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The Giaconda Dining Room - CLOSED

9, Denmark Streel | St Giles, London WC2H 8LS, England
+442072403334
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CLOSED
Price range: $45 - $61
Cuisines: European, French
Neighborhood:
Covent Garden
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Situated in a grade 2 listed building, dating back to 1688, The Giaconda Dining Rooms is centrally located in the heart of London's Theatreland. Seating 60 people, we are ideal for Lunches & Dinners, be they fully fledged indulgences or a quick bite to eat.

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English first
London, England
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I've been a fairly regular visitor over the years. When it revamped and expanded I did wonder if the magic had gone. The place was always packed when it was small. When it reopened they never seemed that busy and they even closed early on occasion (I turned up at 9pm on a thursday to be told the chef had... More 

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london
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It has now closed down. I had an e-mail from the owners confirming it. A restaurant uinder different ownership will open on the site shortly.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Turned up after yesterday after booking a table about 3 weeks ago to find it's all closed up ! Has it gone forever.This was one of my favourite restaurants .Shame

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Their food is made with passion and you can taste it! Smoke their own fish succulent and amazing, puddings to die for, originality and ingredients make it outstanding. Great hosts too and atmosphere!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I have been coming here since this place first opened - it is always excellent and always consistent. The fish is the freshest I have eaten in London + try the chicken liver parfait and cod They also have an amazing pink grapefruit sweet that you can get with your coffee - it's kind of crystalised but not too sweet... More 

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London
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Dined here recently and to be honest, had never noticed that the place existed. Have walked down this street a number of times over the last few years and always got distracted by the music shops. The decor is very good and seems to be recently re-done. Can't really comment on the ambiance as there were only two tables occupied... More 

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Scotland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Giaconda has undergone changes in recent years. A tiny cramped restaurant with an even more cramped kitchen has evolved into a larger yet simple dining space with what seems to be a daytime cafe in the old front. The food is still superb. The menu seems shorter (always a good thing), but with specials also on offer nobody should go... More 

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paulmerrony, Manager at The Giaconda Dining Room, responded to this review

Terrific to hear you enjoyed your selves - thanks for taking the time to write a review. Paul GDR More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Simple food, badly prepared with terrible service. A wholly terrible restaurant that I'm surprised is still open when the competition in London is so stiff. I would advise anyone to dine somewhere else.

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paulmerrony, Owner at The Giaconda Dining Room, responded to this review

Sorry to hear, but thats pretty emphatic - not much I can say in response! Perhaps you should have said something when you dined with us; then we could have fixed the problems. All the best Paul GDR More 

London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a superb restaurant tucked away in London's old Tin Pan Alley. The food is superb, the service is impeccable and the atmosphere always friendly. Great fish, good wine list and you should always listen out for the specials. I have hosted a dinner for 20 here and enjoyed a simple lunch with my wife with the same excellent... More 

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paulmerrony, Owner at The Giaconda Dining Room, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves & thanks for taking the time to write a review of us on Tripadvisor. Paul GDR More 

Dublin
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The Giaconda is not a trendy restaurant with fashionable decor. It is fixed firmly on serving very good food efficiently at a fair price. Lunching alone I had vitello tonnato to start. This was very good if a little light on the tonnato. My main course of smoked haddock (smoked on the premises) with poached egg and mashed potato was... More 

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Thanks for taking the time to right a review - always nice to get a good one as well Once again thanks Paul GDR. More 

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Additional Information about The Giaconda Dining Room

Address: 9, Denmark Streel | St Giles, London WC2H 8LS, England
Phone Number: +442072403334
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Average Prices: USD 45 - 61
Cuisine: European, French

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