London is a foodies dream. There’s a wealth of amazing eateries to enjoy, and just when you think you’ve explored them all a new one pops up.
Roba specialises in modern British cooking with an Italian flair, and it has quickly made an impact. With dinner reservations being made months in advance you know it’s the place to go.
It’s no surprise really, because the head chef Andrea Secchi; who has previously worked with The Berkeley’s Michelin starred chef Marcus Wareing, is combining his wealth of knowledge and producing outstanding results.
If finding a dinner spot here is proving a bit difficult, don’t hesitate to pop in for lunch. With the same menu you won’t be missing out on the succulent seasonal food.
And actually we found lunch time the perfect time to go and try out Roba with Little London.
The restaurant was stylish and comfortable. The seats are made to lounge in while slowly making your way through the food placed upon your table.
When it comes to the food, I think the best way to enjoy Roba is to pick a variety of dishes and just share.
Everything is so tasty it’s a shame to not try bits of all of it.
^^The wild smoked salmon is smoked in house.
And for this reason I suggest ordering perhaps 2 or 3 bowls and one of the meat choices from the robata grill and a couple of sides for two hungry people.
^^ All meat is sourced from Scotland and is also aged in house.
Don’t be fooled into thinking a ‘bowl’ is a starter portion because it’s not, it’s a light meal in itself.
When it comes to wine, leave that with your waiter. Their knowledge on wine and food pairing is spot on, and while I thoroughly enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc that went particularly well with my food choices, Mr London Mum couldn’t get enough of his Passori Rosso.
Little London was given a meal especially created for him as there is no kids specific menu. The chef kindly concocted a beautifully fresh and tasty pasta dish which Little London literally wolfed down. I’ve never seen him eat quite as much in a restaurant before.
With loads of lovely places to visit in the surrounding vicinity pre or post meal; such as Hyde Park, Kensington Garden’s, Regent’s Canal and Little Venice, Roba is in the perfect place to enjoy some brilliant cuisine in the middle of London.
Laid back fine dining with great food and great wine. Cheers to that!
(Disclosure: Complimentary meal)