Sunday Lunch at Da Vinci

The last time we visited this establishment was about four years ago under the old name of Fratelli’s which used to be a fantastic Italian restaurant. Then one day things changed and the restaurant was never the same. Recently we saw that the name had changed to Da Vinci and upon reading the reviews which the majority were pretty good we wanted to visit at our earliest opportunity. This as it happens turned out to be on Sunday as we were in the mood for Italian. The thing was when we arrived when we was told that they now only serve a Sunday Roast menu until five o’clock when the full menu is available. We dithered for a minute which gave manager Giovanni the chance to tell us how good the roasts were so we decided to put him to the test and stayed. This as you’ll see turned out to be a good decision. There was actually quite a nice selection with a choice of five starters , three choices of roasts , one fish and one vegetarian dish. There were only two desserts on the menu but they did have other choices if you asked. We also thought the price of 3 Courses for £20.95 was very good value and as it turned out it was excellent value for money.

We started with the Classic Prawn Cocktail and the Fried Calamari with Garlic Mayonnaise. Both dishes were very good and a great way to start.

Prawn Cocktail


We then moved on to the mains where we had the Pork Belly as well as the Sirloin of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding. Both roasts were delicious and came with a nice selection of vegetables and crispy roast potatoes.

Pork Belly

Sirloin of Beef

It was then time to finish with dessert and chose the two that were on the menu. These were Toffee Apple Crumble with custard and the Sticky Toffee Pudding. Both were an absolute treat.

Toffee Apple Crumble

Sticky Toffee Pudding

We finished with a coffee to bring to an end a fabulous Sunday Lunch where the food was very good and matched with nice friendly service. It’s so nice to have a place in my hometown of Hornchurch where you can enjoy a great roast dinner in a nice relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely be back to enjoy another delightful roast and will now also look to visit so we can try their full menu.


By Lloyd Stevens

I'm a big Foodie and love Fine Dining in AA Rosette and Michelin Star restaurants also enjoy good Pub Food especially Desserts . I been living in Hornchurch for 20yrs now and this year celebrate my 25th Wedding Anniversary to my wife Jane . We do enjoy our holidays with Italy & San Diego as our favourite destinations I've decided to focus more on my Foodie life due to over 3 years ago being struck down with nerve damage and recently spondylosis I do enjoy my sport and follow Chelsea , Juventus & San Diego Padres

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