Well, what to say. It is a nice stretch of real state packed with restaurants, bars and stores from quintessential British brands to international ones. Not as low profile as other parts of London. Still, Isabel is a nice option, tucked away a bit farther from Piccadilly than Cecconi's - another favorite of mine - for example.
Isabel is the latest venture of Chilean-born Juan Santa Cruz (of Casa Santa Cruz in Notting Hill). Its cuisine highlighted by mediterranean small plates (like tapas) to share (or not!) and an Argentinean influence. Love the pizzette, the beef short rib ravioli (too good) and the desserts. Great selection of wines too. Ambience impeccable. Service as expected.
ISABEL MAYFAIR, 26 ALBEMARLE St, London W1S 4HY TEL +44 20 3096 9292
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