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Le Caprice

#245 of 17,078 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
St. James's
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Arlington House Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RJ, England
+44 20 7629 2239
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Le Caprice is an unusual L-shaped restaurant. We entered into a tiny reception area and were show past the long bar to our table, which felt somewhat squashed between the wall and the main walkway. The decor is mostly black and white, the lighting quite low and the noise levels rather loud so I did find it difficult communicating with... More 

Thank MrsFoodieBucks
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great location and lots of buzz, but does not quite live up to to expectations for culinary standards. Service is excellent and there is plenty of atmosphere, but it does seem to suffer from its reputation as a "place to see or be seen". Quite a few noisy people who appeared to be there just to be noticed rather than... More 

Thank TonyRoberts
Jersey, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have dined at Le Caprice several times in the past few months and want to tell others how fantastic this French restaurant is. The food is superb and the service is exceptional. My husband is currently on a special diet which excludes all carbohydrates and the staff were only too willing to accommodate his needs. The steak tartare was... More 

Thank coolcat11
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Both lunch and dinner are superb in this lovely restaurant. Booking in advance is essential as it's always busy ! The staff are very attentive and the food is Never a disappointment very well worth a visit!

Thank didempseyinteriors
Dublin, Ireland
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288 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Decided to try it on a Friday night when it should, as per normal in the past be rocking, however sadly the usual buzz was missing with many tables empty so turned on our heels and headed round the corner. This sadly bears out the result of our last visit when the service was far from is best. Surely at... More 

1 Thank 977mike
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for an early dinner. Beautiful spot, food really good and the service was very friendly-although a bit expensive, I would go again for a special dinner or nice lunch. The menu is great- something for everyone.

Thank Nick K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a combined lunch/ticket to Vogue exhibition package. It was very well organised and the staff were welcoming and informative. Enjoyed the exhibition and lunch following was excellent. Great value and most enjoyable.

Thank Emma G
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As quite a fussy diner (gluten free, no shellfish) eating out is not always easy, the staff at Le Caprice can not do enough to make the dining experience a real pleasure. The food is superb, the staff excellent. this is the perfect place for a romantic meal or a family celebration. can not rate it highly enough.

Thank CassieLou_KZN
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here for 5 with my family. The restaurant is crowded with tables and the layout of the chairs mean you are obstructing the walkway so constantly interrupted. It took staff a very long time to take our order and the waiter/manager seemed dismissive that we were ordering from the set menu and we had to ask to see... More 

1 Thank salz9
Brooklyn, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very romantic place, fantastic food, and excellent service. A tiny place so make a reservation or go on an off night. Not suitable for children. No TV at the bar, which adds to the wonderful atmosphere of enjoying your company instead of just stuffing food in. Delicious food. I had the sea bass which was fabulous, and my husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$53 - $79
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arlington House Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 2239
The classic St James's restaurant, Le Caprice is close to the Royal Academy, Burlington Arcade and Bond Street and moments from Piccadilly, Mayfair and the West End.
Le Caprice's menu features classic British, European and American favourites and its timeless black and white interior is complemented by a collection of iconic photographs by David Bailey. For your evening's entertainment, our pianist plays from 6.30Pm until midnight. For more relaxed dining, the full menu is also available at the bar.

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Staying in St. James's

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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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