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Summary

Wreathed in the über-Eurotrashy environs and telephone-number prices of Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov’s well-known, Mayfair glamour-magnet, it’s hard to form a totally balanced judgement on its Italian dining room. It’s fabulously “overpriced” of course, but most diners do actually feel the “classic Italian cuisine” is “proper” and “delicious”.

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

Summary

A few fans – all of whom seem to have put ‘Investment Banker’ in the occupation field of the survey form – feel the food is “first rate” in the Italian section of Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov’s Eurotrashy Mayfair hang-out. Those not blessed with a career in the money factories are more apt to feel the experience is “appalling all-round”, with particular antipathy to the Sputnik-high prices – “bare-faced robbery!”.

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

Summary

“Come to see and be seen”“but not on an empty stomach, as you pay so much for the location not the food” – if you visit the Italian rear dining room of this glam, Russian-owned eurotrash-magnet in Mayfair, which serves “unexceptional Italian fare at exceptional prices”.

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

Summary

The “peaceful-at-lunch, steadily-louder-in-the-evening” Italian chamber of this Russian-owned Mayfair glam-palace is an attractive space. The food though is “nothing special, however the insane prices: OMG!! How do they get away with it? And it’s rammed! I just don’t get it…”

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

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Restaurant details

18, 18
150

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £22.00 £26.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£23.00 £40.00 £8.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 13.00%
50a Berkeley St, London, W1J 8HA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-12:15 am
Tuesday12 pm-12:15 am
Wednesday12 pm-12:15 am
Thursday12 pm-12:45 am
Friday12 pm-12:45 am
Saturday12 pm-12:45 am
Sunday12 pm-11 pm

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