RestaurantsLondonBayswaterW2

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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”.

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”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code
51
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £18.00 £11.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
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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