Two-Michelin-starred Italian chef Antonio Mellino is to officially launch the London outpost of his Quattro Passi restaurant this September.
Originally reported as opening in February this year, the Dover Street site was then delayed, but has since opened. It has now announced it will host a soft launch event on 25 June, with the official launch expected for September.
A spokesperson confirmed that this timeline would give Mellino and his family a chance to return to London and settle permanently after spending the summer at their Italy site, as they plan to move to the UK capital full-time once the restaurant has officially opened its doors.
Decorated with mirrors, neutral tones, leather, roses and striking light sculptures, the London site also features a private members' lounge. The average spend is around £40.
Its menu includes dishes such as seared cuttlefish with fennel salad and crispy prosciutto; scallops with baby broccoli and bottarga; lemon risotto with lobster; linguini with courgette sauce; crispy suckling pig, apple purée, black cabbage; sea bass with calamari and prawns; and desserts such as raspberry millefeuille with Sambuca ice cream, and warm hazelnut cake.
The London site is a sister restaurant to Mellino's original Quattro Passi, which is in Nerano, near Sorrento.