Cecconi's

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£26 to £40
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Italian
Grand Italian brasserie serving items from "Cicchetti" (Italian style tapas) to Veal Milanese and Lobster Spaghetti. Vibrant yet traditional environment.
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PH
London
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We hadn’t been to Cecconi’s for a couple of years. It was very busy and a good atmosphere. We were given a table by the window for two people, nothing wrong with that, but they didn’t have table cloths on, giving it a cafe theme. The menu had changed since previous, obviously, but we noticed the yummy dishes of old not there, I suppose people now demand a change to vegan, etc.
Also, our waitress was very sullen, efficient but lacking any contact and interaction.

Z
London
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

good food but not for a date. can be noisy. food portions great

CC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cecconi's is a London jewel. Nestled in the heart of Mayfair across from the back entrance to the RA, it serves the highest quality breakfasts and lunches available in town. Its dinner are also good but insanely busy and loud. Not for the faint hearted. And what I also love is that you can walk in and perch at the bar for a great meal as well for a good price served by very competent staff. A top choice for London any time.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The amazing team went above and beyond when they learned of a food allergy with one of our party. Absolutely recommend Cecconi’s!

MJ
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dramatically different from when I was last here 15 years ago - a very buzzy atmosphere with many tables and a bar - service was excellent - assured and friendly - food also excellent - upmarket Italian - not cheqp but worth it - the experience was only marred by the three 'gentlemen' at the next table whose loud conversation throughout lunch was peppered by expletives presumably due to a poor education and limited vocabulary

RB
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite Italian restaurant and great salads too. Perfect for all foodies, veggies and even vegan.

BG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful. Service was excellent. Choice of vegan specialties. Desert was also wonderful

RH
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive and not overbearing

Food 1st class and good choice

LN
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Our waitress was particularly charming and efficient. Made our dining experience very enjoyable.

LK
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I hadn't visited Cecconis for a few years where the food was excellent and the service fastidious. The food was superb again, but for the price, could have been slightly better. My Calamari Fritti was well cooked and seasoned, but not delicate like it should be. The Zuccini Fritti were slightly too thin which made the taste of the Zuccini too faint to offset the batter and oil. My crab raviol, however, did live up to expectations. The wine list is, as one would expect, wweghted towards Italian but the selection was very good and the prices fair.

The ambience is always wonderful with an ecclectic mix of people and an appropriate murmur of other people talking. The ambient light was a little too dark and even had younger people reaching for the torches on their phones to be able to read the menu. Even for a romantic dinner, it would have been hard to see your partner's eyes and appreciate them. Just a tas more brightness would have been perfect.

The service on this occasionan, however, was really not to standard and I was vexing between 2 adn 3 stars. They just seemed, in our area, one waiter short and our wine glasses sometimes remained emoty for quite some time; which wouldn't be a problem except that our wine bottles were removed from the table so we had to wait to be served. The time to take orders seemed quite extended as well.. and there vacant tables around us as well.. But even on entry and leaving, there seemed a deference to the patrons and leaving/picking up coats from the hosts seemed to take longer than it shoudl.

It is still a great restaurant, however, it isn't cheap or even moderatly priced by any means and I will go back again, but in as eager anticipation as this visit. It could have just been an off night

PD
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently excellent. I’ve been using it for many years and never had a bad experience. The food (in particular the crab ravioli) on Thursday was exceptional.

SW
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, very fresh and tasty. Restaurant was very well decorated and clean. The receptionist was very friendly and efficient. The only criticism is that the service was a bit slow. However, it wasn’t enough to put me off going back, I’d just allow extra time.

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always. Although it does tend to get too noisy at times and sometimes the lighting is not sufficient. Staff very friendly and welcoming.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

La nourriture était très moyenne

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CC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a lovely place.
They serve excellent quality food.
Unluckily it is noisy, they might have music :-)

AH
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous host in Sabrina, who couldn't do enough for us on New Year's Day. That said, everyone was wonderful. I had a juicy beef fillet and my wife had salmon, medium cooked - perfectly. But above all we're going back just for the Bellinis, you can take it from me, the best in London. All this, moderate prices, white table cloths, superb decor and views of the world going by. Never a dull moment here. Good luck getting in.

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great atmosphere with good service

ZH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and does not disappoint.

FD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ottimo cibo e sempre bell’ambiente

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

No Christmas decoration at all ? Very dark and not so warm in the restaurant

G
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating here. Has just the right ambience, service very good. Good place to meet friends as you can have a conversation and hear each other. Love the veal milanaise - although I can never quite finish the generous portion. Desserts delicious.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We waited more than 30 minutes even though we had a reservation! But the waiters have been kind with us at the table and the service has been professional and kind.

FP
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed with this restaurant

K
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was cold and the waiter took it. I thought they would give me a new one, but what came back was my own pasta reheated (I think in the microwave) with a sauce that seems like mixed with water. Not even close to the first presentation. Trying not to complain, I ate the pasta but when telling the waiter after, he was extremely rude. We didn’t have mood to ask desert or anything else.

DG
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, the crab ravioli was phenomenal. Very friendly staff and a very lively atmosphere.

MA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not as good as I expected, and it's really noise in the party

AS
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked for breakfast when the breakfast menu had closed as we were traveling from the Middle East and in London only one day. They were so kind as to accommodate- luxury service at its best and always top of our list! Thank you!

BO
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab u lous

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LT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Eggs Benedict with hard centres. Unfriendly staff at entrance. Style over substance.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always when I am in London I visit “my” favorite restaurant Cecconi’s. Never disappointed, always very satisfied.
Great food, very quick and observant service and a fantastic experience!

OT
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect everything!

HC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food:
Starter: Beef Carpaccio. It was old and smothered in oil. Had patches of brown.
Main: Lobster Linguine. Lobster was overcooked. Too much oil in pasta.
Side: Zucchini Frites. over salted. We didn't finish them.

Service:
Starter came too quickly. Main took too long.
Waiter never asked whether our food was good / ok. Otherwise, we would have mentioned the above.

Ambiance: Great.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always . Great breakfast and great maitre de

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant atmosphere, good breakfast and decent service, what more could you ask.

DO
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and good food. Don't go there if you want a business meeting or an intimate dinner - it was very noisy

RT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cecconi’s is a lovely restaurant with great atmosphere. The staff are very welcoming.

AB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Italian food. Buzzy Environment. Professional service. No skimping.

AG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff fab as always. Good fab too

IB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always - just such a classy place! A window seat is fabulous to people watch.

TL
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, staff are friendly and professional. Service good and at a nice pace, cloakroom service is a great feature and the WiFi too.
Happy to make dishes off menu and of great freshness and quality.
Is always a must on our trips to London...