July 2017

A hidden gem…

Having spent the past few days on a work trip, staying in Earls Court, London I’m desperate to share my experience at Theo’s Simple Italian with the world! Before heading to the area, I traditionally ‘Google mapped’ the area to try and find somewhere different to eat that wasn’t your typical chain and came across the Theo’s Simple Italian. 

Image from Google

Located next to the Hotel Indigo on Barkston Gardens off Earls Court Road the restaurant overlooks a pretty private park surrounded by townhouses – it looked like a scene off 101 Dalmations. 

With Italian food being my nemesis Theo’s did not disappoint! With three of us sitting down to dine we opted for the focaccia and salumi Misti – a selection of Italian artisan salumi – as a sharer stater which didn’t last long enough to take a photo of! The focaccia was thick, soft bread with a crispy finish and a drizzle of oil while the salumi was a selection of three meats. 

For the main I decided to go for a classic – tagliatelle al ragu, a delicious mix of pasta with one of the best sauces I’ve tasted and shredded, slow-cooked beef. 

The others in the group went for the taglierini neri pescatora e bottarga and, from the secondi part of the menu, tagliata di manzo with a side of sautée potatoes covered in Parmesan. 

With the large portions we were all too full for dessert. The beautiful meal was washed down with a perfect bottle of Pinot Grigio! If you’re ever in the area it’s definitely worth a visit. 


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