Last year, the renowned London restaurant released a video of Kylie Minogue wishing Manchester a Merry Christmas, adding: “We look forward to seeing you in 2017.”
But owner Caprice Holdings “remained tight-lipped about exactly where and when that would be”, says the MEN.
A notice has now appeared in Spinningfields identifying the site as The Field, a new ‘urban oasis’ being created by developer Allied London in Hardman Square.
The restaurant will open this winter inside The Pavilion, a four-storey, timber-framed building that will stand at the heart of the green space, a spokeswoman told the newspaper.
“As of February 2017, The Ivy Collection has entered the planning process for a space in The Pavilion, Byrom St, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HG, to open a café-style brasserie in winter 2017,” she said. “The restaurant will feature an all-day dining menu and will be open seven days a week.
“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.”
The company has also been recruiting for staff including a general manager for the new restaurant.
The job advert promises it will ‘bring a touch of The Ivy magic beyond London’s West End, offering effortless quality and style, a mix of modern British and international dishes with a friendly and attentive service’.
Founded in 1917 the original Ivy in Covent Garden has become well-known as one of the capital’s biggest celebrity haunts, with famous fans including Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Madonna and David and Victoria Beckham.
The Ivy Collection is made up of four grills and brasseries in Covent Garden, Chelsea Garden, Kensington and Bristol, and three cafes in Marylebone, Wimbledon and St John’s Wood, with a fourth planned for Cobham in Surrey.