The Ivy Glasgow is set to open this summer - here's everything you need to know

Glasgow foodies will soon be able to enjoy The Ivy Buchanan Street, as the brand announces a summer opening for the new brasserie.

Published 11th Jun 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The Ivy Buchanan Street - which has been in the pipeline since 2017 - will finally open its doors this summer, offering sophisticated yet relaxed all-day dining in the heart of Glasgow’s Style Mile.

Where is it?

In August 2017, The Ivy Collection confirmed reports that they were set to open their second Scottish restaurant, after the successful launch of The Ivy on the Square in Edinburgh.

Located in the city centre in the former Nationwide building society building at 106 Buchanan Street, the group obtained two floors, making the space ideal for a large outlet and akin to what will be available in Edinburgh’s The Ivy on the Square.

What can diners expect?

Glasgow Ivy opening
Picture: the plans for the Glasgow Ivy, which will be located on Buchanan Street

The brasserie will offer Glasgow foodies and visitors a relaxed,all-day dining menu with an interior featuring local artwork and designs.

Accommodating about 222 diners, the new brasserie will be open seven days a week and will be home to two bars, a private dining space and Parisian-style outdoor seating where guests can watch the world go by and enjoy the sun (we hope!)

Live music from DJs and musicians will be on the cards, while the bars are set to offer locally inspired cocktails and an extensive Champagne and wine list.

Head chef Brian Scanlan will oversee the relaxed menu, which will serve everything from breakfast, brunch, light snacks, afternoon tea and dinner.

What's on the menu?

Dishes will include refreshing heritage tomato and feta salad with avocado, watermelon, pistachio and olives; lobster linguine, and chargrilled halloumi with Padrón peppers, as well as Ivy classics.

Notable interior features can be seen in the locally-referenced artwork, bold and colourful prints, pendant lighting, marble floor tiles, polished parquet panel flooring and a mixture of leather banquettes and bar stools – all creating a vibrant, stylish environment for guests to enjoy.

The brasserie will be overseen by General Manager, Kevin Lightbody, who has worked previously at a number of the city’s leading restaurants.

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Baton Berisha, Managing Director at The Ivy Collection says: “We are very excited to be opening our second Scottish restaurant this summer, bringing a touch of Ivy magic to Glasgow. We have a fantastic team in place and a beautiful building at 106 Buchanan Street. As well as breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests will also be able to pop in for cocktails at our first floor bar.”

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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