7/8/15 - updated with closing and reopening dates
Well we've been wondering where Francesco Mazzei would turn up, having left his City restaurant L'anima in Spring after seven years in the kitchen there. Today we have news that he's going to be chef patron of Sartoria restaurant on Savile Row in Mayfair.
Sartoria will shut for an extensive refurbishment from August 31 with plans to relaunch later this year. When it re-opens, he'll be serving dishes from his native Calabria as well as dishes from other regions in Italy.
"It is a joy for me to join a company for whom I have such respect for their quality of chefs and food," says Francesco. "I believe now is the right time for me to move into the West End and I am thoroughly looking forward to making Sartoria one of London’s best Italian restaurants”.