Francesco has created an all-day dining menu featuring dishes from his native Calabria and other regions in Italy. A highlight of the brand new breakfast menu is Francesco’s Eggs Purgatorio (Baked eggs, spicy tomato & n’duja sauce with crostoni) while the lunch and dinners menus include Astice Sibaryta (Warm lobster salad “sybarita” style), Baccalá marinato alla liquirizia (home-cured baccalá marinated in liquorice), Spaghetti Carbonara with truffle and Nodino di Maiale (Pork Chop) with coco beans, chard and n’duja. Freshly baked Italian breads and cakes are available in the bar for those looking for an Italian merenda (afternoon tea) or spuntino (snack), before aperitivohour begins and the bar becomes laden with sharing boards of Italian hand carved meats and cheeses.
The new Libare Bar is set to become a Savile Row hotspot, combining a dash of old Mayfair charm with a measure of Italian style. The drinks list comprises seasonal twists on Italian classics like Bellinis, Negronis and Spritzes, alongside some original creations, served from a bar bursting with vermouths, amaros and even some liqueurs created by Francesco himself, including his home-grown bergamot.
Sartoria’s Italian heritage and location in London’s historic Savile Row are the inspiration for David d’Almada’s re-design of the restaurant. Having worked recently on projects such as The Arts Club in Mayfair and The Norman boutique hotel in Tel Aviv, D’Almada’s aim is to capture the glamour and romance of Italy in its 20th century heyday. The refurbishment sees the addition of a new bar and cicchetticounter, two private dining rooms as well as a 250-bin wine cellar where sommelier Michael Simms will host dinners and wine tastings. A new entrance on Savile Row has been created to re-establish Sartoria’s presence on this iconic street and the installation of a new outside terrace will be open all year round for diners to relax and watch the Mayfair world go by.