House of Fraser’s top floor restaurant, The Ivory, has launched its new champagne bar after a £100,000 investment creating 10 full and part-time jobs. The expansion by independent restaurant operator, father and son Brian and Adam Stockman completes House of Fraser’s extensive refurbishment.
Nestled in the heart of the womenswear floor, the curved champagne bar has a French luxe inspired feel. It boasts extensive marble and mirrored features throughout and offers stunning panoramic views under the Victoria Square dome.
A glamorous pit-stop could include Atlantic Ocean lobster salad, chicken liver parfait, smoked salmon benedict or a selection of cured meats and cheeses alongside decadent individual fruit tarts, cakes and macarons in classic flavours and seasonal colours.
Popping the cork on the fizz ranges from three varietals by the glass or choose from six bottles including a 12-year-old vintage Moet and Chandon Dom Perignon.
Adam Stockman, owner of Ivory Champagne Bar said, ‘We are extending our offering in the department store just in time for the festive season. Since we first opened in House of Fraser, we have enjoyed great success that has led to longer opening hours and an extended balcony and we’re excited to offer a new concept under the same roof. Over the last number of years, we have seen increased footfall due to our close proximity to the business district and the Belfast port for docking cruise ships.
‘This is a new experience for customers to escape the hubbub of shopping and to refuel. The views extending across the main thoroughfare of Victoria Square which makes it an ideal location for watching the world go by’.