A Hot Dinners Exclusive - updated 22/3/17 with booking details
In a nutshell: Southern Italian cooking in Islington
Summing it all up: A new Italian trattoria with a terrace and wine room is arriving on Almedia Street, bringing with it lots of traditional south Italian dishes, as well as more laid back meals like pizzas, charcuterie and cheeses.
Coming to Marylebone this week is the next step of Fucina as it opens its Panetteria - an organic deli and bakery. It's headed up by ex-Princi Head Baker Massimiliano Porta and you can expect:
This modern Italian dining room is an exercise in good taste, from design to what's on the plate
We've known for a while that Jason Atherton was planning a new Italian restaurant in the NOVA development at Victoria (does the man EVER sleep?). And now a few more details have been released on what that restaurant will be.
Hai Cenato will be Atherton's first Italian
After 15 years serving modern British cuisine in Islington, Almeida will close its doors for the last time on 1 January, with a new Italian set to rise up in its place.
Details are scant, but what we do know is that the new Italian restaurant is planned to open a few months later, there’ll be a considerable interior design overhaul (though we trust they’ll keep the floor-to-ceiling
Updated 10/1/17 with soft launch info
Stevie Parle, whole behind Craft, Rotorino, Dock Kitchen and Sardine, is turning his hand to his newest venture Palatino, a Rome-influenced restaurant in Clerkenwell (a place where it's all happening at the moment).
It will be taking Rome as a culinary melting pot of Italian cuisine, with recipes collected over many years and taking
As the Christmas season is well and truly with us, you can't help but notice that panettones are starting to fill the shops. And going one step further, Vico has launched the Panettone & Gelato menu - all paired with warm drinks in case it's a little bit too cold outside.
On the menu is:
Luca is the latest restaurant from the people behind The Clove Club. We head down to Clerkenwell to take a look.
23/11/16 - updated with soft launch info
Does London have room for two places serving up freshly rolled pasta? Given the permanent queues outside Padella, one would think so. All of which is good news for newcomer Emilia’s Crafted Pasta which is opening next month at St Katharine's Dock.
The restaurant's founder Andrew Macleod’s says he wants this to be the best pasta restaurant outside of Italy. To that end, every bit of pasta in the place
Sumosan Twiga will open in Sloane Street in November, after the Japanese half of the venture makes the short jump from its previous home in Mayfair. The new restaurant will serve award-winning sushi, sashimi and other high-end Japanese hot dishes alongside classic Italian. There’ll also be an express lunch bento box available for £29.
Japanese and Italian are a match made in heaven according to the owners, as both cuisines
The Savile Row Martini.
Updated 27/10/16 with Test Drive
Like the sound of strong cocktails and brilliant Italian bites to accompany them? Who wouldn't? Italian mixologist Simone Caporale (who used to work at Artesian - once the World's Best Bar) is
We Test Drive Margot, an Italian restaurant bringing a little of Mayfair service to Covent Garden.
12/10/16 - Updated with soft launch info.
It's always a good news day when we hear about a new Salt Yard Group restaurant opening. Their next place will be Veneta, opening in the St. James’s Market development later this year. Here's what we know about it so far:
It's inspired by Venice - Chef Director Ben Tish, and Head Chef Jamie Thickett (formerly of Opera Tavern) will oversee the menu. Seafood lovers will be happy
Updated 4/10/16 with soft launch details
There's a new restaurant from Kurt Zdesar on the way - he's behind Chotto Matte and Black Roe - and this time he's opening an Italian restaurant with Stefano Stecca. Stecca has worked with Locatelli and Novikov and the menu will be based on recipes from his childhood (with a bit of a modern twist).
That Italian menu will have pasta handmade on-site and stone-baked pizza from a wood-fired oven. They're
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