Robin Gill takes to restaurants like a fish takes to water.
So you wouldn’t be wrong to get excited about his new West London venture, Maria G’s.
Focused on Italian classics made using seasonal, British ingredients, it’s a real passion project, inspired by his time working in Southern Italy where he discovered and fell in love with the picturesque fishing village Marina Del Cantone, which he and his family still visit today.
It will actually be his fifth London restaurant, joining the The Dairy-turned-Bermondsey Larder, Darby’s, Rye by the Water and of course the Bib-Gourmand awarded Sorella. Atmosphere wise, it will be most like the latter – a relaxed neighbourhood joint, just, this time, serving up everything from cicchetti to fresh pasta, to big, hearty Italian mains.
The exact menu will ebb and flow with the seasons, moving from Southern Italy in the summer to Northern Italy in winter, however teasers include house-cured rosemary and orange bresaola; ricotta agnolotti with baby purple artichoke and wild rocket; and Penzance red mullet with Amalfi lemon, and wild fennel aioli.
As well as using local British ingredients, Maria G’s will also champion sustainability via both in-house baking and fermenting techniques, as well as proudly avoiding single use plastic.
Helping to keep those fish in that water.
NOTE: Maria G’s will open this June. We will be back with more as soon as we have it.
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