Save Notting Hill's family Trattoria from demolition! #SaveDaMaria
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The Trattoria Da Maria is a beloved family restaurant at the heart of life around Notting Hill Gate since 1980. It’s a small, family-run Trattoria, successful against the odds in this area, thanks to hard work, innovation and food of a standard sufficient to make the coveted Observer Food Magazine’s, ‘OFM Favourite 50’ & have an outstanding review by acclaimed food critic Jay Rayner.
Out of nowhere, with no warning and last-minute notification while the family was away during August, an application was made to “demolish” the small area in which the restaurant functions to expand the cinema foyer.
This manoeuvre - fraught with procedural shortcomings - takes place in the charged atmosphere of the destruction of independent businesses in Notting Hill, and soul-searching about priorities in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea after the Grenfell Tower fire.
Da Maria has reinvented itself over and over to survive the changes. It is now the last affordable quality restaurant of its kind for the community, and famous centre of a worldwide network of fans of SSC Napoli Football Club, to which people come to eat from across the planet. - (www.youtube.com/damarialondra)
Now you join in! We don't have much time. There is room – and custom - in Notting Hill Gate for the excellent cinema and this thriving, unique business, side-by-side as they've been for nearly four decades. Sign our petition to RBKC’s planning department demanding that it stop one destroying the other.
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION!
SAVE DA MARIA !
Restaurant's Online platforms:
THE OFM TOP 50 - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/mar/20/ofm-50-what-we-love-about-food-2016
Jay Rayner: Restaurant Review -
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