Caravaggio 1

107-112 Leadenhall Street , London, EC3A 4DP

020 7626 6206

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SquareMeal Review of Caravaggio

It’s undoubtedly true that Caravaggio could do with some new furniture, light fittings and perhaps some curtains, but readers value this old banking hall as an “exceptional environment”’ in which to discuss, rather than broadcast, news and views. The proportions of the dining room, with its dramatic staircase, huge windows and marble counter, are hard to beat, while Caravaggio’s “good-sized” dishes chime with trendier offerings served in more modish surrounds across town. Start with a soup of wild chickpeas, black cabbage, sourdough croûtons and Valle Vigezzo lardo and you’ll get the measure of a kitchen that challenges stereotypes from the ground up. To follow, there’s grilled calf’s liver with Luganica sausage, crisp smoked pancetta and braised lettuce, or you might fancy Prosecco risotto with Asagio cheese and caramelised pears. Desserts include grappa-scented semifreddo and a classic Piedmont chocolate ‘bonnet’ pudding – that’s the kind of hat we like to wear.

Special offers

London Restaurant Festival 2017 - 2 courses & prosecco £28.50 or 3 courses & prosecco £34.50 per person

From: 02 October 2017

To: 31 October 2017

Max: 6

Set lunch & dinner menu - 2 courses £18.50 or 3 courses £24.00

From: 04 January 2016

To: 22 December 2017

Max: 6

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6.6

Food & Drink: 7.0

Service: 6.3

Atmosphere: 6.3

Value: 5.9

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 3.0

Karen J. 25 May 2017

Good service, menu and winelist choice. Food was good and service was suitably prompt for a business lunch. One thing to consider is the building creates a lot of noise - often harder to hear conversations if you are sat around a table in a group.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Lauren M. silver reviewer 05 May 2017

There is nothing majorly fancy about Caravaggio. A large group of us attended, our food was on time and tasted good, but wasn't WOW. Would suggest for business lunches and quick eats with friends is probably as best this would cater for, I wouldn't entertain clients here. Decor is a little tired and needs a bit of TLC.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Peter K. 31 May 2016

Lovely food. good sized portions. Staff were friendly although they could have been more attentive

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 25 June 2015

The food and service was as good as ever, and the venue is good for a business lunch.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 31 March 2015

Always good service and good venue for business lunch.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Mark W. 18 December 2014

Once this restaurant was pretty cutting edge for an Italian restaurant but i have to say times have changed and its chosen not to move with them. Having said that at this time of the year its busy...most tables filled and a loud lunchtime session was being held. The food though is pretty basic. Penne with a sausage ragu I could do myself without effort, my wife had raviolli with ricotta cheese and toasted hazlenuts ..some may say subtle - i lean towards bland frankly. Main courses were atlantic cod with butter beans which was good, i had salmon with a spinach flan and a peppercorn sauce..which was ok. On both fish the skin was not crispy which makes it inedible for me. The vegetables were without inspiration. Wine selection seemed good and we did have an excellent Gavi-di-gavi...was £60 however to should be decent. But what lets it doen more are curtains falling off curtain poles and poor lighting. Yes its an old banking hall but big ugly art-deco lights don't do it for me. Not a place for romace, good place for office lunches - which probably does enough to pay their bills. Will i return? Doubt it.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Junglefresh. gold reviewer 13 March 2012

I have to assume that since the last reviews were posted, someone has put in some serious effort with this restaurant. Four of us dined there last week to accomodate the late working of one of our party. The staff were accomodating and helpful, not at all aloof or lacking in engagement. The tables which we occupied were grouped together to help give what is essentially a lunch place (given its geographical location) some atmosphere and the food was, in serious Italian style “correct”. The a la carte prices are stiff though, even before wine, which does detract from the value for money, but then the prices are (I suspect) geared to expense account eating. Overall we were all please with our meals, which did exactly what it said on the menu, and with our evening. So the “bad rap” that the other reviewers here have given the restaurant seems to me to be no longer deserved. Or I could have been lucky ?

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

C.A 05 August 2011

Very disappointing. Will not be returning.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

paul B. 20 September 2010

2nd visit after poor service on 1st visit – just as bad this time – wont be returning – had to wait nearly 25mins for the bill to turn up (again!) – nice food and surroundings but bit pricey and sulkey inattentive waiting. if service is sorted out worth returning

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There is no private room but there are two sides to the mezzanine floor which can take 50 and 20 respectively for sit down meals.  This floor looks directly on to the main dining room, offering guests a private area within the restaurant itself. These ‘eyrie’ spaces give a group privacy while at the same time allowing guests to enjoy the ambience and 'buzz' of the main restaurant below. These areas lend themselves well  to a range of informal semi-private events from team celebrations and other networking events  – from 20 to 50 people (seated) or slightly more standing.

Mezzanine Two
Capacity: 20
Mezzanine One
Capacity: 50
Special offers

London Restaurant Festival 2017 - 2 courses & prosecco £28.50 or 3 courses & prosecco £34.50 per person

From: 02 October 2017

To: 31 October 2017

Max: 6

Set lunch & dinner menu - 2 courses £18.50 or 3 courses £24.00

From: 04 January 2016

To: 22 December 2017

Max: 6

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