It is understood that a patio heater started the fire in the timber-framed building on Friday night

The Ivy Spinningfields say they are planning to throw a 'Super Party' later this year, after a rooftop blaze prompted an evacuation on Friday night.

Four fire engines and an air unit were scrambled to Hardman Square at around 5pm on Friday 4 January after a fire suspected to have been caused by a patio heater engulfed the fourth storey terrace of the timber-framed building.

Nobody was hurt in the incident and fire crews had the blaze under control in little over an hour.

In a statement released on Saturday, The Ivy praised the 'excellent work' of the emergency services and said that the majority of the building - including the ground floor Ivy Brasserie and the second floor Ivy Asia restaurant - would continue to operate as usual.

The group say they are planning to reopen the damaged rooftop terrace at the end of February, followed by a 'Super Party' - 'encompassing the entire building and outside area' - in April to thank the city for its 'very warm welcome' (no pun intended).

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Fire crews had the blaze under control by 18:20 GMT

The much-hyped Ivy Spinningfields - part of the Ivy Collection chain of restaurants owned by Richard Caring's Caprice Holdings Ltd - opened on Hardman Square on 27 November claiming, with over 530-covers, to be the largest restaurant opening of 2018.

Reviewing the restaurant in December, Confidential's Mark 'Gordo' Garner praised the 'glorious' new building and 'superb' staff, but criticised the 'accountant-inspired' food - read the full scored review here.