Emilia

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83 reviews
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Italian
Emilia comprises a cafe, wine bar and restaurant both open six days a week (Monday to Saturday) for lunch and dinner located in Haunch of Venison Yard just off Brook Street in the heart of Mayfair.

Its inspiration comes from Emilia-Romagna, the culinary heartland of Italy and it aims to pay homage to that region and its food culture but also reflect – as we hope all our restaurants do – what a good modern restaurant should be with fantastic British produce, a brilliant and broad wine list and engaging waiters.

Upstairs is a 25 cover restaurant which can be booked for lunch and dinner whilst downstairs our walk-ins wine bar offers a shorter menu of as-it-comes dishes with over 20 wines by the glass.
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N
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Faultless cooking with faultless friendly, attentive service that was perfectly judged. It's expensive but for a special treat a real delight.

m
London
126 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great dining experience at this really lovely little restaurant. Menu was fairly limited but with a good selection of dishes & food was perfectly cooked. Delightful service & interesting wine list.

Not cheap but worth the money

CW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant! The food was absolutely delicious. The staff were friendly and answered all our questions about the menu. They also gave us a little box of treats at the end as it was my partner's birthday which was such a nice touch. This restaurant is such a find and we are already planning on visiting again!

A
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great small place, exceptional service and treatment of member of the group with food allergies! Definitely going back

AM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding Italian food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, attentive service. We were early so very / too quiet to begin with as the restaurant filled up the ambiance picked up and was very enjoyable. They also operate a BYO (with corkage) which makes the entire experience more personal

K
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A sensational find - fabulous food and wonderfully un-Mayfair. Great service, attentive but not oppressive. I will definitely be back.

TT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening for 6 of us. Food was delicious along with the choice of wines. Great sharing plates to begin with followed by generous main courses. Lovely setting and very attentive staff. Highly recommend it.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The cocktails were great. The food was fantastic. The house wines were reasonably priced.

l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is delicious. Sever very friendly and helpful.
Perfection!!!

S
London
45 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very light and tasty food and helpful staff. Very good wine list

B
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed with good standard of food , interesting menu and wine list - will be back

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt the best Italian in town.
You’ll want to eat everything on the menu, and the service is exceptional!

KW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very attentive staff, we shared some of the dishes and the chef went to the effort of giving us two perfectly presented small plates which was a lovely touch.

NC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The lady/manager who looked after our table of four could not have been more charming. Her wine recommendations were excellent and we enjoyed very distinctive wines we would not otherwise have chosen.

AT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Utterly delicious food, very tasty wine. Staff were lovely and made some great recommendations

FB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I thought most of the meal was fairly average, only the courgetti fritti blew me away - it's incredible!

x
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food is very good, but falls slightly between two stools in being neither classic Italian nor really creative fine dining. Food is somewhat overpriced, the wines OK but decidedly disappointing for the money.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great to be in a restaurant that wasn’t too noisy.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food

RL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Emilia was excellent! The food, from start to finish was perfect. Service was warm and friendly. We had a great evening, all of our group eat out a lot and we all felt it was the best place we’ve been recently. Would love to come back when the weather is nicer and sit outdoors!

WF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful new restaurant in Mayfair from the team behind Clipstone, Portland and Quality Chop House. Great menu and wine list, and excellent presentation. Although pricing is rather robust, the space is intimate and therefore quite buzzy when full. I’d certainly go back!

MG
Wales
17 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is exquisite, and very true to its namesake. The waiting staff offered no suggestions for either food or wine? Most Italian’s would never order until everything was discussed. It certainly would have added to the ambiance. That said, the staff were friendly and accommodating. We finished our wine outside to enjoy the warm afternoon. On the pricey side, but great for a special occasion.

DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in every way , amazing food & wonderful service.

OT
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I read a review of this restaurant that basically said it was highway robbery, but you’d enjoy every minute of it. I found this to be accurate — the price point of the menu skews high, but the food and service we’re both impeccable. It was special — intimate, solicitous, and delicious. Perfectly lovely.

g
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

a slightly unexpected delight - highly recommend this restaurant.

IC
London
36 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and wine list . Interesting and novel. Def worth a repeat list .

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best Italian restaurant in London. Superb food, incredible service and a lovely ambience.

JG
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Never trust reviews. Journalists often have an ulterior reason to being kind to a restaurant - as seems to be the case here. The food has nothing to do with Emilia Romagna. One of the waiters commented that, as prosciutto and parmigiana are part of the menu, it must have. Overall, I did not find the food memorable and thought the atmosphere was rather dead. I am a journalist myself and visited with a view to include Emilia in my new travel guide (published in Germany). Sadly, I cannot.

g
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely food and great service, not cheap, but worth it.

TF
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Small, intimate setting, good wine list, excellent food. A real hidden gem. Would recommend.

DJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Top quality Italian with bright and enthusiastic staff. Quality of the dishes was exemplary. The only disappointment was the limited and slightly boring choices of main dish just one vegetarian, one fish and one meat. The rest of the menu was exciting. Excellent value wines.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, innovative and good value

E
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the service excellent, the ambiance perfect.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always

SK
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Superior ingredients, very accomplished cooking. Rabbit tagliatelle and crispy pig's trotter especially delicious. Accessible wine list. The staff are charming and if the location were better it might be the perfect restaurant!

RP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I VISITED THIS NEW(ISH) RESTAURANT WITH A FRIEND FOLLOWING AN E-MAIL FROM THE OWNERS WHO RUN QCH. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT, THE NEGRONIS FANTASTIC, THE STAFF CHARMING AND I LOOK FORWARD TO MAKING A RETURN VISIT WITH MORE FRIENDS. 10/10

FH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We found the venue to be excellently appointed, the staff attentive and the lunchtime menu well thought out and delicious.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, friendly and helpful staff, great value. Perfect for our anniversary

CE
London
65 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It helped that it was a warm and sunny lunchtime and that the restaurant's outside space is in a quiet courtyard off Brook Street, but lunch was excellent. The full restaurant menu is not available outside so I will definitely be going back to try that, but the limited menu that was available certainly delivered. Burrata and white peaches was just right. The tagliatelle with venison ragu was possibly a bit rich for a summer's day, but delicious. And the almond cake with apricots was well worth the calories. Service was cheerful and attentive. Not sure why the restaurant wasn't busier but I expect it is early days yet. Get there while you can still get a table!

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