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Square Meal Best Restaurants - City - WinnerNaming a restaurant after ‘the soul’ is quite a mission statement, but Antonio Favuzzi's southern Italian flagship leaves a lasting impression. Lofty dimensions, vast windows and glass walls produce a fresh, dramatic space for L’Anima’s constituency of vivacious, enthused diners. Justifiably pricey highlights include an outstanding liquorice and chilli-marinated cod with tart red onion purée, or risotto with chicken liver and cherries. Such unusual flavour combinations show the kitchen’s confidence and produce delectable mouthfuls, both sweet and piquant. Try a cut of smoky seared flesh from the charcoal oven, but leave room for dessert – the cupolone (a hard chocolate dome hiding hazelnut and chocolate parfait) ensures a show-stopping, lip-smacking final act. A regional Italian wine list is ably supported by the adjacent bar, and service is full of character. Following last year’s arrival of multi-purpose L’Anima Café next door, expect to find ever-finer cooking here.

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  1. Published : Friday, 26 July 2013

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    In the heart of The City, just beside most major financial institutions, is L’Anima. This incredibly elegant establishment combines an immaculate restaurant with a more relaxing area designed to enjoy drinks and nibbles. Instead of using the chic transparent chairs from the dining room, superb white leather couches are on offer; the ones you can only dream of fitting into your flat. Enormous glass windows are certainly another detail which makes L’Anima one of the most gorgeous places on the East side of London...
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  1. Published : Friday, 26 July 2013

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    Squashed into a blistering hot kitchen on a really hot summers day is not my idea of fun but watching 2 hot chefs up close cook a couple of spectacular dishes really was.

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Private Dining at L'Anima

 The private dining room imitates a Cistercian crypt with its high curved ceiling and limestone walls, offering guests a truly intimate and memorable experience. This room can seat up to fifteen people, and guests are able to select from a specially created private dining menu.

The L’Anima mezzanine tables allows guests to enjoy the flavours of the private dining menu in their own section of the L’Anima restaurant, whilst still enjoying the atmosphere of the dining room floor. The Mezzanine can accommodate up to eight guests on one round table or 12 guests on one square table.

Through a clear door, guests can enjoy the views of the bustling bar while dining amongst the tantalising wine racks filled with treasures from Italy. The wine cellar can accommodate up to seven people and guests are able to dine A la Carte.


Private Room Capacity
Private Dining Room 15
Mezzanine 14
Wine Cellar 7

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