A new addition to Mayfair at the end of last year; Frescobaldi follows in the successful footsteps of restaurants and wine bars in Florence and at Rome’s Fiumicino airport. Frescobaldi restaurants are acclaimed for their exquisite food and wine pairings and exceptional atmosphere, and the new opening is no exception.
The London restaurant is presided over by the supremely talented young chef Roberto Reatini, formerly of Prior to this, he was senior sous chef at Shoreditch House, working alongside head Reatini has created a stunning new menu for Frescobaldi in which he offers his own take on classic Tuscan dishes.
The Frescobaldi heritage is very much in evidence throughout the restaurant’s interiors. Designers Autoban have taken the family’s unique history as their starting point, but interpreted it in a contemporary way. The atmosphere they have created is akin to that of a private Italian dining room, imbued with a sense of warmth and hospitality.
Their hors d’oeuvres menu features delicacies like red prawn carpaccio with green apple & caviar.
First course choices include such standouts as veal cheek pappardelle with rosemary bread and maltagliati pasta & cannellini beans, whilst mains include vegetables & olives ossobuco.
Desserts are equally as inspiring, including the mouth-watering mille-feuille with caramelised apricots.
Key to the Frescobaldi experience is an extensive array of wines produced by Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, a company whose extraordinary legacy encompasses nine estates (predominantly in the hills around Florence and Siena), an annual production of seven million bottles, distribution in 65 countries and countless awards.