Union Street Cafe confirms opening date

Union Street Café, the new London venture from Gordon Ramsay, has announced detailed plans on its opening and its head chef Davide Degiovanni.

Located on the ground floor of Harling House on the intersection of Union Street and Great Suffolk Street in Southwark, Union Street Café will have 99-covers and offer a menu of Italian dishes all sourced from the Mediterranean with an emphasis on Italian artisan produces.

Itaian born head chef Degiovanni has said “Developing the menu with Gordon has been amazing,” said Degiovanni. “ We wanted the style of food to be Italian, using Mediterranean produce; much like I would serve back home, but now here too, as we are working with producers such as the farm my family have been buying ricotta from all my life.”

The daily-changing menu will therefore include dishes such as crisp Parma ham, buffalo mozzarella & peperonata, stone bass crudo, fennel and capers, tagliolini, rabbit & taggiasche olives and veal saltimbocca, marsala & fried zucchini.

A downstairs bar will also be present at the restaurant, serving classic Italian and innovative cocktails with a London influence. The bar area will also serve a range of light bits and snacks.

The new restaurant is the first London opening for Ramsay since Bread Street Kitchen in September 2011 - the group now has a total of 25 restaurants globally and nine Michelin stars.