Emilia | High-end Italian in an auction house
Woodhead Restaurants have just announced another chip off the ol’ block.
After impressing the hell out of the eating-stuff scene with venues like Portland, Clipstone, and The Quality Chop House, they’re now putting a fourth venue in their portfolio together. It’s going to be called Emilia, and it’ll take up residence in the space occupied by Bonham’s restaurant.
Bonham’s, for those who don’t regularly purchase mind-bogglingly expensive fine art & antiquities, is an auction house. In fact, it’s one of the finer ones in London, and you’ll find it slap bang in the middle of Mayfair. And Emilia will be right inside it, meaning you’ll likely get a glimpse of the bidding on the busier days.
The name of the restaurant itself is a reference to the Emilia Romagna region of northern Italy, where soon-to-be head chef Stuart Andrew (currently at Clipstone) is rating his inspiration from, perhaps because it’s where staple luxuries like Parmesan, balsamic vinegar, and Parma ham all come from, along with a wealth of other D.O.P. goodies.
All of that means we can expect high-end Italian, with dishes including smoked eel tortellini in brodo; roast haunch of venison with beetroot risotto; and wild strawberry crostata. Oh, and there’ll be two wine lists: one regular, and one “Auction List”, with 100 rare & expensive bottles.
You’ll be hooked after only going once…
NOTE: Emilia is due to open on 26 April. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can check out their Insta right HERE.
Emilia | 7 Haunch of Venison Yard, Mayfair, W1K 5ES
Want to check out their other venues? Portland, Clipstone, and The Quality Chop House await.