RestaurantsLondonChelseaSW10

survey result

Summary

£68
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A meal is “always fun” at this long-running Chelsea trattoria near World’s End, where host Bucci looks after his guests well. The service may “lack finesse”, but the food is “fine” and comes in “massive portions”.

Summary

£62
  £££
2
Average
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Enormous fun!” “Everyone is treated like a long-lost relative” at this “West London hangout”, where charismatic host Bucci presides over a “wonderful local”. “The food is perfectly OK without being special”, and comes in “massive portions: never mind the quality, feel the width!” – which adds to its appeal as a firm family favourite.

Summary

£64
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This 21-year-old World’s End trattoria wins consistent high ratings across the board, and its tone is set by the outspoken owner, Bucci – who insists that mobiles are turned to silent ‘because they can affect the cooking process of spaghetti’. The menu also promises that ‘red heads get a free drink’ – but you can’t say ‘I was a red-head once’.

Summary

£70
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The flamboyant owner, Bucci, creates “a great atmosphere” and helps present a “really good menu for both meat and fish lovers” at this “fun” World’s End trattoria. It’s a real “favourite” among locals: “I love, love, love this place! Been going for 20 years and it’s like walking into a family gathering”.

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397 King’s Rd, London, SW10 0LR

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
14
No dress code
60

Frantoio Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Frantoio Restaurant in SW10, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Frantoio restaurant.
Terence F
GOOD neighbourhood Italian with updated dec...
Reviewed 2 months, 9 days ago

"GOOD neighbourhood Italian with updated decor"

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Miles T
Consistently great atmosphere and friendly ...
Reviewed 7 months, 16 days ago

"Consistently great atmosphere and friendly welcome Set menu best value and has never let us down "

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Ant G
Fun staff, not for a quiet “a deux “ F...
Reviewed 8 months, 21 days ago

"Fun staff, not for a quiet “a deux “ Food was pretty good ????"

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Tim Y
I thought the food better than “average...
Reviewed 11 months, 29 days ago

"I thought the food better than “average”: chicken milanese as large as predicted, but well realised, as was my tricolore salad. Service under pressure: oversight from our host was certainly charming. Delightful summer lunch spot "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.50 £20.00 £8.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
397 King’s Rd, London, SW10 0LR
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm

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