Bocca Di Lupo

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2159 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo opened Bocca di Lupo in November 2008. The restaurant has since received various awards and accolades for its stripped-down, honest regional Italian cuisine. Despite the buzzy feel and glamourous surroundings, we are a family business, a small and humble trattoria at heart.

We specialise in the obscure and the delicious highlights of food and wine from all across Italy's twenty regions. If we can make something ourselves, we do - gelati, breads, sausages, salame, pickles, mostarda, and pasta of course - the rest is carefully sourced from Italy. A selection of Italian wines and home-made and imported foods is available for delivery, along with our famous gelato, from Gelupo.

Private Dining

Our Remus Room is a warm and sumptuous setting for any party. It can accommodate twelve to thirty two persons seated, fifty standing, and is always served by its own chef in a dedicated, adjacent kitchen.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is second to none - love it love it love it

RD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience, excellent food and great atmosphere.
Eating at the bar was a bit uncomfortable for us, but was ok. Anyway I will be back maybe booking a table next time!

JM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, highly recommended!

MF
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ingredients, different combinations, beautifully cooked

AD
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was good, but the main dishes were not of the same caliber as everything else.

LP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great, memorable experience sat at the bar - loved the food although at first I thought the menu would challenge me. Service was "spot on" too - just the right level of attention, mingled with warm friendliness. Will definitely come back - thank you for the memories.

GE
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a really delicious meal-tried a number of different and new things for us, everything was outstanding. Had a persimmon and the Baba for dessert-awesome ways to end a great meal!

IP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. One of my favourites

MP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent and service was exceptional
I had read a review of this restaurant many years ago by the late and great AA Gill so has been on my list and we were not disappointed at all. Thank you.

MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here every year and it’s excellent every time. Wonderful food, drink and service. Well done as always BdL!

JY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely terrific restaurant and meal, where we had a lovely birthday celebration lunch for my husband. The two gents on the next door table were quite loud was the only negative. Tables quite close to eachother.

P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not been for a while and it is still as good as ever. Really interesting variety of dishes so there's always something new to try. Always a treat to go here.

JP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The food was nice.
It felt like we were forgotten about as we had a corner table. Our main course took almost 45 minutes to arrive and it was constantly difficult to get the attention of the staff.
Otherwise the restaurant was nice enough.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As wonderful as the day it opened. Best Italian in town.

AM
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most wonderful Italian food - full of flavour along with friendly but efficient service.

G
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very fresh ingredients and exciting environment. We sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the dishes being prepared!

JF
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a place! Not much into my specialty food places and to be honest I didn't understand 90% on their menu. I chose the mussels spaghetti. ( can't remember the actual name of it on the menu) but oh my goodness it was amazing! My friend has the squid cooked in its own ink and that was epic as well really recommend this place and well priced. Service was outstanding!!
Thank you guys for a great time!

OT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful staff and great food!

SP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our lunch was one of the highlights of our recent trip to London! We enjoyed sitting at the counter and watched the chefs create amazing dishes in a fairly small space. Our server gave wonderful recommendations and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. Extensive wine list and lots off options for dessert. Prices were reasonable and most menu items were offered in both half and full portion sizes.

b
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not as good as it used to be - the food was done well but nothing spectacular, just good comfort food. Portions are smaller and less value for money. Ambience and service were the great - attentive and enthusiastic staff.

JK
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My waiter was lovely. Sat at the bar, but your team behind the bar were always chatting amongst themselves and totally uninterested in serving me. The worst bar seating ever. Counters were too high to relax and read to dine. It was just me. The Food was just ok...nothing outstanding as reviewed. as I mentioned, my waiter Sergio was so kind in deboning my fish.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good food. Service satisfactory.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice food, good service, good value

EH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

All too complicated! The restaurant was overcrowded and noisy. We booked well in advance but got the worst table, I was bashed into by fellow diners on several occasions. The lighting was so low I had trouble reading the overly complicated menu. The menu left me confused and I chose a simple risotto because it was recognizable as something I knew. It was really dull. So disappointed as I was really looking forward to it.

BF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The noise level spoils the appreciation of the excellent prepared and tasting food .
Salmon Tartar/Beef Tar, Mussels, Vitello Tonata. Fish Carpaccio, pork belly etc all very good.

FW
London
36 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is excellent and the pre/post theatre deal is a steal. The squid pasta on the deal was great and really good value. Starters were also excellent and were the puddings. Wine was very good value. It is worth sitting at the counter so you can watch the kitchen at work.

DG
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food used to be fantastic, alas, the current menu did not do well - The wine list has also changed and overall disappointed with the quality of the food an indeed the authenticity.

s
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our fourth time dining at Boca Di Lupo over an 18 month period. It is outstanding in quality, creativity, service at a most reasonable cost. The absolute consistency of the quality is impressive, not just from dish to dish, but from visit to visit. And, as one of us has food allergies, the careful individual preparation of so many dishes makes it a joy of a dining experience. So many cooks of limited range pretend to be chefs. At this restaurant, the chefs are simply brilliant. And the waitstaff really know the food. Not a place to go for a quiet meal, but you’ll be too busy enjoying the food to much care.

MF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places in London
It never disappoints! Great food fantastic wine and awesome service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At last I managed to get a booking and It was worth the wait! We sat at the bar and watched all the staff working seamlessly together. The food was fabulous every dish amazing we will definitely be back again. Thank you 😊

HR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a friend introduced me to BDL for my birthday a couple of years ago...and since then i have enjoyed continuing that tradition and have introduced several friends myself. They are always a little intrigued by the menu and the wines and always delighted and impressed by the food and service.

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! Great buckwheat pappadelle with goose raging and delicious John Dory.

AG
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

good prices, allows you to try many things from menu, small pasta dishes to share.
very good flavours and very welcoming, attentive staff
would definitely return

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Used to be very good, not anymore. A bit disappointed

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my favourite restaurant, never disappoints, the food is fantastic, I love all the exciting flavours!

CA
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food. Delicious, inventive, beautiful. One of the memorable meals of my life.

SE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food, service and ambience were excellent, it was just a bit uncomfortable sitting at the bar, where the seating isn't really set-up at the right height for eating. I'm sure as a drinking bar, it would be fine, but as an eating bar, the tools and bar are at the wrong height for normal sized people.

EW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - wonderful service. Only downfall is that sitting at the counter you are quite low to the table & it’s quite tight so there’s a bit of elbow bashing!

E
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value and great service. The food was delicious and we had a really lovely and memorable time. The only thing was the restaurant at the back is quite loud (but this also makes for a great atmosphere). Will be coming back for sure!

AI
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food never disappoints. It’s authentic, always very fresh tasting and also inventive. The service is always top class and the waiters are always extremely knowledgeable. Unfortunately the restaurant is quite small and they do pack people in. There’s hardly any room to move and the noise level from people chatting makes it a challenge to hold a conversation.