SquareMeal Review of
A restaurant with a long and illustrious history, this Charlotte Street fish veteran is still packing in the crowds, who come to take advantage of its carefully rendered Italian seafood cookery, alfresco seating and colourful interiors – think black and orange leather banquettes, polished wood floors and prints on charcoal-grey walls. Prices are on the steep side, but there’s much to enjoy from the upmarket menu – perhaps fritto misto with garlic mayonnaise, ‘nduja-crusted scallops with cauliflower and truffle cream or baked whole sea bream with rosemary and Amalfi lemon. Lobster is a speciality: try it in a salad with mango, as a burger, cooked thermidor style or with a helping of linguine. To finish, desserts run the gamut from semifreddo and pannacotta to tiramisu and affogato. Wines and digestifs are equally inviting – just try to avoid footing the bill.
2 courses & a glass of wine: £35
2-course premium menu per person
£ 35 with glass of selected Italian wine per person (175ml glass per person of Frascati Premium Crio 10 DOC San Marco from Lazio or Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC Umani Ronchi from Puglia)
Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.