Novikov - Italian Restaurant

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Italian
Italian Restaurant The Italian Restaurant has a modern but elegant feel, complete with an imposing wood-fired oven, suede wall panelling, handmade Moroccan tiles, mirrors in solid oak frames and chandeliers with candles. Complex, state-of-the-art lighting systems can change the atmosphere from sunrise to sunset, from season to season. It offers regional Italian fare with a contemporary twist. Created by Marco Torri, the menu comprises a superb assortment of antipasti, Tartare di Salmone o Tonno and Carpaccio di Manzo among them, followed by a selection of homemade pasta. Fish dishes are of the calibre of Branzino Arrosto con Caponata (Roasted Wild Sea Bass Fillet served with Sweet & Sour Sicilian Vegetables), whilst meat includes Piccione al Forno con Cavolo Nero (Oven-roasted Pigeon with Sautéed Cavolo Nero).
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JB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it does not matter which Novikov you choose! you get top service, top food and a classy atmosphere

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Novikov is always a good idea, great food and lovely place with fantastic food!

K
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

So inconsistent
It’s either amazing or awful food
Unfortunately our last visit was awful:
Calamari cold
Spaghetti pomodoro with way too much sauce
Tagliatelle Bolognaise was full of rosemary

R
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

2nd visit, Great Food!!
However the décor/seats are getting tired.. more annoyingly though, this is a huge restaurant and at 15:45 on a Saturday probably only 30% occupancy. I realise you group tables together when the restaurant is quiet for ease of service, ambiance etc however the tables for two are stuck together so tightly that it's difficult to get in-between the tables to the bench seat without knocking over a glass with your backside on the table next door, and no my backside isn't huge! There must have been 20 or more empty tables yet the three couples and one single in the room were all seated elbow to elbow? in the tightest space! Really strange! We were there for 2 & 1/2 hours and in that time they turned the same tables over next to us twice?

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The lamb shoulder was amazing!

CF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Got the table in inner room in corner. Someone must have it , but very dull compared to .....

BW
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Nice welcome when you come in the door .. Found the security rude& staring would not return back here

m
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magnifico come sempre! Se volete mangiare di qualità con il personale giusto andateci!!!!!

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I
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had my birthday meal at the Italian Novikov. The food, service and atmosphere was nothing short of perfect. I had the burrata with tomatoes and olive oil for starters, lobster pasta for mains and the meringue cake for dessert. The food was amazing. The meringue cake is probably my favourite dessert of all time! I’ll definitely be back soon.

ST
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Reached on time of reservation and hand to wait 45minutes for table to be seated.
A portion of order was forgotten.
Slow service.
Food was average.

ED
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I went with 2 friends for dinner on a Saturday evening. Cool atmosphere and the pasta was amazing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just excellent all round

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Used to come and was very pleased but service has downgraded cause of staff change and foos also 2 main courses was nit at la carte and also service was poorer

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Very bad quality of food and wine.

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was amazing, and restaurant stuff too. Service at the bar was horrible! Rude stuff downstair and upstair by entrence. Not coming back there, as evening wasnt as good as we planed. Had to go next door for a drinks.

CK
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Match expectations like always. Great place and still going back

I
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Trop de bruit, musique très forte, les tables sont collés pour certaines. Service rapide mais les serveurs « force » à consommer. Burrata et virgin mojito très bon mais pâtes à la sauce tomates et tagliatelles bolognaise qui ne valent pas leurs prix. Il est indiqué uniquement sur la carte que un minimum de 50£ par personne est exigé pour consommer

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sensacional!!!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very happy place. Every time we are their service simply melts your heart. Lovely atmosphere with lots of smiley faces. Food is great too! Thanks!

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was outstanding... me and my friends loved the place and atomosphere in the Italian.
Service was ok but did take a while to get ketchup.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The wine glass was chipped
We found out after my wife had drank half of it
The restaurant exchanged the glass and filled it new
I was expecting that they drinks and or deserts would be on the house They did not offer this or anything else
After all, this mistake was their doing and they should have behaved in a manner matching the establishment
Poor behavior and service

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Birthday songs non stop - around 10 of them with waiters shouting it out and big sparklers

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great restaurant with lots of flair, food a delight service impeccable. would fully recommend when in London. 😍😍🍷🍷🍽🍴

KC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the service, atmosphere and the food.

I arrived and the lady took my umbrella and wrapped it for me so it didn’t drip, then our coats and umbrellas were taken and put in the cloak room.

Our drinks and some complimentary breads and tomato dip was immediately brought over.

The food was amazing.

The service was great, we wasn’t rushed but there was always a member of staff available.

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience5

We are regular clients of this restaurant which we used to love for its beautiful decor and good food, however, today we were really shocked for its food, which could be maximum rated as three stars and absolutely poor service. To get a wine card we had to ask three times, to make an order we had to ask also three times, nobody took care of our table, all the staff was non existing. We have asked for the manager of the restaurant but it was also ignored. Shame, we will not go to this place any more.

T
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant was delicious but table that was offered for 3 people was behind a pole and awkward.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Pretty much of a low life place, spend +/- 1700 and the lady’s at our the table next to us got drunk a pitcher with the cheapest stuff they could find on the money. Swearing, jelling and showing my wife the middle finger. The stuff don’t cares at all, they are pretty much the same class of people like those 2 lady’s. Defo no place I would ever go back when in London.

FD
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Perfect service and food, loved it! Nice Italian family dinner with fresh food and good wine.

b
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Felt very rushed , Also says a dress code when people are walking in with track suites and trainers

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff very welcoming and friendly. Food was amazing. Singing happy birthday to the birthday boy was the icing on the cake

F
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

All wrong...low quality ingredients and bad copy of Italian food. The music was ridiculous and unnecessary, I felt I was in the 1980’s; including the decoration... the only good thing was the service.
The menu was too vast to guarantee quality.
Overall it was like being at Disneyland rather than in an Italian restaurant...

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Indulging taste and the service was amazingly perfect

JA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great buzz, and food. Lovely service. A dinner every time i’m in London

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The place has a buzz around it. Tables were turned quickly as new diners arrived as the previous ones left. We were seated near the entrance and saw people coming and going which at times felt like a "restaurant supermarket". However we did not let that deter us from enjoying some very fine food and wine. The floor manager was great as he came around a number of times to check on how we were doing and whether the food and drinks were as expected.
Certainly recommend the place to anyone wanting to take guests for a special dining experience.
The price structure is steep and not for the ordinary Joe, so be aware the bill will not be anything small per head, easily over £100 quid if the plan is for a good night out.

L
London
5 reviews