Reservations go live for newest branch of Asian-inspired restaurant

The Ivy Asia, Leeds will open its first Asian-inspired concept in Yorkshire on 18 October, with ribbon dancers and drummers performing at the Leeds Corn Exchange as reservations go live from today – 27 September.

Located on Vicar Lane, the restaurant will be open seven days a week, offering everything from lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, late-night cocktails, and weekend brunch.

On arrival, diners will be met by The Ivy Asia’s signature green onyx flooring, while the restaurant will feature two large cherry blossom trees and Paul Clifford artwork.

Alongside the main restaurant and bar, guests will also be able to experience mezzanine level seating and a sushi bar, where dishes will be prepared in front of them.

The kitchen will be overseen by executive chef Simon Gregory and head chef Tom Crocker, while dishes will take inspiration from cuisines spanning the continent of Asia.

The menu will incorporate favourites from sister restaurants The Ivy Asia, Chelsea and The Ivy Asia, Brighton, with highlights including an extensive sushi and sashimi selection, such as wagyu beef tataki, snow crab California roll, spiced yuzu and avocado salsa, and yellowtail three ways.

Vegetarian and plant-based options will include avocado crispy tofu, with a lime and ginger dressing, and spinach and mushroom gyozas with fragrant ginger dashi and black truffle.

Accompanying the food will be a selection of cocktails, sakes, wines, Champagnes and Jing speciality Asian teas.

Cocktails include the Sakura Royale, a sophisticated take on a classic Kir Royale comprising Mancino Cherry Blossom Vermouth, Lanique and The Ivy Collection Champagne finished with a red rose petal and the K-Pop Passion, featuring Absolut Vanilla Vodka, passion fruit puree, orange juice, kumquat liqueur, and JeioProsecco on the side finished with a flaming passion fruit shell.

Will Harper, general manager at The Ivy Asia, Leeds, said: “We are pleased to confirm that The Ivy Asia’s newest restaurant will open on Tuesday 18 October.

“From today, we are taking reservations and our team is looking forward to welcoming our first guests three weeks from now.

“Whether it’s a relaxing retreat from a day’s shopping, an indulgent meal surrounding a special occasion or a refreshing cocktail late into the night, The Ivy Asia, Leeds has something to offer everyone.”

Crocker added: “I am incredibly proud to be part of such an exciting new addition to Leeds’ ever-growing food scene. My team and I cannot wait to get in the kitchen and get cooking.”