SquareMeal Review of
Tartufo at No.11 Cadogan Gardens
Occupying the lower-ground floor of No. 11 Cadogan Gardens, “minuscule” Tartufo occupies two interconnecting rooms tastefully decorated with an arty mix of period tea sets, books and vintage prints by the likes of Jean Cocteau and Belgian illustrator Jean-Michel Fólon. Menus spell out a roster of contemporary Italian dishes with pan-European add-ons, and readers reckon the kitchen is “firing on all cylinders” at the moment. Savoy cabbage ‘timballo’ is served with Talleggio velouté and black truffle, beetroot risotto is embellished with smoked sea trout, Pigato wine and chive sauce, while roast pheasant sits alongside spelt, broccoli, Jerusalem artichoke purée and hibiscus compote. To finish, choose aged Italian cheeses or take the sweet route with tiramisu or pistachio sponge cake. Appropriately, Italy and France dominate the classy wine list, while “absolutely excellent” service seals the deal.