Franco's

4.5
1066 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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Special Offers

3 courses: £34

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 August 2018

Ends: 8 September 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:30-22:30

3 a la carte courses and a glass of prosecco: £45

Choose from the full a la carte menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 August 2018

Ends: 8 September 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:30-22:30

What 1066 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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3.0Dined on 3 August 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

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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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

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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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 16 July 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 3 July 2018

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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4.0Dined on 27 June 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 25 June 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

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

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2.0Dined on 16 June 2018

The staff were solicitous and we felt uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

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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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

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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1.0Dined on 8 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

As always excellent.

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

The atmosphere is good, the team is excellent and the food is fresh and delicious. I do recommend Franco’s

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Fantastic service and the food was wonderful. Pastas as exceptional.

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3.0Dined on 18 May 2018

It would be unfair to say it was not good. The food was tasty and the meat well cooked. My husband's pasta was delicious. Unfortunately both dishes lacked that little extra in the plate. For instance the polenta was supposed to be truffled: it wasn't. Instead they had added a few slices of marinated truffles on top (they had very little flavour unfortunately, truffle's flavour is at it's best when it is raw...) so that was a disappointment. The waiter was very nice and brought some truffle oil which was an improvement but not quite the same.
The dishes were good but unsurprising.

We decided not to have dessert, feeling that the value for money was not really there.

All in all a nice experience but I won't be going again.

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

Usual high standard of food and service. Great food and wine.

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

I always use this place for business lunches and breakfasts and it is easily amongst the best places in the West End.
Staff are very, very friendly and the service is excellent without the prices of some more well known spots.
Highly recommended.
JWP

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

A great place for dinner. Really good service and a relaxed quiet environment

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Wonderful. Best I've had in London. Excellent food, presentation, service, etc. Great outdoor seating on Jermyn street if you can snag a hard to get table. Great hostess was able to accommodate me for an outside table on a beautiful day. Reservations highly recommended. Great power lunch place but I would dine there any time.

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5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

My mother and I loved Franco's and very much enjoyed our 3 course meal with a glass of Prossecco (special deal price of £26 pp). Excellent value and perfect light pre theatre dinner. The waiters and waitresses were delightful, really welcoming, super attentive and very professional. Highly recommend Franco's. Thank you to all the team there for giving us such an great experience. We'll be back as soon as possible. Cheers! Fiona Ross

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

When in London Franco’s is one of a very select list of restaurants I choose for special occasions . It has never disappointed . The pasta is possibly the best in London and in my experience has only been bettered in a restaurant I visited whilst on holiday in Tuscany. Trying to think of an excuse to go back pretty soon !

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Absolutely amazing! From the moment we entered the premises to the the moment we exited the staff were simply superb. We was there for a 16th birthday and the staff were so friendly and welcoming and incredibly attentive. The food is simply staggering and so reasonably priced that you can't help but over indulge. The restaurant decor and ambiance also can't be knocked as both were lovely. All in all an outstanding all round dining experience in a wonderful location. Will be returning here soon.

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

We are Wheat gluten and dairy free. Franco’s had been notified in our booking. The Menus given to us Catered for these requirement. With no prompting from us. The food was excellent as was the evening. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Spectacular evening! Everything was immaculate: the food, the wine, the service. Thank you! Will definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

We had a late dinner, post-theatre, and the food was excellent . Franco’s has a great atmosphere and i’d happily recommend.

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5.0Dined on 25 April 2018

Absolutely excellent, particularly the caring, professional service. Unreservedly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 23 April 2018

great venue
nice ambience
good service
great coffee... though it takes a while to arrive

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

We visit Franco’s every year when we’re in town for the marathon. As always the food, service and atmosphere was excellent. Just wish we could visit more often.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Wonderful - staff are very friendly and efficient ( a very rare combination nowadays). Food is very, very good and servings are more than ample - the cannoli is to die for! The £40 Opentable deal is fantastic value. The location, decor and ambience are perfect - no loud music just people talking and enjoying themselves.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Genuinely great. Excellent menu, if slightly pricey but then it is St James, of genuine Italian dishes. Wine list almost exclusively Italian too - which is nice to see. Friendly and accommodating staff and, luckily for us given the lovely weather, al fresco tables. Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

A great venue for a business breakfast meeting. Presented with a wide selection of options and catered for specific requests from my guests. The staff were courteous and attentive. An excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We thought the staff were fantastic and food was excellent. WE would highly recommend. Very clean place,lovely people and food high score when comes to presentation and taste.

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