Knock-out panoramic views of Victoria Harbour are just the start of the experience at Grissini, and they certainly set the bar high. However, the glamour continues with effortlessly stylish, contemporary design - New York meets Milan - and stiff white napery that offsets the modern Tony Delapp art to perfection.
Dramatically situated at the entrance is a large oven, where freshly baked grissini breadsticks fill the restaurant with delicious aromas. But this simple food item underplays the sophistication of the main kitchen which expertly curates a menu packed with the finest meat and seafood dishes alongside beautifully wrought pastas, risottos and salads, that look as good as they taste. The cellar is suitably stocked with high end Italian wines: elegant and mineral whites and medium bodied, beautifully balanced reds.
It all comes at a suitably ritzy price, of course, and having played the trump card of the views and setting early, the food might seem just a touch second fiddle.