This Wednesday was a little dragging I have to say, not in a bad way, but just a long day. The dinner in Rovi, however, was certainly the highlight of the day and definately worth a whole day’s wait. Located in vibrant Fitzrovia, it is one of Ottolenghi’s restaurants in London. The restaurant features a long oval bar in the middle of the restaurant where dinners can sit, with tables and chairs scattering around it in perfect order. Also, it has rather high ceiling which makes the space feel even more spacious and bright.
The decor of the restaurant is simple, modern, and to some extend reflects naturualism, yet its colour sheme is rather bold and vigourous. It very much echos the philosophy of Ottolenghi’s cooking I think – “simple pleasure”. “…the food is full of harmonious contradictions: it’s vibrant and bold yet familiar and comforting; it’s beautiful to look at yet close to its original form; it’s full of surprising drama yet always comes together as one; it’s noisy yet peaceful, lip-smacking yet warm, simple yet daring. We are still cooking the food that we and our customers delight in and it’s still making us proud, happy and full of beans.” (https://ottolenghi.co.uk/about-us)
This time luckily the amount of food ordered was under control haha. As a kind tip though, it is recommeded by restaurant staff that 4 or 5 small plates will be enough to share between two people. We ordered –
We also ordered ONGLET SKEWERS (grass fed), mayonnaise, fermented green chilli, peanut, but the plates of food was a bit further away from me… 😀
All of the dishes were fairly light, of perfect portion and unquestionaly sensational. I very much enjoyed every mouthful of them. If you happen to be around and feel peckish, Rovi will undoubtedly please you!