New Italian seafood restaurant to open in Fulham next month

A new Italian seafood restaurant is set to open in Fulham, overlooking the River Thames, on Tuesday November 8.

Guests at the new Maria G’s can enjoy seafood dishes from the Amalfi Coast while enjoying cocktails at the riverside bar.

This comes just months after the opening of the first branch of Maria G’s in Kensington.

Chefs and friends Robin Gill and Aaron Potter want Italian restaurants to have their own identity and have designed a new menu for the soon-to-open Fulham restaurant.

Gill said: “The plan was always to open two Maria G restaurants, each with a totally unique identity.

“The reaction we’ve had for Kensington has been wonderful and now I’m absolutely delighted to share the new seafood-focused menu we’ve created for Fulham – and the new restaurant’s riverside setting is simply unbelievable.”

The restaurant’s raw fish bar will offer guests the option of selecting individual seafood dishes, or they can sample everything from an incredible seafood platter.

Seafood dishes available include clams dressed in gremolata, half-dozen oysters straight from Connemara (the west coast of Ireland) and brook trout with citrus chalk curd.

Gill’s ideas for these seafood dishes stem from his time working in southern Italy and his love for the fishing village of Marina Del Cantone, which he still visits regularly with his family.

The restaurant will serve traditional and authentic Italian pasta dishes, including a famous Almafi pasta dish called spaghetti alla ‘Nerano’ and baked lobster orzo with winter tomatoes.

Pasta dishes will be ideal for sharing, as they will be served in large bowls and pans.

OLD AND NEW: The Fulham-based restaurant will have a new designed menu as well as favorites from the Kensington branch

Customers returning to Maria G’s for the second time and looking to order some of the restaurant’s signature dishes will not be disappointed either.

Favorites from Maria G’s Kensington menu will also be available at Fulham, including aged parmesan fries, herb focaccia, sage and anchovy fritti and steak florentine, with chicory, gorgonzola and aged balsamic vinegar.

Executive Chef Potter said: “The food at Maria G’s is exactly how I love to cook and eat – simple, fun and delicious dishes made with beautiful ingredients.

“Developing the menu with Robin has been a real joy – we naturally exchange ideas and it’s great to see the new menu at our Fulham restaurant develop in this way.”

The restaurant will house a separate 50-seat bar, meaning there will be plenty of space for guests to weave their way through the extensive cocktail menu if they only fancy drinks.

The cocktail menu includes fresh spritzes, highballs and classic Italian cocktails.

A few of the standout cocktails include the ‘Fico Sbagliato – Amaro with Caramelized Peach, Fig Infused Vermouth topped with Prosecco and the ‘Pomelo Cobbler’ – Fino Shery.

The wine list offers a wide selection of wines, ranging from fruity southern reds to crisp, refreshing whites and proseccos found further north.

Highlights include the Kalimera Biancolella DOC, produced on the island of Ischia, and the 2016 Tignanello Antinori Chianti Classico.

The wine list isn’t exclusive to Italy, with wines from France, Spain, Portugal and England’s Hattingley Valley in Hampshire.

Maria G’s Fulham Restaurant will be open from November 8 at Unit 4, 20 Central Ave, SW6 2QE.

More information can be found on their website.

Featured image credit: Paul Winch-Furness

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