Franco's

4.5
1089 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Franco’s boasts a colourful heritage and loyal client base thanks to its legendary relaxed style, friendly service and fantastic food thanks to Italian Chef, Stefano Turconi, who presents genuine, refined cooking, presented with a modern flare. Breakfast offers a continental or full English breakfast. Set lunch at £24 for two courses and £28 for three is popular as are the changing daily specials and varied lunch a la carte menu. Afternoon frequenters enjoy a cigar on one of the outside tables along with Afternoon Tea. For those going to the theatre, arrive from 5:30pm for the theatre menu priced at the same cost as the set lunch. The a la carte dinner menu offers something for all with salads, grilled meat and fish along with pastas.
Franco’s beautiful private dining room which can be split in two separate rooms accommodating 34 on one long table, 55 in the whole of the lower ground or 16 in the wine cellar.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation

Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7.30am - 11am; Saturday: 8am - 11am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2:30pm; Saturday: 12pm - 3pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12am
Afternoon tea: Monday - Friday: 2:30pm - 5:30pm; Saturday: 3pm - 5:30pm
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Phone number
020 7499 2211
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Stefano Turconi
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Catering
If for whatever reason you cannot make it to us, we can come to you. Our
catering team will ensure that any important occasion proceeds without a
hitch, whether it is an intimate dinner party or a large reception.
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Cross Street
St James's
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Public Transit
Green Park, St James's & Piccadilly tube stations are all 5 minutes walk away.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our beautiful private dining space fits around you, however big your party or whatever the celebration. Franco’s is the perfect setting for your important function. With the flexibility to accommodate small groups of 2-16 guests or larger parties of up to 55 guests.

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What 1089 People Are Saying
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NN
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything was of a high standard apart from the seating arrangements.Our table was originally destined for downstairs which was quiet and a bit lacking in atmosphere.When I asked for a change we wer re seated close to the entrance and the reception desk and made to sheer two tables.In future I would only book with the restaurant direct so that I could select a table in the main salon

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N
London
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really well looked after and very slick service. The food was wonderful and cooked to perfection

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PR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thank you we had a really lovely time will return in the not too distant future.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent address, great food, pleasant service, cozy atmosphere

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CA
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a business breakfast or lunch, great service and amusing audio in the gents

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R
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food coupled with great service in a delightful location. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone who hasn’t been before

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NN
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely experience. Staff are very attentive, although service did feel slow at points.
Food was well prepared, and beautifully plated. Would recommend and visit again

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M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food , great service. What more can you ask for?

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H
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Italian restaurant in the St. James area. Good food, great for all dining needs, extensive
breakfast menu, outdoor seating and a nice atmosphere.

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PA
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

My guest, who is a black lady, was made to wait by the door while the Maitre'd seated and served other customers who were behind her, and had followed her into the restaurant. We were not impressed.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great atmosphere. Very friendly . Reliable

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing tasting food, beautifully prepared. Portions not generous. Prices the wrong side of reasonable. An iconic venue and dining experience.

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JP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ONLY place in the West End for breakfast.

Definitely where I choose for Business Breakfasts etc.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. Classic Italian cuisine in a lovely setting. Extensive Italian wine list. Perfect for a romantic evening.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very attentive staff, happy to help. Good food, big GF menu (gf pasta as well). Very nice dinner.

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KG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our evening, the food was exeptional and the service excellent.

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KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great location and first class service - perfect

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B
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I never recommend as it may not be suitable to someone else.
At £154 for 3 of us - main course and two scoops of ice cream - it is on the pricey side.
The price of a set menu for 2 courses was £26 but then we had additions of side dishes, drinks and coffees and service charge of course. That said, the staff are wonderful so yo get what you pay for!!

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J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always high quality food from Francos. The beauty about Francos is you know you what you’re getting.....high quality authentic Italian which is timeless and outlasts all others.

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N
London
39 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable and professional service not often encountered in London. It's why Franco's endures.

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DA
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It was ok nothing special. I would not recommend it as there are much better restaurants than this.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening, wine a little pricey but overall worth it and we will go again

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautful restaurant and the staff are amazing too. The food is fabulous and we will definatley being going back again to have another meal there. This was our 2nd visist to Francos whilst staying in London.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced and really small portions, food looks pretty but tastes really bland and have no flavor

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M
Hamburg Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Evening for my Birthday. Staff sings for me: Happy Birthday. Lovely. Eating and Service wunderful. Thanks.

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M
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked here for my daughter’s birthday lunch. From our arrival, the staff were very attentive without being intrusive. Menu and wine list were varied and interesting. We all went for Starter, Pasta and Main course. Everything was very relaxed and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Even a small issue with the order was quickly resolved without any fuss. Thanks to all of the staff for providing a wonderful experience.

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BH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Franco's is always a great experience. Utterly professional. Lots of attentive staff. Delicious food. They made my sister feel special on her birthday by offering a surprise plate of small fruit tarts.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a divine meal with my daughter after visiting the Royal Academy. The service was excellent &I look forward to returning very soon.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great to be back at Franco`s - always enjoyable, breakfast or dinner. Thanks Samir.

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KA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious, leisurely breakfast as part of my sister's birthday celebration. The food was delicious and the service was as ever impeccable and friendly.

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NC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Have used Franco's when in London for some time, have never been disappointed, for better than the overrated Wolseley!

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JP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best place in the West End for breakfast.
Highly recommended.
JWP

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K
London
16 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food - great job by all Jason's staff as normal.

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BT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The staff were solicitous and we felt uncomfortable.

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RT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever, food was cooked to perfection and service attentive but friendly

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s
London
70 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Taking my son out for supper before his Wedding on the following day.
Great supper, able to talk and have a lovely evening father & son. My steak was perfect with beautiful vegetables. Service was excellent, have been here many times for breakfast and lunch meetings but very impressed with suppers now also. Great choice and very handy also for theatres. Dave

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A very enjoyable experience. We dined early in readiness for a west end show so the ambience was very low when we arrived. The food was magnificent and really good value. Drinks, cocktails a bit pricey but still amazing. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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OT
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

Good service and delicious food. Literally the worst table I have gotten in 20 years of eating out. In a basement overflow room by the exit and toilet. I would ask OpenTable to query this. I will not use OpenTable again in London, until this is fixed. I usually leave excellent reviews but the table here called for a candid review.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The usual warm Franco’s welcome and attentive service! Well done and look forward to seeing you soon.

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GS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant evening meal. Felt a bit cramped in narrow restricted walkway.

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