Harden's survey result
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”.
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!”.
“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”.
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…”
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
50a Berkeley St, London, W1J 8HA
|Monday||12 pm-12:15 am|
|Tuesday||12 pm-12:15 am|
|Wednesday||12 pm-12:15 am|
|Thursday||12 pm-12:45 am|
|Friday||12 pm-12:45 am|
|Saturday||12 pm-12:45 am|
|Sunday||12 pm-11 pm|