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“Pretty good food, very poor service” 3 of 5 stars
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Franco's
61 Jermyn St | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England (St. James's)
020 74992211
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Ranked #1,407 of 17,052 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: St. James's
Cross street: St James's
Transit: Green Park, St James's & Piccadilly tube stations are all 5 minutes walk away.
Description: Opened in 1946 in Mayfair, Franco's restaurant has been one of London's most popular Italian establishments ever since. It continues to offer local gourmets a tranquil oasis away from the buzz of the city. Set at the St James���s end of Jermyn Street, Franco's is fantastically located for the galleries, private clubs and hotels of the area. And the pre-theatre and afternoon tea menus are a delight. The restaurant���s character evolves throughout the day from the early morning breakfasts to laid-back lunches and romantic candlelit dinners in the evening. The elegant 1940���s-inspired d��cor is bright and modern, with light wood, off-white walls and comfy upholstered dining chairs. Franco's sumptuous Mediterranean menu has been developed by Head Chef Paulo Parlanti and showcases fresh seasonal produce in traditional and modern Italian dishes. Popular dishes include the duck breast with Castelluccio lentils; ossobucco ravioli with veal jus; and the classic tiramisu. Service is flawless and the wine list is a winner too.
London
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Pretty good food, very poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Went there for a business dinner. We ordered pretty fine wine, but we were the last table. And as a consequence that made the waiters unhappy. I found the food pretty tasty but the service really unprofessional. Could be much better if this improves.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great food, service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Always a pleasure to go back to what has become a regular haunt for me even if it's just for their excellent coffee. Friendly staff, great Italian food and service. Definitely recommended.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vail, Colorado
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

impeccable small restaurant with friendly staff. The Italian food is simple, yet elegant and fresh. I was there quite early by London standards and the staff was very sweet, friendly and helpful.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“This is one of our favourites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

A pleasant, intimate atmosphere with good service and quaity food. An absolute must and ideal for an intimate drink. An absolute must when in London!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A really nice italian restaurant with a very good atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you are in London and want to visit an authentic italian restaurant you have to go to Franco's on Rupert Street!
A really nice italian restaurant with a very good atmosphere

Visited October 2012
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