Looking for a nice, central place to meet up with friends for dinner, I came across Incognico, a cosy brasserie style restaurant in the West End.
Incognico looks great - mood lighting, elegant decor and smiling staff. Food is well presented and tasty. There is a small bar area where you can relax before your meal. There is also a private room if you have a large group.
Although it appeared that the restaurant is non-smoking, by the end of our evening the smoke from the bar area was wafting into the restaurant. Service was not fabulous, but adequate. Overall, it was a good evening.
So, the food. We were dining on a special offer - 3 courses and a glass of champagne for £22 each, we considered this a bargain considering the quality and presentation of the meals.
Favorite Dish: For starters, Alex had the Ravioli of goats Cheese & Red Pepper and I had the Gnocchi, which just melted in your mouth. Nik had the Salted Cod which was reportably good, and Tandor had a Serrano Ham, Mozzarella & Rocket salad that was a bit light on the Mozzarella.
Main courses were particularly delicious - Tandor & I both had the Honey
Roast Duck breast with Pommes Fondant which was really delicious. Nik
had the Rack of Lamb with Provencal Vegetables, Black Olive and Madeira and Alex had the Spatchcock of Quail, both meals were also enjoyable.
Last but not least, dessert. Nik & I both had the Pecan Tart which was yum. Alex opted for the Honeycomb Iced Parfait with Raspberries and Tandor had the Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramel Ice Cream which she polished off with a smile.
Wine for the evening was an interesting bottle of Chateau Musar, which is a surprisingly good Lebanese red wine.
Buzzy, sexy restaurant, right in the centre of town, with fantastic food and friendly staff.
The tables are pretty close together, but that adds to the buzz and you can always hear the conversation (unlike other trendier places in the same area).
The food is French/Italian. The risotto is always excellent - packed with Parmesan, so don't take it as a diet choice, but one of the best you'll get this side of Bologna.
Favorite Dish: Risotto. Oh and the tapenade you get to start.