Lunch and Dinner
- Disabled Access
- Families and Children Welcome
About San Carlo Cicchetti
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Small Venetian plates in gilt-edged surrounds
The Distefanos of San Carlo fame have converted this back corner of the House of Fraser department store into a true destination with critical acclaim from The Observer’s Jay Rayner who described it as ‘truly premiership material’. Order fine Italian wines by the glass and small Venetian plates at marble-topped tables or perched at the peach and chrome bar. A forefather of the tapas we know and love, fall for gnocchi in a crisp parmesan basket and tuna tartare mixed tableside. You can luxuriate here, but the idea is to eat in the bustling atmosphere and move on, making a return visit for the veal and madeira crostini, or the simple, pizza sharing boards all the more likely. Food adviser Aldo Zilli saw new additions like gorgonzola and chicory salad, a tail-end of fillet steak with wild mushroom cream sauce and deep fried gamberonis’, part peeled, slit down the back and dipped into seasoning join the regular crew. Order around three plates per person, leaving plenty of space for a choice of dessert from the deli counter. Meringue of the day (think kiwi, strawberry, and freshly beaten cream) or homemade ices in changing flavours are transformational.
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