SquareMeal Review of
To celebrate its 12th birthday in 2016, this popular Holland Park Italian is having a refurb, with more pictures, comfortable banquettes and a new bar. However, Brian May, the Beckhams, Mario Testino and its rather less-famous regulars needn't worry as Edera continues on its merry way, delivering emphatic food with a strong Sardinian edge and a liking for family recipes, such as spaghetti with sea urchins or richly savoury malloreddus pasta with sausage, saffron and Pecorino. Restrained dishes ranging from light-as-air tuna carpaccio with green beans to a subtle risotto dotted with diced pumpkin and walnuts are skilfully executed, while those with heftier appetites might fancy T-bone steak, veal escalope with lemon sauce or whole sea bass cooked in salt. Apart from Champagne, the wine list is an all-Italian affair, and we'd advise saving up for the year-round truffle menu.