We've used this consistently now for all sorts of occasions - including a large family get-together which they managed really well. Service is always very good, prompt and friendly. It is a busy and buzzy place which is very convenient for National Theatre, Tate Modern and the Globe. If you are lucky you can get a place on the verandah overlooking the Thames and watch the people going by. Inside or out, this place has a relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of a cafe on the Continent.
Food has always been very good. Pizzas are fresh, with fresh ingredients, and the crusts are just the right thickness. The pasta is also very good and cooked just right. Their sauces have a clear flavour rather than that gloopiness which you sometimes get. Side salads are generous. It is worth ordering some olives to nibbles while the main course is cooked: the green olives with stones in are much to be commended. It is worth ordering the House Wine, as both the red and the white are excellent and very good value; this saves the bother of fussing with the wine list as well.
Only slight concern are the puddings which are a little disappointing - the tiramisu is more like a cake for instance - though the ice cream is good. We usually stick to olives, a main course with side salad and a coffee. The coffee is good, strong with a rich flavour.
Bearing in mind this is London, and a prime position, this place gives excellent value and has never let us down.
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