London's design hotspots:Marylebone's new restaurant Fucina serves up modern Italian cuisine in a stylish setting

Designed to resemble the inside of a pizza oven, Marylebone's glamorous Fucina restaurant is a must-visit for foodies and design buffs. 

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Marylebone is awash with new restaurants and Fucina is the latest to make a style statement.

The team behind it

On the ground floor of super-swish mixed-use development The Chilterns, Andy Martin Architecture has created a sweeping, sculptural interior with a curved brick ceiling intended to resemble the inside of a pizza oven. 

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Windows, handmade in coloured Italian glass with steel screen, stretch from floor to ceiling. Raw materials such as brick, marble, timber and burnt steel dominate the 110-cover restaurant, harking back to the origins of the word Fucina — the Italian for “forge”.

Hot design: Fucina's curved brick ceiling is designed to resemble a pizza oven

All furniture, ironmongery and lighting is bespoke by the architect, while the floor has been hand-laid using marble chips set into a traditional “terrazzo cement” border, reminiscent of Carlo Scarpa’s Olivetti building in Venice.

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On the menu

The food is modern Italian, much like the on-trend tapas menu, which offers small bites of classic dishes. Tear up wood-fired pizzas or tuck into charred seasonal vegetables as you soak up the surroundings.

Book a table

Call 020 7058 4444, fill in the online reservation form or email to book a table.

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