Briciole

Bronze Award
9 Reviews
££££
Italian

Briciole
Book a table

Find a table

You won't be charged for this service.

SquareMeal Review of Briciole

Bronze Award

Readers are full of enthusiasm for this “fantastic” local eatery – the brainchild of chef Maurizio Morelli from fancy-pants Latium in Fitzrovia. By contrast, informality is the name of the game at Briciole – so expect a cheery trattoria vibe, “genial” service and easy prices, with a ‘gastronomia’ (deli/café) attached. The name means ‘breadcrumbs’, so it’s no surprise that artisan baked goods feature strongly on the long menu (focaccia bruschetta with ‘nduja and Burrata, say), while the tapas-style approach also yields soft slices of smoked tuna, grilled sausages with bitter turnip tops and sweet-and-sour Palermo-style meatballs. Veggies are well served, traditional desserts range from Sicilian cannoli to moist chocolate cake, and there are some terrific regional wines by the glass. Alternatively, do some shopping and bag a table in the adjoining deli for coffee, pastries, well-sourced charcuterie and cheeses.

 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Cuisines
Italian
Ambience
Lively, Traditional
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
People
Child friendly

Location for Briciole

20 Homer Street, London, London, W1H 4NA

020 7723 0040

Website

Opening Times

Mon-Sun 11am-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Reviews of Briciole

Share your thoughts with other diners

Write a review


9 Reviews 
Food/Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Piglet

What a fabulous neighbourhood italian restaurant!
26 November 2015  
We shared the Bruschetta and tomatoes and a plate of Finocchiona, which was thinly sliced, piled high and super tasty, I couldn't believe it was only £4. I had the lasagne (traditional, no tomato sauce here!), which was delicious and my husband had the meatballs in tomato sauce with a side of rosemary and garlic potatoes - both were perfect size portions for us. We drank a lovely bottle of Gavi di Gavi and the whole bill including service came to £55 - to say we were impressed would be an understatement. The restaurant was packed to the rafters with happy, full-bellied people having a thoroughly good time on an average Wednesday night. I am so happy to have found Briciole, we will definitely be back soon. Note - you need to book, they were turning people away at the door.
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Andrew H

Dinner For 6 - Birthday Celebration
08 November 2015  
Such a super find - I will be back at Briciole as soon as possible. Great value for money and excellent Italian food.
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Mr. Paul F

Good addition to the Marylebone area
16 May 2015  
Predominantly small plate menu with interesting choices and at fair prices. At lunchtime Briciole was full and really buzzing. Nice addition to the area.
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

garry B

Dinner
28 March 2015  
Good food and service in a really nice neighbourhood atmosphere.
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Mr. Dorian A

Large party
12 January 2015  
our party of 6 was excellently taken care of
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Mr. Dorian A

Large party
12 January 2015  
our party of 6 was excellently taken care of
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Mr. Dorian A

very good
23 November 2014  
very good
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Mr. Dorian A

07 April 2014  
Family gathering from France, and Switzerland for family wedding. Perfect setting and all guests thought we had made the perfect choice for this. Thank you.
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Mr. Richard E

14 May 2012  
One of the pleasures of travelling through Italy is stumbling across a small trattoria with no menu, but superb food. Whatever they have fresh, that is what they put in front of you. Why bother with a menu, when they won’t have half of it? I was reminded of this at Bricole. Why do they have a menu when almost everything that we asked for was off? And why oh why, oh why not tell me before I’d pondered the menu, poured over every offering and ordered? Veal and sage ravioli? Off. Fried pizza stuffed with toms and cheese (have you ever heard such a perfect dish on a menu anywhere)? Off. Croquette? Off. Even the one dessert (or desert, as our charmingly, non-English speaking waitress said) that I wanted was off. I wondered if I’d wandered into the café from Peter Seller’s masterpiece: Balham, Gateway to the South. So instead, we were pointed towards what we could have, and got on with it. The lamb ham was gorgeous. The pecorino, the arancini, the pasta. They all worked. They all worked very well. But, and this is a big but; a butt the size (if not the grace) of Jennifer Lopez’s delicious derriere: the service sucks. Big time. If it was just that the waitress didn’t speak English (it is an Italian restaurant after all: fair play to have Italian waiting staff). Or that they didn’t have half the menu (the explanation, given after one has chosen not before, being that: “we make everything fresh so, come the weekend, we have run out of things”. What, so you make lots of fresh stuff on Monday? How fresh is that come Sunday then?). Or even that we sat ignored for 15 minutes. Or even that the replacement for the missing veal and sage ravioli was touted as beef, but I got ricotta and spinach. No, these could all be forgiven by great food, it was an off day, members of staff (as the excuse given to me) are all new, young and inexperienced. What can never, ever, not in a million years in any establishment anywhere be forgiven at a place where anybody is paying is rudeness. Not just rude; insultingly, needlessly rude. I mean, this isn’t Moscow in the ‘80s or Wan Kei. This is a new Italian deli/trattoria/restaurant in genteel Marylebone. All I wanted to know was where the loo was? Not an unreasonable request in a restaurant, not one that, in a place that I have not been to in its current configuration before, would seem out of place. But no, the response on asking the waiter was a dismissive “I can’t be bothered talking to you” waive of the hand, one so brilliantly done by our Italian friends, yet so, so out of place here. Our friendly (non-English speaking) waitress witnessed this insult and, to her credit, immediately jumped in to assist. Now given the ineptitude of the waiting staff, there was bound to be a fault on the bill. There was: the delicious bottle of wine (a Crema), recommended by the head honcho had been omitted. I always, always tell restaurants when they have missed an item off the bill, much as I would pipe-up had they added something that I had not had. That is both fair and reasonable. I confess, however, that I was so angry that I momentarily contemplated not telling them. That, however, would have been wrong. Unfair on the place, unfair on the owners. Instead, having told them about the missing wine, I did something that I never do either: I asked for the tip to be removed from the bill. On being asked why, I explained. In full. With hand gestures; we’d had a lovely meal. The food was very pleasant, but the service was worse than a Gareth Bale hat trick at the Emirates. Of course I will go back: the food is too good not too. I just hope that my act of rebellion has either: (a) lead to the sacking of the moron involved; or (b) lead to him working out that insulting paying customers is not the way to make this restaurant as good as it could, and I really hope does, become.
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Other restaurants near Briciole

Check availability
Back to restaurant
Complete your booking

You are requesting to book Briciole for people on at .


Select a special offer

These offers are optional, and there's no commitment.


Error adding booking details, please try later.

First Name is required field
Last Name is required field
Email Address is required field
Phone Number is required field
Diner First Name is required field
Diner Last Name is required field

By clicking 'complete booking' you agree to the SquareMeal User Agreement