Charismatic chef Gino D’Acampo continues to grow his impressive portfolio of restaurants with two new openings in Harrogate and Liverpool. Both are under his ‘My Restaurants’ brand and are welcoming their first customers just in time for the summer.
The Harrogate restaurant opened at the end of June while work continues on the Liverpool site ahead of a scheduled opening in mid-July. The first Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant opened in the Corn Exchange, Manchester in late December 2015, the second opened its doors in Euston Station, London in February 2016 and the third launched on Park Row, in Leeds just before Christmas 2016.
Located on Parliament Street, in the heart of Harrogate town centre, the restaurant is approximately 150-covers over two floors and includes an open kitchen, deli bar, Prosecco Bar and a stunning all-weather roof terrace that is set to be the go to destination during summer months.
Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant in Harrogate marks a new chapter for the brand as it is the first not to open in a city. Gino himself has said he was inspired to do so after falling in love with the town when he first visited seven years ago.
The design follows themes that have been established and built upon at the previous restaurants. As you would expect it has a distinct Italian feel through the use of white marble, washed woods and green leather.
Food at the restaurant reflects the soul and character of Italy’s diverse regions and expresses the passion Gino has for his homeland. The menu is dedicated to his late father, Ciro D’Acampo and uses the best, well sourced, seasonal ingredients to make sure that every dish reflects a real taste of Italy. The menus are packed full of favourites from his books and TV programmes, with uncompromising attention to detail assured in every recipe.
Gino, who is currently working on his fourteenth cook book, first made his move into the eating out market with the launch of Gino D’Acampo My Pasta Bar in central London, then moving into restaurants after teaming up with friend & business partner Steven Walker, founder of Individual Restaurants.
Away from his restaurants, Gino’s popularity continues to go from strength to strength with his rating busting TV series, Gino’s Italian Escape, now into its fourth series, with filming for a fifth series commencing in June.
A firm fixture on daytime television, he regularly appears on ITV’s This Morning and other primetime shows including Celebrity Juice, alongside close friend Leigh Francis, better known to fans as Keith Lemon. He recently completed a national tour called Gino’s Italian Escape, performing 18 dates across the country.
The openings in Harrogate and Liverpool follow the hugely successful launches of his restaurant brand in Manchester, London’s Euston station and Leeds, with the chef planning to open more of his pasta bars as well as his restaurants in major cities and travel hubs, both in the UK and internationally. His other venture, Gino D’Acampo – My Pasta Bar, was launched in 2013 serving a variety of Italian favourites to eat in or takeaway. Three central London locations are currently operating, at Fleet Street, Leadenhall Market and Bishopsgate.
Both are part of leading restaurant group Individual Restaurants. Founded by Steven Walker, their collection of amazing restaurants includes; Piccolino, The Restaurant Bar & Grill and Bank Restaurant & Bar. Committed to continuously delivering outstanding food and service in atmospheric surroundings, Individual Restaurants is a privately-owned company that owns and operates 38 and rising, restaurants in central London, other major UK cities, affluent towns and suburbs.
In addition, Walker and his partners also invest in and provide services to, other leading UK restaurant companies which are also often frequented by celebrities, well known sports and TV stars, those brands include Gino D’Acampo My Pasta Bar & Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant.