Serving refined Italian cuisine to a maximum of just 28 diners, it's safe to describe the Oval Restaurant at Belgravia's Wellesley hotel as bijou.  

Head chef Sebastiano Cioffi leverages his Italian heritage and the finest fresh ingredients to create inspiring, seasonal dishes, while the space offers an intimate and sophisticated dining experience with fine presentation and impeccable service.

Its design evokes the elegance and glamour of the 1920s with Art Deco-inspired features – take, for example, the intricate, inlaid marble floor that inspired by an elegant sunburst clutch bag by iconic designer Judith Leiber.

The Oval is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, but we particularly like it for date night and special occasions – and, what's more, it's conveniently located a stone's throw from Hyde Park Corner Tube station.

Like the sound of that? You can sample the Oval's sophisticated food for yourself, with an exclusive offer for Foodism readers. You'll get three courses including half a bottle of wine, coffee and petit fours, all for just £45. 

You'll get to choose from dishes like pan-fried squid with basil pesto, sugar snaps and courgettes; homemade swiss chard and burrata raviolo with aubergine sauce and almonds; and, of course, a selection of artisan ice creams and sorbets.

To book, call 020 3668 6530 or email, quoting Foodismthewellesley.co.uk/oval-restaurant

What you need to know: 

  • Must be pre-booked by phone or email. 
  • Foodism to be mentioned when booking.
  • Subject to availability