Formerly the Brian Turner Mayfair, Avista is a new Italian restaurant created by chef Michele Granziera.
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The Millennium Hotel London Mayfair
Grosvenor SquareMayfairLondonW1K 2HP
Food was beautifully presented and service was attentive and efficient. However, we felt as though more effort was put into the presentation and trying to be a bit different, than how the food actually tasted. Our starter of smoked duck breast with liquorice, pomegranate, hazelnut and pain d'epices was so sweet it felt like we were eating dessert. Which was a shame, as the duck was cooked well...more
This is a review for afternoon tea. We had a Groupon, which was a very good 2-for-1 deal. We loved the selection of sandwiches and pastries and tea and the service was old-school and fabulous. Highly recommend as an alternative to Browns or any of the other traditional places. My only criticism would be that it was a little sterile, and there was a weird bar (?) area right in the center of the...more
We ate here for dinner during the week while staying at the Mayfair London.
The food was excellent. Ordered was spaghetti with tomato sauce and buffalo mozzarella and ravioli stuffed with prawn. A large selection of breads was offered and all were very good. I preferred the flat bread, very thin like a grilled tortilla. The main dishes were excellently prepared and had a rich taste. Serving...more
I went to Avista with 3 friends due to a special offer through Travelzoo. We had canapees, starter, main course, pudding, petit four. All delicious and beautifully presented. Portions were small, but maybe a good thing as there were so many courses! I had the Veal as main course and it was perfectly done - medium/rare with a great jus. As pudding I had the pear chocolate tart - very good, but...more
Had a fantastic meal here. Service was attentive but not intrusive.
I had an Insalate Caprese followed by Lobster Linguini. Both dishes were well executed with superb base ingredients.
I didn't have much opportunity to test the wine list, but the wines by the glass, whilst limited, were of good quality for the price.
I'd definitely go back next time I'm in the area.more