23 May 2022
Cicchetti Knightsbridge, the critically acclaimed brand that kickstarted the trend for cicchetti (small plates) is now open directly opposite Harrods on Hans Road. The newest restaurant from the multi-award winning and family-run San Carlo Group offers elevated authentic Italian dining with just a touch of Venetian bácaro culture – expect a kaleidoscope of colourful sharing plates, fabulous wines and cocktails served in a sophisticated and effortlessly elegant setting.
THE CICCHETTI EXPERIENCE
The menu from Cicchetti’s Executive Chef, Andrea Parente, bursts with freshly prepared regionally inspired plates using ingredients sourced from Italy’s best artisan producers. In keeping with the restaurant’s name, many of the dishes are designed for sharing and feature all the Cicchetti classics (from the Piccadilly, Covent Garden and Manchester restaurants) alongside seasonal specials and brand-new dishes unique to Knightsbridge.
Diners can start with an aperitivo such as a Bellini Veneziana with white peach juice and exclusively sourced prosecco alongside perfect-for-picking crostini and stuzzichini, including Prosciutto San Daniele with gnocco fritto and burrata with Parma ham and black truffle.
The main menu will feature seasonally inspired choices and Cicchetti classic signature dishes including the ever popular and decadent black truffle ravioli; burrata with smoked aubergine and toasted hazelnuts; and black salt sea bass with herb and olive oil salmoriglio.
In Venice, cicchetti are traditionally served alongside a glass of wine or two and the new restaurant’s wine list features some of the finest Italian vintages with small, family-run producers sitting alongside better-known wineries. Gather friends, family and colleagues to journey the length of the country’s vineyards with a crisp glass of wine from Piedmont and Veneto in the north, through to Campania and Sardinia in the south.
Diners can also choose from Italian beers or speciality cocktails, perfect for Aperitivo Hour – opt for the Bellini Veneziana, a summery blend of white peach and prosecco; or go classic with a Negroni or Aperol Spritz.
ELEGANT INTERIORS & PRIVATE DINING
Cicchetti’s elegant and timeless interiors, spread across two floors, have been designed by London-based studio Fettle and are inspired by classical Venetian architecture, and the work of some of the city’s most influential residents – such as Carlo Scarpa – is referenced throughout the scheme. Using plenty of varnished wood and a light and fresh palette, design details evoke the water taxis and luxury yachts synonymous with the region.
Blending the contemporary with the classic, expect luxurious materials such as polished marble, burnished brass and bespoke art deco mirrored ceilings. Polished wood and brass fittings nod to the luxury yachts synonymous with the Floating City, whilst a large striking mural – painted in situ by LA based artist, Jessalyn Brooks – takes centre stage in the main dining.
The private dining room, seating up to 18, is a must for glamorous dinner parties, elegant lunches and important meetings. With dramatic mirrored walls, grand sparkling chandeliers and a fantastic collection of contemporary art, this room is destined to be in high demand for guests looking for style and exclusivity as well as superlative food and drink.
Cicchetti Knightsbridge – la dolce vita comes to the streets of SW3.
6 Hans Road, London SW3 1RX