This November, Francesco Mazzei will launch Fiume, a modern Italian restaurant at Circus West Village in the eagerly anticipated Battersea Power Station development. The restaurant is the third venture to be launched by Francesco in partnership with D&D London. Fiume, which translates as ‘river’, is situated right on the bank of the Thames, with stunning views over the river and a large piazza-style terrace for guests to enjoy the rustic, traditional recipes of Francesco’s homeland.
The restaurant will pay homage to the Mezzogiorno, the Southern area or ‘the boot’ of Italy, that holds a special place in the heart of Calabrian native, Francesco. ‘Mezzogiorno’ means ‘noon’, ‘half-day’ or ‘lunchtime’, but for Francesco, the word evokes a sense of home with wholesome, hearty recipes made with the fresh, vibrant ingredients from the Mediterranean.