The fire at The Ivy in Manchester City Centre has now been extinguished.

Firefighters were called to the exclusive restaurant in Hardman Square, Spinningfields, just before 5pm today.

The fire was located on the top storey of the restaurant.

Diners were safely evacuated and roads in the immediate vicinity were closed.

Four fire engines from Manchester Central, Salford and Stretford and the aerial appliance from Stretford used three breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. A ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke.

Three crews will remain at the scene this evening to dampen down.

The restaurant only opened in November. It has space for 535 diners across its ground floor brasserie, first floor private dining room, second floor Ivy Asia restaurant, and roof garden.