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Franco's

#707 of 18,436 Restaurants in London
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St. James's
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61 Jermyn St | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England (St James's)
Green Park, St James's & Piccadilly tube stations are all 5 minutes walk away.
020 74992211
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Description: Opened in 1946 in Mayfair, Franco's restaurant has been one of London's...
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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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast

Another great venue for business breakfast in town have always enjoyed Franco's, nice spot outside if the smokers are not around

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MFranchi1973
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Francos on Jermyn Street has to be one of the best lunch venues in London. Varied choices of menu always plenty of options. Fantastic service from the most professional staff. They don't miss a thing but don't hover and disrupt your conversation either. They know when you are in need but also know when to provide the service . So... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank David R
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

Wow, what a great recommendation! Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We are very fortunate that we have such a committed and eager to please team which genuinely take pleasure in looking after their guests. Of course we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. With kind regards Jason More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My favourite genuine 5* Italian for breakfast lunch evening Or supper. Little bit pricey but worth every penny for genuine attentive but friendly service and great ingredients and wine list A reliable joy

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

Thank you very much for your welcome review of Franco's. We are pleased that you feel we offer value for money as we only use the highest quality ingredients and source the best drinks and wines. Hopefully we will be able to look after you again before long. With kind regards Jason More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dinner on Friday night, Francos was busy with only a couple of free tables. Very prompt and friendly service. Excellent food - we had scallops and antipasti followed by fish and then cheese. Everything was very fresh and well presented. Two ice cold vodka martinis and a bottle of Soave. Not cheap but excellent value at just over a hundred... More 

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1 Thank Gillian A
istanbul
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The evening was a wonderful way to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. The chef, Stefano, clearly has a great team in his kitchen and the food, of course, was spectacular. I must admit, I tried everyone’s dishes whether they wanted me to or not! It was one of those meals that although you think you have eaten too much, you don’t... More 

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Thank foodlover1960
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write fondly of your dinner to celebrate your daughters birthday. Naturally we are delighted that the evening was a success and we look forward to hosting many more of your family's birthday's in the future! With kind regards Jason More 

London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great venue for business breakfast in town have always enjoyed Franco's, nice spot outside if the smokers are not around

Helpful?
Thank MFranchi1973
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. Our outside tables remain popular throughout the year, we're looking forward to the spring when we will be launching our Rosé wine list which will boast over 60 different wines! Hopefully you will be able to return and enjoy watching the world go by from one of our side table. With kind regards Jason More 

Macau, China
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126 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Franco's is at the Ritz end of Jermyn Street. The dining floor is split into two main areas, with the large bar a feature of both. Italian food, cooked well. The fish (halibut) was a highlight, as were the scallops. Some decidedly un-Italian dishes feature too, such as leek and potato soup...a concession to the rather cooler climate in London.... More 

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1 Thank greenstOat24
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to Franco's. The dining floor on the lower ground floor is often used for private events but equally for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our menu is Italian where possible but acknowledged that there are some dishes that don't need changing! As such we offer a full English breakfast and afternoon... More 

Columbia, Missouri
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seated us right away...without a reservation-place filled up rapidly...food is good...Great selection of wines...wait staff was attentive without being obtrusive...nice linen tables...not too fancy-average St James pricing...some were casually dressed; others in theater attire-rather bright with evening dinner ambience...would dine here again.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write of your recent visit to Franco's. We are passionate about everything we do and take great pleasure in putting together a wide rage of drinks and wine for our guests. Where ever possible we try and pass on any cost savings to our guests and thus can offer great wines... More 

Lomma, Skåne Län, Sweden
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

A family of five with relatively small children, ages 6,8,11, got really good service even if we came late in the evening. We all loved the food.

Helpful?
Thank Karin E
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to Franco's. We have always welcomed children and will continue to do so! With kind regards Jason More 

London
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This traditional St James' restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and good service. The restaurant is large and old fashioned. Expect fine dining Italian and pricey wines. Food is average, although with consistent quality. Prices tend to be high considering the unexceptional food and other good Italian restaurants in the area.

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Thank Perseus3008
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Franco's from you last visit. We are pleased that you appropriate our effort in offering consistent quality food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming back in the near future. With kind regards Jason More 

Maryland
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Franco's is located in the heart of one of the best men's clothes districts in the world (Jermyn Street) and near Fortnum and Masons. This makes it a great place for a meal after a few hours of shopping. The restaurant is popular but I was able to walk in and get a table without a reservation. I was greeted... More 

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1 Thank L V
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your appreciated review. Since Franco's first opened in the 1940's it has been serving the many visitors to Jermyn Street as well as providing a place of rest and replenishment for the many locals that live and work in the area. We very much hope that you will be able to return and visit us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 Jermyn St | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
    (St James's)
  • Public Transportation: Green Park, St James's & Piccadilly tube stations are all 5 minutes walk away.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: 020 74992211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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