Gino D’Acampo is continuing his Yorkshire love affair, with a new restaurant & Prosecco Bar set to open in Harrogate before the summer
Gino D’Acampo, the UK’s favourite Italian chef, has announced that he plans to open a fourth Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant in Harrogate, this June. The new restaurant which comes complete with an all-year roof terrace, will open just in time for summer, serving lunch until late seven days a week.
Located on Parliament Street, right opposite Jamie’s Italian, the new restaurant opening follows the hugely successful launch of Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant in Leeds, just before Christmas.
Gino’s popularity continues to go from strength to strength, with his rating busting primetime TV series, Gino’s Italian Escape now into its fourth series, with filming for a fifth series about to commence. Gino is also a firm fixture on daytime television, regularly appearing on This Morning and other primetime shows including Celebrity Juice, alongside his close friend Leigh Francis, who is better known to fans as Keith Lemon.
He is also about to begin an 18-date national tour of Gino’s Italian Escape for 2017 in April and May.
Gino first made his move into the eating out market with the launch of Gino D’Acampo My Pasta Bar in central London and then moved into restaurants when he teamed up with friend & business partner Steven Walker, founder of Individual Restaurants.
The opening in Harrogate follows the hugely successful launch of his restaurant brand Gino D’Acampo My restaurant in Manchester, London’s Euston station and Leeds. Gino plans to open more pasta bars & restaurants in major cities and travel hubs, both in the UK and internationally.
The 150-cover restaurant is over two floors and includes an open kitchen, deli bar, Prosecco Bar and a stunning all-weather roof terrace, with an additional cocktail bar that is sure to be a big hit with summer sun seekers.
The design has a true Italian feel, with the use of white marble, washed woods and Riva green leather, reflecting Gino’s passion for his homeland of Naples in Southern Italy.
Gino promises to serve real Italian food as it should be. The day to evening menu is packed full of favourites from his books and TV programmes. No compromises are taken on any recipes and Gino insists on the use of well sourced, seasonal, artisan ingredients by utilising his vast range of contacts across the diverse regions of Italy.
It’s not just the food Gino is keen to make a statement with. His Prosecco Bar showcases an all Italian list of more than 40 Proseccos, sparkling wines and regional wines all available by the glass. The wine list is complemented by classic Italian cocktails including; seasonal Bellini’s, artisan Italian Beers and last but not least great Neapolitan coffee.
Gino says “When I am back home in Italy I love visiting cool bars for Aperitivo....an Italian tradition for a pre-dinner drink with friends. I love it.
“At My Prosecco Bar its Aperitivo time 4pm while 6.30pm everyday where my guests can drink, relax and also enjoy some wonderful Cicchetti on me! Salute!”
He goes on to say. “After the success of My Restaurant in Leeds I decided that it was Harrogate's time to get a taste of Gino. I visited Harrogate for the very first time 7 years ago and fell in love with the town’s people, its elegance and its charm. Harrogate is very cool, I want to be part of it!”