Food retailer and restaurant specialist Eataly offers large-format Italian marketplaces featuring a variety of grocery counters, bars, restaurants and cookery classes.
Its first British marketplace in London’s Bishopsgate boats 42,000 sq ft of great food and drink, making it the largest standalone food hall in the country.
Founded in November 2002, the Eataly concept was born from Oscar Farinetti’s thoughts sketched on a piece of paper. The idea was to gather, under one roof, high-quality food at sustainable and reasonable prices, celebrate Italian biodiversity, and create an informal and simple place to eat, shop and learn.
After five years of research and hard work, the first Eataly opened its doors in Torino, Italy, in January 2007 and it has since expanded to around 40 locations across the world.