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survey result

Summary

£64
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3
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3
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Ignore the lobbyists feeding MPs and enjoy this for what it is” – a smart, traditionally decorated corner-spot that’s one of the only restaurants in Westminster worth going to eat in! “Italian through and through”, it features “many regional dishes” and “unusual takes on traditional pasta and main courses (including crab, rabbit and quail)”; plus an interesting, all-Italian wine list.

Summary

£64
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Efficient” and “reasonably priced for Westminster”, this “large” and peaceful venue serves “mainstream Italian food, all of it cooked perfectly well” – although it’s “difficult to rave over any dish”. Especially “useful for conference-goers at the Emmanuel Centre” nearby.

Summary

£59
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3
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3
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1
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A good standby for politicos trapped in the Westminster bubble” – this “comfortable” Italian “just opposite the Home Office” can seem very “quiet” (although some reporters find it “romantic”). The “authentic” cooking is “very acceptable”, and “as it never appears too busy, you get plenty of attention!”

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Portions
22
65

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £19.00 £23.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.50 £19.00 £4.00 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.20
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Harden's says...

Osteria dell'Angolo SW1

Opposite the new Home Office building, a Westminster Italian from one of London's leading serial restaurateurs, Claudio Pulze; the cooking is of notably high quality, but service can be slow, and the setting signally lacks electricity.


It's a little-known fact that Claudio Pulze has opened as many London restaurants as Sir Terence Conran - they both claim just over 50. Their approaches, however, tend to be diametrically opposed. Whereas Conran - as a sweeping generalisation - has often been about scale, design and hype, Pulze has demonstrated a lower-key approach which tends, in our view, to offer better bang for the diner's buck.


That isn't to say that Pulze's approach is perfect. Concentrating, as he does, on the food and service, he's sometimes a bit 'tone-deaf' on the ambience front. In some cases, he can create establishments which are pleasingly plain (Zafferano, say, in the early days), but in others there can just be a slight lack of spark (think Aubergine).


On balance, we'd put Pulze's new Westminster Italian in the Aubergine camp: it's a perfectly pleasant bourgeois place, but dull. Located on the ground floor of a '30s apartment block opposite the new Home Office, and with an (authentically Italian) window into the kitchen, it struck us as rather like the dining room of an uninspired city-centre hotel.


The good news, however, is that the food, in particular, is very much in the best of the Pulze tradition. We sampled an amuse-bouche, two starters, two mains, a pudding, coffee and bread. Of these eight items, only one could in any sense be said to have been a disappointment - perhaps Zuppa Inglese (trifle) is better not sold to the Inglesi?


Two varieties of bread were of notably high quality, as were starters of marinated salmon with citrus fruits and - surprise highlight - a delicious salad of deep-fried eggs. A delicate pasta main course scored over a creation of duck and artichoke.


Slow cooking of this last dish was allegedly responsible for an inordinate delay we encountered between our starters and mains. Perhaps. But even so, the friendly and willing staff managed, on too many occasions, to be out of sight.


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47 Marsham St, London, SW1P 3DR
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday6 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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