bancone - dessert
The Facts
NAME: Bancone
IT'S: An Italian restaurant in Covent Garden

19-06-2018

OPENED: June 19th, 2018
SOFT LAUNCH: June 18-June 23
WHO'S BEHIND IT: William Ellner, David Ramsey and chef Louis Korovilas
DID YOU KNOW: The menu also includes desserts, including chilled gianduja chocolate risotto with mascarpone
LOCATION: Covent Garden
ADDRESS: 39 William IV Street, WC2N 4DD
CLOSEST TUBE: Leicester Square
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Email: [email protected]
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

Bancone

OPENED 278 DAYS AGO

Restaurateurs William Ellner and David Ramsey – of Joanna’s in Crystal Palace – launch Italian restaurant Bancone in Covent Garden.

While William Ellner has practically grown up in the restaurant industry – his family opened Joanna’s in 1978 – this is his first foray into Central London. Bancone serves modern Italian cuisine, with a strong focus on pasta – this newcomer is definitely a strong contender for our guide to London’s best pasta restaurants.

Bancone - pasta

The Spot:

The space is bright and modern, complete with living walls and glass cabinets for dried pasta, while a bar allows you to enjoy aperiviti and cicchetti (Italian appetizers paired with drinks such as Campari or Aperol).

Bancone - Lamb ragu

The Food:

The head chef at Bancone is Louis Korovilas, of London’s fine-dining restaurants Locanda Locatelli and Pied à Terre. While Korovilas has received Michelin-starred training, his menu is surprisingly casual with crowd-pleasing pasta dishes, including potato gnocchi with sage butter; cacio e pepe, and tagliatelle with spicy pork ragù. But there’s definitely more than meets the eye: many of the ragùs have been cooked and reduced for around ten hours or more.

Bancone - small dish

Bancone also offers an ever-rotating selection of antipasti, including charred and pickled artichokes; honeyed garlic focaccia and smoked duck breast with parmesan snow – the good kind of snow.

The Drinks:

Boncone serves Italian wines and cocktails, including classics such as Aperol Spritz, Negroni and Bellini.

The Damage:

The antipasti varies between £2.5 and £14; pasta costs £6.5-£13; cocktails are around £7.

Bancone - Duck ravioli

In a Nutshell:

With chef Korovalis receiving Michelin-starred training at Locanda Locatelli, his menu at Bancone marries the fine dining flair with approachable pasta dishes.

If you’re looking for other amazing places to eat and drink in London, take a look at our interactive map with the city’s best new restaurants and bars. 

Featured image: Bancone

The Facts
NAME: Bancone
IT'S: An Italian restaurant in Covent Garden

19-06-2018

OPENED: June 19th, 2018
SOFT LAUNCH: June 18-June 23
WHO'S BEHIND IT: William Ellner, David Ramsey and chef Louis Korovilas
DID YOU KNOW: The menu also includes desserts, including chilled gianduja chocolate risotto with mascarpone
LOCATION: Covent Garden
ADDRESS: 39 William IV Street, WC2N 4DD
CLOSEST TUBE: Leicester Square
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Email: [email protected]
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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