The Ivy has reopened its roof garden.
The restaurant in Spinningfields has reopened its roof garden after a fire ripped through the top floor of the lavish restaurant and bar earlier this year.
A spokesman for The Ivy said the roof garden will open to the public on April 15 and owners will celebrate with a ‘Super Party’ on April 12, to say thank you to the people of Manchester for ‘their kind and significant support’ following the fire.
The party, which organisers are calling ‘The Ivy Circus’ promises to be a spectacular extravaganza which will see a huge ‘Big Top Tent’ pop up in Hardman Square. From 7.30pm the tent will host a series of breath-taking live performances and music, including high-octane acts, flying aerial performers, skilled tight rope walkers, hand balancing jugglers and of course, the restaurant’s very own ringmaster.
From 10pm the tent will be transformed into a nightclub, where revellers will be entertained by exceptional acts and performances and be treated to flowing Champagne, wine, delicious cocktails and sumptuous canapés.
Unfortunately, it’s an invitation-only event, so if you signed up to the Super Party back in January be sure to check your email for your invite. Tickets are priced at £100 per person and will include food, drinks and entertainment. Those who missed out can make a reservation at the restaurant here.
A spokesman for The Ivy said:
“We were overwhelmed by the kind and significant support from the local community following our rooftop fire earlier this year.
“As a thank you and to celebrate the re-opening of our beautiful Roof Garden, we will be hosting our Super Party at the restaurant on Friday, 12 April. Guests of the restaurant and the people of Manchester were asked to register their interest and we have tried to accommodate as many people as possible.
“All proceeds will be donated to the Fire Fighters Charity following their heroic management of the rooftop fire in January. The Fire Fighters Charity helps to rescue the rescuers, supporting them to recover their lives when they need it most.”
Due to the limited capacity of ‘The Ivy Circus,’ the restaurant will also be hosting a party across all three floors, with live music, DJs and dancers. Each floor will be transformed into a visual spectacular, including a carnival in the Brasserie, cabaret in Ivy Asia and a botanical party in the Roof Garden.
Also published on Medium.