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Cin Cin Fitzrovia has been included in Infatuation London’s list of Where to eat pasta in London!

“This Italian bar and kitchen in Fitzrovia is a Brighton import that serves a bigoli with such perfect al dente bite that we have officially added ‘stop eating mediocre pasta’ to our five-year life plan. It comes in a Venetian duck ragu that is so deliciously rich, you won’t even be mad that it’ll set you back £17. Ideal for date night and aperitivo-fuelled four-hour catch-ups, the sophisticated dining room is a truly lovely place to be but when the sun is shining, you can’t beat the quintessentially London pavement seating. Affogato and limoncello shots encouraged.”

We are so proud to announce that Jamie Halsall will be undertaking a year long apprenticeship focusing on Mental Health Leadership in Hospitality in association with The Opportunity Group.  The course is conducted by The Burnt Chef Project, an initiative launched in May 2019 with the sole intention of eradicating mental health stigma within hospitality.

The apprenticeship focuses on mental health training, performing effective appraisals, problem solving, essentials of leadership, driving cultural change, team dynamics and coaching and feedback. Jamie will end the course with all of the tools and knowledge to better support our staff members and enhance Cin Cin as a workplace.

The programme focuses on creating mentally healthy workplaces and bridges the gap in leadership knowledge on workplace mental health which is crucial, particularly in the hospitality industry.

We work hard to ensure Cin Cin is a positive work environment, we like our staff to feel valued, respected and secure which is why we are continually looking for opportunities such as this apprenticeship, that help make Cin Cin an attractive workplace.

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Introducing our new producers

Lyons Hill Farm is owned by father and son team James and Mark Leatham, who are very passionate about the countryside and producing meat of the highest quality. Using regenerative farming practices that have a positive impact on the environment. Lyons Hill Farm guarantees that the animals they rear have had the best life possible.

At Cin Cin, we always look to use the highest quality ingredients as the foundation of our dishes and we are delighted to be working with such incredible produce from Lyons Hill Farm.

First up on the menu, we have received a delivery of a whole Iron Age pig.  A cross between a pedigree Tamworth sow and a Eurasian Wild boar, this breed was introduced over 50 years ago and represents what early domesticated pigs might have looked and tasted like 4,000 years ago. 

Lyons Hill Farm pigs roam free in a large area of fenced woodland living on a natural diet. Their meat is dark and full flavoured, like that of wild boar, but with the fat content of a Tamworth, making this breed the perfect fit for our hearty Italian dishes.

Join us soon to sample this amazing new produce in our restaurants. 

Introducing our new producers
Lyons Hill Farm


Wine Dinner

Dive straight into the wines of Emilia Romagna with a guided wine dinner through this fascinating region with Passione Vino at Cin Cin Fitzrovia on Wednesday 2 March 2022.

We will be sharing eponymous producers from across the region such as Paltrinieri, San Patrignano and Ca’ de Noci. This is an event for wine and food lovers alike and not one to be missed!

Enjoy a six-course tasting menu from chef patron Jamie Halsall and head chef James Welch, with exciting Italian wines matched by Matteo Malquori of Passione Vino who will present on the night.



Dine at Home

Okay, who likes to eat restaurant quality dishes in the comfort of their own home? Raise your hands! 🙌

Place your order now for Cin Cin Dine At Home and indulge in some Pappardelle, lamb & nduja ragu. Or our housemade beef sausage with rosemary potatoes, leeks & salsa verde finish. And finish with a pistachio pannacotta, chocolate mousse and blood orange for a full Cin Cin experience.

Delivering direct to your door on the 25th and 26th February.



Wine tasting event at Work Life Fitzrovia

Wine Tasting with Nibbles

David Toscano of Cin Cin and Jo Draper of Jascots wine are hosting a wine tasting event at Work Life Fitzrovia.

Jo and David will walk their lucky members through four exciting wines from across the boot of Italy. 

At this event expect to enjoy a Fedora Col Fondo Veneto – Organic Unfiltered prosecco, two incredible organic wines from the Terre di Vita winery in western Sicily and a wonderfully quaffable wine from Tenuta Tiefenbrunner in Alto Adige by the border with German.

For Further information on attending this event please contact the team at Work Life and if you would like David and Cin Cin to host a wine tasting event for you at your work space, please get in touch!



At Cin Cin we believe in investing in our staff to make the workplace a happy and productive space for everybody. We are currently hiring for a Sous Chef in Hove, so if you are interested, why not apply on our careers page today to join the family and start recieving the benefits below!


50% off food when dining in our restaurants


Cost price takeaway wines


Producer & supplier trips


Cycle To Work scheme


Gym membership allowance


Living Wage Employer


Subsidised chef shoes/whites


trips to our London restaurant


4 day work week – we currently open Wednesday-Saturday


Welcome bonus upon completion of a probationary period


Birthday off every year, guaranteed


Executive coaching for your career and wellbeing


Achievable bonus scheme linked to turnover and GP

(applicable to management staff)

Benefits applicable after passing a probationary period *full details on application


Valentine’s day just got EXTRA!!!

We present to you a special one off delivery run in Brighton & Hove on Monday 14th February for our special Valentine’s At Home bundles

Grab your boo thang, your crush, your palentine or your galentine and enjoy five courses of pure Italian sexy time….. ahem… I mean food…sexy food!

Want to spoil your Bae? You are just one click away from ordering a Valentine’s bundle which includes a bottle of fizz.

Love is in the air at Cin Cin Hove and Cin Cin Fitzrovia too! We are celebrating Valentine’s day on the 16th February this year. Expect a show-stopping seven course menu, with expertly paired wines to compliment each course. 

There are a couple of tables left, we strongly advise booking now to avoid missing out.  

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Enjoy an evening at Cin Cin Fitzrovia on March 2nd exploring the Emilia Romagna region of Italy with a 6 course tasting menu from chef patron Jamie Halsall and head chef James Welch, with exciting Italian wines matched by Matteo Malquori of Passione Vino who will present on the night.
We will be sharing eponymous producers from across the region such as Paltrinieri, San Patrignano and Ca’de Nocii. This is an event for wine and food lovers alike and not one to be missed!

£90 PER PERSON including service

Gnocchi fritti with Squacquerone & fresh truffle

Ca’ de Noci, ‘Tre Dame’ Lambrusco


Arancino of Mortadella di Bologna with parsley & garlic veloute

Culatello di Zibello with melon mostarda & fresh mint

(V: Zucchine fritti with saffron aioli)

San Patrignano, ‘Aulente’ Bianco


Hand cut Tagliatelle with Lyons Hill Farm Iron Age pork ragu or Parmigiano Reggiano ‘Bianco Modenese’ sauce

Paltrinieri, ‘Solco’ Lambrusco Salamino


Cin Cin Cotechino or Roasted shallot crostata

with potato puree, spring greens, wild garlic, King Oyster Mushroom

San Patrignano, ‘Avi’ Sangiovese 2017 – double magnum pour!


Apple & fennel sorbet


Rhubarb Zuppa Inglese with Alchemes

Nocino liqueur

Book now

Valentine’s at Cin Cin

This year, we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Wednesday 16th February at Cin Cin Fitzrovia and Cin Cin Hove.

Whether you count yourself as a Valentine, Palentine or Galentine, enjoy our specially curated 7 course menu of deliciously indulgent treats. 

Dishes to share and dishes to savour, including a starter of Arancino of wild mushroom & taleggio before moving onto the main event – Sirloin of beef or Roasted shallot crostata for you vegetarians, each served when crispy potato & rosemary terrine, glazed red onion, parsley & garlic emulsion. 

There’s also an optional wine flight to choose and our fabulous cocktails combined with a candlelit atmosphere are the perfect recipe for your romantic date.


Valentine’s Vouchers

The perfect Valentine’s gift for lovers of Italian food. Treat your family, friends, loved ones or colleagues to a fun dining experience at our award-winning restaurants in Hove and London. 

The gift of a culinary journey with our ever changing 5 course chef’s menu, made up of our absolute favourite dishes using only the best seasonal produce. The option to pair the menu with expertly chosen Italian wines complimenting each dish is perfect for the wine enthusiast in your life.

Available to order via our website.

 Vouchers | Cin Cin 

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



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. 

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