By Andy Sambidge
Jumeirah Restaurants to manage top eatery which has become one of London's most popular
The world famous Ivy restaurant brand is set to open its doors in Dubai in partnership with Jumeirah Restaurants.
The Ivy in Dubai will share the same standards of food, ambience and service as The Ivy in London, when it opens on the ground floor of The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers on June 9, Jumeirah said on Wednesday.
Designed by Martin Brudnizki, the restaurant will house a private dining room and a 60-seat terrace.
Owned by the parent company Caprice Holdings, The Ivy is one of London’s favourite restaurants.
An extensive refurbishment in 1990, with oak panelling, stained glass and site-specific commissions from leading contemporary artists, re-established The Ivy in London to that of its early-20th century heyday.
It continues to be a staple with the pre- and post-theatre crowds, and boasts a devoted clientele from the arts, media and beyond.
The Ivy in Dubai will offer a brassiere-style menu including The Ivy's world famous shepherd’s pie, Dover sole, and Scandinavian iced berries with hot white chocolate sauce.
Phil Broad, managing director of Jumeirah Restaurants, said: “The opening of The Ivy in Dubai has been highly anticipated by patrons for whom dining at the London brasserie has become a custom.
"It is a welcome addition to the Jumeirah restaurant portfolio. With its sophisticated décor and delicious food, The Ivy is set to become a landmark in Dubai. Similar to The Ivy in London, we are confident that delivering a gourmet experience and great value for money will keep our customers coming back to the Dubai restaurant.”
The Rivington Grill, located at The Souk Al Bahar in Downtown Burj Khalifa, is the sister restaurant of The Ivy and was the first Caprice Holdings restaurant to open in Dubai under the management of Jumeirah Restaurants.
Jumeirah Restaurants' portfolio includes The Noodle House, Sana Bonta, Urbano, AllFreshCo, Rice plus Spice and The Flaming Revolution.For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.