US hospitality group to open first restaurant in London

New York City’s LDV Hospitality, owner of the chic modern Italian restaurant concept Scarpetta Restaurants, will open their first London restaurant in Knightsbridge Green in June.

The restaurant will be named Sette, representing the “lucky number seven”. And it will be the group’s newest restaurant from the Scarpetta family. Operating independently, but housed on the ground floor of Bvlgari Hotel London, Sette will bring authentic Italian food from the heart of Manhattan with its own flair.

The term Scarpetta is derived from the Italian tradition of ‘fare la Scarpetta,’ which means to indulge in a meal down to the very last morsel. Sette will remain true to this philosophy by continuing in its tradition of sourcing seasonal, local ingredients, and crafting freshly baked breads and its homemade pastas daily, including the renowned Scarpetta classic – spaghetti with tomato and basil.

Signature dishes will be included on the Sette menu along with some new additions. The Crudo section will boast yellowtail and tuna susci, complementing the verdure section, which features a rotation of vibrant local seasonal vegetables. Main courses will include halibut and the veal tenderloin with gnocchi alla romana and glazed sweetbreads, which can be paired with a mix of Italian wines. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner daily, as well as brunch on the weekends.

Sette has been designed by the Thomas Juul-Hanson, who is also credited with designing the flagship Scarpetta NYC location in the NoMad neighbourhood in Manhattan.

In the design, Hanson maximised on the juxtaposition of natural and industrial materials, paired together in “chic, modern simplicity”.

Downstairs in the restaurant will be an ‘underground’ bar, Nolita Social. Named after New York neighbourhood, North of Little Italy, the bar will serve a mix of crafted cocktails, live music and DJ’s playing 60’s rock, 70’s soul, and 90’s hip-hop.

John Meadow, founder of LDV Hospitality, said: “Our Scarpetta approach has always been comfortable yet aspirational, and modern yet grounded with a love for old world hospitality. Sette will follow this core ethos of our Scarpetta identity, capturing a quintessential New York balance of high energy and effortless elegance. We are delighted to bring our passion to guests in London.”

Sette and Nolita Social will be located on Knightsbridge Green, London.

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