Saturday, 23 March 2019

Lunch at Ritorno Covent Garden London


Covent garden is my favourite part of London, I love spending lazy Sunday afternoons strolling through the square and savouring the atmosphere. It is also the hub of London theatre land showing some wonderful shows.

There is so much to do in Covent Garden that you could easily spend a day there. There are many bars, coffee shops and restaurants dotted around and you will find all types of cuisine to suit your taste and pocket. On my recent trip shopping trip we decided to stop to have a light lunch. My friend Heidi and I love Italian food so we lunched at Ritorno a chic Italian brasserie in the centre of Covent Garden



The restaurant is tastefully decorated with stripes and a flamingo theme. It's very quirky and fun yet stylish too. The restaurant has an amazing fully stocked up bar and the menu had lots of choice. There was a choice of the brunch menu or a la carte.


 

We didn't drink any alcohol instead we settled for soft drinks whilst we waited to order our meal.
We decided to have order a main course only as we wanted a light meal. I choice the Gnocchi alla Sorrentina  a homemade baked ‘Sorrento style’ potatoes gnocchi in tomato sauce with Mozzarella di Bufala Campana. It was light and absolutely delicious in texture and flavour. Being a vegetarian I found adequate choice on the menu to choose from which is always a plus for me.



Heidi on the other hand chose the Ravioli Di Burrata -a housemade ravioli pasta stuffed with creamy Burrata from Andria fresh cherry tomato and basil sauce. She too enjoyed it tremendously.



After the delicious  pasta dishes, we enjoyed a mini dessert each. We both chose the chocolate cake, This was surprising different to what we had imagined, it was more like a brownie. Never the less it was still tasty.The warm chocolate cake was served with Sicilian ricotta cheese topping and an orange and chocolate crispy tuille. It was just enough to satisfy those sweet taste buds without making you feel over indulgent.



Finally I have to mention this the trip to the ladies washroom was a total surprise. It was a transportation to a pink imaginary world. You can see what I mean from the picture below.



Thank you to Ritorno who invited us as guests to dine with them. It was a really enjoyable lunch, the service was great.We would definitely return there again for another meal. All views and opinions are of our experience of the meal.
You can read about Heidis experience below.



18 comments:

  1. The food looks looks fabulous! Particularly like the sound of those chocolate cakes- yum! Fancy toilets too

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  2. Oh that looks just lovely. And the food looks yummy too!

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  3. I love the flamingos and the display! That ravioli looks pretty good too. Glad you had a tgood time

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  4. Lucky you ... wish someone here would invite me too for a lunch. The pasta dishes look very delicious. The dessert is well presented.I am glad you had a lovely day at Ritorno - Coventry Garden.

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  5. Wow, the food looks amazing. Seems like a fun experience and the decor is very lively.

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  6. The menu looks extra ordinary. Quite a detailed interior for women. I like the idea of keeping it all pinky and hanging stuffs in the washrooms.

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  7. The food menu looks good. The place looks peaceful. I bet you had a good time.

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  8. I love pink!The foods looks inviting!! The decor is so beautiful..seems like a great event.

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  9. Lunch looks/sounds great. I could demolish that pasta dish right now

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  10. Oh my gosh, this looks lovely. Absolutely what I would go for normally, if I didn't stay so far away (Scotland) I'd be visiting. Me and my hairy boy tend to travel for food and drink, so maybe we'll get to visit here someday soon. x

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  11. Wow! That is a good looking food and ambiance. I should try this soon.

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  12. I think I'd like to have that ravioli. That does look absolutely divine.

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  13. Ambience is a great factor to restaurant goers. This place obviously has it all. Great food and environment to eat all together.

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  14. This looks SO good, especially the gnocchi!! I'm a huge fan of gnocchi and italian food in general.

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  15. This looks like an amazing restaurant!!!All the food looks delicious

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  16. I like the concept of the restaurant and food looks yummy. awesome photos.

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  17. The atmosphere in this place looks so peaceful and food looks nice too. I would like to give this a go one day!

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  18. The lunch looks so delicious and it is so nicely presented too

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