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"Definitely a place to be seen. Owner the award winning food writer Laura Santini serve up fabulous Italian flare. Elegant and sophisticated restaurant with a newly refurnished cocktail bar where diners can also enjoy a lighter meal if they prefer. Menu highlights include seasonal salads, homemade pasta such as spaghetti with fresh lobster and papperdelle with artichokes and a range of fresh fish and meat dishes."
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed April 4, 2022

Great staff, great decor, great food, but the carbonara is very heavy so do not have tit if you are planning three courses as it will spoil the main. Great scallops and awesome garden experience.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 9, 2022

We had reservations for dinner at another restaurant in London that emailed me about 3 hours before our appointed reservation time and told me they had to close due to staffing shortages due to Covid. I quickly asked the Concierge at The Rubens Hotel about...a good Italian Restaurant and he suggested Santini...He was absolutely correct!..the ambiance is beautiful and we sat at a very comfortable semi-banquette. The charcuterie and bread service was divine. I had the pumpkin ravioli that was outstanding, Our service was excellent. I highly recommend this lovely place for dinner.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed January 9, 2022

From the moment we arrived at Santini we knew we had made a good choice. The staff we all excellent and very helpful. We were a party of 7 and all of us had 3 courses. Not one of us was disappointed with our selection....This is quality dining rather than haut cuisine and everything was delicious. Would certain visit again. On s summer evening it would be nice to sit on the terrace but last night we were all happy to be in the warmth.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 5, 2021 via mobile

From our arrival at Santini everything was slapdash. The table we had reserved was not available. The maitre d left us standing around without taking us to our table whilst she went off to do something. The place was absolutely freezing because the terrace door...was kept open and most of the diners inside were wearing their coats for the duration of their meal. Then the service was so poor and clumsy that most of the food arrived having slipped to one side of the plate. The food itself was very basic. Tiny portions of extremely overpriced food that did not include any side dishes. We had no desire to try a desert so left hungry and frozen. The only redeeming feature is the beautiful terrace outside (where people appeared warm under the heaters) and lovely Christmas decorations.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 4, 2021 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with outdoor seating in a nice area to stroll The pasta dishes were delicious and many options. Outdoor seating with heat lamps. Make reservations it is popular and gets crowded. I would recommend and return

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2021 via mobile

Lovely experience, we are outside in a beautifully lit courtyard garden, with tons of atmosphere. The food was excellent as was the service. When we asked for help with the veggie options it was given without question. If you eat in a restaurant like this...you expect it to be expensive and it is, but it’s not somewhere you eat everyday. We loved itMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 1, 2021

£62 for one main course, one glass of wine and olives. Plus £7 for service and £3.00 for a “temperature check” even though nobody is doing this anymore.This restaurant must make lots of money with regular and passing wealthy clientele. Is it really necessary to...charge such extortionate prices?More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2021

The staff are rude and the service is poor, considering this is meant to be a ‘fancy’ restaurant. The food is poor and not worth the price. To top it off, they charged £1.50 for a temperature check on entry, and then added this to...the bill. In my opinion this stop short of a cheeky money making scam.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 28, 2021 via mobile

This is a fantastic spot for lunch or dinner. I have lunch with a friend and we whiled away three hours here. They drinks selection is perfectly adequate, and the quality of the food is second to none. The gnocchi was out of this world....The terrace is large and spacious, and remarkably quiet for the location. Staff were very attentive with the awning, so not even a short spell of showers could spoil a perfect afternoon. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2020 via mobile

We had the most amazing magical experience here last night. The atmosphere was brilliant, with lovely music playing which fit the ambiance perfectly. The food was incredible!! Everything was so flavoursome and cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting an...exquisite, unique dining experience. Generous portions too! Massive shoutout to the seafood linguini and the lamb. Cannot wait to come back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 22, 2020

Tucked away on a street corner, close to Victoria Station, you will find this Italian restaurant, which differentiates itself from the countless of other Italian restaurants by its fine dining experience and the meticulous service provided; Even though the restaurant was full and we were...a total of 7 people around the table, who all ordered different dishes, the staff knew exactly who ordered what and mastered to serve everyone at the same time. The food was absolutely perfectly cooked and arranged.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

We ate early (17:45) on the way to the theatre. The place was quiet on arrival but the welcome was warm and professional. By 18:30 sufficient people had arrived to make the atmosphere warm and relaxed. Food choice was very good and quality top notch....Wine prices are what you'd expect in London. Never rushed and coped with allergy restrictions very well. Worth a repeat visit.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, nice atmosphere and staff. The food was top notch. I eat in a lot of restaurants in London but this one is a stand out.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

I had a superb pre theatre lunch here with 5 of my friends. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, the staff were efficient and friendly and the pumpkin ravioli was 👍🏼. We’d all like to visit again to enjoy a much longer lunch.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

When our taxi pulled up we admired the decorated entrance that was aglow with tiny lights on all the trees. The restaurant had dim lighting with lovely light fixtures above the tables and there was soft music playing z The manager Bodgen warmly greeted us...and showed us to our table. He also helped us with our wine selection. We enjoyed a delicious dinner. For a romantic night out dine here.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Santini Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4