It appears that the injunction ordered in this case was futile.
Nicky Richmond, managing partner, Brecher I should really take C to C London, in Mayfair, just so that I can say it, but it isn’t to be. J has suggested a trip to C for V, as her birthday treatV, who likes C, is evidently a regular, such is the fawning and schmoozing she receives from the maître d’. I’m not sure that your average plebs (ie. people like me) would merit such attention. Certainly my previous visits have neither involved kissy (which is fine) nor free fried courgettes (which is not). This is the restaurant that used to be Cipriani, but was forced to change its name around four years ago, following a Court of Appeal ruling. A lawsuit was filed in 2006 by the owners of the Hotel Cipriani, in Venice and various other Cipriani entities which were then part of the Orient-Express Hotels Ltd group to prevent the restaurant-formerly-known-as-Cipriani from using the name Cipriani, in case anyone might think it was related to the other Ciprianis. Not confusing at all. The irony is that this really is a Cipriani restaurant, owned by Giuseppe Cipriani, son of the founder of the original Harry’s Bar in Venice, in 1931. The room is all thirties art deco, light, pretty and stylish. Funnily enough, it looks quite like a lot of other places with the name Cipriani attached to them.