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|Address:||1 Snowden Street, London EC2A 2DQ|
|Tel:||020 3463 7528|
|Price: £60.00||Wine: £22.00||Champagne: £60.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 11.45am-3pm Mon-Sat 5.30-11pm (Sat -11.30pm)|
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A true gem of a restaurant and what a refreshing change to the many mediocre restaurants about in the Square mile. Exceptional service and all round superior quality of food, staff (armani clad with well trained eyes) and surroundings (especially love the ample italian marble and glass finish) ensures a perfect night and I'm surprised some reviewers have found it not so. From the polite meet and greet at the door through to drinks and being seated at the table, every care is taken to make sure you are not wanting for anything. To add, complimentary bruschetta's at the bar and gorgeously made drinks (for those driving like me try the thirst quenching eden, perfect for a summer's evening) start's off the evening well with the main dining experience rounding the night off superbly.
Scanning the menu there's plenty of choice and even the vegetarian range is ample. I opted for the wood fired aubergine and burrata for starters whilst my mother tried the crab and avocado – both arrived in good time and upon tasting, you could see a great deal of technical cooking had gone into both. For mains our very helpful waiter recommended a take on the monkfish dish by replacing it with turbot, a choice that paid off well and was divine. Mother enjoyed the Seabass acqua pazza which was to die for and came with a sizzling broth of spring vegetables, whilst a nice pino bianco recommended by the sommelier washed it all down nicely. As servings were perfectly sized, looking at the dessert menu was not impossible and here I would urge any soon-to-be diners to go for the mind altering chocolate and galliano souffle, it was without doubt- belissimo!
I shall certainly be returning to try all the other dishes I couldn't physically fit in my stomach or on the table, and at £154 for a three course meal x2, drinks at the bar plus a glass of Port, it really does serve both pocket and stomach well. Well done L'anima and keep it up.