Cotidie is an elegant and modern Italian restaurant situated in Marylebone Village, London. It is the first UK restaurant for the internationally renowned Michelin-star chef Bruno Barbieri. Francesco Ortone, Barbieri’s partner in Cotidie, is a fellow-Italian with a passion for the nation’s cuisine. Cotidie will be Francesco’s first foray into restaurant hospitality and chef patron Bruno Barbieri’s first venture in London.
Barbieri says: “With such a wealth of talent in London at the moment it is an exciting time to be opening a restaurant. Francesco and I aim to open a restaurant where guests will experience the food that I love to create and eat myself, in an intimate, relaxed setting.”
To Bruno Barbieri, cooking is a means of expressing his creativity, and he researches the best products available and the techniques to fully unlock the potential of each ingredient. At Cotidie, Barbieri sources beef, lamb, seafood and fish from the British Isles, along with seasonal Italian produce. Pasta is handmade at Cotidie on a regular basis by a “sfoglina”, an Italian pasta specialist.
The spacious restaurant seats 75 diners whilst an elegant counter bar, named BARbieri, seats up to ten guests with its own menu of appetizing cicchetti dishes, designed to compliment the extensive wine list.
Dishes include ‘Zuppa Imperiale’ Bolognese-style bread soup with capon broth and Mortadella quenelle; Roast supreme of Livornese baby rooster, Guanciale pork crackling, potatoes and caramelized ‘Saba’ grape must; and Fried beignets with caramelised mandarin zest and vanilla custard. A predominantly Italian wine list of 100 bins includes a selection by the glass and half bottle.
Accompanied by an Arabica blend espresso, or a Bloody Mary if you fancy something a little stronger, weekend brunch at Cotidie is the perfect way to whittle away a late morning, Italian style.
50 Marylebone High Street,London W1U 5HNwww.cotidierestaurant.com