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Avista

) #682 of 18,119 Restaurants in London ££££ Italian, , Vegetarian Friendly
39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP, England
+44 20 7596 3399
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP, England
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Great deal ! Had 6 course deal. Every dish was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. Bellini was sublime. Staff were great. Can't fault it except the extra Bellinni ordered was £14.50! It's the Mayfair prices I suppose. Otherwise great wowcher deal.More

Thank MissyM1974
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Dear Missy, Thank you for your review. I have personally been out in the neighborhood, and prices are also higher, and i have felt that £14,50 was a good balance. i will keep going in the area and research. We are still happy that you...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This was my 2nd visit and I was both not totally impressed by the food and the service specially for this price. I can not recommend the fried sole. Now this is obviously a very nice restaurant and most of the food we got was...More

1  Thank Go100go
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review given. We receive many good feedback for our sole in tempura, i will investigate with the matter in order to be always on top of the game. Thank you again Best Regards Fabio Settembre

Reviewed 2 May 2017

This restaurant, part of the Millenium Hotel, overlooks Grosvenor Square. The food was well presented and what there was of it tasted nice but the helpings were absolutely tiny - to the extent that it would have been a joke had I not left still...More

1  Thank Arabella1
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Dear Arabella, I might understand that portion might be: tiny, small. I guess we are talking about a tasting menu, was is the groupon tasting menu perhaps? Perhaps or not, i would like to specify, in order to don't mislead our future guests, that a...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I went last night with my husband we had the 5 courses tasting menu with bellini. I have to say as an Italian who loves the good ingredients and tradition of Italy but also the innovation and contamination from other cultures and Countries I absolutely...More

Thank Serenellaferraro
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Salve Serenella, Thank you about your review! I remember how great was our conversation, meantime all your happiness during the meal. Don't forget to come and try our A la Carte, if you have other ingredients that you don't usually like, you might find the...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

From the starter to the dessert was everything absolutely perfect and well executed (Tommaso)also the wine expert suggested the best match (Alex) and nice touch from the manager (Fabio) made the all experience a success. Will definitely suggest this place.

1  Thank Fra N
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Dear Fra, Thank you for your review. It is a pleasure to see our guests leaving happy! Don't forget to come and enjoy our A la Carte! It is an incredible experience! Thank you. Regards Fabio

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Avista is comfortable with large tables, well spread apart, discreet lighting and a pleasantly subdued atmosphere. The staff were friendly. The food has lovely, delicate flavours but my partner and I were both disappointed with the size of most of the portions, even though it...More

1  Thank Polonius45
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Dear Polonius45, Thank you for your review. With our menu, we would like to make everyone enjoy the taste and the different techniques studied and elaborated during the time. We don't want to make the guest eating a lot, until the moment that can't move...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Lovely and enjouable tasting menu. Booked this seven-course tasting menu with Bellini and petit fours for two for £59.50 on Groupon. Excellent deal and was thoroughly enjoyed!

1  Thank Pokumon_London
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Dear Pukomon, We are happy to know that you have enjoyed our tasting. I suggest to follow us on Instagram and keep up to date. we have a new menu on that is a must to try! thank you Regards Fabio Settembre

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Wow. What a great evening! The food was excellent. Tasty, beautifuly served and well designed. Fabio, the floor manager was amazing. Every dish was delicious. Definitely a place to come back to.More

Thank Tal H
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Dear Tal, thank you again! our aim is to make a great experience for everyone, sometimes is more difficult due to countless reasons, but those time that we receive the compliments just wipe away all the rest. thank you again. hope to see you soon....More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nice romantic dinner, with a tasting menu. Staff was very attentive and did a fantastic job. The quality of the food and preparation was superb, nothing to say about that. Innovative and original, great food. True, the portions are not massive, but after 5 courses...More

Thank OSS117x
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice words, which describe our restaurant. We strive for the best result, and for us, apart the flavor and combination of the various ingredients, is important to keep a healthy line on the menu balanced and not heavy. Thank...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

The food was great, but I felt the waiter was a bit off as when it was time to pay, I decided to pay with cash and he took about 20-25min to come back with change (we were pretty much the only customers there at...More

1  Thank Venla V
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Dear Venla, I do remember the issue. unfortunately i only agree with you about the matter. I am sure that even if i explain the issue, you same as the other guests don't really mind, this is our issue and not my guests issue. The...More

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haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
cocoboskey
Is there a dress code for evening meals?
5 January 2017|
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Response from Fabio S | Property representative |
Dear Cocoboskey, we only require a smart casual dress code. thank you Fabio
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N8789CRdavid
With the tasting menu are the portions reduced in size or what you would normally expect for starters and main courses? Many thanks.
22 May 2016|
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Response from Champagne27_12 | Reviewed this property |
Tasting menus are always smaller portions than main course. About the size of starters. The food and atmosphere at Avista is excellent. Sure you wouldn't be disappointed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$76
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Saturday
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP, England
  • Public Transportation: Bond Street Tube StationBond Street Tube Station 5min. Green Park Tube station 10min.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7596 3399
  • E-mail
Description
Avista, under the direction of the Executive Chef Arturo Granato, has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes by the prestigious AA Food Guide. Located in the heart of Mayfair and featuring its own private entrance at 39 Grosvenor Square, Avista is a 75 seat restaurant, with a separate bar for up to 25, and private dining room for 12. The main focus of Avista is the granite square upon which your chefs prepare the final touches to the dishes before your very eyes. Meanwhile, the interior has been brought to life by celebrated designer David d'Almada and sets the mood with a cool ambience making this location both light and spacious, whilst retaining a chic and "Mayfair" feel. Arturo has given the menu a contemporary twist since his arrival at Avista and changes his menus regularly to take advantage of the seasonal produce.
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