Manager, Jeremy Evans, including some classics served with a twist. Top tipples include ‘Garden of the Abbey’ – Elderflower vodka, cucumber apple, lime, cider sparkle and the ‘Negroni tasting set’ – white, classic and boulevardier.
The critically-acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has consulted on the restaurant’s interiors, as with its sister sites The Ivy Café – Marylebone, and The Ivy Café – Wimbledon Village, whose features will include an antique pewter bar, pendant lighting, marble floor tiles, burnt orange leather banquettes and vintage leather bar stools, creating a stylish yet casual environment.
The Ivy Café, St John’s Wood, will be accessible and relaxed, holding back a proportion of tables for walk-ins, allowing locals to drop in throughout the day at their leisure. Whether visiting for a leisurely breakfast, working lunch, cocktails with friends, or a three course dinner, The Ivy Café will add to the sophistication and charm of the already fashionable St John’s Wood and is an exciting addition to this quaint and sophisticated North London neighbourhood.
The Ivy Collection is a group of restaurants, brasseries and cafes, established in London, offering accessible, all-day dining for locals and visitors alike. Each location is carefully handpicked to value, reflect and add to the local area.