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Ottolenghi's Rovi to reopen next week following aircon issues

19 July 2018 by
Ottolenghi's Rovi to reopen next week following aircon issues

Yotam Ottolenghi's flagship London restaurant Rovi will reopen next week after problems with both the extraction and air conditioning saw the restaurant close just two weeks after opening.

The restaurant opened on 21 June but was forced to close its doors on 1 July. The restaurant will now reopen on Monday 23 July.

A statement on Rovi's website reads: "Rovi will reopen on Monday, July 23! Aiming to be environmentally responsible, we've installed a state of the art heat-recovery system. It was an exercise in optimism, which unfortunately failed, and we now need to go back to the old technology. Heartbreaking, but had to be done. We are sorry about the inconvenience, and can't wait to share our beautiful new creation with you soon."

The 85-cover venue features a large central grill within the restaurant, as well as a focus on cooking over fire.

Rovi (the name being a play on the site's location in Fitzrovia and Ottolenghi's Soho restaurant Nopi) maintains the roots of Ottolenghi's other restaurants but with a different look and feel.

As with Nopi, vegetables remain at the centre of the menu, supplied by small suppliers and farmers such as Brambletye in Sussex (supplying fruit and vegetables) and shellfish from the Ethical Shellfish Company.

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