Franco's

4.7
1188 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
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, 50 in the whole of the lower ground or 14 in the wine cellar.
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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1188 People Are Saying
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christineg
London
24 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, lovely ambience. Would recommend . Thank you

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DaveS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food excellent, ambience Ok but not being seated downstairs detracts. Wine list is comprehensive but expensive and if you don’t know your Italian wines you’ll struggle to make the right choice.

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vipDrStrange
London
36 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Impeccable service once again. Thanks all!
Truly Exceptional food. The Steak is beyond exquisite. There are places that charge a lot more or the same but the experience cannot even be compared. Every single time I eat at Franco's the food is perfection. They have more than earned their StrangePerfectionRating = Flawless. I might even eat there again tonight, downstairs looks much quieter. I didn't have the best time at my table. But this is not a cynicism of the restaurant. Just my bad luck with timing. 10/10.

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BlakeH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, sit upstairs if you can for full experience and buzz

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vipRJH111
Buckinghamshire
18 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good Service , a pleasant ambiance , professional staff

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vipCorkySW13
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the last two visits (6 wks apart) have been fabulous. First Turbot and lastly, veal!

Will be returning asap.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice genuine Italian food. Has the feel of a neighbourhood restaurant that people keep returning to. We’ll be back on our next visit to London

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Waiter very abrupt, and kept leaving us to serve elsewhere in the middle of ordering.
Very limited choice for accompaniments with steak - my son just ended up with a piece of steak - which was extremely fatty and chewy.
Drinks extremely expensive- £4.50 for a small coke which was 90% ice.
Toilets were unclean, and I struggled to wash my hands given the two rather worse for wear women propped up against the sink.
Overall, it wasn’t an exceptional experience. Very overpriced, and service needs improvement.

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vipDrStrange
London
36 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better than I expected. Exceptional Staff. Food perfection. Its a 10 for me. Strange Perfection Rating of Flawless. Totally recommend. Expensive and quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were thoughtful and attentive, the food was delicious and the drinks topped up regularly. Very pleasant experience - thank you

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Anonymous
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good, the duck special was divine, dessert was delicious and the service is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very expensive drinks.

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Murrays
London
33 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francos is a find - excellent Italian food. The tastes were exquisite and the service very good and attentive. We sat outside which was great for people watching but a little loud at times with the traffic. Well worth trying.

MB
vipMattB
London
302 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JaneM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is consistently great. The Pappardelle with mixed mushrooms & black truffle is amazing! Lovely atmosphere out on the terrace and dog friendly.

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Samson
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional in every way our favourite place in London

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LeeR
London
23 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with excellent service.

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vipKris
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! And the food was very good

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a table and when we got there, it was CLOSED, unbelievable

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PaulT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great effort by Franco’s - timeless and simple elegance, food and service flawless - the burrata simply the best. Perfect spot watching the world go by on Jermyn St and the heat lamps really helped on a chilly spring day.

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Anid
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, ambience and service, though pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a special birthday meal at Franco’s. The terrace was lovely, the service was wonderful, and the food and wine were heavenly! It felt like being on a holiday in Rome. Thank you so much team at Franco’s!!!

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Adski
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a lovely sunny day and nice to sit outside. Food was good.

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RobertR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, a little pricey, great location,v good service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for lunch with friend

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Christina
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely, i had a great time as well. Thank you!!

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vipFrankM
London
18 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Everything was lovely for my first ever visit to Franco’s. It was so beautiful inside. Then I was taken to a staircase and walked down to a basement dining room. If I was not with my guest I would have left. Sitting in a basement is not the same, not right and you get forgotten -which did happen to us. Food was so good but no eating in the basement for me.

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GrantS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Up to their usual high standard. A peaceful, private atmosphere.

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vipAndrewP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

As a couple we really don’t want to be seated next to a large group of loud swearing people

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Just Excellent

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AndreasR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and better pasta. Consistently.

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Banu
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very kind and attentive staff, the sea bream was light and delicious. Social distancing was good as well.

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AlanB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having enjoyed all that Franco's has had to offer over about a 27 year span
Monday's brunch visit was yet another delight from every angle! Thank you for all the personal attention and efforts made. We will be back. And I have since bought the full Alan Bennett CD too 🐅🐻🐘...

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Said
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Authentic Italian.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and lovely service would definitely go again

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vipArifA
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good service, excellent wine list and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place - didn’t really want to put in too good a review otherwise it will be even harder to get a table
Food and service are outstanding as is the wine list

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Guest
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff members been friendly and helpful , amazing food. My family came to visit me from Lithuania and we celebrated my birthday.

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vipWadeN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and enthusiastic. Fantastic food and a must have is their signature dish of lobster pasta

FAQs

Franco's does offer delivery in partnership with Supper London.

Franco's is rated 4.7 stars by 1188 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.