Bernardi brothers bring a new take on Italian to Marylebone
NEWS, September 23, 2015
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Bernardi's, 62 Seymour Street, London, W1H 5BN

Screenshot 2015-07-28 14.13.27Australian-raised Italian brothers Gabriel and Marcello Bernardi bring an Antipodean approach to their motherland’s cuisine to London with Bernardi’s, now open in Marylebone.

The 120-cover all-day restaurant and bar on the corner of Seymour Street and Seymour Place, occupies two floors of a restored Victorian property in Portman Village. As well as an open plan dining room with banquette seating there is also a large communal table overlooking the open kitchen where guests can watch the chefs and baristas at work.

Downstairs is a cocktail bar which doubles as a private events space for up to 40, with French doors opening out into an outdoor courtyard. At street level there’s al fresco dining on a raised outdoor seating area.

Chef Sabrina Gidda, a two-time Roux Scholarship finalist, heads up the kitchen. On the menu: Antipasti of Rose veal tonnato, parsley, red onion & caper salad; white peaches, burrata, almonds & basil; and Market fish crudo to share. Pastas such as: Tarragon gnocchi, rabbit ragu, broad beans & pancetta and Oochiette, n’duja, romanesco broccoli & basil will be available alongside secondi dishes, like: Salted cod, white polenta, peperonata & sorrel; duck, cime de rapa, pistachios and rare-breed pork, preserved lemon, clams & fregola.

There is also a more casual offering of pizzettes and cicchetti dishes, as well as a brunch menu at weekends.

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