Can you book? Yes
Price paid per person: £13
Out and about on a lunchtime constitutional along Portobello Road last week something interesting caught my eye. Set back from the road, hiding behind vintage clothes in the arcade, was an alluringly attractive Italian restaurant. On my own, without reading material and in a hurry to get back to work, I had no intention of sitting down to eat but I was compelled to go in and investigate. I glanced at the menu and clientele, was charmed by the decor of hanging dried meat and flowers, and decided I would return imminently.
Can you book? Yes (via their Facebook page)
Price paid per person: £27
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Enticed by the open flames and busy tables, I dined this evening at L’Anima Cafe on Worship Street. We were met with a pained facial expression when we said we hadn’t reserved a table, and no certainty could be given as to whether one would become available. For it to be so busy I thought we must be in for a treat. In hindsight the lack of reservation issue may have been a marketing ploy since miraculously a table became available in seconds. Continue reading
My mother always told us “only eat in a restaurant if it’s busy.” I’ve therefore gone through life with the belief that an empty restaurant is to be avoided. My experience at Briciole today contradicts this theory.
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Two of my closest friends and I gave up on tangible birthday presents a few years ago. We opted instead for taking the birthday girl out for the evening; this once involved a life drawing class but it tends mostly to revolve around food. Tonight I was the (belated) birthday girl. Continue reading