This month saw the opening of the Ivy Café in London's Marylebone, in the space of what used to be the Union Café. The new venue promises to offer a friendly and neighbourly environment with accessible all-day dining for those living, working and shopping in the area. The café-style menu features breakfast, elevenses, brunch, lunch, afternoon snacks, cream tea and dinner, while a condensed cocktail menu includes a combination of classics and some more inventive creations. The restaurant was designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and features include an antique pewter-top bar, pendant lighting, marble floor tiles and vintage red leather banquettes.
Opened 3 November
General manager Thasanee Robinson
Executive chef Sean Burbidge
Typical dishes Chicken liver parfait (£6.75); prawn cocktail (£9.75); oak-smoked salmon (£9.50); the Ivy Café shepherd's pie (£13.50); and salmon and smoked haddock fish cake (£13.50)
Price £16.50 for two courses; £21 for three
Design Martin Brudnizki Design Studio