SquareMeal Review of
Roba bar and restaurant
Helping to raise the gastronomic bar in Paddington is this grill restaurant in the Norfolk Towers Hotel. As the name suggests, the menu is built around the robata grill, where well-aged steaks and burgers are cooked alongside prawns, corn-fed chicken and lamb. Head chef Andrea Secchi may be of Italian heritage but he’s spent enough time on the London restaurant scene to fall in love with British cooking and produce: the beef comes from Scotland, the seafood from the British coast. Aside from the grill, Secchi does a pretty good turn with British classics: fish & chips or a traditional pie say, while Asian-influenced dishes come in the form of chicken curry, squid tempura, and wild mushroom bruschetta with poached eggs will suit those after something a bit lighter.
Signature afternoon tea £15.95 per person