not Even afraid of Brexit. “We open in London, because it is a childhood dream”. So starts the press release announcing the opening, on February 22, Gloria, the latest trattoria from the group Big Mamma to Shoreditch, in trendy East london. After seven addresses in Paris – whose FelicitĂ  (Xiii), the food court giant to Station F -, and one in Lille, the duo of former students of school of commerce Victor Lugger and Tigrane Seydoux continues its impressive expansion in exporting in the british capital.

in The program, “a fat restaurant on two floors decorated by Studio Kiki (the design studio of Big Mamma). Big atmosphere Capri 1972, and sub-soil italodisco until 2am”. Include a table on two floors of 550m2, with 160 seats, 32 speakers and a deco cured in every detail. Side card, the house announces a lasagna “queen size” bed, 10-storey, a risotto with the lobster in his casserole to share, a pasta fresca cacio e pepe in his wheel of pecorino cheese and a selection of wines from italy, including 50 references Barolo, to enjoy hidden in the wine cellar of the restaurant.

Gloria (which replaces Red’s True Barbecue) will be only a five-minute walk of another pizzeria popular in the area: Pizza East. Will she be able to compete?

“The most crazy”

Victor Lugger, one of the two founders, explains: “We are going to London because this city has inspired us since our beginnings, our restaurants, the design of crazy and the service super attentive. We go there with arms full of Italian products from small producers and a team chanmĂ©e of 70 Italian-spiked sauce arrabbiata”.

“This is without doubt the most crazy that we have ever designed and the card, the more dirty dirty love and more authentic,” concludes the press release. Will this be enough there to appeal to Londoners? The duo Big Mamma seems in any case to believe since it has already acquired a second local to Fitzrovia, in central London, as reported in the site Eater .

Gloria. 54-56 Great Eastern Street. London, Shoreditch. Opening on February 22, 2019.

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