Perfect house-made pasta, carefully sourced meats, attentive service that aims high but never condescends, and a contemporary, bright dining room filled with bespoke furniture—in Mayfair, a tourist like you wouldn’t get in, but in Covent Garden, it’s a convivial and civilized place to dine and discreetly people-watch through great glass windows. Even though the house olive oil is dispensed—liberally—from silver coffee pots, it looks more buttoned-down than it actually is. To whisper romantic secrets over your meal, ask to be seated in the smart, club-like basement room. Intentionally tailored for West End evenings, it serves food late, has some 350 wine choices, and two cocktail bars.
45 Great Queen St., WC2
Our Rating Neighborhood Covent Garden Hours Mon–Fri noon–3pm and 5:30pm–midnight (last food orders at 11pm); Sat noon–3pm and 5:30–10:45pm; Sun noon–3pm and 5:30–9:45pm). Reservations recommended Transportation Tube: Holborn Phone 020/3409-4777 Prices Main courses £18–£32 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Margot
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