Tonight I have handed the reigns over to Steve to decide where we shall eat………………….
Soho is full of life, hustle, bustle and more restaurants than you can shake a stick at, so it’s safe to say I had no idea what was on the agenda!
Vapiano is nestled on Wardour Street, the perfectly dressed window front caught my eye, with its potted herbs and bicycles, and then I realised we were heading in!
Greeted by the friendly staff at the front desk, they asked if we’d ever been to Vapiano before, to which I replied “No”. They gave us a quick run down of how it all works – You take a card and this is essentially where you charge all of your food to once you’ve ordered it, there’s no waiting staff. Dependent on what you want to eat, depends on which counter you go to.
Grabbing a couple of menus we headed to the table nearest the window, so we could people watch all of the weird and wonderful types Soho has to offer.
Vapiano is a pretty impressive space, sprawled across two floors are lots of big wooden benches and stools, those fresh herb plants I had spotted in the window where also on every worktop throughout the restaurant, and one whopping great Olive tree (which apparently, is 100 years old ). A really cool, rustic, super clean, fun feel to the place.
“chi va piano va sano e va lontano” – “more haste less speed “
The menu is broken down into sections –
Starters always seem the best place to start, so we made our way over to the counter – Antipasti & Insalata
We ordered – Piatto Antipasti – Proscuitto tipo Parma, salami, pepperoni, roasted vegetables, homemade pesto, Grana Padano D.O.P, buffalo mozzarella, bruschetta