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2 Regent Street Saint James's, London, SW1Y 4AU

survey result

Summary

£82
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The warmth of the welcome and quality of the food can come as something of a surprise at such a central and well-known location” as this West End branch (just north of Pall Mall) of the national group, created by Sicilian-born Carlo Distefano and now with over 20 locations nationwide. Perhaps it’s the “lovely atmosphere for either a business or social lunch or dinner” that’s its key strength, but all reports suggest the “great and varied menu” is also “consistently good”.

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “sophisticated Italian restaurant” north of Pall Mall, from Sicilian-born Carlo Distefano’s national group, inspires relatively limited feedback despite (because of?) its heart-of-the-West-End location. It’s consistently well-rated, though – fans say it “can always be relied on for business and social meals”.

Summary

£77
 ££££
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 diverse age range and all family members voted it a top meal” – the San Carlo group’s traditional Italian, on the lower half of Regent Street, provides a versatile and comfortable destination suited to many occasions. Like others in the chain it can sometimes seem pricey, but most reports are upbeat.

Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
4
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

‘Affordable glam’ is a defining feature of the national San Carlo group, and its large St James’s yearling on the lower half of Regent Street carries the classy, comfortable design of its nationwide siblings. “Efficient staff” and “excellent food” complete an all-round good-quality package.

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Owner's description

Contemporary, relaxed and elegant, San Carlo is a new Italian restaurant and bar, with al fresco dining terrace, offering day to night dining in a chic setting. 

San Carlo, is independently owned by an Italian family and serves the best in classically inspired regional Italian dishes, with an extensive A La Carte menu, a set lunch menu is also available and offers excellent value. 

 

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.40 £17.40 £8.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £50.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £5.95
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

No dress code

San Carlo Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of San Carlo Restaurant in SW1Y, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of San Carlo restaurant.
Phil L
Pasta dishes good value for money!...
Reviewed 1 months, 16 days ago

"Pasta dishes good value for money!"

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2 Regent Street Saint James's, London, SW1Y 4AU
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑11:30 pm

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