The restaurant is situated in a modern building with lots of glass, marble and hard surfaces in the business district near Liverpool Street Station. If you are unfamiliar with the area this restaurant is difficult to find. The bar area hosts music on Tuesday and Saturday nights. The amplification of the music is too high and distorts the singer’s voice. This noise rebounding off all the hard surfaces and the high wobbly tables does not contribute to a relaxing pre dinner drink. The staff in the bar area seemed unsure of the format of a pre dinner drink. They did not have any dry fino sherry and the waitress had not even heard of the drink. Luckily the restaurant is separated from the bar by a glass partition which cuts out the noise and allows one to relax and enjoy the good food and wine in the spacious surroundings.
The menu is a mixture of English and Italian dishes. There is a good choice of starters we had the Carpaccio which was very tasty and tender, the Baccalla was served in the form of a pate which was delicious and a mackerel fillet in batter. The batter was tasteless and uninviting ruining the fish it was surrounding. The Main course was made up of several pasta dishes, the standard Beef and Pork offerings and uncommon ones such as Rabbit and Veal. There was only one fish dish on the Main Menu. We chose the Rabbit and Veal both of which were tender and delicious. There was a good choice of desserts including some unusual ones all served with a suitable desert wine. We had the Liquorice Zabaglione and the Spicy Pineapple both of which tasted delicious. Waiting Staff in the restaurant were friendly and efficient. The head waiter was helpful and suggested a suitable wine for the meal.
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