Italian international and Chelsea football player Roberto di Matteo has clearly decided it's not enough to dazzle his host town with fancy footwork - he's now trying to its good folk a thing or two about food. Di Matteo has become the latest sporting star to turn his attentions to the restaurant scene and - along with a partner - has opened Friends (0171 376 3890) on Chelsea's Hollywood Road. The menu features pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven and freshly made pasta.
After a six-week closure to allow for pounds 200,000-worth of new kitchen to be installed, Zafferano (0171 235 5800, pictured above) will reopen in Belgravia in early February. Customers will see no changes in the interior, but chef Giorgio Locatelli hopes they will appreciate the more complex dishes and elaborate deserts on his menu.