Located in the heart of Belgravia, minutes away from Sloane Square tube station in Chelsea, LIV has now become the latest homely local eatery offering breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner with a fusion of ingredients from around the globe, highlighting Executive Chef Damien Monley’s love of rustic cooking and seasonality, inspired by a healthy bias.
What to expect?
Seasonally changing menus showcasing much-loved classics alongside LIV twists, great British products and ingredients combinations, whether you are looking for a light breakfast or a more substantial lunch. The evening menu will follow the same simple rules providing high-quality dining at a fraction of the usual prices. The menu itself will consist of Strozzapretti with king prawns, calamari, olives, chilli tomato & parsley alongside steamed sea bass, ginger, shallot & soy, brown rice, Asian greens plus more. Sides will include Salt & Pepper Crisp Chicken with sweet soy mayo and hot sauce with veggie options including Red Lentil Fritters with pea hummus, herb yoghurt, baby spinach, sprout & herb salad with more on the menu.
What we had for dinner when we visited LIV?
1. GRILLED SOURDOUGH BREAD with whipped miso butter
2. MINI CRAB BRIOCHE ROLLS with café de Paris butter
3. GORGONZOLA CROQUETTES with quince ketchup sauce
MAINS & SIDES
4. SPINACH sautéed with lemon
5. CRAB LINGUINE with crab meat, tomato & spinach linguine
6. STEAK & CHIPS 250gm (café de Paris butter with shoestring fries)
The atmosphere and setting were very intimate and certainly relaxing. LIV is definitely the perfect place for a nice catch up with friends (day or night time), a romantic dinner or business lunch or dinners. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. The food was succulent, adventurous and yet varied enough to satify the health conscious, vegetarians or foodies.
Words from LIV Executive Chef
Executive Chef, Damien Monley says: “The whole team at Liv is super excited about opening for nights. The site itself ( the old Como Lario) has a long history as a restaurant since 1968 and we can’t wait to bring it back to life in the evening. We have got to know a lot of local customers during the last few months and we have listened to what they would like to see on a menu and have incorporated this feedback. We have tested every new recipe and brought in some old school classics also and we can’t wait to get the doors open and re-establishing Liv as a warm and friendly neighbourhood restaurant that exceeds expectations with delicious comfort food, wonderful wines and warm friendly service.”
The interiors of LIV are fitted out in crisp white and neutrals, with plenty of fresh flowers, linen and wicker, and a contemporary art collection featuring artists such as Henry Moore and Alexander Calder.
18 Holbein Place
London SW1W 8NL
For breakfast and lunch: 8am-11pm
Words by: Karine Laudort