The UK’s favourite Italian chef has unveiled his brand-new flagship restaurant in an iconic venue in the heart of Leeds today, located in the newly refurbished Marriott Hotel on Boar Lane.
International restaurant designer Bernard Carroll has created bold new interiors unlike any other in Gino’s portfolio. Guests will be impressed by the 13 metre backlit marble bar, and at the centre of the restaurant there’s a seated cicchetti counter around the brass pizza oven. Bespoke statement wallpaper, white-washed brick work, brass finishings, and handmade pendant lighting complete the picture.
Just in time for warmer weather, the outdoor terrace serves as the perfect location in which to sip one of the bar’s signature spritzes.
The à-la-carte menu, designed by Gino D’Acampo and his esteemed team of chefs, and to be delivered by head chef Emanulele Diana, is fitting for its location, incorporating a generous selection of Italian classic dishes with a focus on quality and ingredient provenance. The menu sees 11 key sections – pane and olive; stuzzichini; bruschetta and antipasti; carpaccio and tartare; insalata; pasta and risotto; pizza al forno; pesce and crostacei, dalla terra; griglia; and contorni, with every dietary requirement catered for.
Signature dishes include arancine al funghi, linguine alle vongole, and vitello alla Milanese. Guests dining on a Sunday can also enjoy one of two succulent Sunday roasts. An extensive dessert (dolci) menu provides the perfect finish to every dining occasion, including Gino’s own personal favourite, tiramisù.
Gino D’Acampo: ‘’I couldn’t be happier to finally share our incredible new project with you all. I’m extremely proud of the work that’s gone into creating my new restaurant. Myself and our talented team are excited to welcome all our guests.
Emanulele Diana: “Bookings for our new opening have gone through the roof. We’re pleased to see that the people of Yorkshire are just as excited about our new restaurant as we are. It’s quite the showstopper and our team can’t wait to welcome you all.”
The upmarket Italian restaurant will be open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and cocktails until late. Reservations are available now and can be booked online here or by calling 0113 4680804.
Address: 6-8 Boar Lane, The Marriott Hotel, Leeds LS1 6EN
Social handle: @ginorestaurantleeds