Caravaggio 1

107-112 Leadenhall Street , London, EC3A 4DP

020 7626 6206

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SquareMeal Review of Caravaggio

For two decades Caravaggio has been a favourite with Leadenhall locals, not least on account of its grandiose, art deco-style setting, much appreciated by readers as an “exceptional” place for discussing the day’s affairs. It’s a very well-proportioned room, with its own sense of drama provided by big windows, a flamboyant central staircase – leading to a mezzanine floor – and a stylish marble bar. On the culinary front Caravaggio’s “good-sized” dishes chime with the sort of up-to-date offerings served in trendier surrounds across town. Start with Jerusalem artichoke soup, al dente asparagus with quail’s egg and hollandaise, or octopus carpaccio and you’ll get the measure of a kitchen that challenges the stereotypes of the City Italian. To follow, there’s a comforting saffron risotto with asparagus, grilled calf’s liver with luganica sausage, or nicely sauced caramelised breast of Gressingham duck with celeriac mash. Desserts include Amalfi lemon tart with soft meringue, and a glass of Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos ’08 – a bargain at under a fiver. There’s further value in a set menu for under £20.

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Caravaggio is recommended for

Big And Bold | Fun | Traditional | Group Dining 8 Plus | Special Occasions Under 40S

Special offers

2 courses £18.50, 3 courses £24

This offer is available from January 2, 2018 until December 21, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

From: 02 January 2018

To: 21 December 2018

Max: 8

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Tower Gateway Station 297m

Tower Gateway Tube Station 297m

Address

Address: 107-112 Leadenhall Street , London EC3A 4DP

Area: Monument Tower Hill Aldgate

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-2.45pm 6.30-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

Leadenhall Market 252m

Clothworkers' Hall 254m

Details

Telephone: 020 7626 6206

Website:

Cuisine: Italian

Lunch: £18.50/24 (2/3 Courses)

Dinner: £18.50/24 (2/3 Courses)

Private Dining: 20, 50

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

  • Private Dining at Caravaggio
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  • Long table for private parties at Caravaggio
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  • Separate area for dining at Caravaggio
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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

2 courses £18.50, 3 courses £24

From: 02 January 2018

To: 21 December 2018

Max: 8

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