Carnevale, EC1Y 8JL

A fine vegetarian restaurant on Whitecross Street, near the Barbican.

The restaurant itself is laid out over several small, rather cramped rooms. However, the atmosphere is pleasant and the service attentive.

Ewan and friends visited in February 2008. Our starters arrived quickly, after complimentary bread and dipping oil, with a butternut squash soup being soup of the day on our visit (adjudged excellent by those who had it), while Ewan's stuffed courgettes were cooked to a perfect consistency. The main courses may seem quite pricy at £11.50 but the food didn't disappoint. Most of our group had the potato cakes with casserole, which were lovely, light and not stodgy at all.

Wines are organic and vegetarian as you'd expect, with the waiter recommending the French house red over the Italian (slightly more expensive, and not available on our visit). His judgement was sound, and the house red was well received.

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Last visited by Ewan, Ruudboy, Jo and others, 22 February 2008. Opening hours and prices taken from website.

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