There’s always a new restaurant in London, and getting to try different cuisines and discover new places is something I love doing and I’m so happy I get to do it in this city. So when we got invited to try out* the new Liv restaurant in Belgravia, I couldn’t say no. Simon and I headed there for dinner a couple of weeks ago, and the new Belgravia spot did not disappoint.
Located in Belgravia, about a 10-minute walk from Chelsea’s Sloane Square, Liv is your new neighbourhood favourite. The atmosphere at the restaurant is absolutely lovely – the bright colours and cosy interior make it a wonderful all-day dining spot. Don’t be fooled by its snazzy location, Liv is the opposite of pretentious; it’s welcoming and the staff is ever so lovely and invested in making your experience amazing.
We picked a table by the window and decided to start with a G&T while we went through the menu.
Liv offers a choice of delicious dishes prepared with seasonal products, created by executive chef Damien Monley. I can tell you he’s done an amazing job. Let’s tuck in!
To start, we picked the mini crab brioche rolls and stracciatella mozzarella, which were both delightful. I actually don’t normally like crab but ended up having half of Simon’s starter because it was so delicious.
And you can never go wrong with cheese, can you? It was served with lovely sourdough crisps and salsa verde and made for a great sharing plate. Definitely a good way to start our dinner.
I then had the Duck Pacchieri with a side of ratatouille. I love duck, so I was excited to try this and it did not disappoint. It was my first time having this type of large pasta, with a slow-cooked duck ragu over and it was a delight – really tasty and comforting on a cold winter night. And well, you can never go wrong with ratatouille.
Simon had the 17-hour wagyu beef, with boulangerie potatoes on the side. The slow-cooked beef comes with crunchy Japanese salad on top. The meat was tender and delicious, and I love a good salad pairing to keep things fresh. Potatoes were lovely too, a great addition to the beef.
We were recommended the Roche de Belanne Carignan so we both had a glass and really like it. It’s a wonderful French red, which went well with both our food choices.
And have you really been out for dinner if you didn’t get dessert? I think not. We decided to share a portion of Liv’s apple crumble, and WOW it was the absolute star of the show for me. The shortbread was really crumbly and deliciously buttery, and the ice cream was not too sweet, just how I like it. It was the perfect way to end our night at Liv.
Bear in mind that the portions are quite generous, so make sure you come to Liv hungry – you won’t stay it for long.
If you haven’t guessed already, I LOVED Liv. The whole experience, from the moment I walked through the door, to the amazing pasta I had and the most wonderful dessert, Liv was a total delight. The service is genuinely warm and lovely, the atmosphere friendly and cosy, and suits any event, from brunch with friends to dinner with a loved one.
*This was a complimentary meal, however, all views, opinions and images are my own.