Note from the restaurant
SquareMeal Review of
Bocca di Lupo
“Just lovely, full of people having a great night” sums up readers’ enthusiasm for bold, unbuttoned Bocca di Lupo – a handsome slice of Italy that “never fails to delight”. It may be squirrelled away on unremarkable Archer Street, but there’s much to enjoy once you’re inside – from the glowing dining counter overlooking the kitchen and bar (highly recommended for a quick bite) to the more comfortable high-ceilinged space at the rear (great for big celebrations). “Fab” waiting staff will guide you through the seasonal selection of small plates and larger specialities, all categorised by region and provenance. The menu changes twice daily, but you might find Venetian sea bream carpaccio splashed with a zing of orange, Tuscan beef tagliata with rosemary or a Lombardy-inspired risotto of deeply pungent porcini mushrooms – all “incredible” and “without fault”. It’s also worth sharing some Roman-style fritti – perhaps delicate sage leaves filled with anchovy, buffalo mozzarella bocconcini or squid with lemon. The celebrated terroir-led wine list matches the regionality of the food and lubricates Bocca’s jovial atmosphere, while prices overall are moderately high – but justifiably so.
All reservations are for 2 hours. PLEASE NOTE all bookings for parties of 2 will be at the chef's counter rather than at a table.