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With several new openings across London, we have rounded up our favourite three restaurants that we’re keen try, from freshly made Italian carbs to all-day dining. Also keep a look-out for individual upcoming reviews.
Berto is a hand-made fresh pasta concept from the team behind neighbourhood pizzeria Zia Lucia (which we’ve previously reviewed). If the team’s authentic pizzas are anything to go by, we look forward to trying this artisanal pasta restaurant.
Berto serves a selection of pasta doughs made from traditional, wholemeal and gluten-free flours. The concise menu focuses on simply served fresh pasta, made onsite daily. This includes fresh egg tagliatelle and pappardelle, vegan pici, gnocchi and filled pasta such as ravioli, all dressed with both classic and inventive sauces made with the finest Italian produce.
The 45-cover restaurant will be centred around a pasta bar, where diners can enjoy long suppers or a quick bite and a glass of wine while looking onto the craftsmanship that goes into fresh pasta making.
Location: 155 Holloway Road, London, N7 8LX
Dishes are priced from £8 – £13. More information at berto.uk.
The first of our all-day dining options, Terra Terra, is an Italian eatery and bar in north London with an open bakery and now not-so-secret cocktail terrace
The menu provides fresh, delicious food choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Commuters can get their hands on their daily caffeine fix from as early as 6:30 a.m., freshly baked goodies from 7:30 a.m., lunch goers can rely on a range of healthy salads and sandwiches, and evening diners can swing by for a well-deserved wind-down meal and experience Terra Terra’s ambience as it grows throughout the evening. The restaurant also employs mixologist, Walter Pintus, who has created Italian storied-cocktails with a twist.
Set across two floors, the 40 seat restaurant hopes to create a lively buzz and simultaneously a relaxed vibe. We’ll let you know where the atmosphere barometer falls when we pop in to review.
Location: 120 Finchley Rd, London NW3 5JB
For more information, visit terraterra.co.uk
LIV Restaurant in Belgravia is our second all-day dining new opening, with executive chef Damien Monley. LIV is Damien’s first foray into the British market, after his success with several high-profile food and drink business in Australia
LIV hopes to provide vibrant breakfast options such as slow-cooked chai-spiced oats with amaranth, bananas, pecans, seeds, yoghurt and palm sugar, or a heartier king prawn omelette with basil, Asian slaw, sweet soy, ginger shallot and sriracha. Let’s not forget Damien’s legendary ricotta hotcakes with cinnamon butter, berries, seeds and organic maple syrup. Is your mouth watering yet? Brunch and lunch menus sound equally as tantalising (like the meltingly tender 17-hour Wagyu brisket, and the rainbow bowl including avocado, edamame, beetroot, feta and sprouts).
Complementing the food will be a global wine list hand-picked to bring out the flavours in every dish. Speciality coffees, meanwhile, will include a single-roast from a 100-year-old Neapolitan supplier, delivered weekly and overseen by LIV’s in-house Italian coffee expert, and regular guest roasts from artisan brands such as Alchemy and Origin – so locals have somewhere to stop in for a professionally pulled latte each day.
Location: 18 Holbein Place, Belgravia, London, SW1W 8NL
For more information and to book, visit: livrestaurant.co.uk.