Following a wealth of success in Paris, with two thriving restaurants and a cocktail bar located in the 2nd and 16th arrondissements of Paris, Daroco – the Franco-Italian dining destination – is bringing its renowned offbeat Parisian chic and sunny Italian generosity to Soho, London, this Autumn.
In September 2023 the three Founders, Alexandre Giesbert, Julien Ross, and Nico de Soto will launch DAROCO Soho serving astonishing Italian fare in a modern trattoria environment. Everything on the menu will be home-made, from pasta to pizza; bread to ice-cream, with ingredients lovingly sourced from the depths of Calabria to the heights of Emilia-Romagna. Designed with a sharing experience at its heart, the menu features pizzas with Baroque names and a sublime crust, gourmet creations such as caponakchouka (a joyous cross between an Italian caponata and shakshuka), or Pappardelle with red wine venison ragu and timeless classics including a wealth of antipasti, Vitello Tonnato (a symbolic dish from Northern Italy with thinly sliced veal topped with a creamy tuna sauce), black truffle linguine and excellent tiramisu.
Located to the east of Soho, DAROCO Soho will serve guests from a spacious restaurant area, an outdoor terrace (launching later in the year), and its subterranean bar with space for 50 Soho revelers. The design of each space has been meticulously considered by chief architect Olivier Delannoy (Dépot Légal, Paris; YAYA, DAROCO 16, Paris; DAROCO Bourse, Paris and London), bringing elements inspired by the Renaissance movement together with Milanese elegance. On entry, guests will be wowed by the blend of textures, volumes and colours with marble tabletops of rich, deep colours, warming wooden countertops, burnished brass fixtures and a wealth of greenery emulating that of an English garden. A celebrated central element of the Paris interior will also be brought to London; the grand mirrored ceiling. Designed to turn dining into theatre, the famous fixture from DAROCO in Paris will bounce the restaurant’s soft lighting around the space like evening sunshine giving the illusion of a grand Renaissance hall.
The basement of DAROCO Soho will provide a haven for those looking to spend the evening sipping exquisite cocktails. Led by the French mixologist, Nico de Soto, the cocktails bar will offer guests a welcome retreat from the hectic streets of Soho. Serves, crafted from the globe-trotting mind of de Soto.
Bringing together the best of Europe – French hospitality, Italian generosity and a new British vibrancy – DAROCO Soho will soon become as iconic as its Parisian predecessors, known for atypical and spectacular designs, impeccable food and seductive experience.