The entire restaurant is integrated into the hotel with an open, spacious seating area and, since you have to walk through it to get to the hotel rooms anyway, it makes sense that it is also dog-friendly.
We didn't find any special items on the menu for dogs; it's not the sort of place that caters to dogs specifically, but it's always lovely when restaurants like this allow four-legged friends to accompany you while you relax and enjoy a meal or a drink.
We enjoyed two meals here during our stay: dinner on the day that we arrived and then breakfast the following morning.
Contrary to it's name, this restaurant is deliciously sophisticated.
Dinner | For starters we enjoyed Zuccini Fritti, Bruschetta and Deep Fried Calamari followed by Taglierini Zuccini e Gamberi (homemade fresh taglierini with prawns and zuccini) and finished with Homemade Honey Semifreddo with crushed amaretto biscuit. Delizioso!
The atmosphere was relaxed and, although the restaurant got quite busy as the night went on, the waiters were very attentive and the service was always prompt.
Since the hotel rooms are easily accessible from the restaurant it was easy to nip back and pick up a chew for Elsa and to let her have a quick drink in between the main and dessert course of our meal.
Elsa was very tired after a long day of travelling, running around Kensington Palace Gardens and walking around London, so she was incredibly quiet under the table while we ate and enjoyed a little evening tipple!
The menu has been expertly crafted by Theo Randall, a professional chef who specialises in Italian cuisine. Theo has attained the status of 'celebrity chef' through numerous television appearances on shows like BBC One's Saturday Kitchen, and he also has his own line of cookbooks.
Sadly Theo was not in residence when we visited, but we had such an enjoyable meal and hope to return to his wonderful restaurant, so who knows if our paws may cross in the future...