I have never been to the original Ivy restaurant in the West End, which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year, so I jumped at the chance to visit its newest incarnation in Wimbledon Village.

The Ivy Café, which opened at the beginning of the month, has been kitted out by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, the same interior architects who refurbished the restaurant’s sister site in Marylebone.

The tasteful interior works in a comfortable synergy with its location just yards from Wimbledon Common; the walls are adorned with prints of birds and trees alongside distressed mirrors.

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I opted for the seared sea scallops with truffled pea puree and crème fraiche to start. The subtly sweet scallops were complemented perfectly by the sharper pea puree and parmesan crisp.

The Chicken Milanese, an Ivy classic I am told, is served with salad mache and black truffle mayonnaise. I decided to go for the truffle hat-trick and order the truffle and parmesan chips, which were delicious and incredibly moreish.

For dessert we were steered towards the chocolate bombe, a sort of melting chocolate snooker ball containing milk foam, vanilla ice cream and a honeycomb centre.

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The scallops with truffled pea puree, crème fraiche and parmesan crisp

The waitress poured a hot salted caramel sauce onto the bombe, which melted away into a delicious molten mess. The process reminded me of the face-melting scene at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, but the bombe tasted absolutely fantastic.

Former Wimbledon Guardian editor Becky Middleton sampled the restaurant’s fillet steak with peppercorn sauce and went so far as to say it was the best she had ever tasted.

She said: “We were very impressed with the Ivy Cafe and would definitely recommend it. We'll be back for the delicious looking Champagne afternoon tea.”

Overall I had an excellent evening, the restaurant was lively with attentive and informed staff and the meal was delicious.