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.
Fire at The Ivy in Spinningfields. Everyone is safe, been informed firemen have it under control.. pic.twitter.com/JyEE55hJjD
— Manchester Confidential (@mcrconfidential) January 4, 2019
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).
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.