About San Lorenzo
In the pantheon of celebrity haunts, San Lorenzo probably has a little niche
all its own. This long-established Knightsbridge eaterie was well-known as
the famous persons’ canteen well before Princess Diana became a regular, but
because of that particular patron, the world’s press set up camp outside the
door. It got so that a star could announce the presence of a new lover or dump an old one just by being papparazzied with a partner leaving San Lorenzo. But for us mere mortals, the questions are much more pedestrian. What’s it like to dine there? Upmarket and smart, probably sums it up. The
Italian food has devoted fans and some critics, too. The bright airy dining room is all dreamy cream and dotted with palms. The menu is very traditional Italian. If you’re watching your figure, as most of the
clientele seem to be, then do have the starter of crudites with bagna cauda.
Calamari is popular, as is the calves liver or one of the many trad pastas. The home-made ice creams and frozen yoghurts might tempt you off your diet. There are still head-turning celebs on hand, so there’s an extra frisson.
22 Beauchamp Place, SW3 1NH
Mon - Sat 12.30pm - 3pm & 7.30pm - 11.30pm