Ristorante Frescobaldi 1

15 New Burlington Place , London, W1S 2HX

Ristorante Frescobaldi London Mayfair restaurant Italian

SquareMeal Review of Ristorante Frescobaldi

The Frescobaldis have been making wine in Tuscany for more than 700 years and were purveyors of fine vintages to the court of Henry VIII; today, their Gorgona brand is produced with help from the inmates of a penal institution, as an aid to social integration. This blend of history and modern thinking also carries over to the food at the company’s first standalone restaurant. There are traditional Italian platefuls to be had (buttery gnocchi with earthy porcini, veal cutlet with mash etc), but also contemporary twists – think sea bass carpaccio with pink peppers, soy and celery or an elegant tiramisu presented as a demi-globe of mousse drizzled with coffee reduction. Frescobaldi wines, along with their own olive oil (the only condiment on the table), are served with graceful precision in the high-ceilinged, light-filled room and cosy basement bar.

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8.0

Food & Drink: 8.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 6.0

Value: 7.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Joanna G. platinum reviewer 05 October 2015

I have eaten here a few times, and the quality of the food, service and wine is consistently good. The one thing that I notice is that it has a mostly male-dominated clientele and is quite business formal during the week – I wonder what the weekend crowd is like. We had a veal escalope and a veal chop, both beautifully cooked, with green beans and zucchini fritti and 3 glasses of wine, and a bowl of sorbet for £120. The bread basket is very good, as is the olive oil for dipping. Rather peculiar was the jars of sweets (haribo, lollipops etc.) that were brought to the table at the end of our meal – I could understand the 2 jars of shortbread had we had ordered a coffee, but we didn’t.

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