A legendary Soho deli is going to open a restaurant.
And in all likelihood, people will Lina up around the block for it.
Because literally 75 years after opening up their Italian food shop & deli on Brewer Street, the people behind Lina Stores have decided to start phase 2 of their operation: open a pasta restaurant a couple of streets over.
The space will be on Greek Street, and it’s going to be a two floor affair, boasting an open kitchen surrounded by an intimate twelve-seat bar with reclaimed globe pendant lighting and leather stools. The decor will throw back to the original Lina Stores, with a mid-century Italian vibe, and a mint green, white and polished aluminium aesthetic throughout.
Menu-wise, it’s all about pasta, which will be handmade every day at the 18 Brewer Street deli (as it has been since 1944) using Italian flour and fresh eggs. Dishes will include Tortellini in brodo, Fusi all’Arrabiata; Spaghetti chitarra with baby clams and bottarga; Gnocchi stuffed with fresh ricotta and white truffle; Farfalle with ‘Nduja and wild fennel; and Pappardelle with slow cooked rabbit ragu.
And yes, there will be cocktails.
It all sounds rather deli-ghtful.
NOTE: Lina Stores – 51 Greek Street is due to open this spring. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can check out some of the delicious Italain good on offer at their deli right HERE.
Lina Stores | 51 Greek Street, W1D 4EH
If you’re shopping at Lina Stores… you can always pop next door to Randall & Aubin