Le Caprice London

4.6
536 reviews
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£41 and over
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Modern European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The classic St James's restaurant, Le Caprice is close to the Royal Academy, Burlington Arcade and Bond Street and moments from Piccadilly, Mayfair and the West End.

Le Caprice’s menu features classic British, European and American favourites and its timeless black and white interior is complemented by a collection of iconic photographs by David Bailey. For your evening's entertainment, our pianist plays from 6.30pm until 11.30pm. For more relaxed dining, the full menu is also available at the bar.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday:
- All day: 12 noon - 11.30pm

Saturday:
- All day: 11.30am - 11.30pm

Sunday:
- Brunch: 11.30am - 4.30pm
- Dinner: 5pm - 11pm
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Phone number
020 7629 2239
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Entertainment
Live Piano every night.
Jazz trio every Sunday night
Additional
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining
What 536 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Its just a great restaurant, food service all 5 Star

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will return

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k
Houston
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good place to have dinner. Great food and service- wine list could improve a bit to complement the food.

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Surrey
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Overpriced

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome , wonderful service , beautiful food .. perfect

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Consistent excellent food always . The new additions to menu were excellent

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London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening, great atmosphere and amazing food with perfect friendly service. Try the beet salad for starters and roasted Thai sea bass for mains. Finish off with the honeycomb ice cream. Would go back just for that!

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous
The most charming staff in London and the best atmosphere

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening with lovely food and vibrant atmosphere. Thank you

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LA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime food. Excellent service. Buzzy atmosphere without being too loud.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Definitely not as good and polished as usual.

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B
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant for its laid back elegance. Wonderful attentive service. I ordered salmon fillet and have to admit was the largest piece of salmon I have ever been served and it was delicious.
My three friends also enjoyed their dinner too.
Second time I have visited restaurant and the will be back.

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TB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place.

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DY
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and friendly staff!! Would definitely visit again.

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R
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food and ambiance very good as always. Dessert ginger cake not very good. Table service was weak. Mixing up water. Hard to find someone to pay. Multiple servers. Just weak and ungracious.

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Caprice can always be relied upon. Excellent food, wine and service and our visitor from Hong Kong was delighted.

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r
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, live piano music added to the ambience.

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TC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here but not the last. Very attentive staff without going over the top. Food delicious and look forward to going again.

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F
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First visit here. Good menu and I could have chosen at least 5 options from each course! Always a good sign. Only let down for me were the chips which were bog standard.

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Denver
36 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rare to find a spot that gets it all right! This is a don’t miss! From the moment you walk in, it’s simply a lovely experience! All service wasn’t point and the food was made with care. Try the squash soup and the tiger prawn appetizer! The salmon for a main course has an Asian fusion flavor. Delicious!

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live jazz on Sunday nights was outstanding. Food perfect. Marvellous Art Deco rooms. Can’t recommend enough!

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s
London
31 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Appallingly poor + rude service. I arrived at the restaurant, showed the hostess my opentable reservation, and she sat me at a table. 2 min later, however, she came back saying she couldn't fine my reservation and accused me of showing her one from a different date. She then very rudely demanded I get up and return to the front of house, saying they were full and she wouldn't be able to seat me. I calmly made it clear that I wasn't leaving, and eventually the manager came over and sat me and my guest at a small table that was 3 feet from the piano, making it a very noisy meal. I'm a regular customer at this restaurant and eat there probably 8-10 times per year, yet they treated me like a complete undesirable. Worst service I've had in a very long time and really not cool :(

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D
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here many times and it is always first class. Both my guests love
the place, one of them being a well known person in the music industry. He dines here
much more than I do. Will certainly book again for our next get together

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MV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is simply put our favorite restaurant in London. We always feel cared for with good steady food, after which we’re ready to face the world...we have been coming here for decades so this is ‘our’ place.
Irina, thé maître d is always charming as is the entire staff. Piano player keeps the cool vibe gong.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always feel like home here. The only difference is that the food is better!

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T
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in London. Always a pleasure to dine at Le Caprice! Interesting dishes flawlessly prepared and the scallops are to die for!

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RE
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was amazing. Three of us cost £200 roughly which is a bit on the pricey side but the food was lovely so it comes hand in hand. The staff were pleasant and live piano was a nice touch. We went early in the evening so there were only a few tables so was nice and peaceful however if it was packed then it may be overcrowded and noisy.
It was a lovely start to our evening before we went for a show. Would definitely recommend to people heading out to that area or going to a show.

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MV
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant and service. Ideal for a romantic dinner or special event.

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s
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have been going to Le Caprice for more than 30 years and sad to say, it has changed!!! Last few times it has got poorer and today it was not up to the stand and it should be. I had their classic fish and chips and it was not great... over all batter oily and more batter then fish!! . My husband ‘S steak tartan was not well mixed and not up to normal standard. Service use to be impeccable but now, even a simple drink order they cannot get right. May be a ‘bad day’ but very sad that we may not return?

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AO
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Sincere friendly staff, great food, will definitely recommend. Oh, the guy playing the piano was very talented too

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GH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very rushed dinner not relaxing. Poor vegetarian choice. No one asked if everything was ok which it wasn’t so we paid the bill and left. Would not return. No customer care.

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s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A 100% great process ; welcome , go to table , order drinks , order food . Excellent cuisine , attentive service , partner very impressed . A special birthday memento served free with desert .Bill also impressive but all in all well worth it !

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EJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the ultimate “go-to” place for excellent food combined with
Super efficient service and a classy vibe.
In all truth I have never had a bad meal here, and I always get the impression that if you were unhappy with something, they would politely and promptly deal with it for you.
It’s a great place for a celebration too!

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R
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My favorite London restaurant! It has a few faults but it still beats all of the rest. I come to London once a year and always find Le Caprice doing a better job than the many new places that have cropped up. You are warmly greeted and always have a good time. The piano adds a nice touch. The senior staff seems to still be around which is important. If you are by yourself, the bar is the perfect place to have dinner.

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T
London
76 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At these high end Ivy type places it’s all about the ambience and service, isn’t it. Erm, no. Actually the food, whilst simple, is delicious.

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E
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Gooseberry dessert was to die for.

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y
London
335 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Lunch at Le Caprice is always fun and it was nice to be able to sit on the small terrace despite it being noisy from the building work opposite. Tuna tartare with plantain chips were delicious and the octopus tender and accompanied by a piquant chorizo arancini. Service great the only shame being that of course the terrace is used by the smokers - vile as their smoke drifted over to us - give them a chair somewhere else please

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DG
London
53 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great again, great staff and fab ambience, i just wish we could make our own decisions on service charges but apart from that - great !

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k
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

I am a regular and would say that this is one of finest restaurants in London. However, on this occasion the staff allowed a group of drunken thugs to stay far too long. They were loud, obnoxious and threatening. When a customer asked them to behave they nearly killed him. All very unsettling. I will return but staff need to be better trained to deal with that sort of behaviour.

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JD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The maitre'd was outstanding. We have been enjoying this restaurant on our trips to London for many years.

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