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Novikov - Italian Restaurant

4.5
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1098 reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
Italian Restaurant The Italian Restaurant has a modern but elegant feel, complete with an imposing wood-fired oven, suede wall panelling, handmade Moroccan tiles, mirrors in solid oak frames and chandeliers with candles. Complex, state-of-the-art lighting systems can change the atmosphere from sunrise to sunset, from season to season. It offers regional Italian fare with a contemporary twist. Created by Marco Torri, the menu comprises a superb assortment of antipasti, Tartare di Salmone o Tonno and Carpaccio di Manzo among them, followed by a selection of homemade pasta. Fish dishes are of the calibre of Branzino Arrosto con Caponata (Roasted Wild Sea Bass Fillet served with Sweet & Sour Sicilian Vegetables), whilst meat includes Piccione al Forno con Cavolo Nero (Oven-roasted Pigeon with Sautéed Cavolo Nero).
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1098 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience and great staff

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ElenaS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food but slow service.
Wagyu steak was fantastic.

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NigelW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful post lock down lunch. Extremely clean and well organized, Staff friendly and helpful throughout. Food at its usual high standard. A truly enjoyable experience. Well Done Novikov Team.

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asianfoodie
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good!! would definitely go back to this place. great food

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Peter
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a decent enough place to dine, a little over priced given I could have had the same meal at half the price, however is in the heart of mayfair. Staff seemed ok and I had to call them for service, but overall it was a a decent meal even if it was quite an expensive affair.

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StavrosC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

While there is a price in the Menu on the Truffle Pizza for Pounds58 and we order a plain Margarita, it is the duty of the restaurant to at least explain that the Margarita will also cost the astonishing amount of Pounds58!!!
P.s. I did call the waitor to complain, but when I saw that there was no reaction from Novikov's side, I paid the bill respectfully and left!! Good luck to you, never going back to eat at Novikov!

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MuskaN
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great experience but £50 per person min spend.

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HungryMara
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe and a good amount of space between tables for a relatively intimate dinning experience. High quality ingredients and a relaxed atmosphere

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SHRINAP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We waited for more than 40 minutes to be seated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Quality of service and food is very low comparing to last year

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vipGaryO
London
32 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great party ambiance very busy venue
Sadly what let’s the food down is it’s served lukewarm
That said, this tends to be the norm these days in most restaurants
A word of warning you may need to take out a loan to help pay the bill it ain’t cheap!

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Suns
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and place
Would definitely go again

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Constantin
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was ok. Not the best value for money, but also nothing to complain about.

The bigger issue is the staff.

Checkin ladies are terribly unfriendly. We had a reservation, but no one really bothered to take care of us. "Oh yes. Now please bring you jackets to the back". We gave up our jackets and then patiently waited for someone to seat us, but that only happened after 3-4 min when they noticed they forgot about us.

Waiters were not particularly competent. They served our food to the neighboring table and "forgot" about two requests that we made.

In general the food was served super fast. There was a constant feeling of the staff wanting us out of the restaurant as fast as possible, so they could serve the next customer.

When paying the bill the credit card machine was tossed on our table without a "Hello" "How was your food" or any other courtesy. After paying we were rushed out.

A friend of mine recommended the bar. So we tried to enter, but at first the security guard made a huge fuss about how we needed a reservation and what not.

After a short back and forth we were allowed to enter, only to find the place to be completely empty, leaving us highly confused what the whole fuss was about.

Overall not a very pleasant experience. There are def. better choices in this price range in London.

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spiridon
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Original italian food !!! All people working there are very good , nice music , clean environment

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Rose
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked our table for 10 but were made to wait 20 minutes as it wasn’t ready yet. Someone who walked in and didn’t reserve a table was seated before us in front of my eyes and we had to still wait. The place was over crowded, no one acknowledged us and we had to keep asking people where to go. Once we were seated, I had to keep asking to be served. The main course was cold and had a hair in it, when I tried to explain this to the waitress she said she’ll get the person who was handling our table but they never showed so I took it out myself. Upon receiving the bill, we asked not to pay the service charge as we felt we didn’t receive the service we wanted to. The waitress reaction completely changed and she started being rude and did not even say thanks or bye and had a bad attitude. I’m really disappointed and want a refund as this is not what I was expecting from such a high reviewed restaurant as all my friends recommended me to visit. I will not be going here again! Definitely does not put the customer first.

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ReetK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was brillIsn’t. Great food, unlike the average stodgy Italian.
Sophisticated and flavoured.

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NatalieC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my sister here as a birthday present as I’ve been to Novikov on many occasions and can always guarantee that the food, service and ambiance will be amazing and it didn’t disappoint!! My lobster linguini was delicious and the banana cake I can highly recommend!

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Nafeh
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Cheese wheel pasta was disgusting rver order it please

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JinanA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place was nicely decorated. We chose the italian menu. The food was okay compared to other italian restaurants. So the value of food and portion compared to its taste, its so average.
The service was great they were friendly.
The place was a bit noisy couldn’t hear the one next to me very well.
But overall it was an okay experience.

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Kira
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Bit overpriced, the food was lovely but drinks were too expensive

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NadaP
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prices are quite expensive,but the food is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Nothing special even we have told on the reservation its a birthday celebration.

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ZahabiyaK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was mediocre and service was horrible. Not worth the expensive price tag.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews