A RESTAURANT chain has announced the opening date of its new Brighton location this summer.

The Ivy Asia is set to open the doors to its first Asian-inspired concept in Sussex this summer on Tuesday, July 12 with reservation lines going live from today. 

The restaurant will be located in Ship Street and set over two floors. It will be open seven days a week, offering lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and weekend brunch. 

It will also serve theatrical drinks and cocktails alongside a “delicious menu of tantalising dishes”.

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On arrival, diners will be met by the luminous green onyx flooring, as well as a 19th century glass domed skylight situated above the cocktail bar. 

Fitted with colourful artwork, Asian fabrics, wallpapers, and antiques, the restaurant is designed to be an “elegant yet vibrant space”.

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

The Ivy Asia, Brighton’s kitchen will be overseen by executive chef Simon Gregory whilst dishes will take inspiration from cuisines spanning the continent of Asia. 

The menu will incorporate much-loved favourites from sister restaurants The Ivy Asia in St Paul’s and The Ivy Asia in Guildford, with highlights including The Ivy Asia “Silver Shell”, and an extensive sushi and sashimi selection, including yellowtail sashimi with a fresh truffle salad, seared beef tataki with three kinds of onions, and salmon three ways. 

Vegetarian and plant-based options will include avocado silken tofu, with a lime and ginger dressing, and roasted aubergine miso and masago arare. 

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

Cocktails will be Asian inspired with a series of exciting flavours and colourful garnishes. 

Lorne Hendry-Martin, General Manager at The Ivy Asia, Brighton said: “We are so excited to bring The Ivy Asia to Brighton. 

“The city is known for its colourful and vibrant atmosphere, full of culture and history, making it the perfect place for this new, Asian-inspired concept.”