In Italian, L’anima means ‘soul’. Fitting, considering there’s plenty in the food and service at this contemporary restaurant in Bishopsgate. Expect starched-tablecloth dining in an airy glass room as waiters sashay, wishing guests a buona sera. Dishes are pretty, with subtle flavour combinations. Tuna tartare is served with a delicate smear of avocado purée, three dots of mango purée and a purple pansy. Pasta takes tradition to new heights; our favourite is the red beetroot tortelli filled with smoked burrata and ricotta, and finished with a flourish of aged balsamic vinegar at the table.
This article was published on 10th May 2017 so certain details may not be up to date.