Seamless service, refined interiors and authentic, utterly delicious Italian food are the order of the day at Margot

Words Hannah Hopkins

What’s new?
Seasoned industry professionals Paulo de Tarso (Bar Boulud) and Nicolas Jaouën (Scott’s Restaurant) are the brains behind this old school-yet-relaxed new opening, with an emphasis on exceptional service and a mouthwatering, varied Italian menu to match.  

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What’s cooking?
Calling upon a rich childhood immersed in Italian cooking, the menu offers an authentic taste of the country’s various gastronomic regions. Expect delicate and flavourful plates that span everything from meats, carpaccio and tartare dishes, through to salads, homemade pasta, meat and fish. We were blown away by the hare ragu and veal ossobuco with saffron risotto ‘alla Milanese’, but the fresh seafood dishes like scallop carpaccio with lime and red chili sauce and tagliolini with Sicilian red prawns are standout, too.

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Save room for
Tiramisu with chocolate heart and Modica chocolate crumble for the classic pud lovers, or the flattened Sicilian cannolo with ricotta cream and pistachio ice cream for those with a sweet tooth.

The drinks
Are best enjoyed at the atmospheric bar, where you can tuck into charcuterie and wine in the early evening, have an aperitivo before a meal or indulge in a late night digestivo.

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Behind-the-scenes
Designed by Fabled Studio, the interiors are inspired by the architecture and design of Italian greats Giò Ponti and Carlo Mollino – think a colour palette of deep blues, pale marble and copper accents. Don’t blame us if you start taking notes for your own home…

Best for
Pre-theatre dining with a difference. Margot will most certainly impress your fellow theatre-goers and it’s just a stone’s throw from some of London’s major shows.

Margot London, 45 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AA
margotrestaurant.com

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