Introducing The Ivy Asia, Guildford, set to open its gleaming doors this spring in the heart of Surrey’s most prestigious market town
Forget about Chop Suey, it’s all about ‘Chop Surrey’ this spring. The Ivy Asia, Guildford is set to open the doors to its first standalone Asian-inspired concept outside London soon – bringing a second venue from The Ivy franchise to the town.
Situated in Tunsgate Quarter and set across two striking floors, the restaurant and bar will be open seven days a week, offering hungry diners everything from lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Serving theatrical drinks and cocktails alongside a delicious menu of tantalising dishes, this vibrant and playful destination is bound to be a hit with the suave-seeking Surrey locals.
On arrival, diners will be met by the now synonymous, luminous pink onyx flooring as well as a gold panelled pagoda and sweeping staircase leading to the main restaurant. Fitted beautifully with striking artwork, luxurious Asian fabrics, colourful wallpapers, and antiques, the first floor is designed to be an elegant yet vibrant space to dine and enjoy. Alongside the main restaurant and bar, guests will also be able to enjoy a sushi bar seating four and majestic cherry blossom tree.
The Ivy Asia, Guildford’s kitchen will be overseen by Executive Chef Simon Gregory and Head Chef Sagar Rene, whilst dishes will take inspiration from cuisines spanning the continent of Asia.
On the menu, expect much-loved favourites from sister restaurants The Ivy Asia, St Paul’s and The Ivy Asia, Chelsea, with highlights including tuna tartare, avocado and citrus ponzu, sesame crusted prawn dumplings, and an extensive sushi and sashimi selection, including wagyu beef tataki, salmon sashimi, spiced yuzu and avocado salsa, and yellowtail three ways. Ever flexible, vegetarian and plant-based options will include avocado crispy tofu, with a lime and ginger dressing, and roasted aubergine miso and masago arare.
Accompanying the menu will be a delicious selection of cocktails, sakes, wines, Champagnes and Jing speciality Asian teas. Cocktails will transport guests with a series of exciting flavours and colourful garnishes. Who’s hungry?