This smart Italian group has been on our high streets for so long that it hardly needs any introduction. Strada’s popularity and dependability mean that it has no pressing need to evolve but, admirably, it continues to refresh its menu, keeping up with the trends for Aperol Spritzes, loaded flatbread snacks, and modish ingredients.
A rolling list of daily specials keeps things interesting, but the menu mainstays also impress – everything from pancetta-and-garlic-stuffed dough balls and seafood linguine, to pizzas which you can customise with extra toppings, and a signature beef burger. There is also a wide selection of child-friendly dishes and a great value set menu, while the South Bank branch offers a breakfast menu which includes fresh pastries and coffee.
From all-age family gatherings to group celebrations and pre-club carb loading, Strada’s stripped-back layout, buzzy ambience and theatrical open kitchens make it a versatile grazing ground for all.