Notes On... Legna


Italian food. Fine fine dining. Ridiculously strong décor by Tibbatts Abel; the same people that did Saint Paul's House and Opheem, Aktar Islam's other joint over the road. It’s very hard to find anything not to love about Legna, the newbie to Fleet Street (that's basically Summer Row to the uninitiated).

The veggie tasting menu will change regularly depending on what's in season, but our experience was refreshingly diverse without an aubergine parmigiana in sight, and a real whistle stop tour of simple but sumptuous Italian food. One of the happiest moments came in the form of the arancini balls made with wild mushrooms and Winchester cheese. This is satisfying, traditional comfort food that somehow manages to also be light and joyous. The Fior Di Burrata was smooth and creamy with a pleasingly sharp hit coming in the form of heritage tomatoes and a tomato consommé. For us, the highlight of the menu.

And while it was very early days when we visited (just their second night after friends and family) and there were a few inevitable service issues to be ironed out, the food and undeniable chicness of the place means it's a worthy addition to Bham’s preposterously good foodie scene.

The vegetarian tasting menu is £60 for six courses and snacks. See the full a la carte menu here.