It's all change in the City where trad British restaurant Harper's has been entirely transformed into Roma, an Italian restaurant focusing on all things Roman. The site itself on New London Street has a rather lovely connection with the new approach to food - it's where an actual Roman fort used to stand back in the day.
The wine list has a Roman Empire theme - so every wine is traced back to vineyards which the Romans would have known. As for the food, apparently they're reviving the Roman speciality of cooking with hay.
Dishes you'll find on the menu include:
- Slow cooked leg of lamb with garlic & rosemary, sticky lavender & honey sauce
- 16th century cotechino with lentil broth
- Vine wrapped tuna, leeks & olives with rissotto bianco
Roma opens on 23 September 2016 at 14 New London Street, London, EC3R 7NA. Watch out for details of their soft launch coming soon on Hot Dinners. Telephone 0207 488 2807. Keep up with their news on Twitter @romalondon