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61 Jermyn St | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
020 74992211
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Ranked #1,337 of 18,140 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
St. James's
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: St James's
Transit: Green Park, St James's & Piccadilly tube stations are all 5 minutes walk away.
Description: Opened in 1946 in Mayfair, Franco's restaurant has been one of London's most popular Italian establishments ever since. It continues to offer local gourmets a tranquil oasis away from the buzz of the city. Set at the St James���s end of Jermyn Street, Franco's is fantastically located for the galleries, private clubs and hotels of the area. And the pre-theatre and afternoon tea menus are a delight. The restaurant���s character evolves throughout the day from the early morning breakfasts to laid-back lunches and romantic candlelit dinners in the evening. The elegant 1940���s-inspired d��cor is bright and modern, with light wood, off-white walls and comfy upholstered dining chairs. Franco's sumptuous Mediterranean menu has been developed by Head Chef Paulo Parlanti and showcases fresh seasonal produce in traditional and modern Italian dishes. Popular dishes include the duck breast with Castelluccio lentils; ossobucco ravioli with veal jus; and the classic tiramisu. Service is flawless and the wine list is a winner too.
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Went for my birthday and the food was amazing the staff were wonderful not to mention easy on the eye. I was surprised by the quality of food and service. I would highly recommend it

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We were 3 people, very satisfied with menu variety, food quality, portions, speed and especially customer service. They did not have coca cola in bottles or cans, just from a 2 litre bottle !! so just ordered tap water instead something you can ask for in the UK without problems not like for instance in Spain (something I love as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Visited Franco's for the first time for my friends Birthday, Received a warm welcome from the staff and manager. Food was good and came quickly, good atmosphere, will visit again. Nice to be made welcome in a restaurant for a change, not just a number.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were in a large party, seated downstairs. The service was ok and the food was ok, although we had to order extra side dishes as the portions were small. The cost was too much. I would not recommend it or return as in London the restaurant scene is fantastic and better food and a better experience can be easily... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We were looking for somewhere to eat before going to a local concert. We did not know the area but Francos looked inviting - if a little busy a couple of weeks before Christmas. The lady at the front of house was very welcoming and found us a table. The food was beautifully cooked and very tasty. My papardelle was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

plate of ham and salami on the pre-theatre set menu, nicely cooked fish and a perfectly acceptable rose wine at £19. It is difficult not to like this place simply for those reasons - and when you consider its location in the West End, it becomes a bargain. Our service charge was shown and we paid, feeling the service merited... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The food in Francos was excellent and the service marched the food. The only gripe we had was the fact the optional service charge of 12.5% was included in the final bill and wasn't shown separately so you simply received a total which didn't show the service charge amount. When we asked about it we were told that the service... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It's been a while since I've been out for a proper meal in the UK as i've mainly been saving my eating pennies for holidays. We used the private room and, whilst expensive and requiring a signficant minimum spend, it was very good. The food was simple and fresh and the service attentive but not fussy. All in all, factoring... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Came here with a family of 7 What a treat whole experience was just great, my 8 year old never really eats more picks, the waiter made a deal with her if she eat her whole pizza he would giver her ice cream she eat the whole pizza and the ice cream I had the veal and it was so... More 

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FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

Dear nrc20707 I was delighted to read your comments regarding your recent visit to Franco's in December. I know that children can be fussy eaters so am pleased that the waiter helped with this regard. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to London. Regards Jason Phillips More 

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210 reviews 210 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Went as part of a large group dining downstairs in the big dining room - friendly, efficient staff offered coat check, led to table, very attentive service (water, wine topped up always), nice food (crab/avocado, fillet steak, creme brulee) - was full upstairs everyone seemed happy, I'd go back. Tip: it's at the end of Jermyn Street nearer the Ritz,... More 

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FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

Dear Jeremymangu Thank you very much for taking the time to write with your positive feedback following your dinner with us in November. We look forward to welcoming you back in February 2015. When we will be re-opening after redecorating in January 2015. With kind regards Jason Phillips More 

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Additional Information about Franco's

Address: 61 Jermyn St | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
Phone Number: 020 74992211
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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