The Ivy Cardiff climbs on board at St David's, Cardiff
The St David’s Partnership, owners of St David’s in Cardiff, one of the UK’s premier retail and leisure destinations, has today announced the signing of high-end eatery, The Ivy Cardiff, the brand’s first restaurant in Wales.
The Ivy Collection, a group of over 30 Ivy Brasseries and Ivy Cafés across the UK, will open the new two-floor 5,600 sq ft brasserie this Autumn, serving up to 284 covers with outdoor seating and a private dining space with views across The Hayes.
The Ivy Collection is renowned for its understated luxury and relaxed dining feel, offering modern British dishes with a full service from breakfast through to dinner. The new brasserie has been designed by an in-house team and includes a feature tree as a focal point on the ground floor of the restaurant, bringing the brand’s unique style to Cardiff, and Wales, for the first time.
Speaking on behalf of the St David’s Partnership, a joint venture between Landsec and intu, Russell Loveland, Senior Portfolio Director for Landsec, said: “We look forward to welcoming The Ivy Collection to Cardiff for its Welsh debut. This iconic restaurant is a fantastic addition to St David’s; its fine dining and unique atmosphere offers something new and exciting to the destination. We expect the internationally renowned brunch and all-day dining offer to be a firm favourite with the discerning Cardiff customer!”
Kate Grant, Regional Managing Director for intu, added: “The Ivy Collection has an international appeal and their first-ever restaurant in Wales will sit perfectly alongside other premium brands on The Hayes – including Michael Kors, Jo Malone and Vivienne Westwood – whilst complementing the extensive retail and dining offer already available. The Ivy’s distinctive style will be a strong draw for our guests and provide another extra special element to St David’s.”
This follows the news that global denim pioneer Levi’s® has opened a brand new 2,500 sq ft store on the Grand Arcade at St David’s, and international lifestyle and performance footwear brand Skechers is set to open this Autumn at the destination.
The St David’s Partnership dealt directly with The Ivy Collection.
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About St David’s Cardiff
St David’s shopping centre provides over 1.4 million sq ft of retail and leisure space and over 180 stores. Since opening its doors in 2009, it has put Cardiff firmly on the map as one of the UK’s best shopping cities.
St David’s has secured a continuous stream of high calibre retailer and restaurant openings over the past five years, including many brands that have made their debut or introduced new concept stores into Wales such as Superdry opening its first dedicated Superdry Sports entrance in the UK. Recent brands also include Bershka, Slim Chickens and Daniel Wellington.
St David’s is anchored by Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and the largest John Lewis outside of London. The centre is also home to a mix of national and international retailers, such as Primark and River Island, in addition to premium brands and independents. These include Hugo Boss, Radley, Vivienne Westwood and Jo Malone. The dining offer at St David’s is equally impressive, with brands such as Wahaca and wagamama.
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