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.
Such a wonderful menu and the space is just stunning. Light and open feel but still very intimate. I think my new go to place!
Interesting space. Slightly hidden (good) slightly awkward feel as attached to auction house which has the feel of an office building. BUT we went on Saturday evening and it did have a quiet (whilst being full) feel.
The service was attentive and quite excellent for London standards. Hope they stay the same.
The food was excellent, very tasty italian, enjoyed all courses we tried.
The wine list is definitely on the pricey side with only two whites per glass (13 & 17 pounds)
Overall great meal, albeit slightly on the pricey side with wine.
Would definitely go back for a special evening
A hidden gem! We love the Quality Chop House and were keen to try out the group's latest offering. It didn't disappoint. Stand out dishes included the incredible focaccia and my clam and asparagus gnocchi. Sadly we only had an hour because we were shooting off to see the play Emilia (love a themed evening - ha!), the staff were very accommodating and our two courses plus additional extras didn't seem rushed in that time. We'l definitely be back for a more leisurely meal soon.
Excellent in all aspects. Antipasti superb particularly the zucchini. The pasta is the best I have eaten outside Italy. All in all a must
Brilliant cooking; well chosen dishes; everything skilled. Pleasant small space. Nice wine list.
This new restaurant is modern, quiet and cosy.
Professional staff, delicious food, appreciable quantity of wine by the glass and nice wine list by the bottle (auction list).
Not the warmest of welcome on arrival and though the amuse bouche were rather lacking so I was ready to hate this place, but the haunch of venison was so outstanding I'd go back for that alone; I'd be surprised if they're not awarded a Michelin star next year
The food was very good but the size of courses, and therefore quantity to order, was a little confusing. Mains were quite large as was my starter (pigs trotter).
Waited quite a long time for wine to come which meant that we had already eaten delicious sesame sticks and a ton of bread (our fault obviously!) so were over full by the time the main course arrived. Tables a bit close together for romance.
Otherwise very good. Very sweet and helpful waiting staff.
The team from Portland and Clipstone have another gem with Emilia. Superb food inspired by Emilia Romagna's refined cuisine, fine wines by the glass in an elegant room where you can hear yourself talk. Its a compelling formula and highly recommended.
We went to restaurant Emilia on Saturday and it was outstanding. Everything from service to food to wine was thoroughly enjoyable. Some of their interpretations of Italian classics were fantastic, especially the Vitello Tonnatto.
Went during their first week of soft launch. It was a bit difficult to find the restaurant initially! Service could have been better, we had to keep catching the eye of the waiting staff to order food, ask for more water and to get the bill. The food was pretty good apart from the tomatoes in the monkfish main. Dessert was delightful - probably my favourite part of the meal!