SquareMeal Review of
Bar Termini Soho
Cocktail supremo Tony Conigliaro's Bar Termini references the traditional buffet bars typical of grand Italian railway stations back in the day when Gina Lollobrigida and Silvano Mangano epitomised Roman style and train travel was a similarly elegant proposition – although we advise booking ahead to guarantee a seat. Looking dapper in pristine white tuxedos, Termini’s suave signori serve classic aperitivi, spritzes, Bellinis and various house Negronis, although the Marsala Martini might be too dainty for ‘Macho of Milano's’ street cred. Instead, he might prefer a bottle of Peroni and coffee so powerful it could kick-start a Vespa. To eat, beef carpaccio, baby paninis, burrata and blu di bufala cheese feature among a limited selection of buffet fare. In short, this café and bar is as cute as a cream-upholstered 1957 Fiat Cinquecento and as tight a squeeze as Sophia Loren in a scarlet satin dress circa Scandal in Sorrento.