RestaurantsLondonFitzroviaW1A

survey result

Summary

£89
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“I don’t know how Ottolenghi comes up with those flavour combinations but the result is genius!”, say fans of Yotam O’s Fitzrovia flagship, which lives up to his renown for “exceptionally varied and delicious food with a focus on the Middle East (but also with some oriental influences)”. “Served mostly as small plates so great for sharing”, they’re “particularly talented at vegetable dishes, but overall everything tastes good”. There’s also a “short but interesting wine list”. It would score even higher but for the odd niggle: be it about “erratic, if charming” service; or toppish prices. Top Menu Tip – “in a high-quality field, the celeriac shawarma really stands out”.

Summary

£89
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“I could become a vegetarian if I could cook like this!” – star chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s Fitzrovia fixture is posher than his delis, and “while not a vegetarian restaurant, vegetables take centre stage”. Set around a central bar, the clean-lined design of this 90-seater creates a “fresh and airy” atmosphere. Foodwise there’s an emphasis on cooking over fire, but while most reports hail his “interesting and delectable dishes”, ratings are dented by those who “wanted to love it, but while it was fine, didn’t really feel the vibe, especially at the prices charged”. Top Menu Tip – “the vegetarian shawarma with celeriac is next level”.

Summary

£67
  £££
4
Very Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The full Ottolenghi experience” – with a marvellous selection of dishes at amazing value prices – is to be found at the celebrated chef’s “foodie heaven” in Fitzrovia. “Unusual ingredients are beautifully combined in a varied array of options” which put vegetables to the forefront. “It’s great fun too – bustling and chic, with a great sense of intimacy.”

Summary

£65
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An impressive step-up for Ottolenghi, and with all the elements that make his food unique”: Yotam Ottolenghi’s “just brilliant”, veg-centric yearling in Fitzrovia provides “some of the most innovative food in town”“very clever” and “exciting” sharing-plates with “intense flavours” and “exceptional presentation” – and “even though there’s meat on the menu, it could turn the most ardent carnivore vegetarian!”. With service that’s “exemplary” and “committed” and “a really delightful atmosphere (buzzing but not noisy) it’s all-in-all a memorable experience”.

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59-65 Wells Street, London, W1A 3AE

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ROVI Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of ROVI Restaurant in W1A, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of ROVI restaurant.
Michael B
This restaurant was highly recommended, but...
Reviewed 5 months, 4 days ago

"This restaurant was highly recommended, but was disappointing. The food was decent - but very expensive for what it was. Service was perfunctory, and the setting was more canteen like than I would have expected. Poor value for a mediocre experience. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£8.80 £41.80 £11.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £44.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
59-65 Wells Street, London, W1A 3AE
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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