French-owned Italian restaurant group Big Mamma is to launch its first West London location, called Jacuzzi, early next year on Kensington High Street.
Jacuzzi will be the group’s fourth London site to open and have 170 covers spread over four floors. Housed in a former bank, the site will include a botanical mezzanine with retractable glass ceiling, alabaster walls, and stucco ceilings.
At the basement vault of this 19th century bank, guests will discover the group’s first “disco toilet” and are invited to “Enter the glitter ball to a cove of mirrors to get you feeling like Michelangelo’s David — just peachy”.
Jaccuzi’s menu will feature a typical selection if Italian dishes, including luxurious ingredients such as truffle, caviar, lobster and bottarga. Furthermore, desserts will include a “decadent” chocolate fondue for two made with half a kilo of Valrhona chocolate.
True to its fun and offbeat spirit, Big Mamma describes this new restaurant as “A divine Italian mansion where the naughtiest fantasies come to life”. A true example of how the F&B sector is constantly reinventing itself and entering the lifestyle segment.
An opening that come at a time when restaurants and hospitality businesses are closing left, right, and centre, with an industry in the thick of an energy crisis, a cost-of-living crisis, and the aftershocks of crises Brexit and pandemic.
Big Mamma launched in the British capital in early 2019 with the opening of Gloria in Shoreditch. This was followed up with the opening of Circolo Popolare in Fitzrovia’s Rathbone Place, which also opened in 2019. Last summer, the group also opened Ave Mario in Covent Garden.