Food and drink
In spite of the name, Claudio Sadler is Italian. His food, however, borrows freely from around the world and is international haute cuisine rather than being rooted in any one tradition. The menu changes with the season, with dishes such as ‘interpretation of raw fish – Italian sashimi’ or baked duck with sweet grapes, persimmons, cocoa, carrot sauce and goose-liver escalope.
Sadler has four separate dining areas offering smaller more intimate spaces, the mix of pale beige and dark wood offering a strong, modern masculine feel to the decor.
A great blend of the expert and informal. You are quite likely to meet the great man himself, or one of the many up and coming stars of Italian cuisine who pass through the kitchens hoping that some of his magic might rub off.
The restaurant is a little off the beaten track, in the Navigli district to the south of the city centre, but it's worth making the effort to get there.
Sadler's has a Grand Menu of the Day, heftily priced at 130 euros for four courses. At the time of my visit, it was celebrating the white truffle. The food is almost as good and infinitely cheaper at Chic ’n’ Quick next door.
Tables to book
Sadler has a private dining room overlooking the kitchen for between six to twelve guests, available as an exclusive booking.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Celebrity spotting
- People watching
- Special occasions