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Locanda Locatelli

8 Seymour Street, LONDON, W1H 7JZ

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Back in action and firing on all cylinders after a much-publicised explosion in the neighbouring Churchill Hotel's basement closed its doors for four months in early 2015, Giorgio Locatelli's glamorous venue is once again in the business of bringing the best of Italy to London. If you've seen him on the telly, or maybe browsed his cookbooks, you really should get round to eating his food, for while the place may not be at the budget end of Italian dining in the capital, it is about as good as it gets. It's a slinky designer room, all parquet floors, textured wooden walls, ivory leather bucket chairs, diaphanous drapes and booths divided by etched-glass screens, and the front-of-house team deserve a special mention for their smart and informed service. The cooking has traditional Italian values at its core - freshness and simplicity - and there's a peasant heartiness to it, alongside a dash of contemporary panache. Antipasti kick things off as they mean to go on, perhaps a classic ox tongue with green sauce, while pasta dishes - perhaps ravioli packed with pheasant and served with rosemary jus, or homely orecchiette ('little ears') with turnip tops, chilli, garlic and anchovies - are a benchmark by which all others are measured. Main-course slow-cooked suckling pig with mashed potato and caramelised Granny Smith apples delivers deep comfort, or go for wild sea bass fillet baked in a salt and herb crust. Desserts can be an exemplary tiramisł, or a take on Eton Mess with Amalfi lemon cream and sorbet. To cap it all off, the wine list is a virtuoso performance, with plenty of choice by the glass.

Further information

Tel: 020 7935 9088
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Dates closed: 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Italian
Chef: Giorgio Locatelli
Number of seats: 70
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £24.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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