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Novikov - Italian Restaurant

4.5
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1098 Reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
Italian Restaurant The Italian Restaurant has a modern but elegant feel, complete with an imposing wood-fired oven, suede wall panelling, handmade Moroccan tiles, mirrors in solid oak frames and chandeliers with candles. Complex, state-of-the-art lighting systems can change the atmosphere from sunrise to sunset, from season to season. It offers regional Italian fare with a contemporary twist. Created by Marco Torri, the menu comprises a superb assortment of antipasti, Tartare di Salmone o Tonno and Carpaccio di Manzo among them, followed by a selection of homemade pasta. Fish dishes are of the calibre of Branzino Arrosto con Caponata (Roasted Wild Sea Bass Fillet served with Sweet & Sour Sicilian Vegetables), whilst meat includes Piccione al Forno con Cavolo Nero (Oven-roasted Pigeon with Sautéed Cavolo Nero).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1098 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience and great staff

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ElenaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food but slow service.
Wagyu steak was fantastic.

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NigelW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful post lock down lunch. Extremely clean and well organized, Staff friendly and helpful throughout. Food at its usual high standard. A truly enjoyable experience. Well Done Novikov Team.

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asianfoodie
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good!! would definitely go back to this place. great food

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Peter
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a decent enough place to dine, a little over priced given I could have had the same meal at half the price, however is in the heart of mayfair. Staff seemed ok and I had to call them for service, but overall it was a a decent meal even if it was quite an expensive affair.

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StavrosC
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

While there is a price in the Menu on the Truffle Pizza for Pounds58 and we order a plain Margarita, it is the duty of the restaurant to at least explain that the Margarita will also cost the astonishing amount of Pounds58!!!
P.s. I did call the waitor to complain, but when I saw that there was no reaction from Novikov's side, I paid the bill respectfully and left!! Good luck to you, never going back to eat at Novikov!

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MuskaN
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great experience but £50 per person min spend.

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HungryMara
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe and a good amount of space between tables for a relatively intimate dinning experience. High quality ingredients and a relaxed atmosphere

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vipSHRINAP
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We waited for more than 40 minutes to be seated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Quality of service and food is very low comparing to last year

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vipGaryO
London
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great party ambiance very busy venue
Sadly what let’s the food down is it’s served lukewarm
That said, this tends to be the norm these days in most restaurants
A word of warning you may need to take out a loan to help pay the bill it ain’t cheap!

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Suns
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and place
Would definitely go again

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Constantin
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was ok. Not the best value for money, but also nothing to complain about.

The bigger issue is the staff.

Checkin ladies are terribly unfriendly. We had a reservation, but no one really bothered to take care of us. "Oh yes. Now please bring you jackets to the back". We gave up our jackets and then patiently waited for someone to seat us, but that only happened after 3-4 min when they noticed they forgot about us.

Waiters were not particularly competent. They served our food to the neighboring table and "forgot" about two requests that we made.

In general the food was served super fast. There was a constant feeling of the staff wanting us out of the restaurant as fast as possible, so they could serve the next customer.

When paying the bill the credit card machine was tossed on our table without a "Hello" "How was your food" or any other courtesy. After paying we were rushed out.

A friend of mine recommended the bar. So we tried to enter, but at first the security guard made a huge fuss about how we needed a reservation and what not.

After a short back and forth we were allowed to enter, only to find the place to be completely empty, leaving us highly confused what the whole fuss was about.

Overall not a very pleasant experience. There are def. better choices in this price range in London.

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spiridon
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Original italian food !!! All people working there are very good , nice music , clean environment

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Rose
London
1 review