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Carluccio's - South Kensington

#5,865 of 17,752 Restaurants in London
#6,296 of 18,677 Places to Eat in London
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One Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3HZ, England
0207 581 8101
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable meal, but service needs improving.

Food was brilliant, in a relaxing atmosphere and arrived very quickly. Unfortunately, staff kept forgetting to bring our drinks, but they eventually arrived after the food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Jake4468
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Great venue for a midweek catch up with the girls, menu is varied and his great small sharing plates. Great value Prossecco which is really drinkable. This Carluccios is buzzy and lively with really nice service.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Food was brilliant, in a relaxing atmosphere and arrived very quickly. Unfortunately, staff kept forgetting to bring our drinks, but they eventually arrived after the food!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I use to go to carluccio's restaurant all over the city, but this one got me convinced that something bad is going on there, this is the 3rd time in a row in this chain we are served with poorly cooked food, missing Ingredient, half cooked pasta, and old food that was (microwave?) warmed and served. too bad, I used... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

OK, this is a chain restaurant and the same menu can be found in many cities, but for pricey South Kensington you may find this a good choice. It is just off the High St and in a calmer area. It's open Sunday evenings, which some restaurants are not. The decoration is slightly different from the Carluccio's standard and also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The name denotes the feeling of nostalgia of the -- well known chain of the eatery . If you are hungry and wish to eat a satisfying Italian meal just walk in and you can have para of any kind veg/ non veg , staters , and much more . Wines are good and the locations are easy at the... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I visited Carluccio's this evening with a colleague the food was as ever nice however the staff paid little if any attention to customers, we asked for water with our meal and despite a reminder we are still waiting, the staff were more interested in chatting to each other, this is not the standard I expect of Carluccio's.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have visited many Carluccio's restaurants over the years (good for quick dinners and lunches and pretty much predictable). This particular one has been a regular place for dinner after Proms and other events at the RAH for a number of years. Over the last few visits we have become more and more disappointed both with the food and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Found this wonderful place by accident whilst walking around from Notting Hill. Staff so obliging and helpful food fab. we invented a new dessert which hopefully they will put on menu. Crepes, with hot melted chocolate sauce and a scoop of vanilla icecream YUM!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Each time we stay in London for the last few years - we stay near to South Kensington. Part of our ritual is to take breakfast at Carluccio's as it has been really great and of course they are very popular. On this particular day an assistant manager had turned up and the breakfast I ordered seconds before turned up... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I work close by and have visited many of the eateries in the area. I will not be returning to Carluccio's. Whilst the food is ok and the wine very good, the service is poor and spoiled a night out. We had booked a table and it was not ready when we arrived on time and had to wait. After... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: One Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighborhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: 0207 581 8101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 57
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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