RestaurantsLondonBayswaterW2

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Summary

£90
 ££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A classic that’s every bit as good as when it first started”, claim fans of Nino Sassu’s quirky Italian, which has occupied this room above a Bayswater pub for over 25 years. Compared to its glory days – when it was the talk of the town – feedback is nowadays very limited. But its diehard fan club are unanimous regarding this “perennial favourite” and its “incredible, genuine dishes”: “it feels very special to take the family there and everyone is always greeted with such warmth”.

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Excellent Italian food and very personable service” have made this unusual venue, on the first floor of a Notting Hill pub, a place of more-than-local interest for more than 25 years. Admittedly it no longer generates anything like the gigantic buzz it once did, but diehard fans say “it’s comforting that it survived the pandemic and the food’s even better post-lockdown”.

Summary

£70
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A firm favourite”, this unusual venue on the first floor of a Notting Hill pub has served “classic Italian food of the highest quality” for over 25 years, and for a good part of that period was often hailed as London’s top Italian. Over time, it has lost some of its former brio and no longer earns quite such stellar ratings as once it did. But no big critiques are made, and there’s still lots of appreciation for its “excellent food and personable service”.

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”.

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39 Chepstow Pl, London, W2 4TS

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code
51
Yes

Assaggi Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Assaggi Restaurant in W2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Assaggi restaurant.
Robert M
Very well executed Italian food; our fish w...
Reviewed 7 months, 24 days ago

"Very well executed Italian food; our fish was particularly good. Amiable and efficient service in an airy plain room with no music - just the pleasant murmur of fellow diners enjoying their food and conversation."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£16.90 £31.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Filter Coffee £2.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%
39 Chepstow Pl, London, W2 4TS
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday1 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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