BEAUTIFUL UMBRIAN CUISINE IN THE HEART OF SOHO

We are a traditional restaurant which moves along with the times, loved by the local community. We are not here to wow, just serve good Italian food based on our Umbrian heritage.

‘Vasco and Piero opened the restaurant in 1971 above the much revered, and now sadly lost, Academy cinema in Oxford Street. The Pavilion, a former Hungarian tea room, was owned by the cinema’s founder, and director of the acclaimed ‘Murder in the Cathedral’, George Hoellering.
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The Pavilion’s very particular and unusually intricate interior design was the creation of Angus McBean, the celebrated photographer. In 1989, The Pavilion moved to the current premises at 15 Poland Street.

Vasco and Piero created the restaurant out of a passion for good, uncomplicated food. The making of fresh pasta on the premises has always been a priority. From the outset, the menu changed twice a day, a tradition which still continues. Vasco was born in Umbria and as a result of this much produce is sourced direct from farmers in this region. Particular favourites are truffles, wild mushrooms, seasoned cheeses and cured meats such as lombetto and capocollo.

The Soho location means that The Pavilion attracts a variety of clients and in particular those working in the media, film and fashion businesses. Politicians have been coming here for many years.Discretion is our secret. Our main restaurant can host up to 65 people.The private room downstairs with our history gallery,seats 34 people, can be used for business and private functions for ten people or more. Past events have included an Umbrian feast with our suppliers from Umbria. An infusion of Japanese and Italian cooking. Wine tastings. Wedding receptions. Many meetings from the movers and shakers of industry,politics and media world.

If you are interested in finding out more about the history of the restaurant or about forthcoming events, please do not hesitate to contact Vasco or Paul on 020 7437 8774 or you can email us at eat@vascosfood.com

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