Mamarosa, the Italian/Mediterranean fusion restaurant in Barcelona, is to debut its first UK site at the mixed-use Shoreditch Village development when it opens in 2018.
The new two-storey 1,950 sq ft restaurant will be positioned adjacent to the CitizenM hotel. Mamarosa Shoreditch will be the second Mamarosa restaurant to be delivered by Dotel Clear Group, established in 2010 by Francesco Labriola, following Mamarosa Beach, which opened in 2011 beneath the W hotel in Barcelona.
The new restaurant will offer dishes such as tuna tartar with avocado cream and passion fruit, milanesa of chicken with arugula, and black angus loin, alongside pizzas, a wine list, cocktails and live music.
The restaurant will shortly be looking to appoint a head chef for the London venture, with the recruitment and training being overseen by the current executive chef of the Beach venue, Davide Cruccu.
Dominic White, managing director of Shoreditch Village, said: "The new restaurant will add to the vibrancy of our public space as we work to connect to the surrounding streets and curate a thoughtful tenant mix made up of expanding and independent businesses."
Francesco Labriola, owner of Mamarosa, said: "Our long-term development plan is to expand in locations with real character, and Shoreditch Village appealed to us as a visionary project within London's creative hub."
Property agency CF Commercial acted on behalf of Shoreditch Village on the Mamarosa letting.
Craig Fisher, founder and managing director of CF Commercial, added: "Having a top-tier restaurant alongside independent businesses, a pop-up market and new public realm will see Shoreditch Village emerge as a leading destination within one of London's coolest neighbourhoods."
The site was historically a Victorian timber yard, and is currently owned by Dominic White and Andrew Hall, whose families purchased the land in the 1970s.
Phase 2 of the development was sold to Brockton Capital in 2016, which once complete, is expected to provide office and retail space, and a street market. Development of this phase will commence in 2018, with completion scheduled for 2020.
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