The Ivy announces spring 2018 opening date for Glasgow restaurant

In August this year it was revealed that the Ivy Collection had its sights set on Glasgow for their second Scottish restaurant.

Published 9th Nov 2017
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The Glasgow brasserie should be open by the spring, after plans were submitted to Glasgow City Council this summer.

Picture: The Ivy on the Square, Facebook

Located in the city centre in the former Nationwide building society building at 106 Buchanan Street, the group is hoping to obtain a first floor and basement, making the space ideal for a large outlet and akin to what will be available in Edinburgh's The Ivy on the Sqaure.

Eric Garnier, General Manger of The Ivy on the Square said: “a Glasgow restaurant will open next year and it is going to be different but I think it’ll work as we will do something for the city that people will enjoy and we want to provide something that they want. “

"There are some very good restaurants in the city, and there’s a lot of people who know what they are doing – they understand the Glasgow market, which has changed a lot recently – but we plan to add to the dining scene.

“I am excited to open in Edinburgh as it will be a big lesson for us before we move on to Glasgow. Knowing that Edinburgh and Glasgow are very different, but there’s still a Scottish culture (in each) at the end of the day.”

It is thought that the group will invest around £2,000,000 to transform the site into a ground floor bar and first floor brasserie style restaurant – with a total of 180 cover inside and a further 24 covers outdoors on Royal Bank Place.

And it is thought that the brasserie will be called 'The Ivy, House 106.’

Speaking to the Glasgowist, The Ivy Collection said: "As of November 2017, The Ivy Collection has entered the planning process for a space on 106 Buchanan ST, Glasgow, G1 2NB, to open a brasserie in spring 2018.

"The restaurant will feature an all-day dining menu and will be open 7 days a week.

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“The Ivy Collection is a group of restaurants, brasseries and cafés, established in London and now growing regionally across the UK, offering accessible, all-day dining for locals and visitors alike.

"Each location is carefully handpicked to value, reflect and add to the local area.”

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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