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Claude Bosi back in Mayfair this summer with a restaurant inspired by the French Riviera

Called Socca Bistro, the new Franco-Mediterranean bistro will pay homage to coastal towns and the flavors of the Côte d’Azur and will open this summer at 41 South Audley Street on the former Richoux site.

Rumors have swirled about Bosi and Nair partnering for a project in Mayfair and have now been confirmed by Nair on social media​​.

Posting to Instagram under a photo of her and Bosi outside the venue, she wrote: “I am thrilled to partner with the incredibly talented Claude Bosi to open Socca Bistro which pays homage to the coastal towns of Cannes, Marseille and Nice to recreate the nostalgia and flavors of the Côte d’Azur.”

Nair first met Bosi five years ago when we traded at his former Hibiscus site on Maddox Street, which is now Bombay Bustle. It is also believed to occupy a site at nearby 1 Grosvenor Square, which previously housed the US Embassy.

The decision marks a welcome return for Bosi who closed his two-star Michelin restaurant Hibiscus ​in October 2016 after 16 years. He is also currently chef-patron at Claude Bosi at the Bibendum in Chelsea​​, a two Michelin star restaurant located on the first floor of the Michelin House.

Samyukta and his father Dinesh are co-founders of LSL Capital, which has a collection of high-end restaurants in London that also includes Jamavar in Berkeley Square. The restaurants were previously part of Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, founded by Samyukta’s grandfather.

Côte d’Azur cuisine will be honored this year in the capital. Chef Mauro Colagreco, chef-patron of the three-star Michelin Mirazur, located on the French Riviera, will also bring his cuisine to London next year with the opening of several restaurants​at Raffles London At The OWO, soon to open in Whitehall.