Al Duca, set in London's Piccadilly is approaching its tenth birthday. Opened in 1999 as part of the Pulze's 'Cuisine Collection' restaurant group, Al Duca's offers fine Italian food that has earned it a legion of loyal diners. The restaurant itself uses traditional Italian colours to evoke a warm and inviting feel; terracotta, olive and stone along with oak timber and mosaic tiling are used to great effect. The menu is suitably Italian, offering dishes such as tiger prawns with saffron vinaigrette, clam, garlic and chilli oil linguini and calf's liver with spinach, raisins and pine nuts. Three courses here cost an average of £40 per person which could be an offer you can't refuse!
STARTERS Green beans with tomino cheese wrapped in Parma ham Poached egg with crusty parmesan, bacon, potatoes and asparagus Thinly sliced raw swordfish with black olives, cherry tomatoes and lemon vinaigrette MAIN COURSES Char-grilled tuna with roasted peppers and capers Char-grilled beef rib-eye with oil and balsamic vinegar with crushed potatoes Pan fried pork loin with tomato, red onion and basil salad DESSERTS Roasted pineapple with rosemary and coconut sorbet Crème caramel with hazelnut foam and vanilla Rich chocolate marquise with caramel sauce