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Norma will be opening on Sunday 10th of March for Mother’s day (12 to 5pm) and from the 7th of April every Sunday following.

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Following the success of The Game Bird, The Stafford London and culinary director Ben Tish opened this independent restaurant, in a Fitzrovia townhouse, in late summer 2019. The cooking is "inspired by the food and culture of Sicily, with particular emphasis on the Moorish influences on the island’s cuisine"; a crudo (raw) bar also features.

survey result

Summary

£89
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Feeling like a serious step up from your run-of-the-mill Italian, but not breaking the bank” – this unusual and stylish venture is a spin-off from the Stafford Hotel. There’s a Sicilian focus to the menu and the food is “absolutely delicious”. “Booths make it a great spot for a business lunch – intimate enough to be quiet in a bustling restaurant”, with very attentive service. Top Menu Tip – “dangerously delectable focaccia”.

Summary

£84
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The décor feels wonderfully indulgent without descending into kitsch” at the Stafford Hotel Group’s “stylish” three-year-old. Something similar could be said about the “interesting spin on Sicilian cuisine” that’s “excellently prepared and full of authentic flavour”, and delivered in generous portions. “Staff are brilliant” too. Top Menu Tip – “a top choice for inventive and not-too-excessive pasta” or small plates (e.g. prawns, monkfish, burrata); “top it all off with first-rate tiramisu and rose-flavoured panna cotta”.

Summary

£74
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A beautiful restaurant with equally beautiful food!” – the Stafford Hotel’s first ‘extra-curricular’ venture in late 2019 has created an impressive all-rounder. In the “intimate” setting of a Fitzrovia townhouse, “delightful” staff provide dishes either from “an attractive seafood array” or from a menu of Italian small plates, focused on Sicily. One or two reporters feel results are “nice but nothing amazing”, but more numerous are those who say the food is “super tasty” and “absolutely fabulous”.

Summary

Following the success of The Game Bird, the team from The Stafford London took the bold step of opening this independent non-hotel restaurant, in a Fitzrovia townhouse, in September 2019. The cooking, overseen by the Salt Yard’s ex-culinary director, Ben Tish, is ‘inspired by the culture of Sicily, with particular emphasis on the Moorish influences on the island’s cuisine’; a crudo (raw) bar is also a feature.

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Owner's description


Norma is a contemporary and vibrant restaurant, inspired by the food and culture of Sicily with particular emphasis on the Moorish influences of the island’s cuisine.

Norma embodies the celebrated old-school Italian hospitality and charm, taking inspiration from the grand café culture found in Sicily. Set across three floors of a characterful townhouse on Charlotte Street in London’s Fitzrovia, the first two floors are dedicated to the restaurant, with the top floor a private dining space. At the heart of Norma is the Crudo bar at the entrance, serving up the freshest seasonal raw seafood.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre £27.00 £30.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 65.00 Always available 6

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.50 £23.50 £9.50 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £5.00
Service 15.00%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
14, 22
No dress code

Private dining

Norma’s intimate private dining room is situated on the top floor of our characterful townhouse, in which 12 guests can be seated. whether it’s a special occasion dinner, or simply good friends catching up, our family-style sharing dishes bring your evening to life.

Norma Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Norma Restaurant in W1T, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Norma restaurant.
Gillian B
We went with friends for a pre-Christmas me...
Reviewed 2 months,

"We went with friends for a pre-Christmas meal. The food was okay, but not exceptional. The ambience was quite nice."

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Stear S
Nice Italian food, although the tasting men...
Reviewed 3 months, 19 days ago

"Nice Italian food, although the tasting menu was frankly too much food, think 5 courses but portion sizes from the a la carte menu."

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Matthew C
Nothing you have not seen before but done w...
Reviewed 3 months, 27 days ago

"Nothing you have not seen before but done well. Reasonable wine list, too!"

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P W
Still managing to feel smart, with excellen...
Reviewed 9 months, 15 days ago

"Still managing to feel smart, with excellent, Sicilian heavy, menu options. "

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8 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LS
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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