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Taprobar Italian Restaurant & Tea Bar

#15,396 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
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Fitzrovia
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162 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6YS, England
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Alright games up lads. This is the most blatantly obvious front for some illegal activities. I came her with my girlfriend for a romantic afternoon tea, they greeted me in some secret code and when I asked to see the menu they froze and asked if qI had a reservation. The place was empty. Two minutes later 24 gangster type... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

Nice pizza. However, why is there nobody ever in the restaurant? I have often wondered how they make a living without any customers!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

Booked to go to this Italian! two weeks in advance to avoid getting caught out in the Xmas rush. Told to turn up for 18.30 as they didn't open until 18.00. Empty on arrival (but done out nicely), met by waiter who didn't have a clue that we had booked and after some confusion were shown to a table. Started... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Worst restaurant I have ever been to. Ordered sea bass and they gave us mackerel, still declaring it was seabass. Ordered a fungi and Gorgonzola starter which never arrived yet was charged for. The telling point was when the manager deducted 20% from the bill without even asking. Rubbish. Don't go.

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Thank AdyBert
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

Wow. What a surprise. Hiden away under the shadow of the GPO tower. Large choice of the best teas from Sri Lanka and great Italian food!!!

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2 Thank PhilipLondon151
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

A Sri-Lankan tea bar serving Italian food. It was very quiet when we went, which probably helped the excellent service. Amazing price (£220 for ten of us for a full meal in central London!) The food was good, with decent curry and tender calamari. And the tea selection on the table was an added bonus. Certainly a treasure in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

It might seem strange to have an Italian restaurant with a Sri Lankan twist, but it works! I had lasagne and my colleague had lemon chicken, beautifully served, with good wine, and finished the meal off with Ceylon tea. We both declared we would bring family there when we had the chance.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6YS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Fitzrovia
This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is conveniently located between the major retail thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of well connected Tube stations dotted around the area for easy transport. This neighbourhood is a favorite among foodies as well, with an impressive number of quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops vying for your patronage – especially along Charlotte Street and near Goodge Street Station.
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