Rocco – Restaurant & Salumeria
I was terribly sad when Langhan’s finally closed its doors. An Earls Court fixture for almost thirty years the French brasserie seemed a hard act to follow even though diners had been steadily dwindling for years.
The site, nestled neatly under art deco residential blocks on the Old Brompton Road, is well over 3,000 square feet and when Rocco took over the plot in 2012 they certainly made the most of the light and space. With exposed brickwork, wooden beams and concrete floor it comes over as a thoroughly modern experience.
The food, however, is traditional Northern Italian and there’s not a pizza in sight. The menu focuses on the heavier pasta, ravioli and tortellini, all full in flavor and served often with a light sage and butter sauce so that you can really taste the fillings, which are delicious. All breads, pasta and desserts are made fresh daily on site.
The real gem here though is the salumeria. A salumeria in Earls Court! Connecting the restaurant to a small delicatessen on the left hand side of the eatery is a heavy steel bar where you can sit and sample the delights of Rocco’s charcuterie board. All sliced to order, as thinly or thickly as you like this is some of the best Proscuitto, Salami and Braesiola this side of Milan.
Treat yourself to a glass of Prossecco and charcuterie board when you’re not in the mood for a full dinner. Bellisimo!Rocco
254-260 Old Brompton Road , Earls Court
London, SW5 9HR
(0)2072592599 Mon-Sun 10am-12M