So last Wednesday I was invited by the lovely people at Bocconcino, Mayfair to sample the delights of their menu.
I don’t post about places I don’t enjoy, so I was nervous going to a restaurant at their invitation. However… WHAT A PLACE!
After looking at their social media I thought, hmm just a normal nice restaurant, but then I snuck a peek at their menu… and daaaaamn.
We were greeted on arrival by a lovely hostess and taken to a nice little, slightly quieter back room. There is a downstairs, which is all open next to the kitchen, which is perfect if you’re just looking for some tasty food and a chat… but the back room has a littttle something extra. Low lighting, comfortable armchairs to relax in in-between courses and booths for those that want that little bit je ne sais quoi. Perfect for a special occasion or if you’re wanting to impress on a date.
But anyway enough about the decor, let’s get on with the food…
To start I had tuna tartare (one of my favourite things ever)…
My friend had calamari… and we had a cheesy garlic bread to share!
And then.. the main event….
CINGHIALEEEEE… WOOOOAHHHH (genuine dreamboat of a pasta dish… Last time I ordered this with a different friend, he laughed at me and said “ohhh wild boar, of couuuurse”… then he tried it and it blew his damn mind). So yes, wild boar ragu for me… and it was a taste bloody sensation. One of the best I’ve had, by a loooong long way (with the exception of the little wild boar and blueberries number my dad whips up.. hi Dad!).
And fillet of beef for my pal (I tried it.. it was amazing)…
And finallyyyyy the pudding.. our lovely waitress tried to talk us into getting the sweet pizza, apparently it’s the restaurant’s specialty dessert. But we were far far FAR too full to even contemplate that.
I went for the hazelnut semifreddo in the end, which was incred. JUST LOOK AT IT! And clock the cheeky sorbet in the background too!!
All in all, I honestly could not fault the food or the service. We had the most gorgeous waitress, who was so helpful, giving great recommendations and making sure we tried all the best things… AND the sommelier was next level! Usually I’m a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc person and I refuse to budge, but he whipped out this bad boy and I may have been swayed forever!
So here’s what you’ve all been waiting for… The final result…
Overall Total: 4.5/5
Where to find them: 19 Berkley Street, London