Every city has one. A place to people watch, usually in a party like atmosphere, and oh, they serve food. Novikov in London is that kind of place.
The upstairs serves Asian food and the downstairs is Italian. We sat downstairs. The place has a nice buzz to it, and there is some good people watching. The food is OK too. We had some caviar and the dover sole.
After dinner, we headed downstairs to the lounge/club and ordered a bottle of wine to meet the minimum spend for a table.
The downstairs wasn’t wild like a typical club. There were some people dancing and some people just hanging out. Overall, I liked the place. Some venues like this rely on the party vibe and neglect the food. It wasn’t like this here. The service was fair and the vibe was good. The crowd was good. The food was ok. I would be back if I was in the mood for this type of atmosphere/dining.