An intimate and friendly experience
74 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0TE
On the former location of the Soho Getti Restaurant, now resides the bright and welcoming, but still intimate, Blu Restaurant. The decor is nothing short of stunning. The bright blues and wood tones are really effective.
Metropolitan Restaurants, under the continued guidance of Stefano Fraquelli have again introduced an interesting innovation. The restaurant sports three large flat panel screens of amateur films. These are sourced from the New York Film Academy at present, but will soon be supplied courtesy of local Soho artists. Plans include the hosting of the Soho Short Film Festival.
On our arrival on a beautiful sunny June day, my colleague Humph and I we were made welcome by manager, Radames Buonaccorsi. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed with young attractive staff who are eager to please.
On such a hot day our appetites were limited. I enjoyed a lovely thin crust Americana pizza delivered with darkened crispy edges, just as I like them. How chef Luigi Barbieri got it so right for me is a mystery. Humph also found his Ravioli alla forestiera tasty and filling.
Humph was very pleased with his Bomba Anacleto (coffee and Hazelnut ice cream), though he'd have preferred the Baileys Cheesecake (maybe next time). My Tartufo Bianco (Zabaglione ice cream with port and marsala wine flavouring) was delicious and refreshing.
Presumably, Blu will prove popular with the staff of Ernst & Young next door, since it looks like an ideal place for a quiet lunch. It's a venue where small parties of young single women can clearly relax in comfort. Likely it will be appealing to tourists, visiting Soho's jazz clubs, night spots, theaters and varied shopping.Tell a friend about Blu
Phone: 0207 437 3519
Printable Map Wally Robertson, June 2003
Fax: 0207 434 2336
Restaurant Hours: Mon-Thur 12:00 - 23:00 Fri-Sat 12:00 - 00:00 (midnight) Sunday Private hire only
Price per head: £15
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly
Wally Robertson, June 2003