On my recent trip to London, I dined at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane’s chic Amaranto Restaurant — where Italian cuisine meets English flair.

This elegant space offers indoor and outdoor seating. I like how the restaurant blends vibrant and subtle aesthetics.

I started off with puntarelle salad comprising grace-burn cheese, anchovies and bottarga. The lovely umami from anchovies made this refreshing salad a hit for me. For mains, I tried the linguine Scottish blue lobster with spicy shellfish sauce. The dish was a treat to my eyes and the bold flavours, just the right amount of flavour for me. I also had the grilled wild sea bass with fennel, pine nuts and raisins which was mild yet rich in taste.

Complementing my meal was a bottle of Fantini Farnese 2015 ‘Edizione’ Cinque Autoctoni red wine and some sides like Sicilian caponata and Cerignola olives.   

I ended my meal with sette peccati (seven deadly sins) made with chocolate sponge, milk chocolate caramel filling, chocolate sphere, and white chocolate espuma (foam) and mixed berries, hazelnut and gianduia (chocolate with hazelnut) biscuit, white chocolate ice cream and gianduia sauce. Every bite of this dessert was pure bliss.

Verdict: A must visit in London for fine Italian food experience.

Hours: Dinner: 1830 to 2230

Price: Upwards of ₹2,980/ £32 (for a main)

Contact: Amaranto Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1J 7DR, United Kingdom


Ravi Lalwani