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    ROCCO London 254-260 Old Brompton
    London
    SW5 9HR

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kathryn m

We ate at this restaurant last night, we were drawn in by the desserts on show and the decore. Within minutes of entering we realised we had made a mistake- we should have left then, but in our error we stayedstayed- we were in a rush. Waiting staff rushed around the half empty restaurant and we waited to be seated. Once seated we were given the menu but no wine list. We ordered one of the main salads and meat tortellini. The food arrived promptly, the ten pieces of small hard bullets in a bland tomato sauce and the less than half a piece of flavourless salmon and 4 cherry tomatos on a bed of lettuce with no dressing was awful. The portions are tiny and the quality appauling, I cannot believe this place has any repeat customers. The staff are brash and unwelcoming and the food poor- stay away. 


Been twice in the last six months, most recently today to give them a second chance. Looks very stylish inside and outside and the menu is a very varied selection of Italian dishes. On the first occasion I had the clam linguine, although I expected it to be salty, I didn't expect all the flavours to be totally overtaken by the salt. On the second occasion, I had the smoked mozzarella with grilled vegetables to start, very good and I really recommend it. However for the main I ordered fritto misto, deep fried squid, prawns and zucchini. At a price of £16 I expected a little more than what I received, naturally a dry and greasy dish, it would have been nice to have some sort of mayonnaise/aoli to accompany it, but instead the dish was no more than the three items listed on the menu, a pile of deep fried food. I don't know why this was listed under main courses, it was more of a sharing platter, not a meal. It also seems that the waiters don't attend to the table unless you're italian and/or the owner was at your uncle's best friend's sister's wedding, the ones who have served us have bad attitudes, to quote my girlfriend immediately after being seated at a table "I don't like him". Its a real pain because its a place that I want to enjoy going to, but at £60 for 2 starters and 2 mains that I could have bettered on a camping stove, I really wouldn't go there again.