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L'Anima - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
895 Reviews
£41 and over
Italian


Translated as ‘soul’ in Italian, award-winning L’Anima is true to its name, specialising in authentic, honest Italian cuisine made with all the passion of chefs with Italian cooking in their blood.

Bordering the City and Shoreditch, L’Anima was designed by famed architect Claudio Silvestrin. The open and inviting space boasts clean-cut, modern furnishings - a design that reflects the understated sophistication and quality of our seasonally-changing menu.

Our Southern-influenced cuisine reinterprets dishes from Sardinia, Puglia and Sicily.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 3pm Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11pm BAR Monday - Friday: 9am - 1am

  • Phone number

    020 7422 7000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Antonio Favuzzi

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining facilities are ideal for small, intimate lunch and dinner parties, private celebrations and corporate dining.

  • Private party contact

    Karolina Staszewska: 020 7422 7000

  • Area

    Liverpool Street

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 895 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. ES

    ErnieS

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2018

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    Very pleased with the food, service and ambience. Felt that the experience was relatively good value for money.
  2. PE

    PETERJ

    London

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first visit to L' Anima and had a great experience with some wonderful creative food with lovely ingredients enhanced by brilliant flavours. The wine list was extensive although limited at lower price levels but wonderful quality red wine recommended by sommelier . The whole evening was made memorable by the wonderful attentive service of all the waiters and waitresses.
  3. SR

    SebastianR

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Make sure you are sitting down when the bill arrives because its not one for the faint hearted. Overall experience was an enjoyable one, but I would say that there are items over-priced such as the Grappa at £17.50. Portion sizes could be larger for the tasting menu, but the quality of food was very nice. Very attentive service.
  4. M

    Marcus

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Great food and service. Thouroghly recommend.
  5. JC

    JCHW89

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    the winter tasting menu was great value. Staff were very helpful
  6. j

    juniperchick

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a fabulous time on Friday night. The food was excellent and service was top notch. For starters we ordered the raw tuna and octopus and n'duja, mains were the monkfish and turbot. The sommelier recommended Trebbiano d'Abruzzo which went well with our dinner. We were quite full but found our second stomach to share the Cupolone, the Chocolate dome - it's a must have. I can't fault the level of service which was perfect. I'd definitely come again.
  7. JW

    JeffreyW

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very convenient for meeting friends in the City and was a surprising find - we arrived early and the restaurant was empty but all the staff were very friendly and welcoming , giving us special treatment =- the restaurant soon filled up and the atmosphere grew but did not crowd in on us - super food off the taste autumn special and great wine - overall good value - would not hesitate to recommend
  8. m

    moogie

    London

    125 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Chi Chi restaurant full of business men the night we went, with an entrance that was quite hard to find! Good service throughout. Offer included prosecco. Bread basket was delicious. Starter (cheese and pumpkin) and dessert (blueberry and almond tart) both good, main of baby chicken a bit disappointing.
  9. L

    Londoneater

    London

    133 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Big space which filled up later in the evening but felt rather empty to begin with. Suspect busier for lunch rather than in the evenings. Food was good. No stand out dish. Service good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    PERSONAL VERY ATTENTION AND AVAILABLE. BEAUTIFUL AND SILENT ATMOSPHERE. CAMERIERS ATTENTIVE TO OUR REQUEST AND BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS.
  11. KB

    KatrinaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. The food exceptional, service fantastic but we did go on a Saturday which I believe is a quieter night for them but this meant that the staff had time to talk to everyone. I didn’t like my dessert (personal taste) and so they changed it with no questions asked.
  12. A

    Angel

    London

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Restaurant is quite sterile, could do with an injection of colour /energy. Food was ok, but not fabulous. Ideal for a business lunch only
  13. r

    rickp

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A faultless lunch enjoyed here last week. Superb value using the Taste of Summer promotion. Food and service was exemplary. Will definitely return.
  14. j

    jenjen

    Norfolk

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I had lunch with my friend and goddaughter the other day.it was a very nice welcome so good service and very well presented tasty food.prawn and courgette spaghetti super.one thing the air conditioning was a bit too fierce i did mention later in meal and seemes to get bit better.great location for liverpool street station
  15. PP

    PPreisler

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Super food and interesting wine list. Very competent and discrete service.
  16. TF

    TimandFriends

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The bright airy feel when I first entered made me worry I may be dining in a goldfish bowl but the one way smoked glass resolves that problem whilst adding people watching opportunities for those commuters not enjoying the fine dining here. We went for the special offer - 3 courses plus prosecco and really enjoyed it. Great food and some very nice presentation. Waiting staff were informative with details about the dishes without being in any way intrusive. Would happily go again.
  17. SB

    StefanB

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2017

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    We had a special summer offer. The value and the food was outstanding. The only issue we had was, that we waited 3/4 hour between starter and main course. For a lunch time event just far too long.
  18. CB

    CB12

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had summer menu. Staff were excellent, very professional and couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Food was very good. For this part of town, 3 courses plus a glass of prosecco plus coffee is very good value, particularly when the food is this good. Ambience was also good, not too noisy so we could talk.
  19. JJ

    JJey

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went to L'anima for friends get together and a birthday. Food was excellent.....tasty and well presented. Lovely wine list. Service was welcoming and attentive. Recommended.
  20. FL

    FoodLover

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    booked a table via Open Table and selected the set menu option - which is a steal! great service, good wine list (pricey), simple but elegant setting, beautifully presented delicious plates, the food at this restaurant is definitely fit for Foodies!!! ran into some confusion on arrival as they wouldn't give us the set menu claiming we didn't book online. luckily I had proof! nevertheless, we had a lovely evening, and will return for sure.
  21. j

    joy2dine

    London

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food as usual , service over efficient and rushed. We have been many times . The restaurant wasn't very busy but we were a little rushed by the service . Clearing plates and glasses when you hadn't quite finished and the next course appearing before you were ready .
  22. NM

    NikM

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2017

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I have eaten at L'anima before and my previous meal was fantastic - this time the food was very very average . In fact i took my friends here based on my last experience and ended up being quite embarrassed as no one really enjoyed the food. The wine list is great though.
  23. S

    Sandy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and servcies! Very good value for special offer set dinner .
  24. NM

    NikM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Superb food and great service The banker office crowd with large groups of banker bro s is a bit of a buzz kill .
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The octopus starter was lovely, both in texture and taste. The linguine was a tad overcooked, but the base wasn't overly rich and quite refreshing. The monkfish was delicious, it was paired well with the sides. I only wished they could have removed the bones. The tuna was mediocre, could skip that dish. The service was great, apart from how fast they spoke making it difficult to catch every word. As for the dessert, I ordered the souffle and it was mediocre at best, I could not taste the 'whiskey' and the waiter just poked a hole into the souffle without a warning. The caramelized pineapple was meh and the tiramisu was decent. The atmosphere of the space was great, would wanna try during the daytime.
  26. S

    Smizzy

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    They could not have been more accommodating since we arrived with an extra guest and then one guest (the key client) had to leave early. The food was delicious and the staff were all smiles and helpful.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great restaurant. Really good food, the pasta and ravioli were amazing. Lovely staff. We felt welcome as soon as we entered the door and service was impeccable all throughout dinner. Highly recommend L'Anima for a business lunch or a romantic dinner.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent starters and pastas!
  29. N

    Nana

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent: the bar is very good. The general manager made sure everything was just right. We will be back soon.
  30. A

    Anonymous

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    High end Italian dining in London... never let's you down.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Always spot on👌
  32. PP

    PPreisler

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great and delicate food and super wime pairing. Nice and discrete service.
  33. j

    justanormalfella

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect about this place. I don't normally like Italian food, but this place did it for me. 11/10
  34. SE

    SebE

    Frankfurt

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2017

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Very poor service (had booked a table, got seated half an hour later / had emailed and confirmed a special set up for special occasion, was not provided), no ambiance, unfriendly staff. Food was excellent though.
  35. e

    eplau

    London

    347 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    347 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and service, very corporate and formal vibe
  36. T

    Tuckinking

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food good. Service good only slight negative is that when busy it's hard to hear yourself think. Bare floors and walls make for bad acoustics. Looks good though!
  37. d

    danninoshoes

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food, nice ambience. I'm pregnant and the staff took good care of me! Quite expensive so good for special occasions, dates etc.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2016

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Food was tasty enough and service was friendly but whole feel of the place is corporate and verging on souless
  39. G

    Givemespice

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My partner and I came here for an anniversary. We'd looked at the menu before so we expected the higher-end prices. For a Friday night, the restaurant was quiet but because of it's location we assume it's a little busier mid-week for business meals. The service was impeccable - I would recommend the restaurant on that alone. We even had a few freebie bites and extra glasses of wine on the side which I thought was a really nice touch and that kept us happy but also made me really full that I was too stuffed to order dessert. My partner ordered the lamb which looked very good and I had the mushroom risotto which was so-so. All in all, a good place to come for a really special occasion and just want a quiet place to talk and laugh. I'd come again for another special occasion to try a meat dish.
  40. AI

    AnnieInTheCity

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    As always the food and service were top class and the Somellier advice for wine pairing was perfect.

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L'Anima - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 895 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Area

    Liverpool Street

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 3pm Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11pm BAR Monday - Friday: 9am - 1am

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Antonio Favuzzi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7422 7000

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining facilities are ideal for small, intimate lunch and dinner parties, private celebrations and corporate dining.

  • Private party contact

    Karolina Staszewska: 020 7422 7000

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