A new 120-cover Italian restaurant called Bernardi's is set to open in London's Marylebone in July this year.
The restaurant, founded by brothers Gabriel and Marcello Bernardi who are from Italian descent but were born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, will occupy a corner site between Seymour Place and Seymour Street.
The brothers are the founders of pub/restaurant firm the Cubitt House group, which runs four London venues including the Thomas Cubitt in Belgravia, and the Grazing Goat near Marble Arch.
Set across two levels, the ground floor of Bernardi's will feature a casual Italian menu with Italian cocktails, wines, and beers. There will be a dining bar and table seating for 80 guests, as well as outdoor seating in warmer months.
The lower ground floor with have space for a further 40 diners.
The restaurant will serve seasonal, modern Italian food using British ingredients. It will be open for lunch and dinner from July and breakfast from the autumn.
Bernardi's is inspired by the Melbourne food revolution of 1990s and 2000s where second-generation immigrant chefs began producing authentic, simple Italian food in the city's restaurants.