Fashion-conscious Tinello brings some hip modernism to conservative Westminster with its bare brick walls, stripped floors and dangling lampshades. The owners are protégés of Giorgio Locatelli, and it shows in an upbeat, zippy assortment of ‘small eats' – anything from ‘unmissable' fried courgettes to Tuscan-style chicken-liver crostini or polenta with ceps. You could make a meal from these, or take the conventional route by adding some pasta – perhaps pappardelle with slow-cooked hare ragù or paccheri with burrata and ‘nduja sausage. Big, bullish flavours also typify plates of, say, brill fillet with borlotti beans, white onions and clams, while desserts such as pannacotta with toffee and peaches are mouth-watering. ‘Prompt, clean, courteous service' suits everyone, and the wine list is a ‘serious march through Italy', with a good selection by the glass. As for the business lunch, ‘it doesn't get much better than this', says a regular – particularly if you bag the front window table.
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