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61 Jermyn St | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
020 74992211
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Ranked #1,081 of 17,193 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
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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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were looking forward to a lovely italian meal after a great book of mormons show on saturday 13 september. Got short cab ride. Arrived a little early and we were shown to our table. We were the only post theatre group dining so it was clear the staff needed to get home asap. We were surrounded by staff setting... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We felt very, very, very rushed by the wait staff. We actually had to tell them that we were not in a hurry and could they please not rush us so much. There were empty tables and it was a week night so I don't know why they were trying to get us out of therr so quickly. The food... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great alternative to the chain coffee shop ! Great table outside....and the coffee was some of the best in London. Staff a little slow but at least we weren't bothered! Not cheap but great on an afternoon to sit outside in sunshine and soak up the atmosphere.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just a great place to eat. Brilliant service and food - at a price! Staff are friendly and efficient.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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122 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Called prior to a business meeting and had a good breakfast with a colleague. Plenty of space to have a private discussion. I had scrambled eggs and salmon and my colleague had eggs royale. Both were good with my eggs not overdone as sometimes happens but still quite fluffy. Had latte and tap water to drink. A bit pricey but... More

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Orange County, California
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61 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nice place to have cocktails on a balmy evening in London. Four tables outside, good, attentive service. Some weird ideas about amounts (could not get a "double"). A bit pricey, but that's the neighborhood.

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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I enjoyed a lunch here with a friend however, I did feel very cramped and the heat within the dining room was unbearable. We asked for the airconditioning to be raised a level but they did not seem keen to do this. It was a very hot day and an open door or window would have been gratefully received by... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great staff, food and ambience all in SW1....Highly Recommended....The entire evening was a joy and filled with fun....Thank you

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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I've been to here before with a good impression for the food and atmosphere. But when my friend and me came here at Saturday night, everything's changed. The foods are just ok with no creativity and idea, not well-cooked and tasteless. I don't know if the chief was changed, but the problem is attitude that such as mussels were even... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The food here is great and pretty fast to come out too, which was good seeing as we were quite a large group! At one point it was fairly difficult to get a waiter's attention but apart from that we had a fab time. On a random note, the toilets weren't playing music in there, they were playing an audio... More

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