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Davy's St James

3.9
3.9
75 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Elegant private rooms and the original arches of the champagne vaults offer endless options for dining and events in this characterful venue situated in the heart of the West End. A unique space for exclusive parties and weddings as well as smart dining, tastings and private meetings or presentations. Award winning steaks from our butcher Donald Russell are amongst the firm favorites, accompanied by an impressive wine list drawn from the vast Davy cellars, craft beers and the ever popular Davy’s Old Wallop still served in pewter tankards.

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2 people

23:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, European, Winery

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00–22:00 Wed–Fri 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 7839 8831

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    St. James's

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Jubilee line stop at green park station. just 6 min walk.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 75 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. r

    ricemilitaryeater

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cool place! Like being in a wine cellar. Food was great and service was just right.
  2. b

    beatle66

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A very nice welcome despite the fact that we were half an hour early, nice drinks and meal and friendly service.
  3. P

    Pufster

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2018

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Great atmosphere. Good food. Service could be more attentive
  4. GG

    GGPtrs

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Having had a very poor fried fish on my last visit the manager welcomed me by name and provided an entirely complimentary lunch including a glass of beer. Excellent response. Fish and chips was very good as it usually is and impossible to fault response to a poor meaal.
  5. GG

    GGPtrs

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Fish and chips is usually very good but not on this occasion, the batter was soggy as were the chips, the waitress was uninterested but as I was leaving the manager asked me about lunch, apologised and said he would take care of it next time I was there.
  6. B

    Bella

    London

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We chose Davy's for a friends get together as there isn't intrusive music and so we could hear each other! Our waiter was the most efficient we had had for a long time! The food is good and the special fish platter with 3 tasting wines was very good value.
  7. GG

    GGPtrs

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent fish and chips and draft biter good atmosphere and pleasant service.
  8. C

    Christophe

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Très bon restaurant ! Bonne ambiance et très bon plats.
  9. GG

    GGPtrs

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent fish and chips and good bitter in a pleasant atmosphere
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    ONLY PROBLEM WE HAD WAS THAT THEY HAD NO RECORD OF MY OPEN TABLE BOOKING
  11. C

    Cavy

    Manchester

    147 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyable food, service and location for a Christmas lunch get together. Slightly disappointed that we were unable to access the Christmas menu, as apparently we had not chosen it when we booked. However, they bent over backwards to compromise on this. Well done Davys
  12. D

    Dicky

    Berkshire

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    A very enjoyable dinner. The steaks were great and only eclipsed by top rate service!
  13. AL

    AshL

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We were thrown out on a Friday night at 10:30 p.m. because “the pub wasn’t busy enough”! Very disappointing as I was expecting to be around till 11:15 at least..
  14. S

    Stevemo

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good service, good food and nice beer. Great all round!
  15. F

    Fujiman

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2016

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    There were a huge number of dishes not available despite being on the menu. At least four main courses not available. The fish was mediocre at best. All in all disappointing compared to what I have experienced in the past.
  16. GN

    GhaNova

    London

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Spur of the moment lunch. Lovely service and very pleasant. Nice food, good wine. What more could you ask for?
  17. MF

    MF69

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a great place. Underground so probably better for winter cosy dining but cool for summer if no view. Attentive service and great food.
  18. AH

    AlexH

    Warwickshire

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2016

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    To start with the positives: service was very friendly which is always nice and the house wine was good. However, the place is let down by the bland food and lack of ambiance. I visited on a Thursday evening and the restaurant was not busy and had no background music (just the dull tones of the TV - not good). I went for the Aubergine main, which was overlooked and came with (what I believe) was unwashed supermarket rocket. Was left hungry after this and it was £14.
  19. K

    Kash

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My friends and I met at Davy's St. James for lunch and had the two-course menu @ £15.95. It was good value for money and they didn't scrimp on the food at that price. Would recommend for a relaxed lunch with friends.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great private dining room, good food, good service
  21. e

    ejdowski

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2015

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our 2nd visit and this time it was 6 of us which included 4 friends visiting from America. We were shown to a room of our own which was nicely laid out for us. My guests were very impressed the pub did this. The meal was very good and we had over 3 hours to sit and catch up. Thank you Davy's.
  22. B

    Bella

    London

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Great place to go when the weather is cold/wet as this is a basement venue, very atmospheric. We all had burgers which were well cooked to order and the service was fine. Can be a bit noisy with all the drinkers at the bar area though.
  23. FL

    FoodieLord

    London

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I visited with a group of work colleagues one Friday lunchtime, the food was good but not great, but service was slow considering it was late lunch and not overly busy. However, it's very convenient to our offices for an informal lunch with the team.
  24. CL

    CassieLady

    London

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2015

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Usually excellent, but there was a mishap with my meal which has tainted my view.
  25. B

    Blackie

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I feel bad giving one stars to this restaurant as we did not even get a chance to eat their food but don't know what else to put to get this message posted. I don't know if this is an opentable or a restaurant issue but we booked online for dinner on Easter Monday but when we turned up it was closed. The system should have prevented us making the reservation if the restaurant was going to be closed for the holiday.
  26. CL

    CassieLady

    London

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another great lunch at a Davy's wine bar. Pleasant & friendly staff; good food; quick, but not rushed service; and all at a very reasonable price.
  27. CL

    CassieLady

    London

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The service and food at Davy's St James is always very good. Given the choice of several winebars/pubs I would always choose the Davy's.
  28. I

    Iain

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2014

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    A great traditional old school English dining experience - the best Bangers and Mash in town and their Old Wallop in pewter mugs is the best. Evenings seemed quiet though and staff were sparse leading to only fair service, probably more of a lunch time spot.
  29. d

    delish2

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very pleasant evening; good food and service. Thank you Davy's.
  30. CL

    CLAIRE

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is an excellent little hide away from the hustle and bustle of central London. The food was very good, there was no rush and it was a relaxed environment with friedly staff. Not expensive.
  31. GG

    GGPtrs

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Excellent value with 50% offer. Good courgette and mint soup and excellent sirloin steaks cooked exactly as ordered.
  32. RR

    RocketRob

    London

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We dined because of a 50 per cent discount offer via OpenTable. The service was very friendly - professional and courteous. The food itself was pretty good. Our starters were lovely. I had haddock and poached egg. My partner had carpaccio. Both were very tasty. I had sausage and mash with a red wine gravy. The sausages were large and tasty and there was plenty of mash, but I was disappointed that there wasn't very much of the gravy - I felt like I had to 'save' it rather than being able to mash it into my potato. As such, I felt that my dish was a little dry. It was still good - just not exceptional.
  33. s

    saphta

    London

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2014

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This was our third visit to Davy's and unfortunately this time wasn't as good as previously. I don't know what went wrong but our booking was for 5.30pm and the two dishes I wanted i.e. the Brie and PotatoTartlet as a starter and the Lamb as main had both run out as had other dishes. I can understand this happening late in the Evening but not at 5.30. The waitresses and service however are first class. We will go there again and hope that this was a "one off" bad evening.
  34. IL

    IanLondon

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing at all to criticise. Steaks superb, staff attentive, excellent all round.
  35. C

    Corkabelle

    London

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2014

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    It was a nice evening and the service was excellent. I was really disappointed by the food.
  36. PJ

    PJ123

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2014

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    First time diner at this location. Attracted by the discounted price, but impressed with the experience. I will definitely return to this particular place, and hopefully stay a little longer.
  37. l

    livetoeat

    London

    59 reviews

    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2014

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Starters and mains were well cooked and on the whole well thought out and tasty. We enjoyed smoked salmon, scallops and lamb. The puddings were a little disappointing though. A chocolate pudding had been rather zealously nuked and came out dry with not enough coffee cream to resuscitate it. The highlight of the evening was our wonderful waitress Joanna. She was polite, charming and chatty without being overbearing. A real asset to the restaurant.
  38. T

    Twogirls

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2014

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I booked the 50% food offer, selecting the place half based on geography (half way between the workplaces of my friend and I) and the other half as I like good wine! The 2006 Bordeaux wine was priced very well - the 2 x markup was no where close to many other restaurants who charge 3 or 4 times retail. The food (we ordered steak) was outstanding and easily as good as many other steak restaurants in the Piccadilly area and again at a very competitive price. I cannot wait to go there again.
  39. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had a wonderful dinner at Davy's which was very busy being a Friday night. atmosphere was buzzing and we had a quiet corner as it was dinner for two. we both had ribeye steak cooked to perfection. Service by Joanna was impeccable. the bottle of red wine complemented our meal nicely. joined the Davy's loyalty programme as I am sure I will be going to this restaurant many times in the future
  40. K

    Keenonvalue

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great value with special offer meaning our group meal didn't break the bank - great location with buzzy young crowd. Food was generally good, with an excellent steak, pronounced best ever by the eater! This is not a pretentious spot, with a wine bar ambience - so fine if you want to meet up with a crowd after work and not everyone is eating. The service was friendly and efficient and they gave us a free bottle of champagne when they discovered it was a birthday dinner!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Davy's St James is rated 3.9 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

23:00


Google Map for Davy's St James

Crown Passage Pall Mall London, SW1Y 6QY

Additional information

  • Area

    St. James's

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00–22:00 Wed–Fri 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    British, European, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Jubilee line stop at green park station. just 6 min walk.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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