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April 23, 2024

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New York’s Italian restaurant Carbone is coming to London

Arushi Sakhuja

Calling all food lovers, we have exciting news for you all. New York’s famed Italian restaurant Carbone is slotted to come to London in March 2025. It’s been one of the hottest restaurants in New York since it opened just over a decade ago and is now expanding the countries across the globe. With outposts in Dallas, Miami, New York, Hong Kong and Las Vegas, Major Food Group team have been on an expansion tear lately. And now, they’re coming for London, and they’re bringing spicy vodka rigatoni. Carbone is set to open its first UK location sometime in 2025 at the The Chancery Rosewood, Mayfair. With Contessa, the chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi and their partner Jeff Zalaznick, the chain is going places.

Carbone London
Photo Courtesy: Carbone

The restaurant will open on the ground floor of the Rosewood Hotel in St James, marking a significant expansion for the dining group which has been considering entry to the UK market. Major Food Group, the parent company of Carbone, has been focussed on expansion with new ventures in Hong Kong, Doha and Paris, and this is their newest city.

The Chancery Rosewood, located in the historic former US Embassy Building at 30 Grosvenor Square, is transforming a £1bn mixed-use property, with construction ongoing since 2021. The Chancery Rosewood is opening on the former American Embassy site in Grosvenor Square, promising a number of bedrooms and suites, a ballroom, five shops, a wellness facility and a variety of restaurants. We know that one of those restaurants is going to be a revival of Richard Caring’s Le Caprice and another will be a London outpost of iconic NYC hotspot Carbone.

Carbone London
Photo Courtesy: Carbone

Carbone is an Italian-American restaurant that first opened in Greenwich Village back in 2013. It has since become one of the city’s most popular spots, attracting celebrities with its upscale take on classic red-sauce dishes, such as baked clams, spicy rigatoni vodka, and veal parmesan. The menu also offers updated Italian-American and Continental classics, including tableside Caesar salad, ribeye Diana, rigatoni in a chile-flecked tomato-vodka sauce, carrot cake with ginger icing, and bananas foster, amongst other lip-smacking options. Additionally, Carbone offers a fine selection of cocktails such as a Gibson, Mai Tai, or Old Fashioned, and a wine list that explores Italian and American varietals in detail, while also including some of the French all-stars that reach into the four digits. Given the city’s current love affair with all things Italian-American, the upcoming mid-2025 opening of Carbone is going to be a huge deal.

Carbone London
Photo Courtesy: Major Food Group

The New York celebrity-loved restaurant has a few winners on it’s menu including the spicy rigatoni vodka, veal parmesan and Mario’s meatballs which will most likely be present in London as well. Staying in tune with the fine-dine aesthetic of the restaurant in Manhattan, London will get it’s very own Carbone with a similar luxe vibe. Carbone in New York is intimate but never feels cramped however, the one in the UK is anticipated to be a larger spce, while there isn’t any confirmation from Major Food Group yet. As yet, information is sparse, but a menu similar to that of New York is expected. Bookings, will be extremely difficult to get — just as they are in New York. Based on prices in the US, appetisers are likely to start at £20, mains at £40, and a glass of wine might cost £15.

Arushi Sakhuja

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