Its been a while since I wrote about Machiavelli, odd given of all the restaurants I frequent in London, Machiavelli without a doubt feeds me the most. I go on average a couple of times a week - if I'm getting takeaway for lunch, for a mid week dinner with a friend, or if The Boyfriend and I fail to get brunch on the weekend and end up starving and in desperate need of food.
Whilst most restaurants tend to diminish with age, Machiavelli has definitely got stronger. Their Tagliatelli of the day, normally a slow cooked beef ragu, is possibly my favourite pasta ever and their selection of lunch salads, never fails to make me happy. All are expertly dressed, taste incredibly fresh and are healthy enough that even if I get a pasta, I avoid any guilt. The prices are still reasonable, a £4.50 box is enough to leave me satisified although, I am a fairly small female. The above is one of my personal favourites: half Pasta Fredda, and half spinach, bacon, avocado and fennel salad.
Their amoretti cookies, are also enough to always make me happy. Its also a good place to eat alone, very few restaurants are, its a place that makes computer use simple, or is a great place to sit and flip through a magazine over a coffee. Certainly an improvement over the constantly packed Starbucks up the street.
Machiavelli has become a dictator of my London dining scene and for that I'm very grateful.