The Stafford London will be opening Norma, its first independent restaurant project this September under the direction of culinary director Ben Tish.
The new restaurant will be housed in a converted townhouse on Charlotte Street, split across three floors: the bottom two will be dedicated to the restaurant and a first-floor cocktail bar with the top floor a private dining space.
The main menu will feature modern Sicilian-inspired dishes using seasonal Italian and British produce, from a selection of anti-pasti and pastas, to larger grilled meat and fish dishes.
There will be a private dining room upstairs, where guests can order large family-style sharing dishes including whole fish and platters of seasonal vegetables.
The Stafford London’s general manager, Stuart Procter said: “We are delighted to be launching Norma in the vibrant area of Charlotte Street, following the successful launch of The Game Bird in 2017 and the relaunch of our renowned American Bar in 2018.
“ Norma will be a great addition to the already strong restaurant offering at The Stafford and we are looking forward to bringing the exceptional levels of service for which we are already known, to a brand-new concept and location.”
Tish added: “I’m really excited about launching Norma with The Stafford team, as it’s a concept I’m passionate about and have been working on for a while. I’m intrigued by Sicily and the Moorish influences found in its culture and architecture, and Norma has been inspired by much time eating and drinking though this part of the