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Summary

This would-be-instant-classic Theatreland brasserie – artfully designed by the Soho House group using the name of an 1877 original – “could be great for its location”, right amongst the bright lights of Shaftesbury Avenue, and has a fine interior. But the food falls very short – which is “a real shame”: the menu of French and Italian classics “promises so much” but too often “delivers nothing!”; and, for somewhere so central, the venue inspires remarkably little feedback.

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

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“Slap bang in the middle of Theatreland, this agreeable brasserie is not without a bit of theatre itself” – inspired by an 1877 café of the same name in the area, it has a carefully curated retro vibe and a menu of Franco-Italian classics assembled by Rowley Leigh for the Soho House group, which are “well-priced” (“invaluable given the area”) if ultimately rather forgettable.

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

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“At last! A grown-up oasis of pleasure and calm amidst the hustle and bustle of theatreland” – the Soho House group’s carefully distressed, retro-vibe brasserie is a welcome “addition to the dining desert that is Shaftesbury Avenue”. “A firm favourite for business in the heart of London”, it’s “great for lunch” and “pre or post theatre”, despite food that’s no better than “solid”.

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

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Soho House’s latest West End foray in the thick of Theatreland aims to look like its been there for decades, with its carefully distressed, vintage looks, and brasserie menu overseen from afar by Rowley Leigh. “Its feel is not dissimilar to Les Deux Salons, but the food is much better and cheaper”.

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

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Highchair, Menu, Portions
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Café Monico Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Café Monico Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Café Monico restaurant.
Chris C
It's a lovely place and the set lunch is ve...
Reviewed 1 months, 28 days ago

"It's a lovely place and the set lunch is very good value. I would be happy to eat nothing but the wonderful crème brulée for all three courses."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £17.00 £21.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £16.00 £4.75 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
39-45 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LA
Opening hours
Monday11:30 am-12 am
Tuesday11:30 am-12 am
Wednesday11:30 am-12 am
Thursday11:30 am-12 am
Friday11:30 am-1 am
Saturday10 am-1 am
SundayCLOSED

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