Emilia

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124 reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
Emilia restaurant is open six days a week (Monday to Saturday) for lunch and dinner and is 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.

Our two dining rooms are bright and airy, designed to be a modern interpretation of the timeless ristoranti you always hope to find walking around an Italian city.

We take reservations in both rooms and the menu and service is exactly the same in both. Should you have a preference for either upstairs or downstairs, please let us know when booking and we will do our best to accommodate.
What 124 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent first time experience, service spot on and food different and very fast particularly the Ragu!

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BenR
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed Emilia. Service was just the right level of attentiveness, and very personable. The upstairs dining room was comfortable and relaxed. The food was a carefully calibrated mix of unctiousness and piquancy - absolutely delicious in every way. We had a Emilia-Romagna Barbera which worked tremendously well with the savoury courses - lots of juicy berry flavours and enough acidity to cut through. One point of note - the portion sizing seems designed so that you can work your way through all five courses withough feeling particularly overfed. I made the mistake of only ordering three courses, and still felt hungry. I would love to return, with the knowledge that I need to revise upwards the amount of food to order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit will go again

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LucyI
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Lovely waiters, some of whom were very knowledgeable about the wine. Unfortunately for the price the food was not worth it. The main courses especially were disappointing, with lack of balance and/or seasoning in most dishes. For half the price, the food would be good, but it either needs to be different and new, or excellent quality, and it was neither.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every regard.

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ArminsN
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Emilia, the third visit for me and my wife. The food was delicious, the service unobtrusive but friendly. The coffee arrived before the dessert, but this is easily forgiven within the overall experience.

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Nick
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable cooking, kind and gentle staff and a selection of wines worthy of a decent bid in the auction list

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, can't fault service, atmosphere, staff

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vipsooks
London
27 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not quite as good as last time but still excellent

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MIKEGOURMET
London
63 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Light, airy and welcoming dining room, warm, relaxed and precise service, fine cuisine and excellent wine list (pretty fairly priced).

LM
vipLeonardM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Atmosphere cold and austere,monocloured (white).Service adequate,food overseasoned and price excessive,over £300 for 4 .

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vipNevis
London
19 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outstanding food, although limited menu. Beautiful small dining area, with quiet atmosphere, and discreet service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Everything was simply perfectly taken care of, attentive service, great warm atmosphere! Will definitely come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. Everything done with style and acumen. But relaxed. Service excellent.

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vipSpike21
London
44 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish.

JF
vipJFK1
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food in a highly civilised location. Imaginative and delicious. It is hard to think of a more suitable venue for a quiet business lunch; or even something more intimate.

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ClaudiaG
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A PHENOMENAL meal, couldn't recommend highly enough, one of the best dinners I have ever had.

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PaulN
Oaxaca
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

what a find! The timing between each course was perfect. It's rare to find a restaurant in this class that doesn't want to serve you as quick as possible so that they can get another sitting in. We loved this restaurant and will be back

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Vocel8809
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food! Magnificient neighbourhood. Very good service!
Wouldn’t take the pasta with truffle again. Pasta with rabbit and rosemary was delightful and less expensive.

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Coldass
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch regional food from Italy in a very elegant - evene exclusive - setting. Pricing in keen but very much worth special occasion,.

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Raisinorsultana
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent: frequent, unobtrusive water top-ups, not-overenthusiastic yet friendly smiles, not at all stuffy. Brief menu, I would say 4-5 items per category. The pastas were lovely, not too salty, as they are at many restaurants, and with gentle innovation. Both the snapper and the quail were done well, the quail being exceptional in its combination of savoury flavours, though simultaneously rich.

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Goodrestaurant
London
15 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely staff
Definitely recommend and hope to return

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Richbloomfield
West Sussex
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious Italian dishes with original food combinations. Lovely service

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stuartm
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, beautiful presentation, delicious and reasonably priced in relation to the value delivered. Earlier is quieter.

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DAJJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, food and wine list, think the desserts are a little pricey though, but will happlily return.
Also would like to see the menu change more often, so that if returning quickly, there are new things to try.

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vipFannyinnyc
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. . Turn down the right alley to find the restaurant and you’re in for a great surprise. Beautiful decor, amazing food and great service. Really a very good choice for a deliciously authentic Italian meal in London.

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Henry
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous hidden gem. Every course was delicious. Highly recommend

MB
vipMichaelB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second visit in 2 weeks with my veggie partner. The burr at a with greengages was a lovely soft succulent wonder. Risotto with hazelnuts worth going back for on its own. Ravioli in the richest of cheese sauces and a fabulous venison Radu. The Bolgerhi by the glass is a steal. Lovely staff, but they need a different venue and to expand the menu a tad. More spacious

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without doubt one of the best restaurants in London

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hello
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely exceptional, the service is attentive but not oppressive and the overall experience is truly memorable.

MB
vipMichaelB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a gem of a restaurant with possibly the best Italian food in London. Everything is exquisite and beautifully presented. The unusual presence within Bonhams auction house adds some dignity to the small space. The pasta is nothing short of remarkable with amazing presentation and taste. Both the Foie Gras pasta in brod or rabbit ragu were excellent. Tremendous pigs trotter and the risotto was perfect. Accompanying wines for a limited list are reasonably priced but an extension to the list would be welcome. Staff are attentive and helpful and it’s a great place for friends or business colleagues.

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vipwestender
London
26 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a lovely and sophisticated spot tucked away near Bond Street. The menu is roving Italian with a few twists. Presentation is excellent, as is quality. Service is unassuming and efficient. A mixed clientele of business and leisured all seemed to enjoy the offerings. Highlights for me were zucchini fritti with a lemon mayo and the various pastas. Fig leaf ice cream is also something joyous introduced to me from here. Pricing is not cheap, but for the area is by no means excessive. A nice outdoor terrace for Summer days too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful service and generosity of spirit from the staff plus the usual extraordinary food. Great birthday evening for our daughter

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Piersd
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great restaurant! Food was excellent.

One gripe was that we booked for 5 people. The table was not big enough for 5. We mentioned it and were told we could sit outside if we preferred. it was raining so not really an option.

We therefore cancelled our 5th guest but had a great lunch anyway.

JB
vipJulieB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fantastic venison ragu. Starters were a little underwhelming. Overall it was a rich meal. Wine was overpriced. Location may account for prices but unfortunately we have a more all-round local Italian that delivers equally good food at better prices.
Some freshness and sharpness in the menu would help.
Very friendly, unassuming and pleasant service which is a pleasure to see in Mayfair.

MH
vipMarkH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. The staff looked after us very well and made us feel very welcome.

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SamC
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good, thoughtful cooking. Interesting menu. Understated but delicious. Also a very nice ambience - a light-filled space, and peaceful.

MR
vipMarcusR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another first class meal at Emilia - brilliant quality food great wine (we had an English white wine that was excellent) and the staff are attentive and knowledgable.

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took a friend here for her birthday. She loved it. She would normally drink Prosecco but was converted to the charms of their Franciocorte, rather like Prosecco but with added sherry complexity.

All the dishes were elegant and well executed. A special shout out for the courgette fritti and the bursts with peaches.

The restaurant sent her home with a box of petite fours and other dainties to celebrate her birthday.

Splendid in every way.

MR
MarkR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love it. Best Italian in London

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Emilia offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7468 5868.

Emilia is rated 4.7 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.