Le Querce

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Italian
Antonello Serra moved to London in 1995 from the Il Faro restaurant in Sardinia, with its one Michelin Star for the high level of cuisine based on the reinterpretation of traditional dishes and seasonal products.

In the City, he worked at two prestigious venues: Metrogusto and Assaggi, also given one Star in the Michelin Guide.

2006 is known as the great leap.

On August 21, he opened his first restaurant “Le Querce” in Forest Hill, at number 66 Brockley Rise.

In the warm atmosphere of the restaurant, it is easy to indulge in good food at celebrations, events and moments of conviviality with family and friends. Perhaps the pleasure of taste is contained in the feelings it evokes, in an unmistakable emotion, created by a fellowship of experience and knowledge. Echoes and references to a known past, that feeds the senses and takes us on a journey from the infinite nuances.

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CE
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. Robert is always so friendly, helpful and welcoming. This restaurant is great for shellfish, meat and vegetarians. The cost represents the quality. Just great for a celebration 🎉

FP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding Italian and Sardinian food. Every time. Lovely attentive service if you want to ask anything.

DS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent fish, very good wine, try the ice cream and sorbets.

JP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Antonello looked after my daughter and I very, very well. The food was nicely executed and beautifully served.

HH
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice restaurant lovely food and service. The garlic ice cream was amazing!

AE
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dishes. We ordered two starters that were fresh, well presented and delicious. And pasta for main course which was fantastic, and the chicken was excellent too.
Good service. Friendly staff.

SG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food with a large selection of daily specials. Friendly welcoming staff. We will certainly go back. One negative comment. Nothing was written down when our order was taken and a primi piatti course never arrived which was a shame. I dont understand why someone taking your order wouldnt write it down.

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

We had a lovely meal there. I had the steak, which was lovely, and we shared a large sage ravioli to start which was perfect!

JR
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been intending to visit this 'local' for years and never got round to it. Our loss! It was exactly what you need from a local italian. Authentic everything (staff, ambience, menu, ingredients, wine list) and delicious food. We'll be back.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always great food, friendly service and best pizza in London.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, authentic food without pretension

FP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always superb. The staff are always kind, friendly and attentive with good advice. And I will say again that the food is always superb - you can’t say it enough. Such a great local treat!

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent meal again! The wine was amazing and the food so tasty. I had the spaghetti sea food linguine, which was fantastic. So lucky to have in our neighbourhood.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't imagine there is an Italian restaurant anywhere in London that serves food as good as Le Querce. Everything about the whole experience was magnificent - including the birthday treat they gave us at the end!

GS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't been for a for a few years as no longer live in the area but it was as excellent as me and my wife remember. Interesting, tasty food. No problem with late additions. Complimentary prosecco as it was our anniversary, moved to the terrace to have our coffee. Just a really lovely place with great food.

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

Excellent as always

IM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's been a while since we've been here and almost forgot how good it was. Unfussy, great flavoured food and great ice cream to finish!

JW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Four of us had a very enjoyable evening eating main courses of mostly pasta and finishing with ice-cream and coffee. There was a bit of a wait to order but it was worth waiting for when the food arrived. My ravioli was delicious and the green beans complemented it very well. As always the different ice creams were tasty and provided a good talking point. The cost of the meal worked out to be about £27 pp, including tip.
A return visit will be planned!

a
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and would highly recommend Le Querce

A
London
24 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a friendly, family run business. We have been going to Le Querce fir many years, and the food and service is always special.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neigbourhood restaurant, highly recommended.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At least the third time I've been here with different family members. It's by far my favourite local restaurant & I've recommended it to many people. Long may it continue!!

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

Excellent food and great service.
A local gem that should be visited as soon as possible.
We are very lucky to have this in Brockley

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner for six of us last Saturday. The food was superb - inventive and delicious. This is a definite step up on the standard pizza/spaghetti joint. We all had mini starters which meant that we had room for ice cream and sorbet for pudding. You won't get such and interesting range of home made ice cream anywhere else in SE London. A definite hit.

AO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Sunday early dinner. Kids party inside so we chose to dine on the terrace.

HO
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, fresh, beautifully cooked food, and a favourite is always those ice creams and sorbets. I love coming to this place. A special treat.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best by far. Quality food time after time

R
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A treat of a meal. Delicious fresh food cooked simply and beautifully...almost like being on holiday ... all we missed was the sea and the sun!

LT
London
20 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delightful oasis of food heaven on Brockley Rise. The food is inventive, well thought through with surprising combinations that simply just worked! The guy in charge was very pleasant and a good host. We had a most pleasant evening. Thankyou!

SL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food as always. Wines were hit and miss this time. One miss, followed but a more expensive hit. A fantastic place to share a meal with friends. Staff were friendly and accommodating.

SV
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal and friendliest staff I’ve come across in a long long time. Superb!

G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant. A total gem. Booked at short notice and we had a fabulous evening. Thanks very much (again!)

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely authentic Sicilian restaurant. Relaxed, quiet & understated, the emphasis being on the important things the food and the service, both excellent.

RG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. A lovely family from Sardinia owns this restaurant and they are really friendly and accommodating. The chef is very creative resulting in a very interesting- and yummy- menu, with a modern take on traditional Italian dishes.would Definitely recommend 👌👌

K
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A warm welcome from the owner. Delicious food and wine - with informed comment about both. We will be back.

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going for years. Great food and amazing service

L
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, warm and friendly restaurant with great Italian food! Perfect service. This was my second visit and I’ll definitely be back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous well prepared cuisine. Friendly family staff as good as if not better than any London eaterie.

G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely experience - a local favourite.

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely family friendly Italian. Will definately be back!