If you like your restaurants grand and luxurious, Sartoria may be for you. With its riff on Savile Row tailoring (tailors’ dummies stand guard), this is a heavyweight Mayfair player in terms of its loyal following (lots of hedgies and art dealers), but it’s not remotely stuffy. Far from it. Chef Lukas Pfaff cooks classic Italian dishes with a great deal of pizzazz, while the staff are old-school charming and know many customers by name. Michael Simms, one of London’s best-loved sommeliers, looks after the wine list and is never short of ideas to tempt and surprise you.
It’s rare to find a good regional wine list a restaurant primarily aimed at the business market, but Sartoria’s selection is excellent...Sartoria might not set the world on fire with culinary innovation, but it remains a dependable and luxurious restaurant, just as it was when Sir Terence Conran opened the doors in 1998.
Sharp-suited bartenders serve up slightly over-egged Italian charm in the refined yet relaxed bar at the front of this Savile Row stalwart...The menu is designed to satisfy without taking too many risks, and on our visit it more than fulfilled its brief with tuna carpaccio offset by spelt, pink grapefruit and spiced ‘mustard fruits’, and rabbit in a tomato sauce spiked with olives, Calabrian sausage and sweet peppers.