RestaurantsLondonBayswaterW2

survey result

Summary

£68
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Having been the biggest fan since the first day Assaggi opened, I’m now struggling with the prices!” – a constant refrain in feedback on this offbeat, first-floor Bayswater pub dining room, which for many years was a contender as London’s top Italian. No-one’s suggesting the cooking’s gone down the tubes – in fact some regulars believe that “standards are as good as they were fifteen years ago” – but “the room and ambience need updating”, and even many reporting an “excellent” meal nevertheless leave feeling “fleeced”.

Summary

£68
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Having been the biggest fan since the first day Assaggi opened, I’m now struggling with the prices!” – a constant refrain in feedback on this offbeat, first-floor Bayswater pub dining room, which for many years was a contender as London’s top Italian. No-one’s suggesting the cooking’s gone down the tubes – in fact some regulars believe that “standards are as good as they were fifteen years ago” – but “the room and ambience need updating”, and even many reporting an “excellent” meal nevertheless leave feeling “fleeced”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

On the plus-side, this quirky first-floor of a Bayswater pub – “an old favourite” that was re-launched by one of its original owners a couple of years ago – still mostly ‘walks the walk’, with the “exceptional” cooking and “wonderful personal service” that established it in times gone by as “one of the best Italians in London”. Even some fans, though, are losing patience with the “outrageous” pricing nowadays: “very good, but doesn’t justify the see-how-much-we-can-get-away-with approach”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Thank goodness it’s back!” – This resurrected, first-floor pub dining room in Bayswater (long renowned as London’s top Italian) reopened a couple of years ago under one of its original owners to the ecstatic delight of its long-term fanclub and has “now expanded downstairs” (see Assaggi Bar). As ever, “Nino and his team are superb” in terms of charm, and although the consensus is that the “rather expensive” rustic fare is perhaps “not the best in town” any more, it remains “eternally high achieving”. As ever the acoustics of this simple room can be “challenging”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code
51
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Pudding
£12.70 £0.00
Drinks  
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
39 Chepstow Pl, London, W2 4TS
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday1 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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