WHO? | Authentic Italian restaurant under new owners Mark Elphicke and Douglas Smillie, former part owners of HJ Beans, and Mark Evans, one of the most successful operations directors in the business. Paolo Barone previously Head Chef of Spiga is now Group Head Chef of all Locale restaurants.
ON THE MENU? | Borlotti Bean and Farro Soup with Parmesan; Roasted Lamb Shank with Mashed Potatoes; Pannacotta with Raspberry.
STYLE? | Redesigned by Brigette D'Angelo, with exposed brickwork and dark wood furniture, leather banquettes and chandeliers.
SIZE? | 147 covers plus 20 at the bar.
SPEND PER HEAD? | £28.
WINE LIST? | £14.95 to £34.95.
WHERE? | 222 Munster Road, London SW6. 020 7381 6137, website pending