SquareMeal Review of
This Rome-inspired restaurant lays it on thick with the theme. The furnishings see wintery mustards, golds, velvet and mosaic-inspired artwork, taking its cue from the Roman fort that once stood in the area, and presenting a menu ‘researched from Apicius’, a Roman recipe book. Starting plates see the likes of eggplant, parmesan and tomato, and buratta with parma ham and figs. Come mains, diners can pick from a short list of grill options including king prawns and ribeye steak, or opt for one of Roma’s pastas, such as artichoke ravioli, or risotto with wild mushrooms and truffle oil. Add to your meal with classic sides such as triple-cooked chips and roasted baby potatoes, or keep things healthy with a salad. Finish with indulgent desserts including chocolate brownie with ice cream and Grand Marnier and orange cheesecake. Toast the ancient empire with wines hailing from former Roman territories, or smoked Negronis from the interesting cocktail list.