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Bongusto

#1,864 of 17,748 Restaurants in London
#2,008 of 18,673 Places to Eat in London
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Neighborhood:
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75-77 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6PD, England
020 72227185
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 14
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  • 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
Lunch Friday May 15, 2015

While visiting London my wife and I happened on this restaurant on Friday May 15 after we had visited the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. It is nothing fancy but the food was excellent and the prices fair. It was very busy with what appeared to be local customers and families. If you are looking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Surprise, Arizona
1 review
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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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Surprise, Arizona
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3 restaurant reviews
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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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We love Italian food and after having legit pasta in Italy, we can honestly say this is some of the best pasta outside of Florence. Our waitress, Mariana, was friendly, helpful, and efficient. After we our first visit, we decided we had to come back during our 10-day stay in London. This restaurant is a must if you're in the... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

While visiting London my wife and I happened on this restaurant on Friday May 15 after we had visited the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. It is nothing fancy but the food was excellent and the prices fair. It was very busy with what appeared to be local customers and families. If you are looking for something tasty (we had... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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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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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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17 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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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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