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survey result

Summary

£98
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A restaurant of the highest calibre, which manages to be elegant and unpretentious at the same time” – Giorgio Locatelli’s long-established Italian (which he, and wife Plaxy, opened in 2002) provides “a fantastic experience from start to finish”. The hotel environment it sits within can seem “rather sterile”, but the division of the moodily-lit dining room “breaks up what could be a large soulless space”, and the ambience still feels “buzzing after all these years”; boosted by its “impeccable” and “good-humoured” service. A few diners discern “a lack of wow factor” in the cuisine, but more common is a hymn of praise to “simple ingredients combined and cooked to perfection every time”.

Summary

£98
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A restaurant of the highest calibre, which manages to be elegant and unpretentious at the same time” – Giorgio Locatelli’s long-established Italian (which he, and wife Plaxy, opened in 2002) provides “a fantastic experience from start to finish”. The hotel environment it sits within can seem “rather sterile”, but the division of the moodily-lit dining room “breaks up what could be a large soulless space”, and the ambience still feels “buzzing after all these years”; boosted by its “impeccable” and “good-humoured” service. A few diners discern “a lack of wow factor” in the cuisine, but more common is a hymn of praise to “simple ingredients combined and cooked to perfection every time”.

Summary

£85
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Always a winner” – Giorgio Locatelli’s Marylebone HQ maintains a big following thanks to its “expensive but good” cuisine, fine selection of Italian wines, and “impeccable service”. When it comes to the “luxurious” interior, its dim-lit and moody styling is starting to look “a little dated” to quite a few reporters, but even so the overall effect is described as “oddly agreeable” or “romantic”.

Summary

£85
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Classic food is beautifully presented and served with an understated aura of luxury” in Giorgio Locatelli’s “dim-lit” (slightly ’90s) Marylebone HQ – one of London’s most “polished” Italian dining rooms (“at its best, nowhere else matches it”). Service is “slick” but prone sometimes to hitting the wrong note.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Portions
50
No dress code
80
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£18.50 £26.00 £6.50 £12.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.50
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £3.00
Service 13.00%
Hyatt Regency, 8 Seymour St, London, W1H 7JZ
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:15 pm

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