This place has been on my list for a while, apparently being this joint venture with Alan Yau, and the “Armani of Breads”, Rocco Princi. I’ve dropped in before but it’s always been heaving. The day I visited wasn’t any different, with the glamorous room filled to the brim with more people constantly flowing in. My only option considering it was literally pouring down buckets, was to get take out and so I decided to get two salads in a box.
The picture doesn’t really do that much justice to the two salads I ordered – an avocado and chicken salad followed by a roasted aubergine one. Had I ordered both lighter, mainly green salads, I think I would have felt extremely cheated for the £6.50 I paid but considering there was a lot of salad and the chicken one was almost all protein, the £6.50 was reasonable.
I wasn’t completely blown away by the salads but it was certainly filling. I’d be interested to see what it’s like to sit down amongst all the chaos.
Location: 135 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UT