Sitting pretty in Montague Markets’ street-facing tenancy is Voglia – the new culinary concept from Vito and Bradie Mandarano, who also operate Vito’s Cucina & Bar in Ascot. Voglia (Italian for ‘want’) has been designed to cater to any foodie fancy a one could have, be it a breakfast bounty, a lunchtime snack, decadent dinner experience or a simple sundowner. Inspired by the jaw-dropping scenery and lifestyle of the Amalfi Coast, Voglia’s interior boasts a striking aesthetic hinging on a reddish-orange colour palette, light stone and timber, with a formal dining space, casual bar nook and al fresco seating area creating an elegant-yet-approachable vibe. As Montague Markets’ anchor eatery, Vito and Bradie have created a menu of evergreen classics that have been given subtle Italian twists. The multifaceted all-day offering stretches from morning until late evening, starting with breakfast bites like potato rostis with smoked salmon, poached eggs and chipotle hollandaise, eggs purgatorio (eggs swimming in home-made napoletana sauce and topped with crispy pancetta), and grilled halloumi on sourdough with cherry tomato, seasoned avocado and balsamic glaze. The lunch and dinner menu expands the nosh selection to include antipasti, salads, Italian-inspired burgers, pizzas, pasta dishes (like the ricotta and spinach agnolotti served with baby octopus and calamari) and mains including chicken scaloppine, pork cutlets pan seared with butter and thyme, and lamb tagliata with roast potato. Bolstering Voglia’s food menu is a drinks list that encompasses coffee from Segafredo, 40 wines (of which 70 per cent are Italian drops), beer (including Voglia’s own brew on tap), spirits, cocktails, and a clutch of digestifs.


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