Norma embodies the celebrated old-school Italian hospitality and charm, taking inspiration from the grand café culture found in Sicily. Set across three floors of a characterful townhouse on Charlotte Street in London’s Fitzrovia, the first two floors are dedicated to the restaurant, with the top floor a private dining space. At the heart of Norma is the crudo bar, serving up the freshest seasonal raw seafood.
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Sun - Wed 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Sadly, but understandably, empty. We were greeted warmly and it seemed appreciated that we were there. Nice room(s), interesting menu, good service, well-executed food, good wine list. If there is a gripe, the menu was a little pricey. Definitely worth a visit for business, friends or romance.
I saw Norma mentioned on tv and my husband and I thought we would give it a try. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We were made to feel very welcome and the food and service was excellent. We would definitely return for another visit in the future.
We celebrated a family birthday on a Saturday lunchtime and had a superb meal. The service was extremely good and all the courses came quickly. The whole experience could not be faulted. We shall certainly return and recommend this lovely restaurant to friends.
Norma occupies the site of Chez Gerard, which was a long-standing place to get onglet and chips. Its collapse was regrettable, and the replacement by Brasserie Blanc a pale and unsatisfactory affair. Passing by the other day, however, they were photographing fish in the window and the menu looked interesting, so I booked lunch and got a very pleasant surprise, because the food and reception were all outstanding. This is a most welcome addition to the Charlotte Street eating environment. We are telling all our friends.
So many great reviews when first opened and yet less than 4 months later a total disappointment. Slow disinterested service (even from the sommelier), tepid food, and truly tiny portions.
Pleasant atmosphere, competent and friendly service- food was OK, but not exceptional , and on the pricey side for what it was.
Very homely and intimate Sicilian food restaurant.Good portions , unpretentious and Italian staff were committed , generous and interested.Dont usually care for Limoncello or any similar post meal drinks but this one was stunning being transparent and intense
The staff were amazing! So kind and thoughtful.
But wow, the food was really disappointing. The spaghettini fritters were the highlight - Arancini good too. The pasta alla Norma - which I am guessing should be the highlight (namesake) was super meh. Really no taste - the pasta not hot enough and not nearly melanzane. Other dishes (Pork Chop and veggies) were mediocre as well. Not sure why it was recommended via a Open Table.
Great meal good staff and would happily return
The atmosphere ambiance and service are good. They do not have many choices of food but we really enjoyed all the dishes that we ordered.
Firstly I must say the service was exceptional but I’m afraid the food was not up it.
The menu is confused and limited so little to choose from. The little snacks to start were indeed little and nothing special. For the main course I had the rigatoni pasta with aubergine which was tasteless and smell of the cheese was overwhelming. I’m sorry Norma I won’t be back unless the food improves and the choice.
Gorgeous. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and the 1st floor restaurant was wonderfully cosy. Very pleasing colours and styling. We loved it.
First time at this restaurant and will not hesitate to come back. The ambience and the food was really good.