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Al Duca

#798 of 17,540 Restaurants in London
#864 of 18,464 Places to Eat in London
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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
020-7839-30-90
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious and efficient lunch place

Has a great business lunch at this buzzing Mayfair restaurant. The menu was authentic and delicious - the specials of the day in particular (tuna carpaccio and truffle ravioli). The two-courses at £24.50 deal was very appealing. The dishes were well executed, and service very efficient - they are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
F_Pinto_London
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Has a great business lunch at this buzzing Mayfair restaurant. The menu was authentic and delicious - the specials of the day in particular (tuna carpaccio and truffle ravioli). The two-courses at £24.50 deal was very appealing. The dishes were well executed, and service very efficient - they are used to dealing with the demanding local clientele (head hunters, hedge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I visited here with 7 of my ex work colleagues for our luncheon club 3 monthly get together. I had not organised it one of my collegues had done that. We were shown to our table and were looked after by attentive waiters. The food was very good...I had motzerella with tomato to start....devine, pasta and the calves liver for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We dined at this secrete wonderful little restaurant as it was a stones throw from our hotel and it was truly wonderful. Food and service beautifully done. Would recommend this to anyone visiting London

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband I I popped into Al Duca in between a rehearsal and a concert at St James'. We saw they had an early dinner menu and for a very reasonable £16.50 for two courses it seemed perfect as we only had an hour. Apart from being told rather shortly by the manager that we had to vacate the table... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A friend recommended this restaurant as he'd been a customer for 25 years, which is a tribute in itself.. The food was absolutely fine and the service excellent. I didn't see the wine list, but it was clearly extensive and my host, being a buff, chose well ( with a price to match). It's clearly popular, and has a warm,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Al Duca is that strange beast, a reasonably priced restaurant for St. James. On the day of our visit, (Tuesday lunch), it was full - mostly with business persons and a few tourists. The atmosphere was really “buzzy” and it made for a very good lunch. I began with a mushroom and poached egg concoction, with a wonderfully crisp parmesan... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Average atmosphere for a party of 10+ and good effort for serving a set meal for this number of people. The food was tasty but not "amazing", I ordered the fish which was good and I tried the chicken which was very different (it was also warm rather than hot). When they served the coffee it would be ideal to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had an early dinner before attending the theater. The service was good and the food was excellent. We really enjoyed the variety of the bread that was served.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We have eaten here on several other trips but this time the food was not good. We had been looking forward to it and even brought a friend with us, but we won't be back. Service was terrific though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We dined here early evening after a matinee theatre visit - our first time but it won't be our last. Lovely ambience, authentically Italian - my poached egg & mushroom starter was delicious as was my partners baby octopus, we both had the calves liver main which was cooked perfectly. A very extensive wine list that caters for all budgets.... More 

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Additional Information about Al Duca

Address: 4-5 Duke of York Street | St James, London SW1Y 6LA, England
Phone Number: 020-7839-30-90
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 26 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Neighborhood Profile
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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