New alfresco restaurant - Arenella launches this weekend

by Nick Harman - Friday October 16, 2020 10:10 am

The weather is getting colder but  many restaurants are serving outside. In fact its the only way many are able to serve at all

mcith_aranella.pngArenella is a new outdoor restaurant located on The Chapel Bar's terrace. Launching this weekend with a bottomless lunch offering, from 12.00 – 10pm guests will be able to enjoy a Southern Italian inspired bottomless lunch, comprising a course meal and free-flowing spritzes and Prosecco.  

Bordered by plants and hedges, the heated terrace (which can also be covered) exudes an atmosphere of tranquil relaxation, anoasis set away from the hubbub of the Angel area.

Arenella is named after the seaside town in Sicily near to where the owners’ mother grew up and where the family’s love affair with simple honest food originates.

Having previously owned Lena in Shoreditch, the owners will continue this philosophy of simple Southern Italian cooking at Arenella during their residency at The Chapel Bar. 

The all-day weekend lunch menu will feature various seasonal dishes - warming stews and freshly made pasta mains to choose from along with an additional starter or dessert course comprising of typical Italian fare.  

Examples from the menu include:

  • Caponata - aubergines, capers, pine nuts - £5.00

  • Nduja Tortellini and red pesto - £12.00

  • Tortelloni Mushroom and truffle, butter and parmesan - £13.00

  • Cioppino – Seafood stew, fregola - £15.00

  • Sicilian lemon polenta cake - £6.00 

As part of the £35 bottomless offering, guests will be able to enjoy, in abundance, Prosecco or a selection of delectable Italian spritz cocktails such as Aperol, Vino Bianco and Elderflower, accompanied by 2 courses per person. 

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