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Review of Zoilo

Zoilo
Ranked #247 of 23,030 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Marylebone
Description: Argentine cuisine is a fascinating mix of cultures, the result of a vibrant heritage and transcendental immigration history. At ZOILO we proudly embrace this cultural diversity & celebrates our tremendous passion for food. Diego Jacquet creates a monthly changing menu true to his roots, using the the best of seasonal ingredients together with renowned Argentine beef.
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a low key, understated restaurant just off the beaten drag. Whilst it claims to be authentic Argentinian to me the food was nowhere near salty enough, however this is a good thing.

I started with the scallops, chorizo and pork belly, whilst a well trodden combination something made it stand out. Not sure what it was but it cant have been the sweet potato alone. My only slight criticism of the whole meal was that the chorizo was chopped too small and over fried. Otherwise a memorable dish.

Likewise the flank steak. This is currently my favourite cut of steak and the flavours here worked very well and it was cooked to perfection, on the right side of medium rare.

Things got even better with the dessert. The Dulce de Leche crème bulee would have been good enough on its own, but the banana split ice cream took it to an other level. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but these are several of my favourite dessert flavours in one dish.

The only thing which let this down was the service which was best described as uninterested and manana manana, which was a shame as this was a Monday lunchtime and the place was half empty.

Will be going back soon and will hopefully be able to get stuck into some of the wines.

  • Visited March 2014
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Luleå
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“Great steaks, tapas and desserts”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Nice restaurant -- claims to Argentinian but is more a mix of Argentina & Spain. Very good steaks, nice side dishes also. We had the sirloin (300 g to share), empanadas, fries and beetroot and goat curd -- all fantastically good. Deserts are also very good -- and large, so you could not leave hungry. Prices are decent -- not cheap, but not excessive either. Well worth to try!

  • Visited February 2014
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“Excellent”
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch here, three adults and four children. The service was perfect, the wine selection a pleasant surprise, and the food excellent. Highly recommended.

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“Fell at the final hurdle.”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

I would happily have given the food, wine, service and atmosphere a solid five.

However, there were two downsides to the experience here. The first was the cost of the food. While I went in expecting to pay a decent amount, and would have been fine with it, the way the evening ended made me resent the cost.

Both floors had spaces, there were free tables and yet my friend and I were moved on and told we needed to vacate the table within ten minutes. We ended up having to cut short and hurry our coffee and dessert. Were the restaurant full to capacity, I might not have been so irritated but both tables nest to us were vacant as well as chairs at the bar. Not only that, but they refused to seat us at the table we requested because it was "reserved". No one sat there during our entire meal.

It is a shame that such great food was spoiled by such a stupid, thoughtless and frankly quite rude ending to the meal.

  • Visited February 2014
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“Amazing, Posh Tapas”
Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch - lovely atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff, not too many tables, bar seating, lovely intimate private room downstairs, and the most delicious food - two of us shared six tapas plates, steak to die for, delicious lamb, amazing pastry parcels, nice mushroom with egg and tasty chips - everything is cooked so well and is all fresh. Would definitely recommend and can't wait to return!!

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