Canto Corvino was opened in September 2015 by the owners of the popular Manicomio restaurants in Chelsea and the Square Mile. The restaurant was heaving at 9 15 on a Wednesday. There were a few city boys, but mainly well-dressed couples. It's a gorgeous place, well-lit (i.e wonderfully dim) and spacious. The decor is industrial-cool, but warm: leather banquettes, brass fittings and dark wood. The waiters are wonderfully friendly. Make sure to have a cocktail at the bar before your meal: we loved the Waikiki: gin, blackberries, pineapple and Prosecco.
The food was great, but not all of it as good as The Cannelloni. We started with a dish of purple figs, walnuts and blue Buffalo cheese which was good, but didn't need the quinoa. The Sicilian red prawn, chilli and tomato arancini, served atop slicks of saffron custard, were stellar. But the duck tortelli in tomato sauce was dull; flavourless even. We wished we'd gone for red mullet bucatini instead.
In all, though, we left happy, full and wishing we had room for the salted chocolate delizia. A fantastic addition to the neighbourhood.
|What||Canto Corvino, Spitalfields Review|
|Where||Canto Corvino, 21 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7HA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Liverpool Street (underground)|
28 Sep 15 – 28 Sep 17, Breakfast: 8-11am Lunch: 12-2.30pm Dinner: 6-10pm (licensed until midnight every night except for Sunday – 11.30pm)
|Website||Click here to book|