Italian star for Battersea Power Station

Fresh from the launch of Radici in Islington, Italian chef Francesco Mazzei has announced plans to open a third restaurant in the new Battersea Power Station development this summer.

Fiume – Italian for river, in reference to the Thames-side location – will serve Italian classics under the day-to-day running of head chef Francesco Chiarelli, Mazzei’s fellow-Calabrian. There will be an open kitchen with a wood-fired oven, and a 50-seater outdoor terrace to take advantage of the setting in good weather.

Radici opened last month to glowing reviews, and was Mazzei’s second venue as chef-patron under the D&D restaurant group umbrella following his appointment to head Sartoria on Savile Row in Mayfair in 2015.

Fiume will be in Circus West Village, the first phase of the Malaysian-owned former power station’s £9 billion redevelopment to be completed. The line-up also includes a Wright Brothers seafood restaurant, Ben’s Canteen, Duckroad, a branch of the Copenhagen pizzeria Mother and Dodd’s Gin, as well as the Village Hall fringe theatre and events venue.

 

 

 

 

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