Barletta duo to open Cliftonville wine bar and restaurant

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Barletta duo Natalia Ribbe and Jackson Berg to open Cliftonville wine bar and restaurant

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Barletta founders Natalia Ribbe and Jackson Berg will open a wine bar and restaurant in Margate's Cliftonville area this summer.

The as-yet-unnamed venue will be the pair's first permanent venture and will be inspired by the intimate wine bars of Paris and the South coast of France. 

A former jewelry shop, the Northdown Road site will launch in stages with the wine bar element expected to open in July followed by the restaurant in October. 

The wine bar will have 20 covers inside and 20 covers outside on the pavement. The restaurant is expected to have around 40 covers served via an open kitchen.

The pair are also exploring the possibility of extending into the site's south-facing garden.  

Ribbe and Jackson will continue to operate Barletta at Margate's Turner Contemporary art gallery. 

First launched in Margate's Dreamland theme park in 2019, the eclectic, natural wine-focused restaurant concept moved into the Turner Contemporary last year. 

Barletta has largely been a movable concept so we've been quite restricted," says Ribbe, who is well-known in the industry having co-founded Ladies of Restaurants. 

"We have always inherited things and generally had to make do. We've put our stamp on Barletta in terms of the food and the aesthetic but there are things we can't change."

"This will be properly us from the ground up and a real opportunity for Jackson and I to show what we are really about, what inspires us and how we want to operate."

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