TO celebrate its upcoming opening, The Ivy Winchester Brasserie hosted an exclusive preview evening for local residents and businesses.

General Manager Reza Najafi and his team welcomed guests for a first glimpse of the city’s anticipated new eatery, which offers a stylish, yet laid-back environment for all-day dining.

On the night, guests were treated to Champagne and a selection of canapés including truffle arancini, mini roast beef Yorkshire pudding with shaved horseradish, and avocado and quinoa chicory leaf with ginger and lime dressing.

Reza Najafi, General Manager at The Ivy Winchester Brasserie, said: “It was fantastic to see so many local residents and business attend our preview evening. The enthusiasm we’ve received from the community in the lead up to our opening has been incredible, so I’m really pleased we’ve been able to say thank you to so many who have supported us so far."

The restaurant opened officially on May 24.