This week I had the sheer pleasure of attending The Ivy Brasserie in Cambridge on their opening day to try out their brunch menu!
Situated on Trinity Street, the brasserie is in the heart of the city, nestled amongst the famous landmarks and offers fine dining to locals and visitors of Cambridge.
The first thing that hits you as you walk in is the decor. I mean, WOW. This place is not shy of colour! Internationally acclaimed Martin Brudninzki Design Studio is the master mind behind The Ivy's style and I personally adore it. The signature green chairs mixed in with the marble and eye catching artwork will having you looking all around the room and is a pleasure to view during your dining experience.
The breakfast menu of the day was exceptional and I found it hard choose what to have. In the meantime we were served teas and coffees with some freshly made pastries which were wonderfully warm with beautiful and delicate pastry.
Everything on the menu sounded delicious but in the end I opted for a green juice and eggs royale- an absolute treat!
When I finally tucked into my eggs- oh my god... they were amazing. To be honest I wasn't surprised as the kitchen is overseen by Head Chef Stuart Conibear who has worked in kitchens for over 30 years in positions such as Personal Chef to Prince Charles!
Hand on heart I can honestly say this was the best eggs royale I've ever had! The smoked salmon was phenomenal, the eggs were cooked to perfection and the hollandaise sauce was truly divine.
The portion sizes were perfect at The Ivy. I didn't feel stuffed to the brim or yearning for more- just comfortably full and ready to seize the day after a breakfast of champions! We were then shown to the private dining room know as The Boat Room to take a look around and explore more beautiful decor.
Situated downstairs, this private room again boasts beautiful interior design with its vintage prints and accommodates 16 seated guests or 40 people for a standing reception.
I had an absolutely fabulous morning at The Ivy Brasserie and with the menu being seasonal, I'll certainly be returning at various points throughout the year to see whats new! Already I've started planning weekend brunches, cocktails and date nights at The Ivy. It's a true asset to Cambridge city centre and I highly recommend that you go for yourself. I guarantee you will have a fabulous time and it's a true treat.