Cosy atmosphere with long marble dining bar from Angela Hartnett
This was a lovely change of scene giving simple and enjoyable Italian food for lunch. The set menu of £23 for 3 courses was very attractive value for money and the mains also had small and larger sized / priced options that I also thought was very good as an option. All in all this was a very nice lunch and the lasting impression was of a casual and comfortable visit with definitely pleasing food.
The food itself was very nicely done I thought and the great moments were the truffled rice balls (truffle arancini) having a superbly balanced truffle flavour, the wonderful foccacia bread at the start (wonderful moistness as well as being fresh) with very good olive oil, beautifully textured beef slices with horseraddish and cripsy onions and the amazing disaronno (Amaretto liqueur) flavoured tart – the former having the perfectly fresh but warm eggyness and wonderful balance with simple cherries in support.
The main pasta dishes were pleasant and certainly had agreeable flavours but a bit of bone and grissle in the rabbit dish made me a little wary of ongoing mouthfuls. The wines were well chosen by our barman and was very good having wine option chats with the barman whilst dining at the counter and the half bottle of Asti dessert wine for £20 (also DOCG & the highest tier of verified Muscato grape) was a lovely finish.
Food Grade: 71%
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