DOMA Hospitality, part of a larger luxury hospitality group, BHL Global, that includes The Stafford London, Sicilian restaurant Norma London and Northcote in Lancashire is set to make its first entry into the fast-casual dining market with a string of delivery kitchens.
The firm will launch a new brand called Gallio, which will initially operate with a delivery-only kitchen in south-east London from mid-August.
Plans are in place to open a full-service restaurant in central London and a further three delivery kitchens by the end of 2021.
Gallio is inspired by the Mediterranean diet by featuring the diversity of flavours and ingredients found in the region.
The unique menu, which consists of sharing bowls, pizzas, salads and desserts, has been developed by the Gallio team in collaboration with Ben Tish, chef and culinary director of The Stafford London and Norma.
Key to the concept is the brand’s artisan signature base. The dough is made from a mix of ancient grains that deliver nutritional benefits – high in protein and antioxidants and an excellent source of fibre.
These grains are mixed with nothing other than sea salt, natural yeast, extra virgin olive oil and filtered water. Each batch is freshly prepared daily and left to prove for 36 hours before being hand-crafted to make the Gallio thin and crispy 12-inch bases.
DOMA Hospitality has appointed Chantal Nell as operations director to launch and manage Gallio. SShe has previously worked at chains such as Zizzi, ASK Italian and Prezzo.
“After an unprecedented few months for London and the UK, the demand for freshly prepared, nutritious and delicious food has never been higher and we are confident our ‘feel good’ food and ‘better for you’ pizza will resonate with consumers,” she said.