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“Pre Theatre” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Assaggetti

Assaggetti
71 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RW, England
0207 839 3939
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Ranked #2,095 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Assaggetti offers guests the chance to try selections of small dishes in chic and welcoming surroundings. Signature dishes such as Straccetti from Siena (fresh pasta with Tuscan sausage) and Tagliata All’Aceto Balsamico (grilled entrecote steak with balsamic vinegar) can be served in larger, more traditional portions or shared with a range of fantastic dishes. Assaggetti is ideally placed for diners to enjoy earthy food offering good value before or after a night at the theatre or somewhere to catch up with friends and enjoy an evening tasting dishes and enjoying our extensive Prosecco selection.
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Pre Theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Had dinner here prior to going to see Phantom at Her Majestys Theatre. Staff were very attentive and the food was excellent. If you like your Italian food this restaurant is well worth a visit and is good value.

Visited November 2012
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LulieA, Public Relations Manager at Assaggetti, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent experience at Assaggetti.
We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal and hope that you also enjoyed 'Phantom'.
We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in London.
Have a lovely week,
Kind Regards
Lulie Anderson
lulie.anderson@metrorest.com
Metropolitan Restaurants
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The perfect pre-theatre venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Having had an excellent lunch in Sloane Square, all we wanted was a good drop of wine and a few tapas-like nibbles before seeing A Chorus of Disapproval. Well, here is a chorus of total approval for the service, the wit, the food and wine and the pleasure of being at Assaggetti. Gratzi.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LulieA, Public Relations Manager at Assaggetti, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Adrian,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent visit to Assaggetti and we're so delighted that you enjoyed your experience.
We do hope that you pop in again soon and maybe taste a few more dishes.
Kind Regards
Lulie Anderson
lulie.anderson@metrorest.com
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Our party of 6 were very disappointed with our meal . We ordered italian bread and got sliced hovis and breadsticks . Our main courses were very small and almost looked like a starters , the food quality was disappointing, one order was incorrect and another was cold and had to be sent back . It took some time to sort this out and two of our part were eating well after the rest of our group. The 3 course menu may be good value but if you are ordering a la carte it works our expensive and you will need to order more than one dish for each person . We decided not to pay the whole bill which they accepted. When we complained re the size of portions we were told its Tapas style , you get no indication on the menu or from staff that this is the case and at £11 per dish this will work out expensive.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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LulieA, Public Relations Manager at Assaggetti, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you for taking the time to review Assaggetti.
I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not one to remember for the right reasons.
Please email me directly, as I would like to discuss in further detail.
I look forward to hearing from you
Kind Regards
Lulie Anderson
lulie.anderson@metrorest.com
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Cardiff
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Confused!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The management of this restaurant need to ensure that their staff properly explain what their theme is to the customers and that their menu properly describes what they are offering.
The style (apparently) is for a Italian-style tapas arrangement, where you can choose small dishes to mix and match and some main course options - this was not made clear to us. Any waiter worth his salt would have realised that our options were not well matched, and would have discussed them with us. This did not happen which resulted in a dis-jointed and confused meal. The quality of the food was patchy - the only thing of merit being the deserts.
I have not had many causes to complain in restaurants, but in this case I had to. The manager (who I got on the second request) was highly apologetic and assured us our issues would be raised with the staff. We hope they are - but we will not be going back to find out.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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LulieA, Public Relations Manager at Assaggetti, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at Assaggetti.
We are so sorry that it wasn't up to our usual high standards.

Can I kindly ask you to contact me direct in order for us to rectify the issues raised and we will ensure you experience Assaggetti in the right way.

I look forward to hearing from you

Kind Regards
Lulie Anderson
lulie.anderson@metrorest.com
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Helston Truro
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Yummy and kind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Well our children treated us to " let it be" a show in London Prince of Wales theatre ( greatest show I have seen for ages) before the show they treated us to dinner....well we had such a lovely time...the food was Italian .... The waitress and waiters were really kind and funny.... We had a huge meal a bottle of wine...it was really yummy the food no complaints at all....I want to go there again next time we go to the city.....thanks again

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LulieA, Public Relations Manager at Assaggetti, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear Gwenn,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review on TripAdvisor.
We are so glad that you enjoyed you first visit to the restaurant and do hope you come again on your next visit to London and a show, we are close to lots of the hit West End shows.
We look forward to seeing you next time,
Kind Regards
Lulie Anderson
lulie.anderson@metrorest.com
Metropolitan Restaurants
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