David Beckham pulled out at the last minute, but that hasn’t stopped a rush for tables at Gordon Ramsay’s new venture – proof that Ramsay himself retains considerable pulling power. With its casual urban setting and emphasis on Italian cooking, this venue marks a welcome departure for the globetrotting chef, who has drafted in Davide Degiovanni to head up the kitchen. Expect rather ‘small’ portions of accomplished, ingredient-led dishes ranging from intensely flavoured tagliolini with rabbit and provolone, or lamb cutlets with baked fennel and onion to Amaretto and chocolate budino – a deliriously rich, custardy dolce. Switched-on young staff in casual garb are a good fit for the restaurant’s warehouse-chic theme, and there are cocktails aplenty to be had in the basement bar. ‘I absolutely loved the whole package’, declares one fan.
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