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Al Duca

#637 of 18,436 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
St. James's
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4-5 Duke of York Street | St James, London SW1Y 6LA, England (Jermyn Street)
Piccadilly Circus; Bus 19, 38, 22
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great little spot for a quick business lunch

A go to location for business lunches in at james. Brisk Service and quick food. Excellent standard Italian dishes at an affordable price . Always busy which is a great sign and I have been going for years

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dominic M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A go to location for business lunches in at james. Brisk Service and quick food. Excellent standard Italian dishes at an affordable price . Always busy which is a great sign and I have been going for years

Thank Dominic M
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great set price deal at lunch. Low carb options always available such as the beef carpaccio and the chicken paillarde and the smoked tuna.... Tables a bit close together Take care of your coat

Thank Harry H
Worcester, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just a great place to eat in St. James - always full.... I wonder why. The food here is just wonderful... Carpaccio starter was superb and I have to be frank and say that I cannot seem to order anything else but the chilli Crab Taglione for main.... just a great dish with very fresh pasta. I chose... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The décor of this restaurant is a bit jarringly bright and modern, without the typical comforting look that so many Italian restaurants have, but don’t let that put you off…the food is purely traditional Italian. My favorite pasta was the Red chili tagliolini with crab, rocket, chili, white wine and garlic. Wow, it was yummy. Service is good, with lots... More 

Thank Merrill O
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We ate here on New Year's Eve having been several times in the past. Food was mixed - scallops to start were great, basket of bread was stale, fillet of beef was well-cooked but heavily over-salted, selection of Italian desserts were okay. Main problem though was the speed we were urged to eat at - within 25 mins we were... More 

Thank hp9
Datchworth, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The location is great and the ambiance is fine, teh food is actually very good so what's the problem, well asking fro just a half bottle of house red wine and getting charged £28 doesn't sit well - A very ordinary red which at your local tesco would cost you £8 they mark up to this extortionate amount. pepper-mills that... More 

Thank bob t
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The delightful, wafting aromas from the tables of others' indicates what is to come. Fabulous wrapped scallops, melt-in-the-mouth beef carpaccio, truffles of both variety....All with a sensitively-married accompaniment. The seconds are always a surprise. The sauces seem intoxicating; mouth-wateringly rich, but impart freshness.The aim being to leave one satisfied or prepare one for the finale, the pure clean mains, is... More 

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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

It had been several years since we dined at Al Duca, Our return visit did not disappoint. We were intrigued by a special with whit truffles, but thought it too big for one. Our waiter suggested splitting it and another entre. Good suggestion and just the right amount of food. This restaurant has a large business lunch clientele, so is... More 

Thank JohnL731
Binningen, Switzerland
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We invited friends for dinner and had specifically selected the 3 course meal for below 30£. Food was good although I would not recommend the swordfish, which was covered in a tomato sauce covering the fish taste. Upon checking the bill at home, I was unpleasantly surprised that the 3 course meal was not taken into account but each item... More 

Thank floflo5896
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We opted for this restaurant because it was close to our hotel (Sofitel St James) and because we liked the menu. Although we had been emailed a confirmation of our reservation they couldn't find it upon our arrival. No matter, they immediately seated us in the middle of the restaurant. We opted for a shared started (muscles in white wine),... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-5 Duke of York Street | St James, London SW1Y 6LA, England
    (Jermyn Street)
  • Public Transportation: Piccadilly Circus; Bus 19, 38, 22
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: 020-7839-30-90

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 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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