Though we had not booked on a Saturday night, turning into Marylebone Lane and parking up to see which of the restaurants which the this quaint street might suit us, we were pleasantly surprised to find that Caffe Caldesi was able to accommodate us immediately with a table.
Though it was pretty full and despite its sufficiently spacious dining areas both upstairs and downstairs, the restaurant is both busy and quiet enough for decent conversation, which is what happened on this evening as we had much to discuss both business and pleasure.
There was a basket of bread which we promptly finished together with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar, before starting on a starter of grilled vegetables which we shared. For mains we chose lamb chops and steak which were both done medium rare and well. Nothing extraordinary though our taste buds seemed to be sufficiently satiated by the time we came to desserts which we passed on, and instead just ordered fresh mint tea.
So, though we did not plan and prebook dinner as such, the end result was that we were pleased with having taken the impromptu plunge on a Saturday evening out in the neighbourhood.