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The ivy Cardiff climbs on board at St David’s, Cardiff

St David's - The Hayes

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.

St David’s – The Ivy

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.