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|Address:||12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB|
|Tel:||020 7734 2223|
|Price: £42.00||Wine: £16.95||Champagne: £57.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12.30-3pm 5.15pm-12M Sun 12.30-3.15pm 5-9pm|
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
I was recommended this place due to ability to have small portions and the delicious desserts. One of the above was true.
I didnt think much about Bocca – there wasnt a huge choice on the menu – or perhaps i wasnt feeling too adventurous and the menu certainly isnt the usual Italian norm. Bread was excellent but I ended up having the pre theatre meal, which was the biggest plate id ever seen of chicken liver and pappadelle. When i say big, i mean big and heavy and i couldnt finish my meal (me being someone who ALWAYS finishes my meal too!) It was also too heavy and too al dente for my liking and i really wished i actually specified a small plate and didnt take the cheaper pre theatre menu choice! My partner had spaghetti with shellfish and really loved his meal so perhaps it was just me.
Service was excellent – the trendy spectacle wearing waiter struck that right balance of being helpful and friendly without being annoying, And the pudding was lovely – i recommend the brioche with the three scoops of mouthwatering nutty ice cream, fabulous! Drinks were also nice – the bill ended up close to £50 for two mains and puddings so relatively pricey for what we had. I couldnt help thinking there are better choices of pre theatre meals in the area like Arbutus etc.
All in all, I felt I would go back but only for the pudding – so perhaps suited for a catch up at the bar rather than a full on meal.