Harden's survey result
“The maitre d’ remembered me from over 10 years ago and treated me like I’d given them my patronage every day of those 10 years!” – this “neighbourhood” stalwart trattoria is “a staple of the area” south of Sloane Square: “unchanging from year to year” and “like a home from home” for its many (generally silver-haired) regulars. “The menu may not have changed in years, but who cares?” – it’s “always reliable, and well-priced for the locale” – and its USP is its “wonderful staff”, who “treat you like royalty” and are so “friendly” (“they knew exactly how to banter with my grumpy daughter and exactly when to point out a good wine on the list”). “Heaven help us when it finally changes hands…”
“A great local stalwart that never seems to change” – this “traditional and welcoming” trattoria near Sloane Square particularly benefits from “wonderful” long-serving staff, who provide “the best welcome of any restaurant in London” to regular patrons (including junior members of the party). The fairly old-fashioned cooking is “consistent”, if not especially ‘foodie’.
“You always leave feeling you have been well looked after”, after a visit to this veteran trattoria near Sloane Square, whose “old school, wonderfully welcoming staff remember everyone”. The food is “reliable (if unambitious”) and even if “the tables are rather close to each other”, “there always seems to be a happy crowd”. “Nice terrace in summer”.
“Marvellous, long-surviving, honest Italian”, near Sloane Square, “which can be recommended without fear of disappointment”. The “home-cooked” food “never shines but never misses”, while “it’s the service that lifts the experience to the next level” and lends the place its “happy” atmosphere – “even first-timers are greeted as regulars”, and “waiters are equally charming with your 12-year-old as with your gran”.
Together, they built a talented, professional team that is second to none. And that team now continue to provide excellent Italian food and wine with friendly service to match in a smart but informal and warming ambience.
Invariably buzzing with its impressive and interesting clientele, Caraffini's popularity make it imperative that you book your table a few days ahead. As well as a generous welcome, excellent service, good food and fine wine, all at a very competitive price, the Caraffini team will also provide a memorably happy and relaxed experience.
|Wine per bottle||£22.00|
Caraffini Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Wonderful old classic, never disappoints, the food is excellent, the service is fabulous and friendly, the ambiance is classic and a great outside terrace. A London favourite, never tired of that place"
"Maitre d' remembered me from over 10 years ago and treated me like I'd given them my patronage every day of those 10 years - can't ask for more than that, and the quality if not overly exciting cuisine still holds true."
"maintains its "neighbourhood restaurant" qualities"
61-63 Lower Sloane St, London, SW1W 8DH
|Monday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm|