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“Many return visits”

Mona Lisa Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #5,209 of 22,373 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $47 - $47
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Many return visits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Can only repeat the praise of other reviewers; this is such good value, and excellent cooking and service. We always enjoy coming here, and the atmosphere is great, too. Try the liver dishes - a revelation if your last experience of liver was school dinners....

Visited May 2013
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

A hidden gem in Chelsea. The food is excellent and at great value. It can be busy over the weekends especially when Chelsea is playing at home. Breakfast menu offers a traditional breakfast which would fill you up for the day. Delightful bakery next door. Bus number 11 , which is opposite, will take you to sloane square tube or to fulham tube.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Oratory1
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“A workman's cafe turned respectable restaurant - no better value in expensive Chelsea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Brought here by in-laws who were introduced to it by workmen working on nearby property. It does the all-day breakfast fare but is amazingly a proper neighbourhood Italian family restaurant too with £8.95 for 3course lunch - mussels to start, steak or veal Diane mains, trifle for dessert - I don't think the prices have changed since the 80s, and the service was polite and efficient, and the restaurant even had tablecloths & linen napkins. Cheap drinks too. They do have a more expensive menu if you wish to splurge (eg. T-bone steak for £20). In recession Britain, there are still places like this that can offer great value and quality and they deserve to be celebrated.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank comfy2
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London
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554 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 886 helpful votes
“Super restaurant - an institution!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

We first started coming to Mona Lisa when we moved to London in 2003. What a find! Amazing prices for well-cooked, homely food. Great when you want to pop out for a quick meal. Very wide range of food, and I love the way that you'll have a London cabbie on one side of you and often a writer or actor on the other! Eclectic and a real Londoners' place.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank tjh2
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London England
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent Value for Money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

The title says it all! It really is excellent value for money, we go to other places in and around the Chelsea and Victoria area, BUT always end up going back to the Mona Lisa. Food is excellent and plentyful, staff are efficient and service is very quick. You can have a quick lunch or a leisurely lunch, no one hassles you. Staff are considerate to disabled customers and are always ready to help with a wheelchair. Have been many times and will continue to go, when in the area.Thank you

  • Visited February 2013
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