The Ivy Cafe
96 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, W1U 2AQ
On the 3rd November, in the heart of Marylebone, The Ivy Cafe will be opening and at Ellidore we cannot wait.
The Ivy Cafe will offer a local, friendly and neighbourly environment with accessible all day dining, for those living, working and of course shopping in the area. The cafe style menu features breakfast, elevenses, brunch, lunch, afternoon snacks, cream tea and dinner – so there is something for every occasion, whether it is a morning meeting, working lunch, quick snack to rest your feet after a day of shopping or just a nice leisurely dinner.
Critically acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has consulted on The Ivy Cafes interiors, whose features will include an antique brass top bar, pendant lighting, marble floor tiles and vintage red leather banquettes – giving the restaurant a more casual environment for all day dining.
Some menu highlights include toasted crumpets served with Marmite, or the Ivy Cafes HLT has already secured a spot on our order – their version of a BLT (but even better!) with grilled halloumi, avocado, lettuce and tomato served with thick cut chips.
Lunch and dinner are just as tempting with chicken liver parfait, served with toasted ciabatta,, roasted butternut squash with grains, salad of buckwheat, chickpea, pumpkin seeds, pomegranate and crumbled feta, or the lobster risotto with fennel, lemon and tomato.
Desserts can double up for elevenses and tea too – and you will certainly satisfy your sweet cravings with mini salted caramel balls, or the indulgent melting chocolate bombe with milk foam, vanilla ice cream, honeycomb and hot salted caramel sauce.
Of course the cocktail menu is incredibly tempting, with six specially concocted cocktails all different takes on the classics – we can’t wait to try the espresso martini served with hot cross buns, amaretto and creme brulee infusions, for guests to sweeten their drink themselves.
Executive Bar Manager says ‘By offering variations on some much-loved favourites, we’re giving customers a more diverse interpretation of the classics. Style and substance are both satisfied in The Ivy Cafe’s, short but very sweet cocktail list!’.
The Ivy Cafe is relaxed and comfortable. It will hold back 50% of tables for walk ins, allowing locals to drop in throughout the day at their leisure and bring some of the familiarity of The Ivy brand to ceaselessly chic Marylebone Lane.
Keep your eyes peeled on the blog to hear about The Ivy’s next Kensington opening, later this year – another brasserie we are sure we will be spending a lot of time at !!