Battersea Power Station to welcome new Italian restaurant

TOZI Grand Cafe will open a new venue at Battersea Power Station on 12 December. 

Part of the new art'otel London Battersea Power Station and facing the Grade II listed power station, which opened its doors to the public for the first time in October, TOZI Grand Cafe is the third TOZI restaurant and second London restaurant from the TOZI team.

The food offering will be steered by executive head chef Lee Stretton, formerly of Rocco Forte Hotels, 45 Jermyn St and Daphne's. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and two-time Hotel Chef of the Year nominee. He will work alongside TOZI Victoria's head chef Maurilio Molteni, previously of Neal Street Restaurant, Prism and Soho House Group. Molteni's cooking is firmly rooted in Northern Italian traditions, having overseen operations in Milan, Bergamo and Lake Como. 

The chefs have drawn from Europe's famous cafe culture for London's new all-day dining concept. Breakfast will feature Italian takes on brunch such as baked eggs, spianata piccante, puttanesca and potatoes; while for afternoon tea from 3pm, pasticceria mignon will be offered. TOZI favourites include veal Milanese and the signature lobster linguine. Sharing cicchetti, such as beef carpaccio, pickled mushrooms and Parmesan and baked scallop with 'nduja will be served all day, alongside salad and antipasti. 

The venue has been designed by award-winning Spanish artst and designer Jaime Hayon. The double-height space will be dotted with hanging sculptural light fittings and a number of Hayon's tapestries. 

With floor-to-ceiling windows and an alfresco terrace, TOZI will be well-placed to cater for guests from morning through to evening. An aperitivo menu will include barrel-aged Negronis, bellinis or seasonal spritzes, as well as an all-Italian wine list. 

 On the upcoming opening, chef Streeton comments: "I am incredibly excited for the launch of TOZI Grand Cafe. We're taking the essence of TOZI Victoria and TOZI Amsterdam into a stunning new space, alongside exquisite art and design. Our elegant Italian menu is inspired by the theatre of Europe's grand cafes, and we are looking forward to bringing a little of la dolce vita to the heart of Battersea."

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