Award-winning Italian bar and kitchen, Cin Cin, to open in Fitzrovia this May Acclaimed neighbourhood Italian restaurant group Cin Cin is set to bring its award-winning seasonal Italian food to Fitzrovia, with a brand-new site opening on Foley Street on 18th May.

Cin Cin Bar & Kitchen Fitzrovia will be the third restaurant from the Cin Cin team, and the first in London. With a seasonal menu of inventive Italian dishes and drinks, relaxed and stylish 20-seat dining room, and bright and buzzy south-facing terrace, it promises to become a top spot for central London socialising this summer.

Diners can expect the likes of roasted garlic and Lardo di Colonnata flatbread, creamy burrata with grilled baby leeks, toasted almond and preserved lemon, and crab arancino with warm basil emulsion to start, while main courses include delicate involtini of brill with spring cabbage and brown butter,handmade farfalle with peas, mortadella and Tropea onion, and rich and indulgent ravioli of truffled potato with asparagus and confit yolk. Desserts such as velvety date ice cream affogato with Tosolini liqueur, and luscious rhubarb zuppa Inglese, will round things off on a high.

Drinks-wise, there will be a wide range of carefully chosen Italian wines, as well as beers, amaro digestivi, and a selection of aperitivi featuring five signature serves. The Cin Cin Negroni – Campari,Regal Rogue Bold red vermouth, Malfy gin, and rhubarb bitters – is a must-order for those who like afresh twist on a classic. Founded by ex-lawyer David Toscano with head chef Jamie Halsall – previously of Launceston Place and Roux Parliament Square – Cin Cin first opened its doors in Brighton’s North Laine in 2016, winning a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2018. A second site followed in Hove in 2018, and was awarded an AA Rosette in 2020.

The team is excited to bring the brand to Fitzrovia and become a local go-to for fantastic food, great drinks, and good times.

On the new restaurant, Toscano comments: “Our Fitzrovia site will be a small and intimate neighbourhood restaurant with a terrace that’s perfect for al fresco dining. Jamie has already written an amazing opening menu that will build on the Cin Cin classics our customers have come to know and love, as well as some new dishes.”

What a magical week it’s been at Cin Cin Western Road. Seeing you has meant everything to us. From catching up with our regulars, to meeting new customers; it’s been a week to remember. We are totally overwhelmed by your support for Cin Cin, we cannot thank you enough.

With the bank holiday weekend fast approaching we have created a Dine At Home menu that’s perfect for that special family gathering. Let us take the stress out of catering for your family. Our Dine At Home Kits are simple to finish, keeping you out of the kitchen – leaving you free to spend time with your friends and family. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice chef to join our award winning restaurant team. This is an amazing opportunity to learn on the job, gain a great insight into the hospitality industry and earn your first chef qualifications. 

We are a small team committed to supporting, developing and progressing our staff and we seek to hire people that show good potential. The role will allow the individual to grow and be an ambassador for the brand.

As a neighbourhood style restaurant we pride ourselves on providing a high quality service and using the finest ingredients. Our regulars are the backbone of our business so we know our community well and we want to reward their loyalty with an engaging and enjoyable dining experience. 

Do you know someone who is looking to train for a rewarding career in hospitality? We would love to meet them. Email our team any time at jobs@cincin.co.uk

The last 12 months for Cin Cin have been like no other. We’ve all faced challenges we had never imagined but thankfully we’ve also found a depth of strength and cohesion we did not know we had within us. Throughout it all, you have supported and sustained us here at Cin Cin in a way that we will always be thankful for. Because of that support, we have come back stronger than ever, and we have been reminded on a weekly basis why we love working in hospitality. So, as we prepare to welcome you back to Western Road in a few weeks’ time, we are very excited to finally announce that Cin Cin is coming to London!

Jamie and I will be opening the first Cin Cin London this Spring, a small and intimate neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Fitzrovia. With 20 seats inside and 20 plus outside on a south facing corner with lots of afternoon sun, it’s perfect for alfresco dining this Summer. Jamie has already written an amazing opening menu that will build on the Cin Cin classics you have come to know and love, as well as some new dishes we’ve been testing out between running our At Home delivery service week to week.

It’s a big step for Team Cin Cin and it seems we won’t be getting much sleep this year! But all your love and support over the last year has made us feel positive about the year to come so thank you again from the bottom of our pasta beating hearts! We’ll release more details when we can so stay tuned here, tell your friends and follow our journey!

Big love,

David & Jamie x

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Join us for an online wine tasting event on Friday 26th March at 7pm, featuring four wines from Planeta, a producer with five wineries placed in all the corners of Sicily. 

Penny Murray (Planeta), David Toscano (Cin Cin) and Toby (Enotria) will take your wine palate on a journey around the regions of Sicily and the vineyards of Planeta.

For five centuries and through seventeen generations, the Planeta family have been involved with the course of agricultural evolution in the complex land of Sicily. 

 

“Sicily is like a baby continent, and there is such an array of different terroirs, climates and altitudes. This means we can make wines that are fresh, light and fruity like Frappato, beautiful aromatics like Terebinto, wines full of volcanic minerality like Etna Bianco, rich wines like Santa Cecilia and also wines from historical areas, like Capo Milazzo where the Mamertino DOC comes from, wines with documented evidence that goes back to the period of Julius Caesar” – Penny from Planeta

 

The evening will feature four stunning wines, two red and two white. 

The session will start at 7pm with an introduction from David, Toby and Penny. They’ll introduce some basics of wine tasting, talk you through four wines, and answer any questions at the end of the session. 

 

An insight into Planeta’s chosen white wines will kick off the tasting session. 

At 8pm you will enjoy a break to prepare some food, hopefully your pre ordered CIN CIN At Home meal! 

Whilst enjoying your meal you will be guided through the selection of red wines. 

There will be a live Q&A at the end of the tasting session. 

An informative, relaxed, fun session perfect for any level of wine knowledge.    

 

2017 Dorilli Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico, Planeta

2018 Frappato Vittoria DOC, Planeta

2018 Etna Bianco DOC, Planeta

2019 Cometa, Planeta

£75

 

Taking part could not be simpler. Place your order via our website and your wine pack will be delivered to the address of your choice. Don’t forget we deliver across greater Sussex. Your wine pack will come complete with tasting notes and link to the live online wine tasting class. 

Why not make a night of it, invite your friends and family to join in too. 

Wine packs will be delivered on Thursday 25 and Friday 26th March 2021.

Feel free to add a CIN CIN At Home dinner to your shopping cart or if you fancy more of a nibble, I highly recommend checking our extras section, our cheese and charcuterie boards will go down a treat. 

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to show your loved ones just how special they are.

Whether you’re in a family bubble or gathering virtually, we can help you celebrate Mother’s Day together.

Simply place your pre order and we will safely hand deliver to the address of your choice – anywhere in Greater Sussex.

Family Zoom? No problem! Enjoy dining on CIN CIN At Home all together – one big virtual family meal.

It feels like an age since we sat around a table sharing food whilst having a good old chat with your loved ones. So why not plan an online dinner with your family? Not only will it give you an excuse to change out of your leisure wear, dust off those good wine glasses and step out of your dinner time rut, eating together has also been proven to boost feelings of wellbeing!

To check out this week’s menus click here

The perfect present for Mamma 

Treat yourself or someone you love to the gift of CIN CIN.

Enjoy our Pink Martini cocktail at aperitivo hour. Then use our house tomato sugo to whisk up a quick yummy pasta. Nibble on Audrey’s Chocolate bar while you take a walk on the seafront with a bottle of bubbles in your tote bag. And start the next day right with Red Roaster’s single estate espresso in your cafetiere.

£35 Available for collection or delivery.

Place your order here

 

This week’s CIN CIN AT HOME menu is live, place your pre order now. 

Not to be missed – the Involtini di manzo – rolled beef sirloin with pine nuts, sultanas & herb breadcrumbs in tomato sugo, with roasted potatoes – trust us, this food addiction is real!

 

Reopening

We have all enjoyed a little taste of spring this week, so far the weather has been glorious. 

I think we are all looking forward to those warm days and the chance to dine outdoors with friends and family. 

With last week’s news we are very excited to announce that we’ll be reopening our doors for alfresco dining from Wednesday 14th April, bookings are now open online.

We’re so grateful for all the support we have received from our wonderful customers and community during this lock down. We cannot wait to see you back again!

We would like to say a very special thank you to our incredible team and suppliers for all their hard work and dedication during these testing times.

Make your reservation here

 

Mothers Day

Delivering across Sussex on the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th March. 

Lavish Mum this Mother’s Day with a little CIN CIN lux. Give Mamma the restaurant experience at home they deserve. Choose from a three course box or the five course celebratory Chef’s Menu with matching wine and fizz and don’t forget those pre dinner cocktails will go down a treat.

Our Mother’s Day menu will be announced on Monday 8th March, keep an eye on our socials. We have added an extra delivery date on Sunday the 14th March for Brighton and Hove residents so you can send your mamma Cin Cin At Home on the day.

 

 

Bring a whole lot of love to the table this Valentine’s Weekend with CIN CIN Dine At Home. From gourmet delights, to guilty pleasures. This week’s luxury Valentine’s menu is literally love at first bite.

We have received a lot of requests to bring back the ‘Ferrero Rocher’ dessert. Well, your Valentine’s wish is our command! You will be pleased to hear that we have added it to this week’s menu. Thank you to everyone who has been in touch, we had no idea how much you guys love this divinely rich dessert. 

 

This Valentine’s day never looked so chill.

Follow the simple cooking instructions, enjoy a glass of fizz and serve. Our luxurious menus are specially designed so you can save your energy for the more important things like #Netflixsandchill ? ?

 

Ramp up the romance with our cocktail and selection!

Fizz

Ferrari Maximum Blanc de Blanc NV 

This special traditional method fizz from Trentino is creamy & elegant, made from 100% Chardonnay hand picked grapes. It’s fresh and lively with velvety bubbles – perfect for snuggles with the one you love. 

Bisol 1542 Jeio Valdobbiadene Prosecco Brut

Perfect as an aperitivo at the start of your meal but with enough body to drink all the way through.  

The Bisol family have been making wine in the heart of the Valdobbiadene region for five centuries. This delicious Prosecco has notes of pear and apple blossom, with delicate bubbles.  

 

The CIN CIN Pink Martini

The perfect pre dinner drink to start your restaurant style Valentine’s meal at home. Our take on this classic cocktail for lovers and it comes in a 250ml pouch which will serve 4 cocktails over ice. 

Made with organic Regal Rogue Wild Rose vermouth, Malfy Originale gin & Fee Brothers orange bitters.

 

 

Valentines hampers

Roses are red, violets are blue, just sit back and relax CIN CIN has done all the hard work for you.

Packed with delicious treats, our hampers are a wonderful way to spread a little love on Valentine’s day. 

Each hamper contains:

Cin Cin tote bag

Audrey’s Chocolates Valentine’s chocolate bar

Cin Cin Pink Martini cocktail pouch

Red roaster coffee pouch

00 flour

Cin Cin tomato sugo

Nocellara del Belice olives

Toasted almonds

Cin Cin pasta recipe card

Cin Cin pasta masterclass with Head Chef Jamie – How To Make The Perfect Dough.  A prerecorded cooking class for you to enjoy at your leisure. 

£75 

Our team hand delivers your order across Greater Sussex every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Brighton and Hove residents – for one week only we have extended our delivery days to include Sunday 14th February.

 

This week’s menu sees Jamie and the team making the twist shaped pasta called strozzapreti, the name historically translated as the “priest strangler,” originating from the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy.

Strozzapreti pasta is a larger version of cavatelli, traditionally rolled by the hand, giving it a light twist to finish. It’s texture has a doughy bite, perfect for mopping up ragu. The sauce we have made to celebrate this week’s pasta shape is a slow cooked lamb ragu, served with a whipped ricotta to balance the flavours of the season.   

We are proud to source the finest ingredients from the best suppliers. The lamb ragu we lovingly slow cook to give a rich earthy flavour is sourced from Calcot Farm, a family run business in Ashurst in the heart of Essex. Dave Jesse grew up on the farm taking care of the land and animals with his dad, and has supplied the finest local meats via Calcot Farm Produce for the last 10 years. 

I know what you’re thinking!? you need a delicious cocktail to congratulate yourself on serving a beautiful meal, well of course we are here to help you out! 

The Cherry Martinez has your name on it!

A cherry twist on the classic Negroni. This 500ml bottle will serve 6-7 Negronis over ice or even more if served long with soda. 

Made with Regal Rogue Bold Red vermouth, Maraschino cherry liqueur & Luxardo sour cherry gin with a dash of Peychaud bitters.

 

Recommended pour – one before dinner – one during dinner and a celebratory after dinner Martinez on the rocks topped with a glazed cherry! You’ve got this! ???

 

 

Love is in the air! 

With valentine’s day fast approaching, Jamie is adding the finishing touches to a very special menu. Launching on the 8th of February, expect love at first sight with the return of our ‘Ferrero Rocher’ dessert – a luscious hazelnut and chocolate mousse made to woo the one you love! 

The CIN CIN Valentine’s Hamper

The perfect gift for your Valentine or Galentine  

Cin Cin Pink Martini cocktail pouch. Made for sharing, but it’s also OK to enjoy a glass on your own whilst soaking in a hot bubble bath!

Cin Cin tote bag.

Audrey’s Chocolates Valentine’s chocolate bar.

Red Roaster coffee pouch. Perfect for that cafetiere of coffee with breakfast in bed!

Toasted almonds.

Nocellara del Belice olives.

Cin Cin tomato sugo.

00 flour.

Cin Cin pasta recipe card.

Cin Cin pasta masterclass cooking class – How To Make The Perfect Dough – Pre recorded class with our Head Chef Jamie to enjoy at your leisure. 

 

£75

Place your order on the 8th February via www.cincin.co.uk.

Hand delivered by our team directly to your door, across Sussex.

 

This week’s menu sees many delicious delights!

All’amatriciana, a traditional Italian pasta sauce based on Guanciale – cured pork cheek – slow cooked for hours, this sauce is deep and rich in flavour. Served over hand rolled Penné, the perfect pasta chariot for this comforting wintry dish. 

 

Time for sweet treats

Refreshingly naughty, the perfect finish to your dine at home experience. 

Our blood orange, rhubarb & almond Zuppa Inglese combines an amazingly fresh and tangy blood orange jelly, zingy rhubarb and toasted almonds. 

 

Delicious extras

Mozzarella di bufala, roast parsnip, chicory & winter leaves.

Mozzarella di bufala is an Italian soft cheese made from buffalo milk. The flavor is a little bolder and sweeter than standard mozzarella with a slight grassiness and the chicory holds a more woody, slightly nutty taste which complements the rich creaminess of the Mozzarella. This dish is perfectly paired with a glass of Caruso & Manini, Frappato Nerello Mascalese from the hills of western Sicily.

Love is in the air at CIN CIN HQ

This Valentine’s Day send the gift of Italian food that’s guaranteed to make your loved one’s heart flutter. 

We are adding the final tweaks to our very special Valentines menu. Trust us. A night in with your loved one never looked so tasty

Keep your eye on our socials for the menu drop soon.

Gorgeously delicious Valentines hampers will also be available to purchase, which will include cocktails, tasty treats, handmade chocolates and a voucher for a pasta masterclass with our Head Chef Jamie. 

Both will be available to order for delivery across Sussex from the 8th February. 

We’ve added a few Scottish twists into this week’s menu to celebrate Burns Night which is held on Monday 25th January. 

Burns Night is widely renowned as a commemoration of the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns’ birthday. After his death in 1796, Burns Night has taken place around the world to celebrate his life and words.  Although this year we cannot head out to enjoy a Burns Night supper, we can still commemorate his name with friendship, food and drink at home.    

No Burns Supper is complete without a hearty meal, a wee dram and several traditional toasts to the great poet.  

Central to the festivities is the cutting of the Haggis –  as a CIN CIN tip of the hat to Burns Night, enjoy the Haggis Arancino served with Leek Agliata.  

 

 

Rob Roy Cocktail 

 

Here’s a bottle and an honest friend!

What wad ye wish for mair, man?

What kens, before his life may end,

Wha his share may be o’ care, man?

-Robert Burns from the poem A Bottle and a Friend  

 

Why not enjoy a different dram this Burns Night? The CIN CIN Rob Roy Cocktail.

This tasty tipple has been expertly crafted with a CIN CIN twist. A tasty mix that builds on the scotch-vermouth combination of a Rob Roy. 

A 250ml pouch which will serve 4 cocktails over ice. Finish with a slice of orange!

Made with Scotch Whiskey, Cocchi Rosa vermouth, Vecchio Amaro del Capo & Angostura bitters. The perfect aperitivo for toasting the haggis!

 

 

**NEW DESSERT ALERT**

“I believe in love at first sight between a person and tiramisù”  – ANON 

Frangelico Tiramisu

Made with the best hand roasted coffee by Red Roaster, lashings of fresh cream and Frangelico liqueur – giving a long luxurious hazelnut finish – literally pure happiness in dessert form!

One portion generously serves two people. 

 

Pre order now for delivery on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd of January.

All our dishes are made fresh to order, they will keep in the fridge for 3 days from delivery. 

 

Free delivery to Brighton & Hove  |  £4.95 for greater Sussex

Check delivery days via our online shop  |  Collection also available from our Hove restaurant. 

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