Last night was a much needed catch up with one of my uni girls. Bocca di Lupo, which has been high up on my 'must go' list for quite some time, was booked and I was pleased to note my dining companion was dying to go also...
We were seated to the back of the restaurant at its cosy bench seats and it's apparent that everyone here is thoroughly enjoying their meals.. the atmosphere is vibrant and full of energy.
From the fritti menu our waitress chose an excellent selection...
Sage leaves filled with anchovies (£1.50 each) I could have had a bowl full of these...
Buffalo mozzerella bocconcini - delish
Baccala - home salted cod, a very posh 'fish and chip shop' fish (yum)
and, Olive stuffed with minced pork and veal - absolutely awesome flavours!
Onto our mains which again, we asked the staff to help with choosing as it was proving near impossible for us to decide what to have.
Pappardelle with hare was an excellent pasta dish, the ribbons of dough perfectly cooked and a decent thickness. The ragu was seriously tender and had a great depth of flavour.
Foie Gras sausage was a decadent as it sounds. Served with a rich pearl barley and cep risotto.
Roasted pumpkin with sage and parmesan was as good as it looks. A seriously tasty side dish dressed and (I think) roasted in a rich balsamic vinegar.
Romanesco broccoli, boiled with oil and parsley was our choice for a 'bit of green' another winner.
I don't think I could have eaten a better meal to compete with my high expectations...everything from the restaurant to the last mouthful exceeded. It's a fantastic date place, an even better group place and I simply cannot wait to visit again...
Address: 12 Archer St, London W1D 7BB
Phone:020 7734 2223
Prices:£50pp incl. wine