Flack: (Saving) on Expenses - Bocca di Lupo, London, W1

Reviewer Niki Wheeler, consultant director, Launch Group

- What's it good for?

Want somewhere with a Soho buzz? Go to Bocca di Lupo. For informal chats with journalists, you can perch at the bar and order small plates of upmarket Italian street food.

If you need to impress clients, the restaurant area is clean and contemporary, and the service is bustling and not too formal.

- Signature dishes?

Last time I went there, the impeccable maitre d' brought me an artichoke a la giudia that looked like a golden flower and was (almost) too beautiful to eat. It does a mixture of small and large dishes, so mix and match.

- Who's the boss?

Italian-loving Brit Jacob Kenedy, who has cooked at Moro and with Nancy Oakes at Boulevard in San Francisco.

- Tips please?

Book ahead. Great reviews and positive word-of-mouth mean Bocca di Lupo has always been popular with the Soho media crowd.

- What's the damage?

Three courses will cost about £25 and it has separate lunch, pre-theatre and all-day menus.

Bocca di Lupo, 12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB. 020 7734 2223

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