Review on I Robert
Set on Curzon Street in the heart of Mayfair, I Robert takes its name from the title of a painting of a rabbit hanging in the restaurant, by Sussex born artist and printmaker Kate Boxer. Billed as a neighbourhood restaurant, it's the latest venture from Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov. Spread over two floors with a ground floor café and a more formal dining room upstairs, there's also a few tables outside for al fresco dining. The light and airy room is a smart affair with tables laid with crisp linen, sparkling chandeliers hang from the ceiling and fabulous original artwork by Tsuzuki Mayumi and Séamus Connolly adorns the walls.
Holding sway in the kitchen is Head Chef Michele Granziera, who spent seven years at Zafferano in Knightsbridge and he proposes a hearty menu of Mediterranean dishes. Seasonal offerings kick off with sea bass carpaccio with capers and olive oil or for meat fans there's beef tartare. Follow on with a hand made pasta dish of I Robert Tagliolini with rabbit ragout or maybe grilled Iberico presa pork steak with roasted aubergines and peppers. For fish lovers there's roasted cod with tomatoes, chorizo and green sauce and diners can round things off with a lemon tart with meringue or a creme brulée.
Service is friendly and welcoming and there's a comprehensive wine list, grappa and liqueurs.
Mediterranean / Modern European
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.30am through until
Dinner: 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express