Salmontini Le Resto, the first restaurant outside the Middle East for award-winning brand Salmontini, will launch in the heart of Belgravia on Monday 6th October. If heading west after a days shopping on Jermyn street, it might be worth visiting this new restaurant for a bite to eat.
Born out of a desire by founders and owners Joe Bassili and Hussni Ajlani to create a restaurant serving the finest smoked salmon in stylish yet convivial surroundings, the first Salmontini restaurant and gourmet boutique opened in Beirut in 2001. Since then a further Salmontini eatery has been established in Dubai.
Jermyn Street: Salmontino Le Resto arrives in Beligravia
Overseen by co-owner and managing director Jason Bassili, who first helped in his father’s smokehouse at the age of four and has since worked in every sector of the family business, the Pont Street restaurant will take the Salmontini Le Resto concept and fine tune it for London audiences.
Heading up the kitchen is Catalan-born chef Esteve Prats Grau, latterly of the Tom Aikens Group. In his role as head chef for Spanish culinary empire Semon, Esteve regularly oversaw private events for King Juan Carlos of Spain. He also worked alongside celebrated chef Martín Berasategui at the two Michelin-starred Lasarte.
The light and varied menu will be spearheaded by a variety of cold and hot salmon specialties, light salads, fresh Mediterranean fish and meats, including the restaurant’s perennially popular Entrecôte ‘St Germain des Prés’. These will be complemented by an extensive array of sushi and sashimi, with a selection of the dishes designed to be shared between whole tables.
Salmontini Le Resto will also offer a comprehensive wine list, overseen by a team of experienced sommeliers, whilst its mixologists will prepare a cocktail collection featuring a new take on classics together with house specialties. The venue’s gorgeous interiors have been designed to complement the fuss-free, pared down nature of the food.
The first floor will encompass a casual and comfortable bar and lounge area together with a more formal space, complete with a Royal Dining Table for ten people. The lower ground floor will house a stunning private dining room, capable of seating up to 36 people. The restaurant is suitable for all types of occasions, whether you’re seeking a light lunch, mid-afternoon bite, three course evening dining experience or nightcap.
Salmontini Le Resto (1 Pont Street, London, SW1)