Surrounded by high-end boutiques and designer stores, the Ivy Victoria Quarter Leeds is in good company. The restaurant is also close to a number of museums, historical buildings and structures, such as the Leeds Corn Exchange. The Ivy is open all-day for punters looking for a delicious meal within a stunningly decorated restaurant, and whether you’re a local or a tourist, you will be delighted by its central location.
Set within a listed building on Vicar Lane, the restaurants interiors are just as breath-taking as the outside, plushly decorated with pretty furnishings and a rich colour palette of blues, reds, and pops of green. The eclectic décor is a visual delight and is a beautiful setting from which to enjoy a lovely breakfast, dinner, or a late night cocktail. Grab a seat by the window and watch the hubbub below on the busy shopping street, as you relax in style with a plate of truffle arancini to start off your decadent meal.
The menu is a great mix of classic and luxurious dishes, managing to dance between traditional shepherd’s pie and yellowfin tuna carpaccio with grace and expertise. The menu is diverse and exciting, with lots of truffles and fresh ingredients on offer. For fish lovers, go for the market special of the day, which is brought in daily. For a more international lean, there are tempura prawns served with a wasabi miso sauce and an aromatic duck on offer too. Vegetarians and vegans are not neglected either, with delightfully warming plates of Keralan sweet potato stews and roast butter squash served on a bed of wholesome, yet delicious grains and crumbles of feta cheese.
The dessert menu is not be missed either, with scrumptious renditions of classic puddings such as crème brulee and apple tart fine. The chocolate bombe is a fun way to end the meal, as you pour hot salted caramel sauce over a chocolate ball filled with vanilla ice cream and honeycomb.