Margot London is exactly the type of restaurant London has needed for a long time. Italian small plates, classic pasta dishes, an amazing wine menu and drool-worthy desserts in a gorgeous venue? I can’t think of anything more perfect. This was, hands down, one of the loveliest and most enjoyable lunches I’ve had in a long time.
I started off with some bubbles, thanks to the restaurant, which was a lovely surprise. The staff are all so smartly dressed and so nice.
Margot is the baby of Paulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouën, and it is elegant, relaxed, and the perfect place for a leisurely lunch, a pre-theatre or post-theatre meal, and to enjoy good food and choose from an extensive wine menu.
While we decided what to eat, we were offered a choice of breads from a bread basket. I went for Focaccia and it was so warm, soft and dreamy.
From the small plates section, we ordered Prosciutto di Parma Devodier, which is 30-months cured Parma ham. It was served on some thin crispy bread with a side of pickles.
We also chose the Caprotto Goat’s milk mountain cheese, upon recommendation from the waiter, which was really surprisingly light and scrumptious.
We chose a salad, more specifically the Rucola e Parmigiano Rocket, which has Parmigiano Reggiano, Heritage tomato, avocado and balsamic vinegar dressing. The truth is I saw avocado and balsamic vinegar dressing and I was sold. It was every bit worth it and so delicious.
Before our mains arrived, I switched over to red wine. I love a good wine with Italian food, and I went for the Malbec, which was just what I needed.
For my mains I chose the Ravioli with Ricotta and Lemon. The zestiness of the lemon with the creaminess of the ricotta were just a match made in heaven for me. I would happily order this dish again.
Amit went for the Tagliolini con gamberi rossi, which was Tagliolini with Sicilian red prawns, artichokes and cherry tomatoes. I was actually surprised he chose a seafood dish but he thoroughly enjoyed it and wiped his plate clean.
For dessert I had my heart set on the Cannolo Siciliano, which is flattened Sicilian cannolo, ricotta cream served with pistachio ice cream. It was the perfect ending to a delightful meal.
We also enjoyed a selection of Petit fours and a coffee, which had lovely coffee art on it.
If you are after a restaurant with a really good choice of Italian dishes, Margot is perfect. It is a restaurant I would gladly return to multiple times for a fix of that Ravioli! It is gorgeous, has a fantastic location and is spacious, charming and has a fabulous ambience.
It is also very family friendly, and sophisticated enough for an impressive lunch or dinner, whether you are impressing a date or a client. If you love your wine, this is a bonus reason to try Margot out.
The long bar is gorgeous and I can already picture myself there with a glass of wine and a plate of Ravioli!
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