Matteo's Restaurant serves a selection of the finest Italian dishes and wines; welcoming the return of the iconic Buddah, as well as some of the works of art from the original Annabel's.
In keeping with true Annabel's style, Matteo’s exudes opulence, with decadent interiors led by Martin Brudnizki, paying homage to the original Annabel’s. Matteo’s will proudly host an extensive selection of Italian wine, showcasing incredible collections of single vineyards in Barolo and Tuscany. Members and their guests can enjoy an array of the finest Italian dishes from Linguine Pastificio Mancini Granchio Reale to Bombolone di Nutella; providing an exceptional space to dine.
Wednesday - Friday 12pm to 2.30pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 6.30pm to 10pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed
'Bacchus thrives at Matteo's...'
by Douglas Blyde, Drinks Columnist for The Evening Standard.
Newly unwrapped though immediately a classic, Matteo’s splendidly respects the feel of the first club at No. 44 Berkeley Square. Maximalist deluxe designer, Martin Brudnizki has adorned the bar of the gold tinted dining room with the original mirror while bringing back familiar art and a shimmering Buddha from the original. Meanwhile, vulpine Cristiano Pellizzari, known to members over his 15 years of service, is engaged as the silvery commander of the restaurant floor, overseeing a troupe of sommeliers in tailored jackets emblazened with the bandiera d'Italia. He is particularly adept at whisking Sgruppinos, a stimulating all-seasons cocktail of lemon sorbet, Prosecco and vodka.
Overlooking the lush garden, the restaurant is named after the five-year-old son of Annabel’s owner, Richard Caring who also has a daughter named Annabel. Matteo delightedly snipped the opening cordon, and his portrait features alongside that of Michelangelo at the start of the incredibly depthful wine list.
Compiled by Master Sommelier, Clement Robert and assistant, Erik Simonics, this includes the world’s most detailed Barolo collection to savour in specialist crystal glassware, and a full array of pinnacle Tuscans, including the most complete selections of Sassicaia and Massetto. Prices are considered. This being Annabel’s where every day is meaningful within the baroque wonderland, there is also a deep draught of Champagne including white and rose gold methuselahs of Dom Pérignon. Alongside, expect a killer fritto, truffle scented pastas, and a whole rack of lamb ‘alla Romana’.
According to the team, Annabel’s resplendent loos are the only places within the club permitting photography, hence the fluster of celebrity selfies emerging from Matteo’s loos, which even warranted their own launch party. These feature millions of mosaics and, in the gents, a 500kg onyx crocodile craned in and serving as basins.
The privileged cellar, dedicated wine service team and comforting dishes makes Matteo’s the fitting setting for the next symposium event at Annabel’s…