RestaurantsLondonSt James'sSW1

survey result

Summary

£63
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “good-value classic Italian in the heart of St James’s” gets “extremely busy at lunchtime” – which is not surprising, given that a two-course lunch costs less than £20. But it’s more than just a cheap option: “the food is surprisingly tasty and well-presented – much better than we could have expected”.

Summary

£59
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

To avoid breaking the bank in swanky St James’s, this long-established Italian is worth remembering thanks to its “reasonable food at sensible prices”. On the downside, “there’s no real ambience, but it can be fun to take a coffee at a pavement table and watch the world walk by”.

Summary

£59
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

To avoid breaking the bank in swanky St James’s, this long-established Italian is worth remembering thanks to its “reasonable food at sensible prices”. On the downside, “there’s no real ambience, but it can be fun to take a coffee at a pavement table and watch the world walk by”.

Summary

£57
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Low-key St James’s Italian that’s worth knowing about in this posh location. The harsh would say that the food quality is merely “fairly ordinary” or “reliable”, but “given its position in the very heart of London, it delivers on value better than some of its central competitors”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
68

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£13.30 £21.00 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £2.60
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
4-5 Duke of York St, London, SW1Y 6LA
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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