Chef Nico Simeone to launch first London restaurant this July

On 20 July, chef Nico Simeone will open his first London restaurant, Six by Nico London, on Fitzrovia’s Charlotte Street with its opening menu, ‘The Chippie,’ inspired by his Scottish-Italian heritage.

Pioneering a revolving culinary hub, Six by Nico will reinvent the dining experience with an entirely new six course tasting menu every six weeks which is inspired by places, memories and ideas.

Six by Nico is one of the first restaurants slated to open this summer as the London hospitality sector starts to reopen after the COVID-19 crisis. It is also the first London project from Nico Simeone and his seventh opening in the UK.

Nico’s 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, Nico takes guests on a journey whilst making his food accessible to all with an affordable price

Serving up a progressive and inventive approach to the tasting menu, Nico will bring his take on the classic British fish and chip shop with a nostalgic six course tasting menu.

Guests will enjoy delights such as: Scrabster Monkfish cheek on a bed of wild garlic emulsion, gribiche, peas and beurre blanc, 'Steak Pie' with shredded Speyside beef shin, burnt onion ketchup, mushroom duxelle and ‘meaty salsa’, ‘Fish Supper’ of Shetland cod atop confit fennel, samphire beer emulsion and pickled mussels and of course, the signature Deep fried mars bar with Caramelia, chocolate mousse, blood orange sorbet and cocoa nib.

Expertly selected wine pairings sourced from Europe are available alongside the menu or guests can choose from the extensive drinks list.

The 76-cover restaurant will open with strict adherence to social distancing with all surfaces cleaned and disinfected between sittings every two hours. Diners will also be encouraged to monitor their own health and well-being ahead of their visit.

During lockdown, Simeone and his team successfully pivoted their business by launching, ‘Home by Nico’ which served over 100,000 people and kept the Six by Nico spirit alive during this challenging period.

Simeone said, 'We are very excited to open Six by Nico London. At a time when London is starting to emerge from this horrific crisis, we are determined to be amongst the first of the new places that make this city such a great place to visit and look forward to welcoming our customers safely very soon.”