Hospitality Today Aug-Sep 2016 - Page 18

18 | Hospitality Today | Aug/Sept 2016 wood paneling and British Racing Green leather and velvet banquette seating. Two private dining rooms seat up to 20 guests. Ormer Mayfair will have its own entrance on Clarges Street. Marco Pierre White launches new Italian brand Marco Pierre White was in North Somerset on 30 June to launch the first of his brand new “ultra-casual” dining concept. Called Bardolino Pizzeria, Bellini and Espresso Bar, the first new restaurant has opened at theclub at DoubleTree by Hilton Cadbury House, North Somerset. The second venue is set to open in Birmingham at the beginning of July. Rankin says it will use Jersey seafood like hand-dived scallops and Jersey lobster “with a distinctive Mayfair twist”, and will also showcase foraged herbs and English wines. Dishes will include lobster ravioli in a crab and lemongrass bisque. As part of a £14 million refurbishment of Flemings, designers Tully Filmer have created a new ‘intimate”, Art Decoinspired restaurant space with dark Taking its name from the town of Marco’s mother’s birth, Bardolino, a town located in the Italian region of Veneto, features an all-day express menu of authentic Italian food, coffees and Bellinis. The restaurant has a rustic feel with a mixture of wooden panelled and white retro brick tiled walls and the eclectic mix of chairs and tables coupled with, in this instance, the views out across the North Somerset countryside giving diners “a real sense of being in Italy”. Operated under licence from the celebrity chef’s Black & White Hospitality business, the plan is to open five more venues by the end of 2016 with the group already in advanced discussions with venues in Manchester and London. White commented: “What I like about Bardolino is that it tells you exactly what it is in the name. It’s pizza, it’s coffee, it’s a bar. “We lead such busy lives our favourite past time must be escapism. A lot of today’s restaurant habits are about casual dining, so casual spaces are really important. I like casual and I like affordable and that is what you get with Bardolino.