53 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia, London
ABOUT: At Terra you can find healthy Mediterranean cuisine all freshly prepared on premises, a taste of Mediterranean food is located walking distance from Great Portland Street, Warren Street, Goodge Street and Oxford Circus tube stations in the hart of London, West End.
Busy with local office workers, shoppers and Fitzrovia locals, Terra is conveniently located for business meetings and after-work meals. Split over two levels, the restaurant has a rustic interior. Popular dishes include chargrilled goat's cheese served on homemade ciabatta bread with raspberry sauce; grilled salmon with boiled vegetables and new potatoes; and the fillet steak served with your choice of sauces and chunky chips. Terra boasts a short but excellent list of Italian, French and Chilean wines.
Terra is a reasonably priced, cheap and cheerful neighbourhood restaurant serving freshly made Mediterranean food with friendly service..
The warm welcome transports you to any local eatery in the heart of the Mediterranean, one you might stumble across after a day exploring on holiday (rather than a long day in the office). The decor is a little like a grotto, with fairy lights, twinkling threads and leafy adornments - a sprig of mistletoe wouldn't be out of place. Whilst this gives it a vaguely dated feel, the festivity does fit comfortably amongst the dark wooden table and chairs in the small dining room, stretching back to the kitchen where you can catch a glimpse of the chefs at work.
Service is leisurely, with enough time to build up your appetite between courses, but also enough time to enjoy the temptations on the menu as you make your choices over a glass of wine at the start of the evening. There's a steady stream of customers, adding to the quiet buzz and proving the justified popularity of the place.
Starters are delicious and portions are plentiful. Choux de crabs (£5.95) is out of this world, made of homemade pastry filled with fresh crab and topped with hollandaise sauce. Gamberoni (£5.45) are succulent, tail on with homemade bread to scoop up the sauce.
For main course the roasted seabass (£13.95) with rosemary sauce is full of flavour. The accompanying vegetables and potatoes have good texture, adding another complementary taste to the mix. Duck breast (£12.45) is beautifully cooked and soft, with leak, orange and ginger sauce taking on the flavours of the dish.
Desserts are all made on premises therefore please check our board when you come in.
A selection of wines from Italy start at £3.60 or £14.95 for a bottle of house and range up to around £20, with an affordable prosecco (£24) and house Champagne (£35) too. The house white is like a refreshing grape juice, lovely to drink with all of the equally fresh home cooking.
The Last Word
The backstreet location just adds to Terra's easy charm and authentic quality and character that's difficult to find in the heart of London.
We are based just opposite of the famous Cleveland Street Workhouse that was built in 1775 and it is the best preserved Georgian era workhouse in Central London, one of only three remaining in the Capital.
Recent research has revealed that the building was the likely inspiration for Charles Dickensí Oliver Twist, since the famous author lived only a few doors away, on the same side of the road, for nearly five years of his young life, before he became famous.
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