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Le Caprice

#711 of 18,352 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
St. James's
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Arlington House, Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RT, England
+44 20 7629 2239
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 264
    Excellent
  • 149
    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
Super night

We have dined here several times before and it never fails to delight. Late booking 9.30 pm on a Saturday despite that,the restaurant was full and the atmosphere lively and very buzzy. The menu doesn't change a great deal but I feel there is a wide choice on offer to suit most people. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
mdp1
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London
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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521 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We have dined here several times before and it never fails to delight. Late booking 9.30 pm on a Saturday despite that,the restaurant was full and the atmosphere lively and very buzzy. The menu doesn't change a great deal but I feel there is a wide choice on offer to suit most people. We were looked after very well and... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I was taken to the restaurant as a birthday surprise for a pre theatre dinner. The food was sublime . They even piped Happy Birthday in chocolate on my delicious dessert. It was a wonderful dinner which will be a wonderful memory. Thank you to the friendly professional helpful staff and the brilliant chefs who cooked the meal .

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

After carefully choosing Le Caprice for my mothers 80th Birthday lunch for our family special celebration we came away disappointed. Firstly we had a young child of 8 with us, no children's menu available. She asked for a prawn cocktail , response ' we don't do it' next she asked for a fillet steak, response ' only rib eye' she... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Found this great restaurant by accident several years ago when my wife and I were staying at the St. James Club and Hotel. We go back to London every year and Le Caprice is always one of our stops. Our most recent was Tuesday February 17th when we walked in for lunch and had not made reservations- They had room... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is one of the most famous restaurants in London, but in our opinion, it does not live off of its reputation, but rather off the impeccable service and great food, both in terms of choice and taste. It obviously comes at a price, but you can do worse things that to spend your money here! The attention to detail... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Managed to get a seat last minute had to sit at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great food cooked well. Probably the finest desserts ive ever had. If you are looking for a busy place with cracking food then this is the place in London. Book in advance!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A sister restaurant to The Ivy, tucked away behind The Ritz Hotel, La Caprice serves brilliant food in a sophisticated environment. We love this place.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Steak tartare + Strazzapreti with mushrooms & Nuit St George/// amazing lunch and caring attention in lovely Mayfair !!!!Thank you.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

very light and airy restaurant with a nice ambience and all tables full during the lunchtime I visited. I had an excellent Sushimi dish to start followed by an equally good Octopus dish. food was of high quality and presented really well. Reasonably priced for this area of London also. Service was very efficient but also friendly.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

A warm welcome, interesting menu, excellently cooked food. We were not rushed, or patronised. A thoroughly good lunch party and we look forward to returning soon.

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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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