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Looking out on to London’s Haymarket, Assaggini is an unusual Italian restaurant situated in a former bank building. Bright and cosy, the interior of Assaggini is all contemporary comfort, with beige leather covered seating, large oak tables, panels of cheerfully spotted wallpaper and glossy wood flooring reflecting the glow from pretty chandeliers. It’s an appropriate look for the relaxed approach to dining offered by the restaurant, pitching itself as a ‘bites and bar’ venue. Inspired by straight-forward Italian regional cookery, the Assaggini menu provides numerous small dishes from which to choose and enjoy tapas style. Cooked fresh and to order, the food has an authentic feel with a modern twist, complemented by a good selection of drinks from the bar including a number of wines. Situated moments from Piccadilly and within view of The Theatre Royal and Her Majesty’s Theatre, Assaggini provides an easy solution for pre- and post-theatre dining without compromising on quality.

Venue name: Assaggetti
Address: 71 Haymarket
Price: £25 and under

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Thought this was pure mediocrity. Also had chef's selection. Paid £37 for two people and left slightly hungry. We had three mini courses each and one bottle of beer each. It didn't seem good value given the average quality and small quantity of food.


Lovely atmosphere, Fantastic food, Service could be better. Had the 3 course Chef's Selection - £12.95 (very reasonable) - calamari, clam linguine and then delicious chocolate ice cream doused in Italian liqueur. Thoroughly enjoyed it - very good quality, quick service time. Perfect for an indulgent lunch. Would recommend.