New head chef for Mortimer House Kitchen

This March, chef Lello Favuzzi – previously of L’Anima fame, will bring his ambitious talent, enthusiasm, and technique to Mortimer House Kitchen – the sophisticated neighbourhood restaurant and bar in the heart of London's Fitzrovia.

Spending 10 years running one of London’s most celebrated Italian restaurants, Favuzzi (pictured left) will return to simple, irresistible plates, bringing a vibrant and joyful Mediterranean menu into play.

A convergence of two much-loved cuisines, Mortimer House Kitchen celebrates the bold flavours of Italy, peppered with surprise-and-delight moments from the Middle East.

Dishes of Burnt carrots, yoghurt, tahini & fennel pollen; and Charcoal cauliflower, yoghurt & za’atar embrace subtle Levantine influences, whilst Mazara prawn crudo with celery cress & chilli; Red Hereford Beef carpaccio, black truffle & pickled vegetables; and a delicate, handmade Herb tortelli with smoked burrata & noisette butter, are rooted in Italian simplicity.

Roasted pineapple with salted caramel ice cream is a must order dessert, whilst the Cheese-less “cheesecake” with dates, carrots, walnuts, coconut & orange zest is a flickering nod to Tel Aviv as a pioneer of vegan cuisine.

Seating 90, the mid-century interior designed by New York architects AvroKO features eye-drawing central open kitchen, bespoke elegant bar, glass-ceiling conservatory that can be transformed to a private dining space with the throw of a curtain and relaxed lounge seating.

Founder of Mortimer House, Guy Ivesha (pictured right) said, “Mortimer House Kitchen has always been about preserving a sense of community, re-establishing personal encounters and encouraging social interactions within an eloquent setting.

'I am thrilled to have Lello on board and with his creativity I’m sure that Mortimer House Kitchen will continue to grow as a much-loved neighbourhood classic at the forefront of Fitzrovia’s ever-thriving food scene; a place that enraptures our guests and fulfils their needs, whether it be a morning coffee, business lunch or occasion-dinner.”

Favuzzi commented, “The menu at Mortimer House Kitchen is an honest dialogue between an Italian and an Israeli. It’s a meeting point of our heritage, travels, combined love of simple cooking and spirited dishes that have the power to transport you, all the while capturing how we want to eat now.”