1 Snowden Street
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Time Out says
Wed Oct 17 2012
This large establishment, in a stark glass box on the ground floor of a modern city office building, is suitably stylish, with chrome and white leather armchairs set around circular tables, walls of brown porphyry and a limestone floor, chosen ‘to evoke timeless luxury… for a comfortable, intimate and memorable experience’. Unfortunately, although memorable, if you’re not tall the chairs don’t foster a comfortable or intimate experience as conversing with companion(s) can require perching on their front edges. Service, however, is faultless and attentive, and the atmosphere convivial.
The contemporary Italian food is excellent, employing the best of seasonal ingredients, imaginatively and perfectly cooked. For their prices, however, portions can seem a tad sparse – for £18, an albeit delicious and perfectly cooked starter of diver scallop with courgette flower stuffed with baccalà, anchovy sauce and chilli jam, consisted of one medium scallop with one smallish stuffed flower and a smear of jam. Another starter of summer salad was a delightful medley of crisp leaves, salad vegetables, fresh herbs and seasonal fruit, and a main of calves’ liver with pancetta was cooked just so (if, again, not bounteous).
Diners – City workers, by and large – presumably don’t mind the mis-match between price and portion-size, leaving them free to savour the inventive menu.
L'Anima 1 Snowden Street
020 7422 7000
- Opening hours:
Bar Open/meals served 9am-midnight Mon-Fri; 5.30-11pm Sat. Main courses £15-£33. Restaurant Lunch served 11.45am-3pm Mon-Fri. Dinner served 5.30-11pm Mon-Fri; 5.30-11.30pm Sat
Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail
Main courses £15-£33. Set lunch £24.50 2 courses, £28.50 3 courses
- 1 Snowden Street
- 020 7422 7000
- 1 Snowden Street
Food and drink
Restaurant and bar facilities. Reservations required. Brunch. Lunch. Dinner. Accessible facilities. General facilities. Private rooms
Meal times. Best for lunch. Wow factor. Business. Drinks. Cocktails. Wine buffs. Going in a group. Late night. Eating out. Celebrated chefs. Fine dining
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