By day Savini at Criterion is a Grand Café that offers a sumptuous setting for ritzy breakfasts, with the scent of freshly brewed coffee and home-baked croissants filling the air, along with languid lunches and indulgent afternoon teas featuring infusions from around the world and mouth-watering cakes and pastries.
But as the sun sets, so Savini at Criterion transforms itself into the capital’s most glamourous night-time destination.
The iconic bar – where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle staged the first meeting between Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson – is the perfect spot for an aperitif or cocktail.
With the magnificent chandeliers illuminating the silverware, the restaurant then offers an evening of fine dining as executive chef Giovanni Bon offers his own take on celebrated regional dishes. With a nod to Savini’s heritage, signature fare includes veal ossobucco with saffron risotto; parpardelle with wild boar raout & juniper sauce and of course, Savini’s legendary tiramisu.
Reflecting on Savini’s relationship with Italy’s finest suppliers, Savini at Criterion is also home to a vibrant in-house boutique offering a mouth-watering selection of regional delicacies, from traditional balsamic vinegars, pasta, sauces and mustards through to jams, honey, truffles and coffees.
Afternoon Tea Menu
Selection of finger sandwiches, bruschetta, a mouth-watering roll with burrata cheese and vegetarian caponata
Home-made scones served with a selection of jams and clotted cream
Assortment of homemade mini cakes which includes our signature tiramisu and rum baba
Served with homemade biscuits and a choice of twenty teas and infusions