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Le Caprice

#776 of 18,007 Restaurants in London
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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
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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Visitor rating
  • 276
    Excellent
  • 155
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service

This was our first visit to Le Caprice having been recommended by a friend. From the welcome and pre lunch drinks through to the end the service was impeccable. Each of us had different courses and enjoyed every one of them. I had the tartare which was perfectly seasoned followed by tender calves... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
stuartjphillips
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

he food and service was first Class yesterday when my wife and I went for brunch A lovely way to spend Sunday Lunch martin

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was our first visit to Le Caprice having been recommended by a friend. From the welcome and pre lunch drinks through to the end the service was impeccable. Each of us had different courses and enjoyed every one of them. I had the tartare which was perfectly seasoned followed by tender calves liver. Thank you for a lovely experience.... More 

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United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

In absence of The Ivy, which is undergoing refurbishment, we went to Le Caprice for lunch. I hadn't been for years and had forgotten just how good it is. The service is first class, the food simply delicious - particularly the Chicken Milanese! I will most definitely be going back - and just as soon as I can!

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Chappaqua, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My favorite pre-theater spot in London is The Ivy, but it is under heavy restoration, so our concierge suggested we try Le Caprice instead. It has a nice quiet corner location off Piccadilly, interior is all white walls, low lighting and some B+W photos of celebs. Sort of an 80s in NYC vibe I thought. I arrived on time and... More 

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has to be one of the worst restaurants we have ever eaten in. We booked it as a surprise for my mum's 60th birthday and I phoned up twice in advance to ask if I could bring in a (very expensive) cake that I had designed and ordered from a cake maker. They said we could but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

early evening sitting - first visit and made to feel very welcome. Food was excellent. Will be back soon

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went here for a friends 30th. We had to wait at least 15 minutes for our drinks order to be taken, then another 15 for the drinks to arrive. Dirty cutlery, the food was nice, but not amazing, certainly not worth the money. We had asked for a birthday cake to be brought out after our desserts. The waiter... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My wife and I had fantastic meal at Le Caprice last night. The quality of the food is outstanding. If you enjoy really good food, served by happy attentive staff in pleasant surroundings then this is the place for you. We will be returning soon to try other tasty dishes off the interesting menu.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had dinner with friends to cerebrate a birthday. Wonderful atmosphere, staff are friendly and attentive without being pretentious. In fact the staff looked as if they enjoyed working there. The food was delicious - especially the chocolate fondant! Couldn't fault the whole experience. Lovely bar area, pianist played just the right background music. Look forward to going back again, probably... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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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

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

Staying in St. James's

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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