La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo

(38 Reviews)
15 Cromwell Place South Kensington, London, SW7 2LA
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Mary Quant Afternoon Tea £40 per person

This offer is available from April 16, 2019 until February 10, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers. This promotion has additional information available. Click on the link(s) to view.


Main course: £15
Food spend: £32

Restaurant description

Inside a classically elegant Kensington townhouse, La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo presents inventive Italian recipes with thoughtful tweaks by this celebrated Michelin-starred chef. As well as wholesome tastes of the Mediterranean, there are also classic afternoon teas served in The Library.

The La Trattoria menu spans the entire day, kicking off with versatile breakfast options ranging from the classic full English with wild boar and apple sausages, through to Canadian pancakes. Later in the day, the a la carte menu is designed to be shared, with flavourful delicacies like sliced veal in tuna sauce, and pasta and Tuscan bean stew. Generous mains include favourites such as braised beef in red wine, seafood soup with garlic bread crouton, and sides of roasted polenta.

The Pelham is pleased to launch its playfully vibrant fashion-inspired menu in line with the opening of The Victoria & Albert Museum’s latest exhibition: Mary Quant. Available from 15 April 2019, the 60’s Mod experience, designed in partnership with luxury event planners La Fête, draws on the history of the British icon who has been immortalised by fashion iconography as the originator of the miniskirt to present a colourful selection of decadent savouries and luxurious treats, all carefully prepared by the Michelin-starred Chef Alfredo Russo and his team.

An elegant setting to enjoy passionately prepared Italian recipes, La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo is just a minute's walk from South Kensington Tube Station, and a stone's throw from the numerous museums and galleries of the local area.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo
(based on 38 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (9)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (5)
  • child friendly (5)
  • dinner (25)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (2)
  • lunch (16)
  • luxury (3)
  • private dining (9)
  • romantic (10)
  • trendy (6)
  • value (10)
  • By Pam B from London
    18 January 2020

    What a lovely little restaurant!. Excellent service, and quality of food. Nice ambiance. The braised beef in red wine was super!

  • By Lois M from Nelson
    20 November 2019

    The 3 of us had a wonderful Mary Quant afternoon tea. We were the only ones there and were able to stay from 4.30-6pm. The staff were very obliging and helpful. The food was substantial and well thought out.

  • By Rachel W from Cambridge
    20 November 2019

    Small panelled room was cosy for tea which was very well presented and delicious - Mary Quant tea - good attention to detail & humour well, thought out attention to detail was charming Staff were welcoming & didn’t rush us at all despite having evening set up

  • By Matthew H from London
    25 September 2019

    Lovely experience apart from not being offered the elevator in the entrance and not a very friendly door person, once the outside entrance is open again it will be better I am sure. Booking easy. Nice ambience, lovely servers and great food, we particularly liked the carbonara service, very unique! Wine list could be a little more interesting. Overall we had a good time, service was quick, everything was clean, tidy and quiet which is unusal these days, and for which we were grateful.

  • By Lynda H from London
    17 September 2019

    Went to a "Mary Quant" Tea in conjunction with the exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum on Sept 17. Presentation, Creativity and taste of each item (and the tea) were all excellent

  • By Joan B from Chelmsford
    14 August 2019

    This was an excellent meal in a lovely environment. The staff were very efficient and friendly. I would definitely book it again

  • By Michele M from Treviso
    12 August 2019

    Piatti tradizionali della cucina italiana realizzati con cura e rispetto dei sapori originali. Servizio puntuale ed accogliente.

  • By Fiona M from Coventry
    11 August 2019

    Fabulous and beautiful afternoon tea and we had the library to ourselves. Great way to celebrate an 80th birthday

  • By Pauline T from Southsea
    9 August 2019

    Absolutely delightful afternoon tea, served in the drawing room. Mary Quant theme was followed through with a nail varnish bottle containing raspberry coulis, chocolate lipsticks, caramel in s foundation tube. Sandwiches and mini rolls were delicious. It was a bit rich though as we didn’t know a 15% service charge was added to the £40 pp cost. A lovely but one off experience.

  • By Patricia M from San Francisco
    4 August 2019

    This is a wonderful Italian restaurant in a great location. We loved the burrata, octupus, spinach, roasted potatoes, calamari. And we returned for three visits during out two week stay.

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La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo
15 Cromwell Place South Kensington, London, SW7 2LA

Available offers

  • Mary Quant Afternoon Tea £40 per person
  • Mary Quant Afternoon Tea £52 per person including a ticket to the Mary Quant exhibition at the V&A

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