The Ivy to open sister restaurant with Martin Brudnizki interiors

Iconic restaurant The Ivy is set to open a sister restaurant in Covent Garden, which will feature interior design by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.

The restaurant space
The restaurant space

The Ivy Market Grill is operated by Caprice Holdings and will offer all-day dining. It is intended to be an “informal and sophisticated alternative” to its sister venue.

MBDS says it wants its interior designs to “transport designers back to the faded grandeur of turn-of-the-century England”. The look and feel is inspired by “the raw beauty of the second industrial age”, the consultancy says.

The venue’s centerpiece is an antique steel and pewter bar, which is adorned with old-fashioned brass lamps. On top of this is an aged brass clock face with the consultancy says is “reminiscent of the golden age of railway travel”.

The bar in the café space
The bar in the café space

Elsewhere a crackle-glazed tiled dado panel, featuring a William Morris motif, runs throughout the interior, while the lobby features marble mosaic flooring and antique mirrors.

The restaurant features wooden wall panelling up to picture rail height inset with orange leather panels.

A mixture of banquettes, benches, bar stools and chairs, furnished in British racing green leather are found throughout the café.

The bar in the café space
The bar in the café space

Martin Brudnizki says: “We wanted to create a café and restaurant aimed at the next generation of London literati.

“Our design is centred on an industrial aesthetic, as the Brunelian bar, glazed green, orange and teal dado panel and an air of distressed charm all combine to offer a vibrant yet established space.”

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