REVIEWS

WE'VE HAD SOME GREAT PRESS: COME YOURSELF TO SEE IF THEY WERE RIGHT

GILES COREN - THE TIMES

'The dishes are rustic, regional, absolutely untranslated, utterly authentic, unbelievably winning.'


'My tongue is still singing, my lips quivering, my brain dancing.'


'Is that the highest score I've ever given? I think it might be.'

FAY MASCHLER - EVENING STANDARD

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

 

'Jacob Kenedy is almost a prodigy.'

JAY RAYNER - THE OBSERVER

'A very welcome new arrival.'

RICHARD VINES - BLOOMBERG

"If I'm sounding excited by the food, you should have seen... the wine list."

 

THEO RANDALL - 2018

“This is a brilliant restaurant - it does classic Italian with a twist, and I admire the way [chef patron] Jacob Kenedy puts the menu together, with dishes of various sizes from different regions.” Theo Randall / The Club / 30.04.18

TIME OUT - 2018

“The buzz is as important as the food at this enduringly popular restaurant, where dining at the bar is the fun option and the menu celebrates the best of artisan regional Italian cuisine - all supported by enticing cocktails and an impressive all-Italian wine list.” Time Out / 08.05.18

CONDE NAST TRAVELLER - 2018

“If you can, bag a couple of spots at the marble-topped counter of this smart and shiny hotspot and then eat your way through Italy’s most delicious regional dishes.” Conde Nast Traveller / 27.03.18

THE INFATUATION - 2018

“This is a place where your mum will be charmed by the maitre’d and be recommended (and served) a glass of wine before you’ve even said hello to anyone. She’s bound to like that, and she’s bound to like the pastas and Bocca’s truffled radish salad even more." The Infatuation / 07.03.18

THE GLOSSARY - 2018

“Now something of a Soho institution, it has stayed in the critics’ good books all these years for doing what it set out to do - namely, serving food from all 20 of Italy’s diverse regions - and getting better at it all the time.” The Glossary / April Issue (p87)

GENTLEMAN'S JOURNAL - 2018

“Located on Archer Street in Soho is the bijou-sized and charming Bocca di Lupo -- a restaurant that’s been serving up beautiful Italian dishes to greedy gourmands for just under a decade. With culinary accolades in spades, and with a dedicated clientele who arrive ready to gorge on plates of comforting delights, it’s easy to see why the place has earned cult-like statusin this part of the UK." Josh Lee / Gentleman’s Journal / 17.01.18

THE NUDGE - 2017

“In bocca al lupo is the equivalent of break a leg in Italian. But you won’t need any luck here,because the supremely cosy, intimate decor, perfectly chosen wine list and personal chef knocking up your sumptuous Italian fare will do all the hard work for you.” The Nudge / 12.12.17

ESQUIRE - 2017

“The food menu is… inventive, daring you with surprising ly delicious cuts of tripe, tongue andcalf intestine. A real experience from start to finish.” Rachel Fellows / Esquire / 05.12.17

THE SUNDAY TIMES ‘The Dish’ - 2017

Top 100 best restaurants in the UK

NOBLE ROT - 2017

Critics’ Choice - Giles Coren and Marina O’Loughlin (Print)

EVENING STANDARD - 2017

Fay Maschler’s 50 favourite restaurants in London

THE DAILY MAIL - 2017

‘This is still one of London’s best choices for a regional Italian feast’

HARPER'S BAZAAR - 2017

‘The restaurant manages to take treasured Italian classics and create them to exact standards you’d find in Italy’ 

TATLER RESTAURANT GUIDE - 2016

Best Italian restaurants in London (Print)

SQUARE MEAL - 2016

Best restaurants of 2016

THE GUARDIAN - 2015

 ‘The beauty of a British chef paying homage to Italy is the lack of chauvinism: specialities from Liguria nudge famous dishes from Lombardy, Piedmont, Puglia… the whole gamut, across the 20 regions of Italy.’  Marina O’Loughlin’s 50 favourite restaurants in the UK

THE TELEGRAPH LUXURY - 2015

‘Simple, smart and sassy’  Ben McCormac

Bocca Di Lupo