Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, Embankment, London, SW1A 2BD - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7998 0555

Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar Restaurant In London
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Overall 5.8
Food 3.0
Service 9.0
Atmosphere 7.0
Value 4.0
Based on 1 reviews

what the critics say


Matthew Norman

Sunday, January 01, 2012 - He kicked off with half a dozen (norovirus-free) Loch Fyne oysters, and even though the one I swallowed seemed a touch emaciated or weedy, he was happy enough with them. I was not at all happy with a mushy crab salad which came, for reasons beyond my comprehension, with viciously bitter polenta. 'Oh dear,' said my friend when force-fed a forkful. 'Oh dear, oh dear.' Both main courses were supposed to look winsomely peasanty, but in fact looked plain hideous. My friend's gnocchi with lamb ragu resembled mince and tatties in a Glaswegian greasy spoon, while the mouthful he passed over was dominated by gristle. My lamb cutlets were oversalted, too fatty and stone cold.

The Independent

Tracey MacLeod - 11/15

Saturday, November 05, 2011 - A single breadcrumbed mussel and a shot-glass of foamed pumpkin soup arrived almost as soon as we sat down, followed, at a slightly erratic pace, by some pretty decent modern Italian dishes. Spaghetti, with a blowsy, oily sauce of porcini and diced calamari, delivered a big slap of Mediterranean flavours, as did grilled octopus, smoky and tender, served with a subtle aioli. Both mains featured shimmeringly fresh fish and pitch-perfect confidence with saucing; John Dory came anchored by a bisque-ish pumpkin and crab sauce, while sea bass was partnered with the crispest of battered prawns and a lemon sauce to underscore the Asian influence.

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