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#656 of 19,152 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


$20 - $75
Italian, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Once for the tasting menu and once for afternoon tea. Both were absolutely amazing and the staff can't do enough for you. We will certainly be going back

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Janddj123
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

First of, let me start by saying the service by the waiters and waitress was fine. They were polite and attentive. The afternoon tea was not too bad although it wasn't as good as I was expecting it to be for the price. The sandwiches...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Samantha A
Reviewed March 24, 2018

I booked this tea for two through Buyagift and thought it would probably be your basic London restaurant style.... but... set in a peaceful Grosvenor Square... we were greeted by very professional but friendly staff who thoroughly looked after us throughout our visit. We were...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jayne H
Reviewed March 4, 2018

My friend and I found out about this place when we were looking for Afternoon Tea deals. It sounded nice so we decided to try it. We were welcomed and sat at our table straight away. The room was nice enough and the table looked...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

When we travel into London for a meal, we always think of Avista first. There's a lovely little bar where you can enjoy a cocktail or bottle of Prosecco or both before dinner! We enjoyed a tasting menu which was gorgeous. The service is always...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank ToniL448
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Extremely well presented and delicious food, we enjoyed a fixed price 7 course taster menu. Everything is carefully chosen and with the best ingredients, there is care in every aspect. It is a minimalist style Italian (Neapolitan) menu, but so inventive and balanced. We of...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2018

Dear David, We much appreciate your review, comment, feedback... we can call it in different ways, but is nice and a pleasure to read it. We always drive the guest in enjoy the lunch or dinner as you did, having a good wine with it,...More

Reviewed December 20, 2017

Food was amazing, service was outstanding and staff were so so accommodating. We went for a tasting menu and I had called in advance about dietary requirements. They created me a bespoke menu, no meat, no fish, no mushrooms, which was absolutely delicious. Compliments to...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Sunita J
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Dear Sunita, It is nice to read your words. Thank you very much for this review, which give us the confident that our effort (in particular during this time of the year) is felt by our guests. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. i wish...More

Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Complicated billing - very sure we overpaid due to deliberately complex ways of itemising a very simple meal. The service was average to poor - restaurant virtually empty yet staff were very unattentive. On one occasion we made direct eye contact with a waiter on...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank ahedger
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Dear Ahedger, Thank you for the time take in writing a feedback. I am surprised to read that the staff have turned around three times, giving a wrong feeling. However, i will take as topics to work on, and get better on track. So if...More

Reviewed December 15, 2017

I have made a solo reservation of Daily menu including 1/2 bottle of water and tea/coffee via OpenTable. This didn't work as they served full bottle of water and charged coffee. 10 pounds overcharge is ok to me as this amount is not large, however...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Tochelin
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Dear Tochelin, I would like to say thank you on the review regarding the service and food. I am not sure if the issue of the water was mentioned straight away to myself of my assistant, but sometimes we need to challenge a third party...More

Reviewed December 1, 2017

Treated by our Daughter to a 5 course taster Lunch, We were greeted with a smile and all the staff who served us were very friendly and took time to explain each course to us. The meal was a pleasent 2 Hour break in our...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank SimonC3243
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Dear Simon, Despite the time passed, i would like to thank you for the nice words used to describe your experience with us. it will be a pleasure to meet you again for another great experience. Merry Christmas. Fabio Settembre

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world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed
thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of
London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is
haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even
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January 5, 2017|
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Response from FabioS5495 | Property representative |
Dear Cocoboskey, we only require a smart casual dress code. thank you Fabio
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Response from Champagne27_12 | Reviewed this property |
Tasting menus are always smaller portions than main course. About the size of starters. The food and atmosphere at Avista is excellent. Sure you wouldn't be disappointed
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