Of all the recent developments in London’s thriving culinary scene, the rejuvenation of St James Market is definitely one of the most exciting.
Previously just a bland spot of land, off Piccadilly Circus, the area is all set to become an attractive dining destination with the arrival of new names such as Anzu (from the folks behind Tonkotsu) and Veneta.
The rather glam Venetian-inspired setting of the latter seemed a particularly fitting choice of venue for my recent ladies who lunch-eseque afternoon with the indomitable spirit around town, Su-Lin…
Interiors-wise it’s a rather dazzling restaurant, exuding a captivating charm with understated aplomb. Think sharp urban features softened with subtle elements of comfort, such as handcrafted iron chandeliers and Murano glass screens clad in soothing hues of turquoise…
Having often visited (for both work and pleasure), Su-Lin couldn’t help but remark after – if only it were so easy to find such adventurous Venetian cuisine in Venice!
Veneta, 3 Norris St, St. James’s Market, London SW1Y 4RJ