Luxury restaurateur Richard Caring is continuing his casual dining journey with a new brasserie in Canary Wharf. The latest instalment in the Ivy Collection, The Ivy in the Park, follows the expansion of Harry’s Bar to Marylebone, and news of the Le Caprice offshoot, Caprice Café.
The new all-day brasserie will open autumn this year, as first reported by Richard Vines on Twitter. The restaurant will seat 234 covers, and serve the casual-elegant fare that has served Caring and his collection so well: chicken Milanese, truffled pasta, the standard form.
Caring’s group — along with Soho House’s Cecconi’s — have so far been successful in taking over and partially redefining the space vacated by failing casual chains: Byron, Jamie’s Italian, Carluccio’s, Gaucho, and Prezzo have all left gaps waiting to be filled, with trend-bucking success.
As Richard Caring rolls out to Canary Wharf, it remains to be seen just how far his casual dining adventure can take him.
The Ivy in the Park, 50 Canada Square Park, E14 5FW