On a Fitzrovia site that was Laboratorio Pizza – owner Ivan Simeoli has reformatted it as a second branch of his new seafood concept: cocktails, oysters, ceviche… and you can buy fish for your supper too.
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“Incredibly fresh fish” (oysters, ceviche, prawns with truffle…) “and sea-themed cocktails” help win a strong thumbs-up for Ivan Simeoli’s “friendly” new Fitzrovia seafood bar… and you can buy seafood to take home for your supper, too. He launched it in May 2021, and it’s inherited the (sometimes “noisy”) premises, furniture and decor of what was formerly his venture, Laboratorio Pizza (RIP).
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Have you eaten at RAW - Fish & Cocktails?
Chef Ivan Simeoli, and venture partner Gerardo De Vito, are bringing a second branch of RAW to the hustle and bustle of Great Portland Street.
When you dine at RAW you will be treated to an evening of small plates of beautifully prepared fish, that go hand in hand with thirst quenching and unusual sea-themed cocktails.
Silky oysters, grilled octopus with borlotti beans, chorizo and ink crumble, light and crispy tempura tiger prawns and ultra fresh red prawns carpaccio are just some of the dishes coming from Ivan’s creative mind.
The atmosphere is a bubble of conviviality making every visit something to look forward to.
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A former head chef at Gigi’s and Osteria 60, Ivan has worked with some of the best chefs around, including Michelin-starred Massimo Bottura while at Osteria Francescana in Modena.
At RAW Ivan has created a menu that focuses on the freshest Cornish fish and seafood available, going hand in hand with sea-themed hand-crafted cokatils.