Huge fire breaks out at Manchester restaurant

A huge fire has broken out at a Manchester city centre restaurant.

The Ivy, which is in the Spinningfields area of the city centre, is currently ablaze and plumes of thick black smoke are billowing from the building.

The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service told the Manchester Evening News that the fire began on the roof terrace shortly before 5pm, but may have now spread to the side of the building.

More to follow.

The Ivy restaurant in Manchester city centre (photo: Google).

The Ivy restaurant in Manchester city centre (photo: Google).