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Breaking news

February 2023: Markus Thesleff, founder of Notting Hill Mexican/Japanese hybrid Los Mochis, has acquired this veteran Knightsbridge trattoria, which celebrates its half centenary next year.

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Summary

£83
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Retired maître d’ Tony and his team created an atmosphere that was “mad, crowded, noisy yet still great fun” at this fifty-year-old Trattoria (est. 1974), long known for providing relatively good value for somewhere not far from the back door of Harrods. In February 2023, it was taken over by The Thesleff Group, whose press release promises ‘a revitalised energy and subtle changes’ to this old groover, which includes a trendified menu. No reports from the old regulars as yet on the new regime so we’ve left it un-rated for the time being.

Summary

£83
 ££££
3
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5
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Never lets you down… always fun… always noisy… always great food” – this “buzzy longstanding trattoria” (est. 1974), a short walk from the rear of Harrods, is “always a favourite” for a very loyal fan club, serving a long and traditional menu. “Ideal for date night” too.

Summary

£77
 ££££
3
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5
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Unchanged forever”, this old-school trattoria a few steps from Harrods shows remarkable staying power as it closes in on its half-century. With its impeccably “noisy Italian atmosphere”, regulars are happy to rate it “my favourite restaurant in London”“it always makes for a wonderful evening, with delicious food and perfect, attentive service”.

Summary

£67
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Unchanged for donkey’s years!” – a “noisy and crowded”, old-school trattoria, near the rear entrance to Harrods, whose “at times flamboyant service” provides a heartily “friendly welcome”, plus traditional Italian cuisine, which loyal regulars declare “always reliable”.

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Have you eaten at Sale e Pepe?

Owner's description

With over forty years of service, Sale e Pepe continues to attract loyal clientele from all over the world.

Generations have come to rely on this traditional Italian trattoria just two minutes' walk from Harvey Nichols and Harrods in Knightsbridge. Guests love the consistently good cooking, using fresh ingredients, the great atmosphere and the familiar faces of the friendly Italian staff who haven’t changed much in all the years Sale e Pepe has been open. Manager for over 35 years, Toni knows everyone and everyone knows Toni. Sale e Pepe is famous for its fresh dover sole, calves liver and veal chop. The pasta dishes are highly recommended too with excellent specials changing daily. The cuisine will remind you of your favourite meals in Italy.

We are open every day from 12 noon to 11:30pm, perfect for leisurely lunches, early dinners and post theatre dining making Sale e Pepe the ideal place for any occasion.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£21.50 £33.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 13.50%

Restaurant details

Menu
No dress code
9-15 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0HD
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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