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A la Colthard/Milos and Sartoria

One new, one tried and tested, this week – or to be exact last Monday when I visited both.

Milos is an upmarket Greek restaurant in St James, the bottom end of Regent St near St James Park.

A friend Petros  suggested it and I was impressed. Unlike many an expensive eaterie it serves a 3 course set lunch at a reasonable £25.

I had octopus salad followe bya fresh piece of bream. Petros  says the fish is flown in daily. His Greek salad looked wholesome too. I stuck to no alcohol and the bill came to £100 for two: service professional, good buzz, mainly business people – though my friend once spotted Lily James there on St Valentines Day.

The accent is on wholesome food. Well worth a visit. By the way, Petros , a Greek financier, told me that on a first class flight back from the Middle East he took a shower and with rather lot of Dom Perignon inside did a rendition of  Zorba’s dance in the cubicle which for some reason set off the smoke alarm.

The stewardess – as they say – forced entry and was startled by what she saw !!!

To the Sartoria in Savile Row in the evening.

I have been a visitor for many years.   It’s now in the D& D restaurant chain and resident Chef Francesco Mazzei is making a name for himself.

Frankly, I thought the wine prices ridiculous.

I thought the Antanori at £60 was good value till I discovered this was for a 175mm glass!

Eventually I found  a decently priced Dolcetto. Their Carbonara is good but so is the one at my local Italian at 25% of the price.

The bill came to £130 per person.

The restaurant was a quarter full and I’m not surprised.

D & D China own 43 restaurants and – in keeping with the modern trend is open all day starting with breakfast – and with a bar.  There is danger of pricing themselves out.

Daphne Colthard
About Daphne Colthard

After graduating at RADA but finding no roles Daphne went into magazine journalism with Good Housekeeping. Widely recognised as one of the country's leading restaurant and hotel reviewers, particularly by herself, Daphne is the author of "Bedded and Breakfasted", a light hearted chick novel and Grand Hotels DC: the Daffers Dictionary. Daphne lives in West London and is married to an investment banker Oliver. They have 2 boys Humphrey and Tarquin. More Posts