Restaurant Review: Massimo in Embankment, London
Situated in the heart of the Corinthia Hotel just a stone’s throw from Embankment, Massimo is a relatively new restaurant already gathering a reputation as one of the best places to dine that London has to offer.
Head chef Massimo Riccioli has crafted an exquisite menu specialising in seafood, and as well as the restaurant Massimo also houses a superb oyster and crudo bar for passers-by looking to sample some of the best tasting delights of the sea to be found anywhere in the capital.
Crudo dishes such as Scallops with orange and vanilla salt and Grey Snapper cerviche will take you on a culinary journey the likes of which you’ll have rarely, if ever, been on before, and if oysters are your particular indulgence of choice then you’ll find yourself in heaven the moment you step through Massimo’s doors.
But it is in the restaurant itself that the pinnacle of the Massimo experience awaits. An extravagance of fish and shellfish dishes to pick from makes choosing just a handful an almost impossible task, and coming back to explore everything else Massimo and his kitchen have to offer an inevitability.
Our highlights, however, were the “Carmelo style” linguine served with clams, prawns, squid and mussels, and the beetroot gnocchi, both of which were divine. And if you’ve still managed to retain some of your appetite then the crème brûlèe flavoured with stem ginger and the zabaioni will take your breath away.
A truly fantastic dining experience.
Address: Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2BD, UK