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Appealingly kitted out in the style of a post-industrial canteen, Rocco hopes to make a success of a substantial site that has played host to some notable eateries, most recently Langan’s Le Coq d’Or. All the ingredients for success are here. Sit at a butch zinc bar for cocktails that include all the Italian classics, such as the negroni, Aperol spritz, or Americano, before taking a table in the large, wood-furnished main room or the airy covered terrace. Backed by a good range of vino at simpatico prices, the food is largely based on organic, artisan produce, with menus offering chickpea soup, aubergine timbale with Parma ham, gnocchi with Gorgonzola and walnuts, entrecôtes and escalopes, plus the likes of osso bucco in the evening. A ‘salumeria’ (Italian deli) encourages passing trade to shop and linger over coffee or sociable evening drinks.


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  1. Found amongst the luxurious boutiques of Chelsea and South Kensington lies Rocco, intent on serving the best cuisine Italy has to offer. Inside you will find a large open plan space with simple wooden tables and chairs and a modern twist of random decorations, such as a totem pole and letters stuck to walls. There is also a food boutique selling rare Italian delicacies such as honey, oils and cheeses; an idea that is becoming increasingly popular in London restaurants.

    Rocco's concept was imagined and realised by the Milanese head chef and owner, who both wanted to bring the authentic food of their Italian...
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  • Address: 254-260 Old Brompton Road, London EC1A 7BX
  • Telephone: 020 7259 2599
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-12M

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