A celebration of true Italian excellence, Il Pampero is one of the most romantic restaurants in London. It is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Belgravia, walking distance from Buckingham Palace. The restaurant has an air of vintage decadence, an ode to the black and white movies of a bygone but beloved era.
The tables are dressed in crisp white cloths and glistening glasses, sumptuous forest green leather booths and charming waiters that serve signature cocktails inspired by the artworks that adorn the walls. Try the Royal Affair, a heady champagne cocktail with apple and cinnamon infused gin and moscato or Peppe’s Spritz, the barman’s signature take on Aperol Spritz, with blood orange liqueur, bergamot liqueur, prosecco and soda water.
The menu has strong regional influences and executive Chef, Claudio Covino believes that all the raw ingredients must be Italian. Expect gloriously hearty meals, homemade Tonnarelli with fresh black pepper, prepared in a giant pecorino wheel, Roasted salted cod served with cauliflower velouté and caramelised onion and 28-day aged rib-eye steak with rocket salad, ribbons of parmesan and aged balsamic vinegar. A masterclass in authentic Italian cooking, made with love.
20 Chesham Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 8HQ