About Café Britaly
The idea
We celebrate Britain’s love affair with Italian food. We make Italian dishes more British, and British dishes more Italian. We emulate the Italian spirit of adventure, diversity and creativity, blended with the tastes, comfort and humour of the British, hosted in an modernised mid-century café with genuine hospitality and community. We hope a visit here sparks conversations about what traditional food really means.
What is Britalian cuisine?
Since the Romans founded Londinium 2,000 years ago, the cuisine of two countries has been intertwined. This developed further with post-WWII migration: our touchstone is Soho’s Italian community and the trattorie they opened and inspired a nation with. 
The Family 
Richard and Alex opened Café Britaly in 2024, as a testament to their passion for British cafés and Italian food.
Richard (General Manager) has been in the hospitality industry since he was 18. He worked for more than 7 years at Bocca di Lupo, finishing his tenure as an Operations Director.
Alex (Head Chef) joined Bocca di Lupo as a Chef de Partie, and rose to become a Senior Sous Chef. From there, Alex worked at Bouchon Racine under Henry Harris, before opening Café Britaly with Richard.
Our Sous Chef Daniele also worked with us at Bocca di Lupo, and joined Café Britaly in April 2024.
Alex’s partner, Kate Carpenter, designed our brand, and the posters you see on the walls, while Richard’s father, Dick Senior, did all our carpentry and most of the construction work.
Frequently asked questions
Veggie and vegan options
These are noted in our menu with a "v" for veggie, and "ve" for vegan. We can adapt other dishes to become vegetarian or vegan; please ask your server.
Allergies and other dietary requirements
Please ask to see the allergen and dietary matrix when you dine with us. As our menu changes frequently, we can't share this in advance.
Delivery and takeaway
Our first priority is to increase our opening hours to seven days a week. We hope to start delivery later this year; our newsletter subscribers will be the first to hear!
Children in prams
Children (and adults) of any age are welcome, but we are unable to accommodate prams due to our small site. We suggest babies come in a front pack and we will have a few booster seats for toddlers. We sadly have no baby changing facilities. (We hope to have an extensive refurbishment in 2028 to remedy this.)
Small friendly dogs are welcome in our table dining area at any time of day. Dogs cannot accompany diners sat at our counter towards the rear of the restaurant.
Wheelchair access
Please book (or email us) and make a note on the reservation that there will be a wheelchair dining. Due to the width of the restaurant we will remove a table before of service to gain enough space.
Please note that the restaurant does not have a wheelchair-accessible toilet. (We hope to have a full refurbishment in 2028 to remedy this.)