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Franco's

61 Jermyn St | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
020 74992211
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Ranked #1,085 of 17,006 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 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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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Took a friend for lunch to Franco's for lunch and it was one of my best meals I've ever had. The service was very attentive and the staff were very charming and smiley. will certainly return.

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Montreux, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Guests for the evening, a thoroughly enjoyable experience. A pleasantly varied menu to satisfy all tastes. Excellent service with a smile. Definitely to bear in mind for future visits to London.

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

good service, excellent food. unpretentitious. good wine list. for London it was not OTT on cost. great for going on to somewhere afterwards

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Woodstock, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had one of the best meals of my life at Franco's. The service was great. I had the risotto, which was by far the best I have ever had.

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

Dear StephanieC Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review. We take great pleasure in receiving good reviews but to learn that you enjoyed one of the best meals of your life at Franco’s is wonderful praise, thank you! We hope that you will return soon and hopefully enjoy another wonderful meal. With kind... More

Stourbridge
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Franco's, Jermyn Street, a very short walk from the Stafford Hotel and a recommendation by that hotel's Concierge in response to the request for "A nice simple Italian restaurarant with outside tables". We didn't book, we simply arrived. There were few empty tables and we were lucky, luckier still that as we arrived a table an outside table became available.... More

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

Dear champagnelife Thank you for taking the time to write your glowing review on Franco’s last month. We are so pleased that you had such a fantastic evening with us and enjoyed the range of dishes offered, our friendly staff and the pleasure of watching the world go by on Jermyn Street on your outside table. We look forward to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Delicious food, excellent service and good value - we went there to celebrate Father's Day and were really impressed. Would definitely recommend to friends and colleagues.

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

Dear PKHJW Thank you so much for writing your wonderful recent review on Tripadvisor. We’re delighted that you chose to come to Franco’s to celebrate Father’s day and pleased that you felt we represent such good value. We look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant in the not so distant future. Kindest Regards Jason Phillips More

San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We ate here while visiting and this was recommended by a prior "local" friend of mine. We enjoyed the meal - had the pre fixe menu and loved the selection. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The manager spoke with us a long time about the wine as they just had a rose tasting. This isn't a 5 star... More

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

Dear CJM123 Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review last month on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that Franco’s was not only recommended but we also exceeded in your expectations. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Franco’s again soon. Kindest Regards Jason Phillips More

Dorking, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

i've eaten regularly here for some years and always had a good meal. This time however I found the food pretty average. Crab salad was tasty and veal medalions Ok and a chocolate zabaione probably the highlight. I am not sure they can justify their high prices [I know its Mayfair, but £!22 for two with no booze?] and the... More

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

Dear piemaster1961 Thank you so much for taking the time to write your recent review on Tripadvisor. I was disappointed to read that you felt your recent meal was not as good as you have experienced in the past. We strive to deliver an incredibly high standard and quality of food and drinks and only purchase from the most reputable... More

London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I surprised my girlfriend at work and took her for lunch. She walked past this place a lot but never went in, so we did. Undercooked pasta, beyond al dente. Very expensive

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providence,ri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is the third time I've been to London, and the third time I've eaten at Franco's. Very kind to start since I made a mistake and got my reservation time wrong. They kindly sat us and we had a lovely meal. The waiter was very professional, if a bit snobbish, you know correcting our pronunciation of things. But the... More

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

Dear curransarah Thank you for taking the time to write your recent review on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read that you had an enjoyable evening with us on your last visit to Franco’s. We strive to be transparent and informative with our menu and apologise if we weren't on this occasion. I am pleased however that you liked the... More

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