Mamarosa, the restaurant beneath the 5-star W Hotel in Barcelona have announced the opening of their second site. The new two-storey 1,950 sq ft Italian and Mediterranean ‘fusion’ — do they need to be fused? — restaurant will sit adjacent to the citizenM hotel and is due to open 2018. Celebrity fans apparently include: Lewis Hamilton, Eva Mendes, Hugh Grant, and Shakira.
Mamarosa Shoreditch, which is owned by Dotel Clear Group follows Mamarosa Beach, which was established in 2011. The London restaurant will serve signature dishes such as tuna tartare with avocado cream and passion fruit, ‘milanesa’ of chicken with rocket and black angus loin, alongside a selection of pizzas, wines, cocktails and live music. Mamarosa are looking to appoint a new head chef for the London location; recruitment and training is being overseen by the current executive chef of the Beach venue.
Francesco Labriola, Mamarosa’s owner said: “Mamarosa Beach has been an incredible success and we are very much looking forward to replicating this with our Shoreditch restaurant. Our long-term development plan is to expand in locations with real character and Shoreditch Village appealed to us as a visionary project within London’s creative hub.”
The restaurant will move into a new development, which is being called ‘Shoreditch Village’ an area bordered by Holywell Lane, King John Court and New Inn Yard. Once phase 2 of the development is underway at the start of 2018, it will include the 216-bedroom citizenM hotel, eight luxury apartments and three retail units alongside the new restaurant building.
In an official statement, Dominic White, Managing Director of Shoreditch Village said: “We are delighted that Mamarosa has chosen our site as the destination from which to grow their brand and legacy out of Spain. The new restaurant will add to the vibrancy of our public space as we work to connect to the surrounding streets and curate a thoughtful tenant mix made up of expanding and independent businesses.”