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|Address:||19-20 Poland Street, London W1F 8QF|
|Tel:||020 3544 0768|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sunday -10 pm)|
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By rights I should not like anywhere that calls itself a Mozzarella “Bar” (blasphemy!) but actually it does look rather like somewhere you might have a cocktail with its long bar, the first thing to catch your eye as you walk in, and slightly ‘after hours’ styling. I was on a burrata rather than a booze hunt on the Saturday lunchtime when I came in and it was Mission Successful. The mozzarella was amazing: creamy, light, subtle but not bland. We shared a selection of antipasti (tomatoes, grilled veg including aubergines and courgettes, prosciutto, pesto) and some lovely focaccia bread. Thinking about it I am surprised we didn't have more given that a) that doesn't sounds a lot for a total £53 bill (for 2, including a couple of soft drinks each and a coffee) and b) I am uncommonly greedy and portions were not particularly big (if you're really hungry look elsewhere or try the more expensive mains/pizzas). So perhaps I am forgetting something like a salad but if so, it was obviously not as memorable as the other elements. There isn't anything on this sharing menu that you haven't seen or had before, but it is all well done and very flavourful. Service was lovely, attentive enough but not intrusive, and most of all very patient and unpushy given that we lingered a very long time gossiping over what was not a very high spend meal. Atmosphere-wise I found it a bit lacking as it felt quite empty; I'd have expected it to be busy given it's in a convenient spot close to shopping mecca. Maybe it gets more business in the evenings when people mistake it for a gin mill?