Reviews and Awards
The AA Guide: 1 AA Rosette For Culinary Excellence
Cosily tucked away on a small alleyway off the High Street, the traditional frontage of this whitewashed hotel belies its modern interior, and the popular Savoro restaurant proves a little gem. A cool, contemporary décor sets the scene, with plenty of glass and mirrors and unobtrusive artwork, while leather banquettes line walls and come with comfy cushions that add to the relaxed tone. The kitchen’s modern approach produces intelligently simple, clean-cut, well-presented and executed dishes on an appealing carte – with a large grill section – driven by quality produce. Take roasted duck breast served with sweet potato purée, pak choi and a mustard seed and hoi sin dressing, while from the grill, perhaps whole wild sea bass cooked on a bed of fresh herbs, and to finish, treacle tart with bourbon ice cream (home-made ice creams being a specialty of the house).
Top Table: Diner Award
The leafy Hadley Green, just outside High Barnet, is home to Savoro; a contemporary neighbourhood restaurant where good design meets excellent food. The simple, clean design of the dining room with its warm earth tones and impeccably dressed tables is a reflection of the modern European menu. The Head Chef has designed a menu based around the very best seasonal ingredients treated with the utmost respect and a simple approach which combines international ideas and techniques. So you might find yourself tempted by Barbary duck Breast with a sweet potato mash and bok choi or indulge in some of the finest fish around fresh from the grill. If you have enjoyed yourself so much that you don’t want to leave, just book one of the nine luxurious rooms upstairs
Guardian – Diner Review
Savoro : Excellent restaurant, menu is interesting quality is outstanding service is faultless. Will definitely be going back in a hurry to sample their entire dessert menu! Highly recommended. We average £31 pp with wine. This seemed amazing value for money. For the quality and standards achieved.
London Eating ( diner review)
What a great restaurant. Barnet. .Hadley Wood…Seems to have lots of money. So why are there no good restaurants? I have lived here for 3 years and the choice is sad. Horrible pizza, pasta, kebab and Chinese. Nothing great. But now we have SAVORO….thank you. Fresh day caught fish, homemade breads, sourced and naturally reared meat. Exciting cooking. Good cooking. Great kitchen in Barnet is almost unthinkable after 3 years of trekking into town. I will still go to Locatelli and to Scotts but really not as often.
On the Tuesday I went it was quiet, a few other tables. I was worried for the future of my newly discovered haven. Went again on Thursday and it was nearly full. Every meal has been perfect. Lovely wine list too. Amazing Halibut.
Savoro, long may you continue. Great service from friendly, knowledgable staff. Handsome manager poured my party free glass of champagne and made my parents feel very special. To ice the cake, I can walk home after having one too many glasses of champagne.
This Is London.co.uk
Savoro restaurant, just outside High Barnet in Hadley Green, is a beautifully-designed neighbourhood restaurant offering fab modern European food The atmosphere is sophisticated but relaxed and the cooking is based on fresh, seasonal and respectfully-treated ingredients. Savoro offers fantastic value for money at every level.
Savoro, a culinary oasis in High Barnet, is a restaurant serving modern British food with an occasional European twist. The food is complemented by an extensive list of over 50 wines from around the world including excellent quality house wines. Savoro is situated in a building steeped in history which has previously housed an inn, a bakery, and during the 1950s one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Hertfordshire.
Head Chef Ioannis Avramidis has trained in top kitchens for many years. He brings over fifteen years experience and passion to the job. Ioannis prides himself on preparing virtually everything from scratch including all sauces, dressings, chocolate, ice creams and sorbets. Fresh produce is delivered to the kitchen daily. Expect to find a roe deer loin with a slow cooked haunch, butter roasted potato and chocolate infused sauce. Homemade ice creams and delicious desserts make a splendid end to the meal.
Natural light has been fully harnessed in the décor of Savoro, and the restaurant features huge clear windows and earthy interior tones. The building has been extensively refurbished using international designer Elise Savin Young to achieve comfortable and relaxed dining for intimate dinners or informal lunches. Upstairs boutique accommodation, offers 9 luxury rooms decorated in contemporary taupes, browns and creams providing the perfect place to relax after Savoro’s delicious foods and drinks. Each room has with flat screen television sets and, in some cases, four poster beds. Full or continental breakfast is taken in our conservatory room.
Mobile Food Guide
Savoro occupies an historic building that once functioned as a bakery just off Barnet High Street. The ground-floor dining room has been extensively refurbished, big windows allow natural light to flood in, and the interior boasts fashionable earthy colours. Above the restaurant is Hotel 206, a 14-bedroom boutique hotel offering cool, contemporary luxury.
Fish is a big player on the seasonal menus, and the kitchen mixes modern French flavours with flashes of colour from the Med and the Far East. Curried lobster salad with spiced fennel and mango or seared king scallops with squid ink risotto, lime and sorrel-infused oil might pave the way for pork belly and monkfish with glazed silverskin onions, cabbage and mustard beurre blanc or confit of duck with chilli soft polenta, caramelised spring onion and mango nage. To conclude, look for cinnamon-coated banana fritters with ginger confit, and don’t miss the range of wacky homemade ice creams (coffee and tobacco, tahini with sesame seed, etc).
The menu is fleshed out with grills and even a couple of takes on fish and chips (deep-fried skate in saffron batter with hand-cut, ‘thrice-cooked’ chips, for example). Two course lunches and early evening dinners (6.00-7.00pm, Monday-Friday) are excellent value, and the 50-bin wine list has a decent selection of bottles from around the globe.