About last night: Veneta opens in St James’s Market
Venetian snacks and a seeming endless supply of prosecco. Last night marked the opening of Veneta, The Salt Yard Group's latest.

Tuna tartar, prosciutto-wrapped figs with asiago and the most divine truffle arancini were served as guests milled through the the first restaurant to open in St James’s Market.

Veneta is a Venetian-inspired restaurant offering snacks and tapas, and a robust list of Northern Italian wine. Because of Venice’s position in historic spice trade routes, the flavours of its cuisine are suitably cultured and global in provenance.

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The not-too-big, not-too-small space is adorned with traditional Venetian blown glass fixtures, sinuous tree-like chandeliers and a grand staircase to connect the mezzanine with the dining room floor. This is the fifth restaurant by the Salt Yard Group, a string of London eateries like Dehesa, Ember Yard and Salt Yard, all known for their indivitual takes on Mediterrannean share plates and charcuterie.  

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Veneta opens to the public Monday Nov 7. Right this way to make a booking.