You have to navigate a complex of modern offices to get to Osteria dell’Angolo, yet once inside the dining room, with its terracotta-coloured walls and large windows, it’s as though you’re in a Tuscan dwelling. The warm glow of the room at dinnertime is matched by the welcome of the staff. Tables opposite the semi-open kitchen afford an enjoyable view of chefs hard at work. A generous basket featuring six varieties of bread plus potato croquettes and fried polenta cake quickly puts diners in a good mood. These days, the cooking leans towards the sunnier climes of southern Italy. Black-ink tagliolini (which could have been more al dente) came with fresh crabmeat, grilled courgettes and cherry tomatoes. Far better was roast fillet of wild sea bass, its skin beautifully crisp, served with palourde clams and spinach in a light clam broth. In keeping with its location near the Palace of Westminster, wines are taken seriously and there are several worthy bottles in the £30-£40 range. White chocolate panna cotta with raspberry coulis paired with a glass of Torcolato Maculan 2008 was a match made in heaven, an excellent end to a generally pleasing visit.
|Venue name:||Osteria dell'Angolo||Contact:|
47 Marsham Street
|Opening hours:||Bar Open noon-11pm Mon-Fri; 6-11pm SunRestaurant Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri. Dinner served 6-10.30pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: St James's Park tube or bus 88|
|Price:||Main courses £11.50-£24.50. Set lunch £16.50 2 courses, £21 3 courses|
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I would consider myself to be a “foodie” and I am always in search of amazing food in London for a reasonable price, which can be challenging.I actually was not familiar with Osteria dell, Angolo but a colleague of mine recommended it.I am beyond glad I listened to their recommendation! The staff is extremely friendly and I would honestly go back just to speak with them again.I had a lovely conversation with the waiter who was very knowledgeable and helpful about the menu. To start I had the roast quail wrapped with parma ham.To say the least I could have ate that for my entire meal and been happy, it was amazing! I didn’t think my main could live up to how good my starter was, but I was proven wrong.I had the grilled tuna steak upon the waiter’s recommendation and it was cooked to perfection! You must order a wine with your meal too.Their wine menu is outstanding. Not only did all the food taste amazing but it was presented beautifully.For those of you enjoy good food for a reasonable price, you must go here!
Three of us popped in for a late dinner last night. The food was good, but the service was a problem. The maître d’ (possibly filling in for too few servers?) forgot part of our meal and our three coffees. We decided to just ask for the bill, and found we had been charged for them. When I asked to have the coffees and the service charge removed, he was insulting, rude and aggressive, returning to the table several times to berate me and my guests. It was pretty startling and embarrassing. One would expect a restaurant with these prices to have impeccable service, as well as food, or at least a gracious maître d’ who knows when to apologize if things weren’t up to expectations. We won't be back.