Franco's

4.6
1165 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
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.

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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London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant in heart of St James’ . Had a basement table which not nearly as nice as the ground floor. However service was first class and the food delightful. We were talked into having too many additional vegetables, all at an extra cost but that was probably our fault but added to overall bill. Would definitely go again.

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OT
13 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience. Reliably good food and service. Love Franco’s.

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FV
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a must if you 'love great Italian food'. Very Upscale. Great wine list and service. A must!!!

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Highly recommend this restaurant to all.

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AC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The service/venue and food was good. The only problem ... the portions were tiny!
I had to have two bread rolls to fill up on and still left the restaurant hungry...

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice old style Italian in Mayfair. Glass of primitive was delicious and macaroni with truffle also good. Service was quick and friendly. I would have preferred the ground floor, but downstairs quite good for a business lunch.

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PB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Franco's is top notch - food, ambience and service are all absolutely first-class.

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BL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classic location which never fails to satisfy. First rate service, very good food, and an excellent Arneis wine made this a very good dinner. We will certainly be back. While we have never used it, the set menu seems extremely good value for the location and quality. Overall, top marks and well done.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal in very pleasant surroundings. The staff were very polite and helpful. Will definitely return next time I'm in London and also recommend to friends and family.

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RP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Franco's is a great restaurant . Food is excellent , but more imporrtantly the staff are friendly and efficient . Ambiance is great . Really , nothing negative to say at all !

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LR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Food and service always of a high standard!

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PB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Franco's never fails to impress...........the food, service and ambience are simply amazing.

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N
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The pineapple juice was tasteless and just tasted of cinnamon and the toast was cold. It was just ok.

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I have written a full Tripadvisor report.
My Partner and I dined with two Dutch colleagues and frankly it was more than disappointing.
The food was very poor and from the pricing needed to be fine-dining. The serving staff were fine
but the Manager was smarmy.
My suggestion to them is to sack the chef and the Manager or close the door.

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AE
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes! Amazing food! Amazing service! I would come back!

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I
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. The seabass, steak, and lobster ravioli were all incredible!

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AA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Franco is a nice restaurant. The food was ok but not outstanding. I would say that the price reflects the location. Otherwise the food and service on their own would be overpriced for what they offer. Friendly place.

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Franco's is our favourite London restaurant for a special occasion. The Italian food is sophisticated and refined but always delicious. The service is attentive and helpful, and on our last visit was very special, making us feel wonderfully well cared for. Always a treat to be there.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Erg lekker eten maar te duur. Bij alle gerechten moeten aparte bijgerechten besteld worden. Bestel je alleen een tonijn dan krijg je ook alleen een tonijn, Niet juist gezien de toch al behoorlijke prijzen. Eten wordt erg snel geserveerd zodat je met drie gangen binnen 1.5 uur weer buiten staat. Wij aten in de kelder. Ik had het idee dat boven gezelliger was. Bediening prima in orde. Mooie wijnkaart.

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PH
London
37 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Just thought we’d try Franco’s as not been for awhile. It was a lovely return. Food excellent and service to perfection.

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j
Essex
41 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very enjoyable evening in Franco's, good food, good wine, and great service, all very enjoyable.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am a person who probably eats less than most; I find the portion size exactly to my requirements and the quality outstanding. The noise level is a little on the high side for me, but overall it is a venue I shall certainly visit again.

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RM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and lovely food. Franco's never disappoints and is always a winner.

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PA
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal! The marinated lamb entree was the best lamb my husband has ever eaten - even cooked medium well, tender as butter. Pan fried venison was also flavorful and tender. Friendly and efficient staff, a real delight.

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R
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent service. We took our 9 week old son there for the first time and the staff made him feel very welcome.

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H
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice as always

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pistachio dessert! Lovely setting and delicious food

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the pasta with truffles and loved it! Orders the steak too and although it was tasty, I had hoped that it already came with some sidings for better visual presentation. Overall service was good and I would definitely come back to this place again.

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PA
London
52 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there after much delaying - absolutely excellent all round. Will be back VERY soon

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EG
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Highly recommended for business lunches as well as evening fine dining.

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AL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business breakfast or lunch. Food is excellent and staff really friendly and knowledgable.

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NW
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as ever, brilliant staff, always happy to very the menu to accommodate mine and my guests preferences

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CB
London
28 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Franco's had a power outage so this limited their menu. The food was very simple in the circumstances and they willingly adjusted the price since we asked them to do so. It was a pity that they did not keep their lunch menu but only a very limited a la carte.
The waitress barely understood English which was very irritating.

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d
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

There was a “technical problem” in the kitchen that meant that some hot food was not available. This happens but the restaurant had at least 3 opportunities to tell us this before we ordered our drinks. It wasn’t until we were seated with our coffees and ready to order that we were told that our food options were limited. This a regular spot for breakfast meetings for me, so I know the restaurant and will go back but am not impressed with the service this particular morning.

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TH
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Visited Franco’s as a last minute booking following a trip to the theatre. Food was good, but fairly average - certain dishes seemed a bit incomplete and not very cohesive. Service was again ok, but felt like it was an inconvenience ordering from the set menu rather than a la carte. Overall an average experience but was just missing that extra something special.

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Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was visiting here from the US. Incredible food and the service was impeccable. Would definitely recommend.

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great food and a fun lunch - it was quite busy and the atmosphere was perfect

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PB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Franco's never fails to impress...........the food, service and ambience are simply amazing.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and food!! We ordered the venison, burrata, and the tagliatelle with truffle. It was out of this world. It was my friend’s birthday, and they prepared the sweetest, most thoughtful dessert for her. Additionally, we came right before closing, which can understandably be difficult for the employees at the restaurant, but they made sure we were having a lovely time.

I cannot praise the food enough. It was splendid.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Ideal for late breakfast. Booked for 0900 but tablle in middle row was impossibly noisy.
By 0910 Maitre D’ had moved us to side table near window and we enjoyed well cooked
breakfast when most other diners had left.

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