Oustanding mealA terrific meal with great service - a superb night out15/06/2013 00:00:00I needed to deliver a treatI needed to deliver a treat to my 2 guests and this worked.
There was a good buzzt o the place but you could still hear yourself speak and you couldnt hear other tables .
The menu is wonderfully Italian and the wine list is pircey but very extensive ( almost all the wines are from taly)21/05/2013 00:00:00Really enjoyed food and overallReally enjoyed food and overall experience....loved that it had life music ...it did add some warmth and atmosphere to the big open space.18/05/2013 00:00:00ExcellentThere is a contrast in atmosphere between the buzz in the bar and the restaurant which is a bit more sedate but depite the difference in ambience it was a great evening - with live music to get you into the mood, the fabulous friendly, courteous waiting staff ensuring your every want is catered for. Not a cheap evening out but I will definitely go back and recommend to friends.17/05/2013 00:00:00Great food, great service!I took my sister for a birthday lunch mid-week and although not packed to the rafters, it was busy with a nice buzz about it. It has a modern, fresh interior is what you would expect from a fine dining venue. The staff are polite, accommodating and attentive without making you feel like you should rush your meal. Despite being warned of a 90 minute turnaround at busy lunch times, we remained for almost 3 hours and were made to feel welcome. I asked for something special with dessert to celebrate my sisters birthday (via an online booking) and I was a little worried my request had been forgotten but they brought out a celebration plate with two lovely little cakes and it really topped off a special meal.07/05/2013 00:00:00Amazing atmosphereStunning decor, friendly and top Italian service, vegetarian options and if you are not wanting to spend an arm and a leg there are a couple of options around the £18 mark which found me comfortably full (I am a big eater) and a carafe of wine to share between two.04/05/2013 00:00:00Simply SuperbItalian food and service at it's best. One of the best lunches we have ever had.03/05/2013 00:00:00A good choice for business lunchAlways a good choice for a business lunch, good food, good service and a nice light atmostphere. Acoustics are not great something to bear in mind when planning where to sit. Tables on the little podium are better in this regard.29/04/2013 00:00:00not bad, but not that goodthat place is 'clear', atmosphere is good ~ friendly and modern, drinks/cocktails are so elegant and taste just 'right', no complain for that at all, especially with great complimentary snack- Fried Calamari, make waiting time enjoyable
food is good, but not that good, maybe the anticipate is high and everything looks so pretty, actual food did not give me the 'wow' feeling, not bad, that's all
we had crab, row tuna as starter, fish stew and roast pork belly as main courses, for the price, may not go back again for the food23/04/2013 00:00:00Good value on weekendsWent here on a Saturday night with my partner for my birthday dinner. It's in the middle of bank/city world, and feels very much like a corporate lunch venue (albeit a very nice one). On Friday and Saturday they do very good value set menus. Our starters were fantastic (burrata, and a veal carpaccio). Mushroom risotto for main was also fantastic, but the monkfish was overpowered by a very heavy tomato & olive sauce.
Lots of service staff on the floor, but some were more on the ball than others. The restaurant could also benefit from dimming the lights a little to get away from the office-feel of the place.20/04/2013 00:00:00A very good venue for a businessA very good venue for a business lunch. Food good and the service was good and unobtrusive17/04/2013 00:00:00Good Italian for business lunchL'Anima is a good Italian restaurant for business lunches. The service is good and efficient and the food is good too.08/04/2013 00:00:00The Italian heart of London!If you are after tasting what the Italians eat every day back home, this is where you can share in the experience. Eccezzionale!02/04/2013 00:00:00Fantastic Italian foodGreat place for dinner. I would recommend a few drinks in the bar before going to your table. The service was great and food fantastic.28/03/2013 00:00:00Amazing fresh pasta and fishAmazing fresh pasta and fish combined with excellent Italian cocktails makes for a perfect special occasion meal.
Will be returning soon !09/03/2013 00:00:00Great food and serviceWe had wanted to eat at L'Anima for a few years since sampling the food at Taste of London. We weren't disappointed. We had the fixed price menu which is great value for a 3 course meal. The choice on the fixed menu was good and included many of our favourite items off the entire menu. The food and wine were excellent and the service was very good. Overall this was great value for such a high quality of food and we will definitely be returning.09/03/2013 00:00:00A treat in the cityA great restaurant in the city for a special meal. L'Anima isnt somewhere for a rushed lunch, rather somewhere to relax and enjoy the menu offerings and ambiance. We went as a group for a farewell do and we all really enjoyed the experience and food, a memorable send off for all!08/03/2013 00:00:00Thank you the whole experienceThank you the whole experience was delightful. The associates were attentive and service intuitive, the food was exceptional, well presented, creative and every dishes we tasted was exiting and fresh. Highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys great food.25/02/2013 00:00:00great experienceI loved every moment, the staff were very helpful and very friendly. The food was amazing i had plenty of options available and i would recommend to my friends and family.14/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent experience!The complete experience from food excellence via spot-on service to brilliant live music. Generous portion sizes compared with more pretentious restaurants complete the all-round view.09/02/2013 00:00:00SuperbWe have been to L'anima many times now and it continues to be our favourite restaurant. Great food and service. Lovely atmosphere.08/02/2013 00:00:00Good food and very accomodatingGood food and very accomodating for diners wishing to share. Nice vibe inside the venue and some great set menu options. Well worth a visit - try get a table facing or near the kitchen as the view of the outside wall isnt that great18/12/2012 16:00:00Quick BiteWhat a fantastic spot in the City for a client lunch, I have been here many times and it is great. There is something for everyone and the food is superb.
I could quite happily have sat for a few hours enjoying some nice wines and whittled the day away if I didn't have to go back to work, which thankfully I did as it isn't cheap! If I had the means I could eat here every day..........
Enjoy your time at this cracking restaurant.17/12/2012 16:00:00L'Anima at ChristmasI hadn't been to L'Anima for a few years so it was great to be back for some wonderful food. Only downside was that the dining room was quite noisy and the wines were not particularly good value - but I guessed there were a few expense accounts around us!11/12/2012 00:00:00Good for client lunchWent there for a client lunch - the food was good and the ambience is quite different from many places in the area (light and airy). The service was friendly.03/12/2012 00:00:00LovelyWhat can I say about L'Anima that I have not already said. Superb food, great service, wine list can be a bit on the lumpy side, but all in all, a fabulous experience every time.27/11/2012 16:00:00The contemporary design ofThe contemporary design of this restaurant makes this one of my favourite restaurants in London - it really is very stylish. Service is slick/professional in a good way. We went on a Friday lunchtime so the restaurant was busy, fairly noisy with diners clearly enjoying their lunch. The main course was rather slow arriving. The menu offers a good selection and the wine list does not disappoint. Altogether, a sophisticated City restaurant that meets the expectations of a demanding clientele.23/11/2012 00:00:00Hard to find but worth itEven the taxi driver didn't know where it was! Definitely a place for CIty workers around Liverpool Street, you can tell you are in a superior establishment the minute you walk in. The meal was not cheap, but good food, service and atmosphere justified the cost. One of our diners said it was a lively place to drink on Thursday and Friday night as well as being a good restaurant.02/10/2012 00:00:00AverageStyle over substance. Tasteless food. Small portions. Expensive.
Overall? Avoid.28/08/2012 00:00:00Love itL'Anima is one of my favourites, fabulous food as always, lovely tuna tartare, fabulous crab linguine, wonderful olives, and a bread basket worthy a visit alone.07/08/2012 16:00:00Love L'animaOn our visit this time, it was a low key evening wiht friends. We all had a pasta dish, each one divine, ricotta tortellini, lasagne, mushroom fettucini with truffles, crab and chilli linguini. All were stunning and with a couple of salads to share, a couple of bottles of Gavi, and rather a lot of Limoncello, we left giggly and happy.17/07/2012 16:00:00PerfectL'Anima for me has everything I want from a restaurant, grea t food, service, wine list, loos, bar, and the bread and olives are the best.04/07/2012 16:00:00I love Italian food and II love Italian food and I do think L'Anima is one of the very best restaurant in London.
I would highly recommend anyone to go there.
As for French Michelin Starred restaurant standard, I would rate it as 2 stars.29/06/2012 00:00:00Outstanding City foodI love this restaurant. Food is fantastic and service great. Will be back soon.07/06/2012 00:00:00delicious food and great serviceThe food was wonderful and the service exceptional. The waiter was so honest about portion sizes and recommending lighter courses so we could enjoy all four!
The room is lovely but noisy. The fashion in contemporary restaurants for stone floors and high ceilings means it is hard to hear yourself or your companions if there are more than two of you.23/05/2012 00:00:00Animated at L'Anima!Lovely hidden gem in the city... all walls are windows, giving it a fab feel for our early dinner last night so we were able to enjoy the sunset and evening. Food is delicious and gourmet, not what you always expect from an Italian - it was more French portions but absolutely stunning presentation and flavours. Wines were very good and the service superb - attentive without being intrusive. Definitely recommend for a special occasion or business meal!22/05/2012 00:00:00L'anima has it allThis remains one of my favourite city venues. It has a wonderful menu, their pasta is some of the best I have ever tasted, but even before you get to the food menu, the bread and olives are so good I would go to this restaurant on that basis alone.17/05/2012 16:00:00Great place for business lunch.Great place for business lunch. Location and food quality are hard to beat. This time we got a really experienced waiter, nice and knowing about the menu. He did not try the hard sell (which has happened before) but was very discreet and we ordered fantastic dishes. Lunch was worth the effort, my client was impressed and I was very happy, food included. The rabbit dish they had on the day menu was DELICIOUS!23/04/2012 00:00:00Really good restaurant. GoodReally good restaurant. Good food, good service. A little expensive though18/04/2012 00:00:00L'Anima, London.
This placeL'Anima, London.
This place never fails to bring a smile to my face. Terrific food, service and ambience. We went early this time at 6pm and although relatively quiet there was still a buzz about the place. According to my fellow diner the ladies loos were worth a visit in themself!!!02/04/2012 16:00:00L'Anima is a beautiful lightL'Anima is a beautiful light restaurant with wonderful service and a menu that is simply inspirational. Bread basket and Olives get the taste buds flowing, and they have the best beef carpaccio I have ever eaten.27/03/2012 16:00:00Nice food, nice atmosphere,Nice food, nice atmosphere, bit noisey as lots of tables.16/03/2012 00:00:00My second visit to L'AnimaMy second visit to L'Anima and I wasn't disappointed. Service and food out of the top drawer allied to a buzzy ambience made for a very enjoyable lunch. Keep it up L'Anima.......I'll be back!!!13/03/2012 17:00:00A buzzy restaurant with aA buzzy restaurant with a touch of sophistication. Terrific food, terrific service and terrific ambience. I can't really fault the restaurant in anyway other than I thought the starters were a tad expensive but this was compensated by the value for money of the main courses. Highly recommend a visit.15/02/2012 16:00:00Never fails, one of the bestNever fails, one of the best restaurants in London.15/02/2012 16:00:00A very long wait for startersA very long wait for starters to arrive and we even had to chase up the food, which is not something I would expect to do in this type of establishment. However, once the food did arrive it was delicious.30/01/2012 16:00:00We had the tasting menu. TheWe had the tasting menu. The food was just amazing. We especially loved the Driver scallop & stoccafisso with cavolo nero & anchovy sauce. The service was good too.27/01/2012 16:00:00