Sit under an olive tree and choose from a list of Italian classics, served tapas-style.
No matter the weather in London, the interior of Como Garden on High Street Kensington is designed to transport you to the lush gardens of northern Italy. Sit under an olive tree and choose from a list of Italian classics, served tapas-style. Begin like all Italians do with antipasti such as pesto beef carpaccio with parmesan, or oven baked stuffed red peppers using a recipe passed down through generations. All pasta is handmade, from tagliolini arrabbiata and gamberi, wild mushroom semolina risotto, to the luxurious pecorino, taleggio cheese and truffle-filled ravioli.
Signature grilled meats and seafood include octopus served with gremolata and roasted potatoes and marinated lemon chicken with sage butter. Fresh, light salads like the Sicilian orange with olives and cashews suit sunny London days. As to be expected, the wine cellar is stocked with the finest Italian bottles, and the cocktail menu features the classics like Negroni, Bellini and the ubiquitous Aperol spritz. www.comogarden.co.uk.