L'Anima restaurant

1 Snowden St, London

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.

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