Bernardi’s Relaunches as The Italian Greyhound

The Italian Greyhound will open on Seymour Place on 9 June, with a soft opening and 50% off food from 3-7 June. Formerly Bernardi’s, the new restaurant and bar will offer modern Italian food in stunning new surroundings.

Head Chef Yohei Furuhashi, previously of the River Café, Dinings SW3 and Petersham Nurseries, will be creating simple yet elegant dishes, using standout Italian and British produce.

The menu is based around small plates, handmade pasta, pizza, grilled dishes, salads and desserts. Take a sneak peek at the menu:

  • Sicilian chickpea fritters with sage
  • Cornish crab with roseval potato, celery hearts and capers
  • Pizzas including Wye Valley asparagus, stracciatella and speck or Bull’s heart tomatoes, salted anchovy and oregano
  • Pappardelle with slow-cooked pork ragù
  • John Dory with Italian spinach, broad beans and bottarga.

The Italian Greyhound

A short but sharp drinks selection includes Italian & British beers, ales and ciders. Cocktails mix classic aperitivi with innovative signature drinks such as a Scamorza bourbon washed Old Fashioned. The wine list covers Italian and European producers with a robust by-the-glass selection.

Expect a slightly different layout and a more relaxed atmosphere. Restaurateurs Marcello and Gabriel Bernardi and Barry Hirst were inspired by chic-but-casual neighbourhood bacaros (bars).

The venue features an expansive bar area, with its own entrance for guests looking to drop in for a casual drink. The dining space has plenty of cosy tables ideal for leisurely lunches and dinners, as well as a wraparound terrace for dining in the sun.

The Italian Greyhound will open for reduced ‘soft’ services from 3-7 June, offering 50% off the food menu. It will fully open to the public on 9 June.

We previously built a loyal local following in Marylebone and wanted to make sure that we evolved our positioning to keep our locals keen but also attract those from further afield. We want The Italian Greyhound to be a real crowd pleaser, a relaxed neighbourhood gem, where people can pop in for a drink or a pasta whenever they please.

Marcello Bernardi, Co-Founder