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Bongusto

#2,459 of 18,027 Restaurants in London
#2,582 of 19,547 Places to Eat in London
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Neighborhood:
Westminster
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75-77 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6PD, England
020 72227185
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 41
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Our first visit under the new owners and must say it didn't let down. ! Friendly welcome, courtesy of new owner. . The restaurant is under new ownership and deserves to be bursting at seams. The owner was full of enthusiasm, character and extremely friendly . Most importantly food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Flavia L
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit under the new owners and must say it didn't let down. ! Friendly welcome, courtesy of new owner. . The restaurant is under new ownership and deserves to be bursting at seams. The owner was full of enthusiasm, character and extremely friendly . Most importantly food was excellent, Looking forward to next visit and new menu. Great... More 

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Thank Flavia L
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

After an extra long walk with my new little rescue dog we were both ready for refreshments. The lovely smile faces welcomed us for a general chat ..It was nice and mild and so I sat outside and ordered a drink and a toasted sandwich. The selection was vast and a refreshing variety of all different breads too. The dog... More 

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1 Thank LisaMayLeggott
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What a lovely find. We were caught with a short time window for dinner and took the easy option of picking the first place we stumbled across. Serendipity I guess but it worked out really well. Friendly and attentive staff served simple but well presented Italian food. Good portion sizes and lovely flavours, with prices that were reasonable for this... More 

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2 Thank Francesco G
Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Has an Excellent evening Staff Christmas event at Bon Gusto, 75-76 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6PD, now under new ownership, it provided excellent food, good quantities, friendly staff, highly recommended for an, very well worth a look..

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4 Thank Nigel T
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We had a friend who tripped on the stupid cycle lane curb, and Sergio and his staff were out there in seconds with towels, ice, water and a call to 999. They were amazing. We sampled the food and the coffee too - amazing.

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2 Thank Graeme C
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Small but very good italian restaurant near our hotel. We had 2 good lunch there during our visit to London.

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2 Thank Pierre T
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Super surprised to find such a great restaurant right next to Buckingham Palace. Real Italian food by Italians. You know it's good when Italians are dinning next to you.

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2 Thank Jen17sc
Surprise, Arizona
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A trip to London requires visiting Buckingham Palace and all the glory and pageantry it offers. However, that visit is not complete until you stroll a block further on Buckingham Gate Rd. (left at the first corner) and stop in at the Bon Gusto restaurant. Excellent! Bon Gusto offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus at very reasonable prices. If you... More 

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2 Thank Mary Lou C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

The food is good, and the service is nice (but not always as prompt as you might like). The menu is a bit limited from a vegetarian perspective, but that's common in Italian restaurants.

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1 Thank Christopher C
Surprise, Arizona
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had dinner - I had Bass fish and my wife had penne pasta along with vegetable sides. The food was excellent, tasty and served very hot! The waitresses are great and also make sure you have whatever you need. Located diagonally across the street from the TAJ Hotel, it is a perfect place to eat. Word of warning- If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-77 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighborhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: 020 72227185

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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Staying in Westminster

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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