New bar spy - ROBA

Grilled goods from top London chef come to new Paddington hideaway


Last updated . By Daniel Splarn.


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What they say:

Quietly tucked away from the bustle of Paddington and Marble Arch, ROBA is a slick, fashionable new joint promising “affordable dining where you can expect seasonal dishes prepared with care, beautifully presented and cooked to perfection.” This is an all-encompassing venue that will do the trick whether you’re seeking a casual lunch, some afternoon tea or a dinner date, with a Michelin-experienced chef in the kitchen and the award-winning Tibbat’s Abel team behind the interior design.

What we say:

Named after its signature Robata Grill, this is an exciting new hangout for foodies who have a soft-spot for grilled meat, seafood and veggie plates. Head chef Andrea Secchi has stints at high profile locations like Marcus at The Berkeley and Barracuda on his CV, and ROBA looks to be an inviting option for everything from relaxed lunches to traditional afternoon teas.