THE BIG MAMMA GROUP ARE OPENING AVE MARIO IN COVENT GARDEN
On the back of the OTT successes of Gloria and Circolo Popolare, the Big Mamma Group is doubling down on spritz and chaotic wannabe Sorrentino vibes with a third mega location in Covent Garden. Ave Mario “takes Florence as its starting point” according to Hot Dinners while Eater London has the scoop on a “60cm tall ice cream cake” on the menu. Other entirely necessary features include a caviar selection, and more sincerely, two terraces and an inner courtyard. It opens next month.
THE COW IN NOTTING HILL HAS WON ITS LICENSING BATTLE WITH WESTMINSTER COUNCIL
After a months long dispute over licensing, The Cow in Notting Hill can breathe easy as Westminster Council have approved the reopening of the pub-cum-seafood specialist. Time to celebrate with a pint of the black stuff and a dozen oysters.
CLASSIC JEWISH DELI HARRY MORGAN'S HAS CLOSED DOWN
A St. John’s Wood go-to for just under half a century, Harry Morgan’s fried its final latke last week. The north west Jewish deli first opened in 1948 and became a firm family favourite. Best known for its chicken soup and reuben bagels, the deli shut as the result of a rent dispute with the landlord.