Cicchetti Knightsbridge in London has won the prestigious accolades of Overall Restaurant Winner, and Best Europe Restaurant/Bar at the 2023 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
Now in it’s 15th year, the 2023 ceremony, which was held at London’s Florattica, recognises and celebrates the world’s most creative spaces and the people behind them.
Described by the organisers as ‘the most important and influential design competition for food and beverage spaces worldwide’, and judged by a panel of 40 of the most influential personalities in design, hospitality and lifestyle globally, this annual edition attracted 1130 entries from 61 countries.
Located on Hans Road, adjacent to Harrods, Cicchetti Knightsbridge opens seven days a week serving up freshly prepared regionally inspired plates, mostly using ingredients sourced direct from artisan producers in Italy. Diners report a buzzing atmosphere, and impeccable service synonymous with the San Carlo family of restaurants.
Guests can start with an aperitive such as a Bellini Veneziana with white peach juice and exclusively sourced Prosecco alongside perfect-for-picking crostini and stuzzichini, including Prosciutto San Daniele with gnocco fritto and burrata with Parma ham and black truffle.
The menu features seasonally inspired choices and Cicchetti’s classic signature dish, including the ever-popular and decadent black truffle ravioli; burrata with smoked aubergine and toasted hazelnuts; and black salt sea bass with herb and olive oil salmoriglio alongside new dishes, unique to the Knightsbridge restaurant.
Spread across two storeys, the 100-cover restaurant also features a standalone bar and a private dining room seating 18 people. The elegant and timeless interiors reflect classical Venetian architecture, and the work of some of that city’s most influential residents – such as Carlo Scarpa, – is referenced throughout the scheme. Using plenty of varnished wood and a light and fresh palette, design details evoke the water taxis and luxury yachts synonymous with the Italian region.