IT has been a firm favourite among the A-listers in London for decades and now, finally, Glasgow is to enjoy a slice of the action.

Tennis coach and sports campaigner Judy Murray and singer Amy Macdonald were among the famous faces attending the launch party for the new Ivy at 106 Buchanan Street, the site of the former Nationwide bank.

Guests at Monday’s soiree enjoyed sneak preview of the menu tucking into canapes of asparagus with truffle hollandaise and tempura prawns along with mini whisky crème brûlée doughnuts and raspberry

The restaurant is due to open on Monday, July 29 and has been lavishly decorated in the Art Deco style of the others with bold and colourful prints, pendant lighting, marble floor tiles with leather banquettes and bar stools.

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Expectations are high amongst the city’s foodies that The Ivy will live up to the hype but what can diners expect when they secure a table at the world-famous restaurant.

There is a wide choice on offer including All Day, Brunch, Breakfast, Desserts, Drinks and Vegetarian and Vegan menus and while the prices are what you would expect from a world-famous brand name, there are still some reasonably priced options that won’t break the bank, allowing us mere mortals to enjoy a taste of the A-list life.

Afternoon tea in the restaurant starts at £7.95 for a basic cream tea which includes freshly baked fruit scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam.

The alcohol free version is reasonably priced at £18.95 and includes truffled chicken brioche roll, marinated cucumber and dill finger sandwich, smoked Scottish salmon on dark rye style bread with cream cheese and chives. The sweet offering includes raspberry cheesecake, chocolate and salted caramel mousse and whisky crème brûlée doughnut.

Diners can also opt to add a glass of champagne for £26.50, which compares very competitively with other luxury afternoon teas in Glasgow.

The kitchen will be overseen by head chef Brian Scanlan with everything from classic dishes like fish and chips while pancakes are a highlight of the brunch menu.

All steaks are hand selected from premium Scotch 21 day, Himalayan Salt Wall dry-aged beef with a Sirloin 8oz priced £24.50 while fish and chips will set you back £15.50.

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Fish dishes include Salmon and smoked Scottish haddock fish cake with crushed pea and herb sauce, a soft poached hen’s egg and baby watercress, priced £13.96.

Other dishes include lobster linguine and chargrilled halloumi with padrón peppers.

If you are vegan or vegetarian, you won’t be left out as there are dedicated menus for both with choices including sweet potato Keralan curry with chickpeas, broccoli, coriander and coconut, served with rice on the side (£16.96) and pea and asparagus risotto (£12.95).

Sides include truffle and parmesan chips (£4.50) and baked sweet potato with harissa coconut“yoghurt” andmint coriander dressing for £3.75.

Sitting alongside the food menus is a series of locally-inspired cocktails, as well as an extensive champagne and wine list.

The Ivy will be open seven days a week. To book a table go to or call : 0141 378 1200.