SquareMeal Review of
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.
London Restaurant Festival 2017 - 2 courses & prosecco £28.50 or 3 courses & prosecco £34.50 per person
Set lunch & dinner menu - 2 courses £18.50 or 3 courses £24.00