“Refined Italian cooking from a celebrity chef” - AA Inspector
LONDON W1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Our Inspector's View
TV star Giorgio Locatelli's culinary career began by the shore of Lake Comabbio in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, a provenance that attunes him precisely to one of the prevalent currents of British gastronomy. Italian classical cooking, gently modernised but staying true to its principles of honesty and simplicity, will never lack for devotees. Curving booth seating in stone-coloured leather, etched glass screens and mirrors make for an ambience of refined civility, naturally, but the generously proportioned tables are designed with convivial family dining in mind. Traditionally structured menus open with compendious antipasti salads, before pasta makes its appearance, perhaps via spaghetti with octopus. Principal dishes command the attention with majestic fish – monkfish with walnut and caper sauce – or pan-fried calf’s kidneys with potato purée and stewed lentils. Finish with tiramisù, naturally, or perhaps bayleaf pannacotta, orange, basil and grapefruit compôte with lemon biscuit and green olives.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 85
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 3
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 11
- Wines under £30: 30
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 18
- Cuisine style: Italian
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About The area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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