0.5 miles
417 The Strand, Central London, WC2R 0PD

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Marco Arquati and his family have owned an eatery on The Strand since 1983 and, although the restaurant has taken different forms over the years, it has always been a culinary cornerstone of the area.

'...authentic, well-priced cuisine in the heart of London's Theatreland...'

Marco's latest offering, Arquati, sees him going back to his roots, taking inspiration from the rich culinary heritage of the Italian region he originates from, Emilia-Romagna. Based on the relaxed, family-run trattorias found across Italy, Arquati's decor is rustic, homely and inviting, with Marco's black-and-white family photos from the 1930s and 40s adorning the walls. His mother helps out in the kitchen, drawing on her years of experience to create perfect pasta such as tortelloni (just one of the many delights Emilia-Romagna is known for) and indulgent desserts.

The regularly changing menu features ingredients which have been carefully selected from local markets like Billingsgate, Smithfields, and New Covent Garden. Likewise, the concise wine list is well-chosen, featuring quality tipples primarily from Italy and France. Arquati serves authentic, well-priced cuisine in the heart of London's Theatreland - enjoying a meal here before catching a show is a must
Open: Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 5pm-11pm (subject to change)