Emilia

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Italian
Taking inspiration from the produce and cuisine of Italy with particular focus on the central region of Emilia Romagna. Emilia is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday and is located in the historic Bonhams auction house.
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R
London
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent: frequent, unobtrusive water top-ups, not-overenthusiastic yet friendly smiles, not at all stuffy. Brief menu, I would say 4-5 items per category. The pastas were lovely, not too salty, as they are at many restaurants, and with gentle innovation. Both the snapper and the quail were done well, the quail being exceptional in its combination of savoury flavours, though simultaneously rich.

G
London
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely staff
Definitely recommend and hope to return

R
West Sussex
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious Italian dishes with original food combinations. Lovely service

s
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, beautiful presentation, delicious and reasonably priced in relation to the value delivered. Earlier is quieter.

DA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, food and wine list, think the desserts are a little pricey though, but will happlily return.
Also would like to see the menu change more often, so that if returning quickly, there are new things to try.

F
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. . Turn down the right alley to find the restaurant and you’re in for a great surprise. Beautiful decor, amazing food and great service. Really a very good choice for a deliciously authentic Italian meal in London.

H
Oxford
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous hidden gem. Every course was delicious. Highly recommend

MB
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second visit in 2 weeks with my veggie partner. The burr at a with greengages was a lovely soft succulent wonder. Risotto with hazelnuts worth going back for on its own. Ravioli in the richest of cheese sauces and a fabulous venison Radu. The Bolgerhi by the glass is a steal. Lovely staff, but they need a different venue and to expand the menu a tad. More spacious

MS
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without doubt one of the best restaurants in London

h
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely exceptional, the service is attentive but not oppressive and the overall experience is truly memorable.

MB
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a gem of a restaurant with possibly the best Italian food in London. Everything is exquisite and beautifully presented. The unusual presence within Bonhams auction house adds some dignity to the small space. The pasta is nothing short of remarkable with amazing presentation and taste. Both the Foie Gras pasta in brod or rabbit ragu were excellent. Tremendous pigs trotter and the risotto was perfect. Accompanying wines for a limited list are reasonably priced but an extension to the list would be welcome. Staff are attentive and helpful and it’s a great place for friends or business colleagues.

w
London
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a lovely and sophisticated spot tucked away near Bond Street. The menu is roving Italian with a few twists. Presentation is excellent, as is quality. Service is unassuming and efficient. A mixed clientele of business and leisured all seemed to enjoy the offerings. Highlights for me were zucchini fritti with a lemon mayo and the various pastas. Fig leaf ice cream is also something joyous introduced to me from here. Pricing is not cheap, but for the area is by no means excessive. A nice outdoor terrace for Summer days too.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful service and generosity of spirit from the staff plus the usual extraordinary food. Great birthday evening for our daughter

P
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great restaurant! Food was excellent.

One gripe was that we booked for 5 people. The table was not big enough for 5. We mentioned it and were told we could sit outside if we preferred. it was raining so not really an option.

We therefore cancelled our 5th guest but had a great lunch anyway.

JB
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fantastic venison ragu. Starters were a little underwhelming. Overall it was a rich meal. Wine was overpriced. Location may account for prices but unfortunately we have a more all-round local Italian that delivers equally good food at better prices.
Some freshness and sharpness in the menu would help.
Very friendly, unassuming and pleasant service which is a pleasure to see in Mayfair.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. The staff looked after us very well and made us feel very welcome.

SC
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good, thoughtful cooking. Interesting menu. Understated but delicious. Also a very nice ambience - a light-filled space, and peaceful.

MR
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another first class meal at Emilia - brilliant quality food great wine (we had an English white wine that was excellent) and the staff are attentive and knowledgable.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took a friend here for her birthday. She loved it. She would normally drink Prosecco but was converted to the charms of their Franciocorte, rather like Prosecco but with added sherry complexity.

All the dishes were elegant and well executed. A special shout out for the courgette fritti and the bursts with peaches.

The restaurant sent her home with a box of petite fours and other dainties to celebrate her birthday.

Splendid in every way.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Faultless cooking with faultless friendly, attentive service that was perfectly judged. It's expensive but for a special treat a real delight.

m
London
126 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dining experience at this really lovely little restaurant. Menu was fairly limited but with a good selection of dishes & food was perfectly cooked. Delightful service & interesting wine list.

Not cheap but worth the money

CW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant! The food was absolutely delicious. The staff were friendly and answered all our questions about the menu. They also gave us a little box of treats at the end as it was my partner's birthday which was such a nice touch. This restaurant is such a find and we are already planning on visiting again!

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small place, exceptional service and treatment of member of the group with food allergies! Definitely going back

AM
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding Italian food.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, attentive service. We were early so very / too quiet to begin with as the restaurant filled up the ambiance picked up and was very enjoyable. They also operate a BYO (with corkage) which makes the entire experience more personal

K
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A sensational find - fabulous food and wonderfully un-Mayfair. Great service, attentive but not oppressive. I will definitely be back.

TT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening for 6 of us. Food was delicious along with the choice of wines. Great sharing plates to begin with followed by generous main courses. Lovely setting and very attentive staff. Highly recommend it.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The cocktails were great. The food was fantastic. The house wines were reasonably priced.

l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is delicious. Sever very friendly and helpful.
Perfection!!!

S
London
45 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very light and tasty food and helpful staff. Very good wine list

B
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Relaxed with good standard of food , interesting menu and wine list - will be back

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt the best Italian in town.
You’ll want to eat everything on the menu, and the service is exceptional!

KW
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very attentive staff, we shared some of the dishes and the chef went to the effort of giving us two perfectly presented small plates which was a lovely touch.

NC
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The lady/manager who looked after our table of four could not have been more charming. Her wine recommendations were excellent and we enjoyed very distinctive wines we would not otherwise have chosen.

AT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Utterly delicious food, very tasty wine. Staff were lovely and made some great recommendations

FB
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I thought most of the meal was fairly average, only the courgetti fritti blew me away - it's incredible!

x
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food is very good, but falls slightly between two stools in being neither classic Italian nor really creative fine dining. Food is somewhat overpriced, the wines OK but decidedly disappointing for the money.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great to be in a restaurant that wasn’t too noisy.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food

RL
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Emilia was excellent! The food, from start to finish was perfect. Service was warm and friendly. We had a great evening, all of our group eat out a lot and we all felt it was the best place we’ve been recently. Would love to come back when the weather is nicer and sit outdoors!