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61 Jermyn St | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
020 74992211
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Ranked #1,251 of 17,541 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Hours:
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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187 reviews 187 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

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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Alton Hampshire, UK
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

An old haunt that I have not visited for some time. Went with my wife for a pre theatre supper. Excellent and attentive service and good food at fair prices. I had mixed meats as a starter followed by cuttlefish and wife had braseola followed by salmon. Amazing petit fours to follow. Total cost with wine £78.

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

Dear reviewer Thank you so much for returning to Franco's after some time. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hopefully you will be able to return again soon. With kind regards Jason Phillips More

Wallington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Nothing really good to say about this place, expensive , bitter coffee dreg tasting cappuccinos and extremely. £22 for 3 drinks. This place is for people who think they are snobs severed by snobs. Next time I will just goto fortnum. Read the other reviews it's quite shocking.

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

Dear reviewer Naturally we are disappointed to read of your dissatisfaction with your coffees which we will look into and try and work out what went wrong on this occasion. We serve in excess of 400 coffees a day and rarely receive negative feedback which has drawn our attention to this area. None the less I'm sorry the coffee was... More

Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Perfect for a long lunch in every way imaginable. Staff, food, wine list, all spot on. Great location too.

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

Dear reviewer Thank you for your review, it is always nice to receive honest feedback. With kind regards Jason Phillips More

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Here's an London Italian restaurant that not only is an institution, but is classy, discreet, tasty, high quality... All the characteristics of a solid venue, especially for business. Great food and great Italian wine list... Not to mention great art work too! Just don't go there to show off, you'll be disappointed, it's just not that kind of place.

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

Dear reviewer Thank you for taking the time to write with your positive observations. We are delighted to be recognised as an institution that consistently offers all the plaudits you mention. With kind regards Jason Phillips More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were booked in for 5.30pm on Friday night for a pre-theatre meal. The restaurant was empty when we arrived (which was to be expected at that time) but the setting and decor was nice. We were given the a la carte menu, so I asked to look at the pre-theatre one as I had seen it advertised on their... More

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

Dear reviewer Thank you very much for your feedback. We are always pleased to hear that our service and hospitality are appreciated. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. With kind regards Jason Phillips More

Dublin, Ireland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Go for expensive West End nosh and on its night very much a buzzing experience - these people are professionals.

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FrancosJermynStreet, Director of Sales at Franco's, responded to this review

Dear GtBdwn Thank you for taking the time to pass on your positive comments. We very much look forward to welcoming you back 'home' soon. With kind regards Bethany More

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Franco's maintains high standards - the menu is great and the food excellent. Amazing wine list. Jason, the manager, is charming; the staff, courteous and efficient. One of the best Italian restaurants in the West End, and a wonderful place to have a long lunch!

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

Dear GtBdwn Thank you very much for your recent review of Franco's. It is lovely to receive such positive feedback, we hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back soon. With kind regards Bethany Russell More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My name is Philip Cottrell based in Gibraltar. I spent this last weekend in London with friends and family. We ate at Francos in Jermyn Street London. You would be hard pushed to fin such a lovely restaurant in the heart of London. This was my first trip and quite frankly it was excellent in every way. Nice modern decor,... More

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

Dear Philip Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. We are delighted that the whole team’s dedication and passion are recognised and appreciated. Hopefully you will be returning to London in the not too distant future and we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back. With kind regards Jason Phillips More

Rochester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our second time for dinner at this lovely restaurant . Food and wine wonderful. Service second to non. Value and atmosphere brilliant. What more can I say!

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

Dear CBIYORK We are delighted that your second visit was as good as your first. Thank you for taking the time to let us know, hopefully we can keep exceeding your expectations in future visits. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back soon. 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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