I almost included our late Friday lunch into my previous London post but then decided that it deserved a mention of its own.

Everything was perfect, you see… First the sun was shining but no blistering heat. A table was waiting on the small terrace of the High Street Kensington restaurant just for us, a lovely pot of rosemary adding a cheerful touch of green. We sat down with relief, the pause welcome after walking the streets of London for hours. Having ordered a glass each of Pinot Grigio Rosé, we proceeded with studying the menu. All the dishes looked delicious…


Lunch on the terrace of Carluccio's London


Our wine arrived and we ordered a plate of vegetarian antipasti to share with some extra focaccia. The plates that made an appearance on our table were a delight to the senses:


Focaccia dipped in olive oil and Aceto Di Balsamico - Carluccio's London A colourful plate of vegetarian Antipasti - Carluccio's London


Mozzarella melting in the mouth, caponata seasoned just right, really fresh rucola leaves, the pesto a perfect match for the flavour of the yellow pepper, beans still slightly crunchy… Such simple food but it tasted heavenly. The Pinot Grigio, very pleasant and served at the right temperature, was the perfect accompaniment. And the service could not be faulted, attentive and friendly. Three cheers for my lovely friend for suggesting this fantastic place!


Lunch on the terrace Of Carluccio's London


We also had a browse in the small boutique corner and I really wished I were not staying in a hotel with a suitcase already full but living in the city instead. I would have bought a nice selection of food for sure!


Carluccio's Shop London

Carluccio's Shop London

Carluccio's Shop London


In the end I only got Sexy Hubby some unusually flavoured Leone sweets and my friend bought some sugar-coated almonds shaped as daisies for my daughters. We thought the picnic bags looked fabulous too.

 Picnic Bag - Carluccio's Shop London

Did I succeed in tempting you?





10 thoughts on “Lunch Al Fresco At Carluccio’s”

  1. We had a family meal at Carluccio’s in Cambridge a couple of years ago. I found it hard to just sit at the table – I was forever jumping up to look around at the goodies on the shelves!

    1. These goodies are quite distracting, I agree! I will now have to go to our local Italian shop to stock up instead… 😉 xx

    1. I am glad how mouth-watering it was came across in the post!
      Cannot wait to go back… xx

  2. There are still six months left in the year! 😉
    This caffe was the High Street Kensington one (I have now added this piece of information to my post).

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