Santini Restaurant was established in 1984 by Gino Santini. The restaurant is located at 29 Ebury Street in London, SW1W ONZ. Their phone number is +44 (0)20 7730 4094 / 8275. The restaurant is open Monday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The bar stays open until midnight. The restaurant features a private dining room for parties. There is a beautiful bar for those waiting for a table or just wishing to have a few drinks in a very sophisticated atmosphere.
Patrons may choose to dine inside or outside on the beautiful terrace at street level. The terrace is lined with beautiful flowers and lighting. It is one of the most elegant outdoor dining experiences in London. Santini Restaurant also features a private boardroom for those wishing to conduct meetings in a high-class setting.
Santini delivers a first-class dining experience on many levels. Reservations are highly recommended as the restaurant is always bustling. We were lucky to get a table as a walk-in one evening. The hostess at Santini was amiable and let us choose our own table. A soon as we were seated, a waiter immediately asked us if we wanted any drinks. The waiter returned with our drinks quickly and professionally poured them. It was clear very quickly that this was first-class treatment. The waiter moved in an almost scripted and trained professional rhythm as he poured our drinks and set our table to perfection.
We sat on the outdoor terrace on a beautiful, warm July Night in London. The tables on the outdoor terrace were spaced far apart so that everyone felt comfortable in their dining experience. The terrace had almost Christmas-style lighting as miniature lights lined the exterior.
After serving drinks, a waiter walked around the dining area with a bread basket. You choose the bread from the basket that catches your eye. A tasty olive oil is placed on the table for dipping. The bread, olive oil, and butter served were all fantastic.
We ordered appetizers of calamari fritti, herb aioli, and beef carpaccio, zucchini, rocket, parmigiano, mint, basil, summer truffle. The calamari was very different from any calamari I have ever tasted. It was lightly breaded, with a firmness that kept the batter from falling off while you ate the calamari. It was light yet solid enough to satisfy that calamari quench. The beef carpaccio was to die for. If you order an appetizer at Santini, the beef carpaccio, zucchini, rocket, Parmigiano, mint, basil, and summer truffle are the choices. You will not be disappointed.
We ordered a grilled scallops dish served with pumpkin seeds, parsley, and parmesan for our main entrees. The grilled scallops were served in beautiful oyster shells. It was a world-class presentation that we were very impressed with. The scallops were cooked perfectly. The dish’s mix of pumpkin seeds, parsley, and parmesan gave it a world-class flavor. This was scallop perfection.
Our other main entree was an order of grilled lamb chops, butterbeans, and ‘chermoula’ pesto. Ordering grilled lamb chops can be risky because sometimes the chops are so small that you are done in three or four bites. However, the grilled lamb chops served at Santini were large enough to satisfy as a main entrée meal. They were tender and grilled with a basing with just a little kick.
Dining at Santini Restaurant in the Belgravia section of London is a first-class experience. It is not cheap, but well worth the money. If you’re looking for a romantic dinner or a place to impress business associates, Santini Restaurant is the right choice.