Franco’s has been serving the community and visitors to St James’s from early morning to late at night, for over 60 years.
Situated at the St James’s end of Jermyn Street, Franco’s is surrounded by the many lifestyle boutiques, private clubs, art galleries and hotels of the area.
Open all day, the personality of the restaurant evolves from a quietly and gently efficient breakfast venue to a sharp and charged lunch atmosphere, to elegance and romance in the evening.
The lunch and dinner menus highlight carefully prepared traditional and more modern Italian dishes and the relaxed and friendly service ensures there is always somebody to greet you with a smile.
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"Very old school St James destination, with starched linen tablecloths and courteous waiters. Good quality, if unadventurous, Italian food, astronomically priced!"
"A reliable and solid Italian staple that has been around for years. Expensive, as all in London, but dependable."
Handily located St James's Italian, Franco's, has reopened after a major refurb. The “efficient” Jermyn Street cafe, which first opened in 1946, has acquired new rich interiors designed by Philip Hooper with vintage photography and mirrored walls.
On the menu: Baccala scaloppini with soft polenta & morel mushrooms; pappardelle with purple broccoli, mussels & chilli and roast guinea fowl breast with cabbage, fontina cheese & pancetta. With sharing plates of beef steak Florentine; slow roast lamb and slow roast goat.
Franco’s in-house pasta favourites include: Linguine with lobster, tomato, chilli & garlic and Pizzoccheri with cabbage, potato & bitto cheese. Low gluten spelt pasta is also available.
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