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Bongusto

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75-77 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6PD, England
020 72227185
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  • 28
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast / Average Lunch

Visited for both breakfast and lunch as staying at St James Court down the street. Breakfast was fast, tasty and very filling - though pricy, it was quite a good value of food. Lunch was a disappointment, however. I would come back for breakfast, but would take a pass on lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Jim R
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Sydney, Australia
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English first
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Fantastic food, I turned up on spec at last service and didn't fancy my chances. After a 2 minute chat with the chef he put me together a fine dish of Rabbit tagliatelle. I've spent a fair amount of time in Northern Italy and the dish served was as good as anything in Italy. Great speedy service also and a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Visited for both breakfast and lunch as staying at St James Court down the street. Breakfast was fast, tasty and very filling - though pricy, it was quite a good value of food. Lunch was a disappointment, however. I would come back for breakfast, but would take a pass on lunch.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Lost count of how many meals we have had here but never a disappointment great food, staff and atmosphere! Thanks Serg,elizabetta,nina, Mariana and everyone else!

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Located within a row of other restaurants and in a very affluent area of the City, we picked a winner here! What attracted us in through the front door was a combination of the Menu - a good variety of traditional Italian, combined with a simple and uncluttered Restaurant layout, all of which visitors can see from the street. Once... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Small and very Italian, great food, fun staff, good prices .... eat here ...... not much else to add !

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Went for breakfast. Good choice of food. All served very quickly. Tasty and great value. You are made to feel very welcome and I ended up there for well over an hour. I will certainly use this place again and look forward to so doing.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife and I regularly eat at Bongusto not only for the excellent food but because of the charming service. The restaurant provides a varied menu with dishes of the day to enhance what is on offer. Service is always fast and efficient and I can highly recommend this traditional Italian eatery.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It's on the corner of Petty France and Buckingham Gate just a short 5 minute stroll from where all the Palace visits commence. The service is great, the food was good quality and generous portions. I'm not sure that I would have wanted to sit 'alfresco' but I guess if you are a smoker that would be a great combination... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Just down the street from St James Court Hotel. Great breakfast, lunch and dinner at an affordable price. Very nice people that really appreciate your business.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

For an inexpensive breakfast or light lunch don't hesitate to visit. French waitress only too helpful.

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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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