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I love all kind of food, but have a weak spot for Italian food. I visited Veneta for breakfast, well actually it was brunch, looking at the time.
Situated in the new St James Market development near Piccadilly Circus, it’s a truly great spot for a restaurant as tourists are around the corner & working people in the neighbourhood. Veneta, owned by London Spanish & Italian focused restaurant group the Salt Yard Group, opened by the time of writing 2 weeks ago. The concept is inspired by Venice, serving Venetian style dishes.
The place felt compact, in a good way. At the entrance, you can’t miss the staircase. I lead you to the mezzanine level where more tables are located. I sat down at the white marbled-top bar to start off with a good cup of espresso.
Minutes after the well-spoken waiter took the order, the food arrived quickly & all together (as ordered).
The Frittelle, doughnut-balls that are served in Venice during the Venetian carnival, came filled with Saffron Custard, Chocolate & Apricot (£5,-).
The Prunes, Ginger, Orange & Organic Greek Yoghurt (£5,-) had a nice sweet touch, combined with the savoury of the yoghurt.
The Smoked Wild Salmon, Scrambled Eggs & Truffle Butter (£8,-), had a nice creamy mouth feel. The truffle butter was on point & not to overwhelming.
With the green & wood colour combination, and the stunning staircase that leads you upstairs, Veneta gives this warm and cousy feeling. I believe, looking at the Italian wine list, cocktail list & the long bar it must do well serving proper drinks too.
Veneta, a restaurant worth visiting whenever you’re central or into some food to share with family, friends or that special one. I even won’t hesitate just to pop in for a drink at that stunning bar of theirs!