Renowned Scottish-Italian chef, Nico Simeone is to open his first London site this spring in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia.
Work is currently underway at the former Zizzi site, which will feature an open kitchen. The 80-cover Charlotte Street restaurant will create 40 jobs.
Pioneering a revolving culinary hub, Six by Nico will re-invent the dining experience with an entirely new six course tasting menu every six weeks and will never serve the same menu twice. Inspired by places, memories and ideas, Nico and his team will present an elevated cooking experience in a minimalist yet warm setting.
Six by Nico is the first London project from Simeone and his seventh opening in the UK. His unique culinary narrative was first born in his native Glasgow and has expanded at a dynamic pace with sister restaurants now in Edinburgh, Belfast, Manchester and Liverpool.
With his refined and creative tasting menus, Simeone takes guests on a journey whilst making his food accessible to all with an affordable price point of only £29 for all six courses. The London menus will only be slightly increased for his new site to £35 with a wine pairing option of £33.
Serving up a progressive and inventive approach to the tasting menu, Six by Nico proves that fine dining can come at an affordable price. The inspiration behind Nico’s menus can come from anywhere, with themes to date including Childhood, Guilty Pleasures, Catalonia and Thai Street Food which, in true Six by Nico style, are only unveiled two weeks before the menu is first served in the restaurant.
The Six by Nico concept began in Glasgow in 2017 from a passion of experimenting with new ingredients and developing and creating unique dishes.
For Simeone’s Best of 2019 menu, diners start the culinary journey with dishes such as Bombas, with jamon, smoked tomato compote and aioli, and Butternut squash spring rolls with Thai green sauce, charred sweetcorn and pickled Shimeji mushroom followed by Sea bass with peperonata, aubergine caviar and green olive salsa verde, topped with a delicate squid ink tuile.
Finally, a tongue-in-cheek take on a Scottish chip shop staple, Nico’s Deep-fried Mars bar served with caramelia chocolate Mousse, orange Sorbet and cocoa nib.
Simeone said, 'We are very excited to bring an unforgettable culinary experience to London. With its central location, Charlotte Street provides us with a great opportunity to join the city’s thriving restaurant scene.
“Restaurant trends are moving towards experiential dining and at Six by Nico our menus are inspired by great memories and interesting stories. Our new London restaurant site will create the perfect recipe for an exciting epicurean adventure.'