Bring Some Italian Glitz Into Your Home At Big Mamma Group’s Charity Flea Market

By Ellie Smith

10 months ago

The restaurant group is selling some of its Sicilian-inspired tableware and furniture

From Shoreditch hotspot Gloria to the recently opened Carlotta, Big Mamma Group is renowned for its Instagrammable interiors – think pinstripe upholstery, chandeliers and marble bars. And now the restaurant group is giving us a chance to bring some of its Italianate glamour into our own humble abodes.

Big Mamma Group Is Hosting A Charity Sale

Following a spring clean, the group is hosting a special clearout sale – or mercatino as it’s known in Italian – on 9 September on the terrace of Circolo Polare in Fitzrovia. Visitors will have the chance to buy Sicilian-style crockery and glassware, plus Italian furniture and other bits and bobs from the restaurants. A selection of complimentary refreshments such as fresh fruit punch will also be on offer.

The basement of Carlotta restaurant in London


Funds raised will go towards DePaul UK, a youth homelessness charity. Founded in 1989, the charity works with local communities to prevent and relieve the impact of homelessness on people’s lives, focusing predominantly on young people.

Big Mamma isn’t the first restaurant to sell its wares: London stalwart Simpson’s in the Strand is currently hosting a big auction too (2 – 3 August). The sale includes everything from Wedgewood crockery to grand pianos and crystal chandeliers, heralding the beginning of a ‘new chapter’ for the long-standing venue.


Jérôme Galland

Founded by Tigrane Seydoux and Victor Lugger in Paris, Big Mamma Group now has five restaurants across London, all serving decadent Italian fare. Aside from all the fun, the company is doing its bit for the planet too: it’s a certified B Corp and has succeeded in getting below the two percent mark for food waste. Since 2019, it has raised more than one million euros and pounds for charity – and the upcoming event will continue this trajectory.

The sale will take place on 9 September 2023 from 10am – 2pm at Circolo Poplare, free tickets are available at