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Franco's

#1,900 of 17,577 Restaurants in London
#2,038 of 18,500 Places to Eat 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, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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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    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Fantastic place

Food is amazing ! Great wine ! Service is absolutely fantastic and once you go there you will return and get a warm welcome. It's a lovely atmosphere and some tables outside make it even better in the summer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Food is amazing ! Great wine ! Service is absolutely fantastic and once you go there you will return and get a warm welcome. It's a lovely atmosphere and some tables outside make it even better in the summer.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A very good, well priced Italian restaurant located on Jermyn Street in the heart of the West End! Good food, good service, well priced.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have visited London each year recently and each time have visited Franco's for a meal. The service is amazing and tHe Italian food just delicious and so well presented. Tonight's cannoli was by far the lightest and most delicious I have ever eaten. I would thoroughly recommend Franco's as a place for a great dinner and evening.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I ordered poached eggs, avocado on toast with filter coffee and a pear juice mix. This took at least 30 minutes and likely around 45 minutes to be served. The food and coffee was very good. The juice had a nice taste but was extremely sweet (as if they put in spoonfulls of honey). The service was ok but the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

francos is sooo good like I came here with all my siblings and we had such great fun , the food wait time is truly not that long . I ordered mash potatoes and salmon from the grill and it was so good but they jungled my order up so they gave me salmon and no mash so we had... More 

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

Dear justcutes1 Thank you so much for taking the time to write your recent review on Franco’s. Thank you also for your patience in receiving the correct dish and I’m so pleased that you found it thoroughly enjoyable. We’re delighted you have recommended us so highly and welcome to you return in the near future. Kindest regards Bethany More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had read some mixed reviews with concerns about no butter for the bread etc,but Italian restaurants, including Franco's are known for serving olive oil to dip bread into as does Franco's. We were in London for three days between cruises and stayed nearby and tried Franco's as we love Italian food and it sounded great. Well it was outstanding.... More 

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

Dear doctor hal Thank you so much for writing such a positive and glowing review on Franco’s. We were thrilled to read how much your enjoyed your dishes and the service, so much so that you returned the next day. A compliment doesn’t present itself larger than that! We do hope that when you return to London you chose to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

In-between picking up my hats at Lock & Co. and getting my shoes polished, my poor family needed sustenance. I've often passed Franco's but never gone in before. In we went and surprisingly got a table for four, even though it was still the lunchtime rush. We had a ham and cured meats antipasto, my wife a squid ink and... More 

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

Dear Miran Ali, Thank you so much for your lovely glowing review on Franco’s we’re so pleased that you had such an enjoyable time. It makes the hard work so satisfying and worthwhile reading your kind words. Please do come and visit us again soon so we can have the pleasure of looking after you again. Kindest regards Bethany More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The place was packed at 8:30am so if you want breakfast there, book. The fare was traditional with a few tweaks around the edges but overall it was well cooked and the service was excellent. The price was a little eye-watering but that's what you expect. The place is seriously male from the clientele to the picture by reception (very... More 

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

Dear Tom B Thank you for taking the time to write your recent review on Tripadvisor. We have found that since we opened Franco’s has become the destination for the power breakfast as such we’re delighted to be so busy every morning. We always recommend making advance reservations to avoid disappointment on the day but we will always try our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Its hard to review Franco's with a general statement about service as you interact with so many people throughout the evening that to label it one way or another would be unfair to those staff who gave you the service that you expected for the price that you're paying. So really I would say that the service was great with... More 

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

Dear Google U Thank you for your recent review on Franco’s we appreciate your feedback. We were sorry to hear that your experienced slow service on your visit and I will certainly looking into why this happened. Many of our clients frequent us so often because of our reputation for our efficient service so I’m surprised to hear this but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Go and enjoy. Food is great. Wine list great too! Good Italian taste. You won't be disappointed. Service at very good level!

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

Dear Filipe, Thank you for taking the time to write your incredibly generous and kind review on Franco’s. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kindest regards Bethany Russell 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>  > St. James's
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 40
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Doing business, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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