Italian restaurant and food hall group Eataly has announced that it will open a huge complex in London later this month.
Eataly has turned a 42,000-square-foot former bank near Liverpool Street Station into an oasis for Italian foodies, which opens on April 29th.
On the premises there are cocktail bars, pasta restaurants, a café, a pizzeria, an ice cream parlor, bakeries, grocery stores, a cooking school and a wine shop, which is known as London’s “largest Italian wine cellar”.
More than 5,000 groceries will be available from retailers. Many products such as olive oil, sausages and amaretti are imported directly from Italy.
As the restrictions on indoor dining are still in place, The La Terrazza di Eataly restaurant may initially only be opened for outdoor dining.
You can order freshly made pizza, pasta, salads and bread in Roman style in the dining room on the ground floor of Eataly to take away.
As coronavirus restrictions gradually ease, other elements of the Eataly Hall can be started.
Hopefully two indoor restaurants, Cucina del Mercato and Pasta e Pizza, as well as bars and seating areas should be open to customers from May 20th.
The Terra gourmet restaurant is expected to open in September.
Nicola Farinetti, Eataly Managing Director, said: “We are excited to finally open our doors to Eataly London to bring our love of Italian gastronomy to the UK at a time when consumers and hospitality professionals value and need it most.
“Eataly was founded with the vision of bringing together the biodiversity, the craft and the different layers of culinary experiences in Italy under one roof under the motto” Eat, Shop, Learn “.”
The new London office will be number 41 for the company, which operates in 15 countries around the world, including the US, Sweden, Turkey and Brazil.