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Italian Restaurant in London

Franco’s, 61 Jermyn St, London, SW1Y 6LX
020 7499 2211    Email    Website   
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2015 Survey Result
Overall Value
out of 5
  • Food
  • Service
  • Ambience
“Good enough, without being spectacular”; this “efficient” St James’s Italian certainly has a handy location, especially for business, and it rarely positively disappoints; it can can seem rather “crowded”, though, and prices are “high”.
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Owners Description

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.

Business Facilities Yes1
Outside Tables Yes1
Private Rooms Yes16,55
Last Orders 10.30 pm
Dress Code -
Franco’s Restaurant Reviews
Reviews of Franco’s Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Franco’s restaurant.
Daniel C
Very old school St James destination, with ...
Overall Value
out of 5
Reviewed 3 months, 5 days ago

"Very old school St James destination, with starched linen tablecloths and courteous waiters. Good quality, if unadventurous, Italian food, astronomically priced!"

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Nick S
A reliable and solid Italian staple that ha...
Overall Value
out of 5
Reviewed 11 months, 8 days ago

"A reliable and solid Italian staple that has been around for years. Expensive, as all in London, but dependable."

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The Editors Review

Franco'S Restaurant - tables lr

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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