The new modern Italian restaurant Fiume has now been launched at Battersea Power Station. The restaurant is the third location to be launched by Francesco Mazzei in partnership with the well-known restaurant chain D&D London.
Fiume, translating to River, is located on the bank of the Thames and has stunning views over the river and a large piazza-style terrace. At this spectacular, modern new restaurant will serve food that celebrates the Mezzogiorno. This region is the southern ‘boot’ of Italy and a special place for Francesco, the Calabrian native. The restaurant intends to evoke a homely atmosphere while serving wholesome, hearty recipes created with fresh, vibrant ingredients from the Mediterranean.
Mezzogiorno is known for having a rich culinary heritage that has been created as a result of encompassing eight distinctive regions, each are available on the menu at Fiume. The restaurant will launch at the beginning of December, with guests invited to join a relaxed and family style weekend brunch as well as an a la carte menu that will be available in a relaxed atmosphere to reflect the Italian way of life. Francesco will oversee the restaurant has Chef Patron, while Head Chef Francesco Chiarelli will be in charge of the day-to-day running of the kitchen. The pair of chefs have worked together for a number of years at L’Anima and Sartoria.
The restaurant also has a striking bar made from flamed black granite and is the focal point of the entire restaurant. The bar will offer classic and contemporary Italian cocktails from the renowned mixologist Simone Caporale. Through the year, Fiume will offer interactive events to be enjoyed by the local community such as wine tasting dinners and exclusive cookery classes with Francesco Mazzei himself. The design of the restaurant was overseen by Macaulay Sinclair and features a range of natural materials such as oak, Carrara marble and stone.