House of Ivy, Southport’s latest café bar, opens its doors this Thursday (19th August).
It is situated at 663 Lord Street next door to Lords Café and is a further boost for Southport’s growing Northern Quarter.
In recent months the Northern Quarter has seen Skies open, while Mikhail Hotel & Leisure Group is due to transform the former Grand Casino site into a luxury hotel and wedding venue and brewery. Work is also taking place to create a new roof terrace at The Bold Hotel.
The House of Ivy food menu has a great selection of pizzas, salads, sandwiches, fries and sides with its speciality being a sharing charcuterie board and a chocolate calzone dessert.
Customers can also order from a full vegan and gluten free menu alongside the regular menu.
The café bar will be open Thursday – Sunday weekly from 12pm -12am with food, coffee, cocktails, music and more.
Chantelle and Paul Drewery, the husband and wife team behind House of Ivy, have run successful bars in the town for many years alongside mobile bars and event companies. They also operated a very successful cocktail deliveries service during the recent lockdowns.
Chantelle said: “We are very excited to reveal House of Ivy to the public.
“We have worked tirelessly in transforming the building into something jaw droppingly beautiful.
“We really want each customer to have the wow factor when they walk through the door.”
Paul said: “This is our first venture into food and we are very excited.
“Chantelle and I are both massively into our food and combining our taste and experiences into a menu that works practically for the size and space of our venue has been a challenge but we are very happy with the results.”
The venue will serve its full food menu from midday until 8pm / 9pm from Thursday to Sunday. After this time there will be a limited pizza menu available for late night snacks.
The cocktail menu brings something for everyone and the wine menu has many options from beautiful Italian specialty wine to Petit Chablis & Whispering Angel.
Coffee and cakes will also be served daily with the option of take-out coffee.
House of Ivy will host a number of Southport’s best House DJs on a weekly basis with some exciting headline guests from further afield booked over the coming months to perform too.
Chantelle said: “As a passionate DJ and producer, I can’t wait to host some fantastic DJ’s here.
“As we are a café we will be keeping our music low level and background during the day but still playing multiple genres of house music.
“Into the evenings you can expect the atmosphere to build slightly but the music won’t be pumping out.
“What we want to bring is a nice atmosphere with nice music where people can enjoy food and drinks with their friends.”