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“I love this italian chain” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vapiano - Great Portland Street

Vapiano - Great Portland Street
Ranked #2,196 of 22,199 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $12
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Fitzrovia
Description: Laid back, buzzy restaurant, loved for it's freshly made pasta, pizza and salad dishes. Pick up a card on the way in, choose your dish from the counters and watch it made in front of you. Pay on the way out
London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“I love this italian chain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Vapiano chefs make pizzas, antipasto(starters), and pastas right in front of you. The food they make looks great and the smell stimulates your appetite as soon as you enter the restaurant. The place is very lively and spacious, and there are plenty of seats available. It is the ideal place for lunch and you can also get takeout too. Great for office worker like me~ The price ranging from £6 to £15 per head.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Workington, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Interesting Concept”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

This place is extremely busy which must say a lot about the food. The concept is quite unusual certainly for the UK, you receive a "charge card" when you go in & you use that when ordering food & drinks so all items are added to your bill. The card is then presented as you "checkout". The food is good & is prepared in front of you but this can lead to quite long delays. The good thing is you know that the food is freshly cooked & you are able to see that the food hygiene standards are excellent. Slightly pricey but certainly worth a try

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robtraveller
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Pleyben, France
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176 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Superb pasta and wonderful atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

My husband and I LOVE this restaurant. What a great concept.
If you don't mind standing in line and ordering your own food, then this is a great place for GOOD italian food.
Make sure NOT to go during the week during lunch time. EVERYONE from Oxford Street comes out and head to Vapiano's.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Was a big fan of Vapiano in Germany, now that it is in London, even better..
Food is fresh, atmoshpere the same, prices are excellent.
Perfect lunch destination.

Visited September 2012
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Karlstad, Sweden
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Choose and pay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I liked the idea that you could choose from the different counters, that you could mix your meal just as you wanted it and it all got charged to a card that you got at the entrence when you arrived.
When satisfied you showed your card at the till and payd what you owed.

Visited October 2012
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