Ivy Asia, Spinningfields

4.6
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883 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary Asian
The Ivy, West Street’s Head Chef, Gary Lee, has held a passion for Asian cuisine for some time, adding a series of pan-Asian dishes to The Ivy’s à la carte menu in 2015.

In Manchester, The Ivy Spinningfields Senior Head Chef, Steve Scoullar, also enjoys working with Asian ingredients, produce and flavours following extensive travels across the continent. From trips to Cambodia and Vietnam, to sampling produce at Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Steve has developed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this style of cooking.

With this in mind, The Ivy Spinningfields created the perfect opportunity for The Ivy Collection to introduce a brand-new dining concept on one of its four floors – Ivy Asia. Coming alive across the restaurant’s entire second floor, Ivy Asia offers a number of Asian-inspired cocktails and dishes for guests to enjoy, including Wagyu beef with truffle sauce, salmon fillet teriyaki, and avocado, crispy tofu, lime and ginger dressing.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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4.2
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

The customer service was poor the waiters were not friendly actually made us feel quite insecure because were foreign and didn’t understand the menu they didn’t really talk us through the menu well they made us feel like we were stupid for not understanding the menu , the venue is beautiful, our sea bass was burnt it tasted burnt .

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing night for my boyfriends birthday! Service from start time finish was excellent! The food was outstanding and the decor is second to non will 100% be back

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and recommendations from Sebastian. Would recommend to everyone for a nice night out.

SI
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dining experience in amazing surroundings.

KK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service from all the staff! Food was delicious, the ambiance & music was perfect for Saturday night vibes! All round great experience as always

NW
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and impeccable service from Anthony. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

MJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love the decor. Feel special - like it’s a real treat to go there. Food is great and not too expensive. Drinks prices are steep but overall it’a a great experience with lovely staff.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My experience here was incredible, food and service were exceptional, my partner & I couldn’t have felt more welcome. Will definitely be coming back here!
Only minor negative was the music seemed a bit out of place & loud - we were there early afternoon and it was almost like clubbing music. But otherwise a very enjoyable time.

G
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and fabulous service from Tom, will definitely go back

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic. Nice food, environment, people. Will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t fault the experience.

AT
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

I was very disappointed with my last visit to Ivy Asia. Firstly, I had a table reservation for 8pm. As I initially showed up first and alone they suggested I wait for my friends at the bar. Then when my friends show up they then state that they’re quite busy so the table isn’t yet ready so continue to sit and wait at the bar. We were then completely ignored for about 40 minutes until we had to stop a waiter and ask about our table. The waiter was very abrupt and asked us to go up to the front desk and ask ourselves, as if it was not his job to attend to us. After 45 minutes of waiting for a table that I had already prebooked days ago we were seated. Then the service was extremely slow. We ordered 4 starters and it took 30 minutes for 2 of them to come out. I don’t have any complaints about the food quality itself as the food was divine.
Our waitress was very pleasant and friendly, which was a nice change to the initial rude and poor quality of service initially.
When the bill came as we split it over 2 people we rounded the numbers off and had £3 remaining on the bill, which was a small amount left of the “Discretionary” added service charge. So then the waitress asks for the £3 that is remaining. I thought this was quite belittling as it was only £3 and it was only a discretionary charge. Discretionary means it is up to me to decide. I had decided that the service was nowhere good enough for me to pay £37 service charge, which I was even agreeing to round the number off to the closest 10 and paid it. And how offensive to them demand £3 for an optional charge that I didn’t feel like I was happy enough to pay. I did end up paying as I felt pressure and embarrassment, but no one should make the customer feel like that! Especially when the service was so poor!

JH
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Really looking forward to this meal.. booked table for 2 in the Asia bar .. looks fantastic and service was brilliant .. food was distinctly average .. not worth the hype or the cost. I was expecting to be blown away .. sadly not.

D
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, food, and the whole experience was very nice. Will be back again

B
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We arrived for our 12noon booking, only a handful of tables in at that time, so the ambience was calm.
Waitress was very knowledgeable and aware of my dairy intolerance.
We had 5 small plates for the 2 of us, just the perfect amount.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Perfect!

DB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with delicate flavors best Asian food I have ever tasted. Presentation was first class.
Staff were first class laid back and not at all pretentious.
All in all a very chilled out night in a great setting.

EC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place, possibly the best restaurant I’ve been in over the past 12 months

W
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The music was far too loud.
The drinks were too expensive.
The booking in system was confusing, as we booked in downstairs and then again at the Asia.
Positives:
We will come back on a special occasion again.
Our server was excellent.

MW
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great evening at ivy asia. the food and service was excellent . The décor is exceptional and we were well looked after by Danielle and Bryony.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, each dish was presented beautifully and tasted great. Service was great. Good attention to detail throughout the evening. Decor is very fitting.

VG
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely night, shame my main course was cold, the steak was lovely sadly didn't get served from cooking it quick enough

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal in fantastic surroundings , served by an amazing member of staff ...

K
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. Atmosphere and surroundings were stunning and food was fabulous.

C
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, wonderful service and good food.

RH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service we received was excellent, the food was amazing. We really enjoyed the whole experience

LW
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful decor, amazing atmosphere. Staff were great and not pretentious. Food was delightful. We had an issue with one dish and this was rectified straight away without hesitation. Will definitely return.

SB
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food and service. Would not hesitate to return

FB
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service and food were both brilliant, very friendly and attentive staff.
We ordered 2 small dishes each and a side and a dessert and it was enough for two people as recommended by staff (:

MH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Interesting and beautiful food -loved it . Great service and atmosphere

J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great, but the table where we were placed was not too nice as you could smell smoking smell of the food while it was getting cooked. However great overall!! :)

MJ
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great venue for a meal out, lovely decor. And very nice food. Service was a bit hap-hazard, but very friendly. Worth a visit

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, ambience was perfect and the whole experience was outstanding. We had our 5yr old boy with us too whom was made to feel very comfortable and relaxed.

PB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely place and real treat, will be going again!

BH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food in beautiful surroundings. Definitely plan on returning

A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

4 dishes out of 7 were going back to the kitchen, poor quality of cocktails and over all waiting time 4 hours.
Yet again- very poor experience and disappointing, won’t be returning back.
Overrated place and unprofessional management.

LJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food with fantastic service in luxurious surroundings

m
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

We were largely forgotten by our waiter and left for 40mins in between starter and main course ... when main came out one dish was forgotten

We had a gift voucher and we were not allowed to use only part of this what was a special gift was disappointing

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Overall was great - just disappointed getting the sides and 2 of the 6 dishes 20 mins after the other main dishes served.

SB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Really nice place- tables a little crammed together, possibly should try having less - other than that very nice!