Jason Allen 06/12/22

The Big Mamma Group Is About To Be Bigger

We’ve got big news.

And, to be clear, it’s not so much that the news itself is big, but more that it’s a piece of news about bigness itself.

Because this piece of news is about the Big Mamma Group who, true to their name, open big restaurants. Restaurants like Gloria, Circolo Popolare, Ave Mario, and the forthcoming Jacuzzi. Restaurants that manage to pack five eateries-worth of stuff into each venue. Restaurants that feature things like shelves lined with twenty thousand liquor bottles, or flower-covered ceilings, or bank vaults covered in mirrored segments to make them look like a giant disco ball. You half expect them to pour scorn on the very word ‘big’ simply because it only has three letters.

Big lemon meringue pie - Big Mamma Marylebone

Well, it seems that they’ve secured a spot in Marylebone, in the former home of the Natural Kitchen. The space itself is a suitably sizeable two-floor affair, which currently has a nice skylighted dining area at the back. Expect all of that to change, however, and be amped up with the kind of decadence that would make Caligula blush.

The dishes they’ve featured in the past have started with the likes of “London’s longest grissini” breadsticks, before moving onto ten-layer lasagnes, sharing-size pizzas, and classic carbonara made before your eyes in a giant wheel of pecorino cheese (“La Grand Carbonara”), and then finishing with 60cm-high stracciatella ice cream cakes, even taller wedges of lemon meringue pie, and profiteroles the size of a shot put. It’s not exactly subtle.

But then, this is what the Big Mamma Group do.

They do big.


NOTE: Big Mamma Marylebone is set to open sometime in 2023. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can keep an eye on their website right here.

Big Mamma Marylebone | 77-78 Marylebone High St, W1U 5JX

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Big Mamma Marylebone

77-78 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, W1U 5JX
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