Ombra is of Venice. With strong personal connection and deep roots in this famous Italian city, we at Ombra share the enjoyment of the simple pleasures of daily life and simple unpretentious cooking, eating and drinking. Ombra is like a Venetian bacaro (a simple osteria for drinking to eat and eating to drink) and transported to a canal-side of East London.
Bringing this spirit of the Venetian bacaro makes for a place that is lively and friendly. A place where people can relax over a glass of wine, one of our famed selection of Spritz, a fine cup of coffee or a plate of cicchetti or simply soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the company of friends.
The name Ombra literally means ‘shadow’, in Venetian dialect it’s the familiar term for a small glass of wine, which originates from the traditional wine sellers retreating to the shade of St. Mark's Tower to shield the wines from the hot sun. Similarly, Ombra is a place where you can retreat to the shade, protected from the hot spots of London, and chill out at a place that is yours, taking your time over fresh homemade pasta, seasonal vegetables, fresh fish and meat, organic wines and good old conversation.
A short video directed by Matt Barlow
Produced by: It’s All Sorted Productions Ltd