In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
WLC Eats: Circolo Popolare
WLC‘s Eleanor Field heads to Big Mamma’s flamboyant Circolo Popolare in Fitzrovia for decadent servings of pesto burrata, truffle pasta and a Pecorino from Abruzzo described as the “Ryan Gosling of whites”.
WLC Eats: Enoteca Rosso
WLC’s Eleanor Field heads to Enoteca Rosso in Kensington for carne cruda, a sublime Italian wine list and a playful tiramisu.
Franco Manca founders to launch new pasta restaurant
The founders of sourdough pizza chain Franco Manca, Bridget Hugo and Giuseppe Mascoli, are set to open a new fresh pasta restaurant in September at Kerb’s Seven Dials Market in Covent Garden.
Trullo and Barrafina alumni to open debut solo venture
Former Trullo chef, Matt Beardmore, has joined forces with Barrafina general manager, Jay Patel, to open an Italian-inspired restaurant in London Bridge called Legare.
Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Garden to open at Selfridges Rooftop
Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck is offering guests the chance to sample exclusive serves in an extravagant garden on the Selfridges rooftop.
Lina Stores to open second pasta restaurant in King’s Cross
The brand will be launching a second fresh pasta restaurant in King’s Cross later this year following the success of its debut restaurant on Soho’s Greek Street.
Today: Lina Stores celebrates 75 years with cannoli giveaway
Lina Stores, the iconic Italian delicatessen on London’s Brewer Street, will be giving away hundreds of the Sicilian pastries to celebrate 75 years since they first opened.
Daphne’s celebrates 55th anniversary with year of events
Founded in 1964 by theatre agent Daphne Rye, Chelsea-based Italian restaurant Daphne’s is marking 55 years with a series of special events, collaborations and one-off dishes.