Emilia

4.7
45 reviews
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Italian
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  • Lunch
Taking inspiration from the produce and cuisine of Italy with particular focus on the central region of Emilia Romagna. Emilia is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday and is located in the historic Bonhams auction house.
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FH
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We found the venue to be excellently appointed, the staff attentive and the lunchtime menu well thought out and delicious.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, friendly and helpful staff, great value. Perfect for our anniversary

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CE
London
65 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It helped that it was a warm and sunny lunchtime and that the restaurant's outside space is in a quiet courtyard off Brook Street, but lunch was excellent. The full restaurant menu is not available outside so I will definitely be going back to try that, but the limited menu that was available certainly delivered. Burrata and white peaches was just right. The tagliatelle with venison ragu was possibly a bit rich for a summer's day, but delicious. And the almond cake with apricots was well worth the calories. Service was cheerful and attentive. Not sure why the restaurant wasn't busier but I expect it is early days yet. Get there while you can still get a table!

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J
London
37 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable meal at Emilia. I was concerned about the noise level after eating at this venue when run by Bonham’s. They had two seatings and as the diners for the second seating waited in the bar below, the noise level became very distracting for first seating diners above! The new management have solved this with open seating.

The menu is excellent with several choices per course and quite varied. One can select several dishes from individual courses. The smoked eel pasta in a broth quite wonderful! A good balance between fish, meat and vegetables is maintained.

The wine list is excellent and is not restricted to Italian offerings. It is globally balanced and even includes a lovely and unusual Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir from Essex!

We shall return!

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f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I was excited for this restaurant but overall I found the food heavy and hard to finish. The service was great.

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D
London
110 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious Italian food in small, modern restaurant. Friendly service, small portions. Quiet location in cul de sac with some outdoor tables.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic! We are real “foodies” and can honestly tell that the food was incredible! The service was also excellent and we felt very cared for while we dined in a beautiful setting! The next time we are in London, we will go back! Be sure to make reservations in advance.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A thoroughly pleasant evening with my grand daughter. I was concerned that the closeness of the tables might inhibit conversation, but it was not a problem at all. Delicious dinner

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CJ
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb interpretation of Italian cooking. Wonderful wine list with many by the glass. Quiet and elegant venue with helpful and efficient unobtrusive service. Faultless.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb. Stunned no food and wine. Gorgeous service.

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a summer supper. The staff were very accommodating around our last-minute change of arrangements. Fresh, delicious, everything perfectly judged. Tremendous wine list, albeit on the pricey side of things. No hesitation in recommending.

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LC
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A quiet oasis just off New Bond St., skilfully prepared food and discreet service, ideal for a quiet business lunch or a break from retail therapy.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn’t wait to visit Emilia, this is the 4th member of the restaurant family and, like the others, it exceeded all our expectations! We were humbled by the food and service. The starters, mains and desserts were A+ The service is beyond excellent and the staff are second to none.

Thank you and see you very soon.

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is out of this world, the focaccia the springiest, softest and most delicious I have ever tasted. I couldn't stop eating it. Every mouthful from the lightly crisped antipasti of zucchini fritti to the radishes with the warm, unctuous bagna cauda to the tagliatelli in rich rabbit ragu was extraordinarily in every sense. The choice of red wines complemented the flavours beautifully and the waiting staff were attentive and lovely. Don't be put off that this restaurant is attached to Bonhams, if this chef remains in the kitchen, you soon won't be able to bag a table for love nor money!

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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful meal and excellent service! We will definitely return!

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PO
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A very special evening, which even though quite expensive, you could get away with spending less. Everything we ate was outstanding, and service had a generosity of spirit which was quite charming. Free sparkling or still water, and some extra petit fours, even though we were really too full to eat them.
Lovely!!

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

First visit.We will go again.Wine excellent

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DG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very promising given the background of the team behind it.
The food is a bit bland because it is starting I believe. I think it will improve overtime.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am a huge fan of Clipstone and Emilia is just as good - seasonal Italian cooking at very reasonable prices; small plates so great for sharing. Great date spot with a number of fun bars nearby - we'll come again!

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SL
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and wine!! Lovely place. Also great drinks at bar. Favourite dish was rabbit pasta - delicious!

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j
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Greeted by friendly staff and taken to our table. Service was efficient and discrete. The food was excellent, tasty amuse buche, fresh bread and more if wished! Loved the courgette fritti and the ravioli was perfect. Ended with coffee and delicious petit fours.

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O
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Superb food and excellent service

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FC
London
39 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant. Food was first class. We tried several dishes and all were great. No exception. Service was first class. Overall, a great new addition to the London offer.

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MZ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great date night! Loved the food!

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e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

our waiter was exceptional!

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D
London
15 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Overall very good
The restaurant was unfortunately quiet so lacked some atmosphere but hopefully it will get busier with time
The staff were very friendly and attentive but lacked some menu knowledge

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Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A must visit restaurant. Brilliant service very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Wine list while not the largest made up for it with a very interesting selection of fabulous wines from many regions. The amuse-bouche and bread selection was delicious. We had a selection of pasta entree and mains and were certainly not disappointed. Couldn’t fault this restaurant at all. Go while you still can get a booking!!

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A class restaurant, carefully understated, with fine food, immaculate service and a lovely ambiance.

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h
London
164 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My second visit to Emilia proved my enthusiasm is well merited. The room is unostentatiously calm..perfect ambiance in which to relish the superb food--inventive and beautifully prepared. The Staff are all so welcoming which adds to Emilia's considerable pleasures. When the weather settles down, I'd be curious to try one of the outdoor tables but wherever I decide to be seated, a third return visit can't come soon enough.

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MB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at this restaurant in its new incarnation at Bonhams. Short menu which is a good thing. Five of us had a truly excellent lunch with hightlights being the brot with pasta, rabbit tagliatelle and the pigs trotter on lentils. Wine choice was excellent from a short list. Staff helpfully attentive but not fussy and the bill was about right. The coking is equate and wether they wish it or not a star is bound o follow. No time for puds on this occasion but judging by the adjacent table they looked sumptuous. Great venuee and experience.

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h
London
164 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A truly quality addition to the (amazing) London restaurant scene. As I'm a huge fan of Quality Chop House, I booked Emilia knowing its fine pedigree--and my high hopes were exceeded. Sensibly short lunch menu, superb food (including exceptional bread baked in house) lovely staff and bright room which lifts the spirits immediately after climbing the stairs. I'm going to book again next week--no higher compliment can be paid.

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PF
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great lunch at Emilia, the food was terrific, and it’s a lovely bright and elegant space.

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PC
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A perfect experience. A short menu means that everything is perfectly done. Polished, unobtrusive but friendly service. And a wonderful wine list with bottles from the auction house, curated by a passionate and knowledgable young sommelier.
For a quiet meal, where you can hear yourself speak, this is a very special place

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food is as amazing as the service. Menu choices are great and we highly recommend this to anyone looking for new places to dine.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a wonderful menu and the space is just stunning. Light and open feel but still very intimate. I think my new go to place!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Interesting space. Slightly hidden (good) slightly awkward feel as attached to auction house which has the feel of an office building. BUT we went on Saturday evening and it did have a quiet (whilst being full) feel.

The service was attentive and quite excellent for London standards. Hope they stay the same.

The food was excellent, very tasty italian, enjoyed all courses we tried.

The wine list is definitely on the pricey side with only two whites per glass (13 & 17 pounds)

Overall great meal, albeit slightly on the pricey side with wine.

Would definitely go back for a special evening

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MO
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A hidden gem! We love the Quality Chop House and were keen to try out the group's latest offering. It didn't disappoint. Stand out dishes included the incredible focaccia and my clam and asparagus gnocchi. Sadly we only had an hour because we were shooting off to see the play Emilia (love a themed evening - ha!), the staff were very accommodating and our two courses plus additional extras didn't seem rushed in that time. We'l definitely be back for a more leisurely meal soon.

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O
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent in all aspects. Antipasti superb particularly the zucchini. The pasta is the best I have eaten outside Italy. All in all a must

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Brilliant cooking; well chosen dishes; everything skilled. Pleasant small space. Nice wine list.

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EG
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This new restaurant is modern, quiet and cosy.
Professional staff, delicious food, appreciable quantity of wine by the glass and nice wine list by the bottle (auction list).
Highly recommended.

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