La Ballerina


Tel: +44 (0)20 7379 6659
Address: 7/8 Bow Street, London WC2
Cuisine Type: Italian
nearest tube station Covent Garden (PICCADILLY)

This Italian (named after the charming sculpture nearby) is the latest reincarnation of the site next to the Royal Opera House, and as it’s open ’til late it’s handy if you’ve been getting a bit of culture.

It’s pleasant enough but the food is very standard Italian fare: crespolini with ricotta and spinach were light and good but a chicken dish was mediocre.

However, the prices aren’t at all bad, considering the location.