A BRASSERIE chain has announced the opening of a new restaurant this summer. 

The Ivy Collection will launch in Chichester in late June. 

The restaurant will be in East Street in the heart of the city and will cater for up to 142 guests, with all-day dining. 

The new brasserie will be close to Chichester Cathedral, famed for its stained glass windows and modern art. 

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The Ivy will serve modern British classics, including breakfast, coffees, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and cocktails. 

Its menus will incorporate a selection of seasonal dishes including crispy duck salad with five spice dressing, toasted cashews, watermelon, beansprouts, sesame seeds, coriander and ginger, The Ivy shepherd’s pie, and salmon and smoked haddock fish cake with crushed pea and herb sauce and a soft poached egg. 

Desserts will include crème brûlée, apple tart fine, and chocolate bombe.

Overseeing the restaurant will be general manager Barnaby Harris-Reid while head chef Arnold Ivey will be in charge of the kitchen. 

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The critically acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio is consulting on the brasserie’s interiors, as with The Ivy Collection’s sister sites. 

There will be colourful artwork inspired by the local area and floral designs curated by art consultant Adam Ellis, marble flooring, soft furnishings and pendant lighting. 

The brasserie will also house a "luxurious private dining room" for guests to host intimate events and occasions.

Barnaby Harris-Reid said: “We are thrilled to be bringing The Ivy Collection to Chichester. 

“The city is internationally renowned for its historic cathedral, culture and beautiful scenery, and the team and I are excited to welcome residents and visitors of Chichester this spring once we open our doors.”