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Barcelona’s Mamarosa makes UK debut at Shoreditch Village


Shoreditch Village has announced the signing of Mamarosa, expanding the restaurant from its pioneering location beneath the prestigious 5-star W hotel in Barcelona and debuting it in the UK. The new two-storey 1,950 sq ft Italian and Mediterranean fusion restaurant will be positioned adjacent to the citizenM boutique hotel and is due for completion in 2018. The restaurant is a favourite among celebrities such as Lewis Hamilton, Eva Mendes, Hugh Grant, and Shakira.

Mamarosa Shoreditch is the second restaurant of its brand name to be delivered by Dotel Clear Group and follows the success of Mamarosa Beach, which was established in 2011. The new restaurant will serve signature dishes such as tuna tartar with avocado cream and passion fruit, milanesa of chicken with arugula, and black angus loin, alongside a selection of pizzas, fine wines, cocktails and live music. Mamarosa will shortly be looking to appoint a Head Chef for the London venture, with the recruitment and training being overseen by the current Executive Chef of the Beach venue.

Dominic White, Managing Director of Shoreditch Village commented: “We are delighted that Mamarosa has chosen our site as the destination from which to grow their brand and legacy out of Spain. The new restaurant will add to the vibrancy of our public space as we work to connect to the surrounding streets and curate a thoughtful tenant mix made up of expanding and independent businesses.”

Dotel Clear Group was established in 2010 by Francesco Labriola and two of his long-term friends. Their shared passion for international food and culinary hotspots led them to devise the concept for the Mamarosa restaurant.

Francesco Labriola, Owner of Mamarosa commented:Mamarosa Beach has been an incredible success, and we are very much looking forward to replicating this with our Shoreditch restaurant.  Our long-term development plan is to expand in locations with real character, and Shoreditch Village appealed to us as a visionary project within London’s creative hub.”

Craig Fisher, Founder and Managing Director of CF Commercial, commented: “Having established itself as one of Barcelona’s premier dining experiences, to have Mamarosa opening its second branch in Shoreditch Village is incredibly exciting. Having a top-tier restaurant alongside independent businesses, a pop-up market and new public realm will see Shoreditch Village emerge as a leading destination within one of London’s coolest neighbourhoods.”

Shoreditch Village is a 150,000 sq ft mixed-use and public realm scheme situated in the heart of London’s E1, and bordered by Holywell Lane, King John Court, and New Inn Yard. Its offer consists of a 216 bedroom citizenM hotel, eight luxury apartments, and three retail units alongside the new restaurant building.

The site was historically a Victorian timber yard, and is currently owned by Dominic White and Andrew Hall, who’s families purchased the land in the 1970s as a storage facility for their fit-out business.

Phase 2 of the development was sold to Brockton Capital in 2016, which once complete, is expected to provide around 50,000 sq ft of warehouse-style office space, 20,000 sq ft of flexible retail space, and a street market, all surrounded by an open and inviting, south-facing public realm. Development of this phase will commence in 2018, with completion scheduled for 2020.

Shoreditch Village is located just a short walk to Shoreditch High Street (Zone 1: Overground) and Liverpool Street (Zone 1: Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan, and Central lines) stations.

CF Commercial acted on behalf of Shoreditch Village on the Mamarosa letting.

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