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Review of Il Girasole

Il Girasole
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Ranked #1,567 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Great hosts and waitress working non stop. Very good food to match and reasonable prices for the quality. Very busy last night (Friday) so will try again soon.

Thank Ben H
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

My expectations were high when I visited Il Girasole.
Both my starter of Calamari and my main course of Lamb Shank were, to be fair, very tasty, yet by no means reached the quality necessary to deserve an "excellent" accolade.
The atmosphere could well be called "intimate" or "cosy", but to be blunt the tables were just too tightly packed for my taste, especially for a decent restaurant rather than a cheap café.
Service was perfectly acceptable, but once again could not have been called "excellent".
I was also disappointed to discover that the winter menu offered was quite different to the main menu described on their web page. This appears to be due to a mix-up of links by the web developer. I advised the restaurant but sadly weeks later it's still wrong.
So, in summary, it's pleasant enough, but in my opinion not as magnificent as other reviewers might suggest.

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Thank SouthseaSteve01
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

This restaurant gets better and better menu changes regularly daily specials board the food is good and the service is great will be back on a regular basis only problem is it's now so popular you need to remember to book

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Thank Sally2646
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Been here a few times and i must say the food is always great as is the service
This must be good every time i go there is someone famous eating there word soon gets around .
lets hope this restaurant does not get to famous and the likes of local people dont get to enjoy the great food and wine

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Thank welovefood2013
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went to this restaurant early on a Sunday evening, and found a good atmosphere, though the menu was limited, which is not a bad thing. Found it difficult to choose a main course that I really wanted, but when it arrived it was very good. It's true the starters were more interesting than the mains. The staff were very attentive, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanted good Italian, reasonably priced food.

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Thank KG1962
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