Where is it: A stone’s throw from South Kensington Tube Station.
Opened: February 2015.
The concept: From the team behind London’s super chic South Kensington Club, this all-day (and equally chic) Sicilian eatery offers a plethora of delicious Italian treats – from asparagus and ricotta breakfast frittata to antipasti platters and seriously scrummy fresh pasta. Things get even more Italian come 6:30pm, when the likes of prosecco and rosemary infused G&Ts are served alongside olives, prosciutto and bruschetta… all on the house. After all, when in Rome!
Who to take: Your man for a post-work drink on Thursday, your girlfriends for brunch on Saturday, and yourself for a fresh juice after the gym on Sunday.
We tried: Raw tuna with quinoa orange salad, involtini of aubergine parmigiana, caponata (an Italian version of ratatouille with pinenuts and raisins), and fresh spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and chili.
Save room for: The cheese plate, which was great value at £7. The young pecorino was to die for. (NB: we didn’t order any prosciutto but from what we spied at the table next to us, SL would highly advise you to save room for this, too).
What to drink: The Bellini menu is any prosecco lover’s dream – our favourite was the Clementine Bellini, complete with Cointreau, clementine juice and prosecco. There’s plenty of choice for non-cocktail drinkers too – a small but well-chosen list of Italian wines and beers will keep everyone happy.
The best thing about it was: Leaving an Italian restaurant and not feeling totally stuffed is a tricky feat, but IDDU have got it spot on. With a big focus on vegetables and fresh Italian flavours, this is a impressive slice of Sicily in South Ken.
The small print: The tables are close together which is great for brunch but not so good for a romantic dinner a deux. If you want a bit more privacy, book one of the tables at the back of the restaurant or the one at the front where we sat. Call ahead on 020 7589 1991.