Alan Yau is to serve up hybrid Italian-Japanese 'sandos' from his new South Kensington shop Mozzasando from 20 January.
Mozzasando will serve Milanese sandwiches made with breaded veal or chicken and served with sides including French or chilli fries. The average sando price is £7.50, diners can takeaway or eat-in with cocktails.
Yau said: “I used to go to Frank Salvoni’s (second generation Italian) Britalian sandwich bar on Wardour street. I always wondered in the soul-searching moments for that golden goose whether Frank’s Milanese could become the new champion for an Italian fast food concept. Imagine... if this could merge with the Japanese aesthetics of the katsu sando.”
There will be seating for 32 people and no reservations will be required. Mozzasando will be open from breakfast until early evening.
Hong Kong-born Yau founded noodle-bar chain Wagamama as well as Michelin-starred Chinese restaurants Hakkasan and Yauatcha. He is also set to launch three new London restaurants in 2020 including Chyna at the Wardian. He has created Mozzasando with Obicà, the mozzarella bar specialists, who previously occupied the site.