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About L'Anima



Translated as ‘soul’ in Italian, award-winning L’Anima is true to its name, specialising in authentic, honest Italian cuisine made with all the passion of chefs with Italian cooking in their blood.

Bordering the City and Shoreditch, L’Anima was designed by famed architect Claudio Silvestrin. The open and inviting space boasts clean-cut, modern furnishings - a design that reflects the understated sophistication and quality of our seasonally-changing menu.

Our Southern-influenced cuisine reinterprets dishes from Sardinia, Puglia and Sicily.

1 Snowden Street
London, EC2A 2DQ
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 3pm

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11pm


BAR

Monday - Friday: 9am - 1am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7422 7000

Website:
http://www.lanima.co.uk/

Executive Chef:
Antonio Favuzzi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon - Fri 5:30PM - 7:30PM

L'Anima Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
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Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (London)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Lovely restaurant. Great food and service. Thouroghly recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on November 22, 2017

the winter tasting menu was great value. Staff were very helpful

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Had a fabulous time on Friday night. The food was excellent and service was top notch. For starters we ordered the raw tuna and octopus and n'duja, mains were the monkfish and turbot. The sommelier recommended Trebbiano d'Abruzzo which went well with our dinner. We were quite full but found our second stomach to share the Cupolone, the Chocolate dome - it's a must have. I can't fault the level of service which was perfect. I'd definitely come again.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Very convenient for meeting friends in the City and was a surprising find - we arrived early and the restaurant was empty but all the staff were very friendly and welcoming , giving us special treatment =- the restaurant soon filled up and the atmosphere grew but did not crowd in on us - super food off the taste autumn special and great wine - overall good value - would not hesitate to recommend

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 (London)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Chi Chi restaurant full of business men the night we went, with an entrance that was quite hard to find! Good service throughout. Offer included prosecco. Bread basket was delicious. Starter (cheese and pumpkin) and dessert (blueberry and almond tart) both good, main of baby chicken a bit disappointing.

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 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Big space which filled up later in the evening but felt rather empty to begin with. Suspect busier for lunch rather than in the evenings. Food was good. No stand out dish. Service good.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

PERSONAL VERY ATTENTION AND AVAILABLE. BEAUTIFUL AND SILENT ATMOSPHERE. CAMERIERS ATTENTIVE TO OUR REQUEST AND BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The restaurant was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. The food exceptional, service fantastic but we did go on a Saturday which I believe is a quieter night for them but this meant that the staff had time to talk to everyone. I didn’t like my dessert (personal taste) and so they changed it with no questions asked.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Restaurant is quite sterile, could do with an injection of colour /energy. Food was ok, but not fabulous.

Ideal for a business lunch only

Tags: Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on August 2, 2017

A faultless lunch enjoyed here last week. Superb value using the Taste of Summer promotion.
Food and service was exemplary. Will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on August 1, 2017

I had lunch with my friend and goddaughter the other day.it was a very nice welcome so good service and very well presented tasty food.prawn and courgette spaghetti super.one thing the air conditioning was a bit too fierce i did mention later in meal and seemes to get bit better.great location for liverpool street station

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 (London)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Super food and interesting wine list. Very competent and discrete service.

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 (London)·Dined on July 20, 2017

The bright airy feel when I first entered made me worry I may be dining in a goldfish bowl but the one way smoked glass resolves that problem whilst adding people watching opportunities for those commuters not enjoying the fine dining here. We went for the special offer - 3 courses plus prosecco and really enjoyed it. Great food and some very nice presentation. Waiting staff were informative with details about the dishes without being in any way intrusive. Would happily go again.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We had a special summer offer. The value and the food was outstanding. The only issue we had was, that we waited 3/4 hour between starter and main course. For a lunch time event just far too long.

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 (London)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Had summer menu. Staff were excellent, very professional and couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Food was very good. For this part of town, 3 courses plus a glass of prosecco plus coffee is very good value, particularly when the food is this good. Ambience was also good, not too noisy so we could talk.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Went to L'anima for friends get together and a birthday. Food was excellent.....tasty and well presented. Lovely wine list. Service was welcoming and attentive. Recommended.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 13, 2017

booked a table via Open Table and selected the set menu option - which is a steal! great service, good wine list (pricey), simple but elegant setting, beautifully presented delicious plates, the food at this restaurant is definitely fit for Foodies!!!

ran into some confusion on arrival as they wouldn't give us the set menu claiming we didn't book online. luckily I had proof!

nevertheless, we had a lovely evening, and will return for sure.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great food as usual , service over efficient and rushed. We have been many times . The restaurant wasn't very busy but we were a little rushed by the service . Clearing plates and glasses when you hadn't quite finished and the next course appearing before you were ready .

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 (London)·Dined on May 26, 2017

I have eaten at L'anima before and my previous meal was fantastic - this time the food was very very average . In fact i took my friends here based on my last experience and ended up being quite embarrassed as no one really enjoyed the food.

The wine list is great though.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Excellent food and servcies! Very good value for special offer set dinner .

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 (London)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Superb food and great service


The banker office crowd with large groups of banker bro s is a bit of a buzz kill .

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 (London)·Dined on March 30, 2017

The octopus starter was lovely, both in texture and taste. The linguine was a tad overcooked, but the base wasn't overly rich and quite refreshing. The monkfish was delicious, it was paired well with the sides. I only wished they could have removed the bones. The tuna was mediocre, could skip that dish. The service was great, apart from how fast they spoke making it difficult to catch every word. As for the dessert, I ordered the souffle and it was mediocre at best, I could not taste the 'whiskey' and the waiter just poked a hole into the souffle without a warning. The caramelized pineapple was meh and the tiramisu was decent. The atmosphere of the space was great, would wanna try during the daytime.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on March 28, 2017

They could not have been more accommodating since we arrived with an extra guest and then one guest (the key client) had to leave early. The food was delicious and the staff were all smiles and helpful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great restaurant. Really good food, the pasta and ravioli were amazing. Lovely staff. We felt welcome as soon as we entered the door and service was impeccable all throughout dinner. Highly recommend L'Anima for a business lunch or a romantic dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Excellent starters and pastas!

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 (London)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Excellent: the bar is very good. The general manager made sure everything was just right. We will be back soon.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on March 9, 2017

High end Italian dining in London... never let's you down.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Fantastic! Always spot on👌

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 (London)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Great and delicate food and super wime pairing. Nice and discrete service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Everything was perfect about this place. I don't normally like Italian food, but this place did it for me. 11/10

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very poor service (had booked a table, got seated half an hour later / had emailed and confirmed a special set up for special occasion, was not provided), no ambiance, unfriendly staff. Food was excellent though.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Wonderful food and service, very corporate and formal vibe

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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Food good. Service good only slight negative is that when busy it's hard to hear yourself think. Bare floors and walls make for bad acoustics. Looks good though!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Excellent service, delicious food, nice ambience. I'm pregnant and the staff took good care of me! Quite expensive so good for special occasions, dates etc.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Food was tasty enough and service was friendly but whole feel of the place is corporate and verging on souless

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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2016

My partner and I came here for an anniversary. We'd looked at the menu before so we expected the higher-end prices. For a Friday night, the restaurant was quiet but because of it's location we assume it's a little busier mid-week for business meals. The service was impeccable - I would recommend the restaurant on that alone. We even had a few freebie bites and extra glasses of wine on the side which I thought was a really nice touch and that kept us happy but also made me really full that I was too stuffed to order dessert. My partner ordered the lamb which looked very good and I had the mushroom risotto which was so-so. All in all, a good place to come for a really special occasion and just want a quiet place to talk and laugh. I'd come again for another special occasion to try a meat dish.

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 (London)·Dined on November 30, 2016

As always the food and service were top class and the Somellier advice for wine pairing was perfect.

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 (London)·Dined on November 24, 2016

This is our second visit and it was as amazing as the first. The menu is imaginative, tasty and wholesome at the same time. The food is beautifully presented and the staff are attentive without being intrusive. The place is buzzing with city boys (and girls) but I think everyone is there for the exquisite but pricey food. We will definitely be returning.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 22, 2016

Very tasty (and beautifully presented) dishes. Expensive wine list. Very good service. All set in an enormous square box of a room with gigantically high ceilings - and consequently all the atmosphere of a restaurant in a posh hotel lobby.

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 (London)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Thanks to your team for making us feel at ease and great table service. Worth another visit for sure. On behalf of AJS Contracts Ltd. Colin Syme

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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