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Le Caprice

#664 of 18,502 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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St. James's
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Arlington House, Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RT, England
+44 20 7629 2239
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Today
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This Green Park institution was a hit when it first opened its doors in...
This Green Park institution was a hit when it first opened its doors in 1947 and since then it has remained a favourite amongst London���s dining elite. The interior is similarly timeless, with a warm neutral colour scheme, monochrome photographs, and a popular bar that runs the length of the restaurant to ensure that solo diners or last-minute latecomers have somewhere to perch. Like its sister restaurant, The Ivy, it���s ideal for business lunches, romantic liaisons and special occasions alike. The menu showcases modern European favourites, presented with flair but without fuss, and includes classic dishes like Salmon fishcake with buttered spinach sorrel sauce; Bannockburn rib steak with B��arnaise sauce; and dressed Dorset crab. An extensive wine list and flawless service completes the picture and makes for a truly unforgettable experience.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 272
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
PREDICTABLE - IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT

Le Caprice has been going for yonks. Predictability is the order of the day. Nothing to spook the horse, you understand. On the Sunday brunch we attended, the menu contained everything you'd expect. Eggs, smoked salmon, bagels, hamburgers, bloody Marys, you get the idea. You can select from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Michael F
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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534 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Le Caprice has been going for yonks. Predictability is the order of the day. Nothing to spook the horse, you understand. On the Sunday brunch we attended, the menu contained everything you'd expect. Eggs, smoked salmon, bagels, hamburgers, bloody Marys, you get the idea. You can select from anything at all that's on the longish menu, any way you like... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Had lunch for two. Booked table at12:15 and was told we had to leave by 13:30. As it happenened we left at 14:30 having had an excellent lunch in a very timely fashion. I find it hard to believe we could have enjoyed the lunch if we had to leave an hour earlier! This is my only very minor criticism... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Food Staff and Atmosphere superb. Very reasonable prices for such a classy venue. Nice background music from the house pianist. David Bailey photo portraits on all the walls and a few celebs if you like to people watch. Really recommended for nice relaxed dinner, very well looked after without being to pretentious

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere for a night out dining with friends and family! This place serves great food and the services is amazing!

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London
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105 reviews 105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It is two years since we were able to visit Le Caprice, but were welcomed back as though it was two weeks. It is still a wonderful restaurant, with great food, great service and great atmosphere. It will never win Michelin stars, because that is not what it is about, but it is still one of the very best restaurants... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
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68 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I have to say that walking in to this handsome space and seeing a piano player, a long bar and attractively dressed patrons, I was prepared for a big bill and something that might be "over the top" that did not represent good value. I could not have been more wrong! We received gracious service, were able to order from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For an established central London restaurant, Le Caprice doesn't trade off it's name which so many seem to these days. Quality of food and service is very good whilst being relatively good value. There are better venues for a "treat" but definitely worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We wanted to find somewhere fun and buzzy to spend our 35th Wedding Anniversary with our children. Le Caprice filled the bill admirably. It has tones of the 1930s about it. Very popular with American visitors to London but we are English and enjoyed it too. Comfort food rather than a modern culinary adventure but that was a welcome aspect.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

With the Ivy out of action until May been looking around different restaurants as a fill in. This is no fill ... it has its own special atmosphere and is equally unique. Went for their theatre evening menu (post 10.15 pm) after a long flight into London and was wowed by the place. From the very welcoming and chatty maitre... More 

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Portola Valley, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Four of us had a semi business dinner at the restaurant last night. I had not been there since the remodel a few years prior. Drinks at the bar before dinner---my American style martini was served perfectly. My friend had the octopus to start and loved it. My wife loved the risotto (really loved it) as only a foodie from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Arlington House, Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 2239

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 102
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

This Green Park institution was a hit when it first opened its doors in 1947 and since then it has remained a favourite amongst London���s dining elite. The interior is similarly timeless, with a warm neutral colour scheme, monochrome photographs, and a popular bar that runs the length of the restaurant to ensure that solo diners or last-minute latecomers have somewhere to perch. Like its sister restaurant, The Ivy, it���s ideal for business lunches, romantic liaisons and special occasions alike. The menu showcases modern European favourites, presented with flair but without fuss, and includes classic dishes like Salmon fishcake with buttered spinach sorrel sauce; Bannockburn rib steak with B��arnaise sauce; and dressed Dorset crab. An extensive wine list and flawless service completes the picture and makes for a truly unforgettable experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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