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THEATRELAND GUIDES: Motown the Musical’s Cedric Neal and Jamie Lambert toast at the Ivy

By Jamie Lambert First Published 24 October 2017, Last Updated 30 October 2017

Where does the energetic cast of Motown The Musical go after they’ve been ‘Dancing in the streets?” To The Ivy, of course! A classic and popular Theatreland Haunt, this restaurant, founded in 1917 is the hot spot for many West End, TV and influential pop-culture makers. Jamie Lambert sat down with Cedric Neal, who stars as Berry Gordy and discusses the show, The Ivy and life as an American in London.


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The Ivy restaurant has been a firm fixture on London’s dining and social scene since its foundation in 1917. The Covent Garden restaurant and private room upstairs are the epitome of glamour – now more than ever after a triumphant redesign in 2015 by the acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. With its shimmering central dining bar, signature harlequin stained-glass windows, oak panelling and striking contemporary art collection, the longevity of this most British restaurant is ensured. Renowned for its food, Executive Chef Gary Lee creates balanced seasonal lunch and dinner menus that place the Ivy classics alongside a contemporary global palette, incorporating more Asian dishes, salads and vegetables, and a “sea and shells” section. Meanwhile, Director Fernando Peire and his experienced team deliver the unfaltering service for which The Ivy has become celebrated for worldwide, over the years.


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