Step inside Ivory Bar and it’s like stepping back in time, back to the days when art deco was the new chic.
Just 30 minutes from Christchurch, on Ivory Street in Rangiora, the former Northern A & P Society Building, first opened in 1926 and now listed as a heritage building, has recently been lovingly restored to an opulent, even decadent, 1920s styled restaurant and bar.
The Beulink family has owned the building for 16 years. “It was more or less abandoned,” says Robert Beulink. “However, we fell in love with the building and recognised its significance and its potential.” After three years of planning and restoration, that potential is finally being realised. Ivory Bar’s sensational European tapas and shared plate cuisine are specialties for lunch and dinner, with lunch available from 11:30am. Ivory is open every day ‘til late.
The class and distinction of this establishment is obvious, from the pillared exterior to the spectacular interior, and tidy attire is both expected and appreciated. The décor of crystal, copper, wrought iron and brass, the ornate ceilings, chandeliers and traditional wallpapers all make for a sophisticated environment to enjoy champagne, fabulous cocktails, a range of craft beers and an extensive menu of delicious food.
Private function areas are available, with food and beverage packages tailored to suit. If you are based in Christchurch, Rangiora, or elsewhere, Ivory Bar is well worth the trip. See more at www.ivorybar.co.nz