Le Caprice London

4.6
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674 reviews
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£41 and over
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Modern European
The classic St James's restaurant, Le Caprice, is located near the Royal Academy, Fortnum & Mason and moments from Piccadilly and the West End. The menu features classic British, European and American favourites, and a special vegetarian menu caters for those going meat-free. Its timeless black and white interior is complemented by a collection of iconic photographs by renowned British photographer, John Swannell.
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M
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s always a great experience at Le Caprice. If you are looking for a restaurant in Mayfair that is open late, this is the place for you. You’ll enjoy live music, a friendly staff and excellent food.

BG
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect.

EM
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service, always consistent and no surprises.

J
London
31 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Such a lovely experience at the bar. Always love that Caprice is consistently good and the service perfect.
One note - they need to up the game on their chips!! Could have been much better - were rather common - unlike the rest of the food!

MT
London
127 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely evening, food was nice and live music was good. Service charming if a little patchy, had to draw attention on a number of occasions for wine and water

DT
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were introduced to Le Caprice by Canadian friends a number of years ago and usually try to dine there whenever we’re in London - this evening was great - food was excellent, service was attentive and, as a bonus, we were able to enjoy the Sunday evening jazz combo - we were initially a bit dismayed with the table we were put at (next to the kitchen door), but it turned out not to be a problem at all - we’ll return to Le Caprice again next time we’re in town

AD
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with warm service and delicious food.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Unfortunately we felt quite rushed by staff to order (despite our initial drinks being wrong and waiting for these to be re-done). At one point the manager of the restaurant came over and said he wanted us to enjoy our time so suggested we order. Felt unnecessary for him to say anything given we had the table for 2 hours and actually finished 30 mins before the 2 hours was up. Won’t visit again

c
Hertfordshire
56 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Enjoyable lunch with fiends for my wife’s birthday
The service was good although the constant topping up of half full glasses was a bit tiresome and very obviously upselling

LW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Shocking service and one of the worst restaurants I have visited. We had to keep asking for our wine to be topped up (the bottle was not on the table), in the end we found the wine and topped up ourselves. I had to ask for the vegetarian menu several times. I ordered the mac and cheese and what came out looked similar to what comes out of a packet at home. We asked for one more drink but they requested the table back which was fair enough and were advised we could have a drink at the bar. Once we got to the bar, we were told they were too busy and had to leave....we had just spent £480 (there were four of us). The front of house manager was just as rude as the rest of the waiting staff.
There are far nicer restaurants in the area where the service is far better, do not waste your time and money in here. AVOID

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality breakfast. Great food and attentive service.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overbooked disorganised and overcooked fish. Good service but what’s going on if you can’t cook a fish.

JP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always.

j
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, attentive staff and delicious food.

L
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Table squeezed in beside a pillar which was a great shame. We’ve eaten there before several times years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the position of our tables then. However, atmosphere was very good and music didn’t drown us out. Nice restaurant and nice food. Will probably go again if we can get a better table.

c
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, my first visit there, menu and service was very good, and staff attentative.

r
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Usual chic performance but food average on the day service great though

M
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Le Caprice is a wonderful place for a dinner. Wine list is great. Extra like from us for the live piano.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All so professional with great food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have been coming to Le Caprice for years as a treat when in London. I was extremely disappointed. It felt like the spark had gone

JO
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual le caprice lived up to its reputation. Although not an extensive or flashy menu there was enough choice & everything was delicious. The most outstanding thing is the quiet but attentive service. Thank you

AL
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a first class venue and occasion, probably the best restaurant in London.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - a fab meal and fab evening. No more to be said!

AR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent....plus a wonderful pianist which combined for an excellent evening

TD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was top-notch across the board, and the food was also excellent (though some was more flavourful than others). The veal and the duck salad were particularly impressive. Very well looked after on the evening, and made a point to bring out some chocolate truffles with 'Happy Anniversary' on the plate FOC. A truly excellent experience. Thanks to the team for looking after us so well!

OT
Frankfurt Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, good service.

t
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Very average food while prices are over the roof. I would not recommend it.

n
London
81 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food high standard. Service a bit inexperienced and inconsistent. Prices reasonable for quality. Overall a good if not excellent experience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service. The main courses were a little bit disappointed especially the fried chicken was too dry. Desserts were good and the birthday greeting was perfect for birthday celebration.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I joined friends for Sunday lunch - we hadn’t been there for many years and were really impressed with the high quality food and service but also by the menu range and relaxed, welcoming ambience - an establishment that is justifiably very comfortable with itself.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I came here with a friend for dinner. The food was amazing but we had an issue with our waiter who was unfriendly, didn’t get our drinks order right and was fairly absent throughout the whole meal. However, the senior staff were amazing and when we highlighted the issue were very receptive to feedback and gave us champagne to apologise! I’d like to think he was having a bad day...
Despite the waiter, I would still recommend and would come back again.

TC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As always, Caprice was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was mostly at tentative and our meal was good.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was slow. This was probably our 10th time to this restaurant with the same other couple. The lady at the next table fell off her chair hitting one of us and throwing her red wire all over and literally covered our table mid meal. The restaurant’s response was to put down some napkins over the table but when they soaked through and with a bit of prodding they changed out the table cloth. Then as our desserts and coffee were arriving the waiter said our time was up and we needed to leave the table. Stupidly we complied and were seated in the doorway entrance to the restaurant for the desserts and coffee. No apologies or concessions. No offer of an after dinner drink. Just the same haughty attitude and slow service which along with having to redo the table because of the thrown wine caused the two hour rule to be exceeded and it was rigidly enforced. We are still talking about it days later. The

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent. But table was right by the entrance so we had people walking past all night, and we were very close to the bar. I was also presented with the WRONG bill. No one checked on any course if we were ok with our food.

JD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Worst service ever at a 'fine' restaurant. Not only was the service horrible, but no one gave a flip about it. We were a party of four. Most of us are 'glass half full' kind of people, but we all left aghast at the experience, and not in a good way. The reservation was for 2 hours. We arrived at 6:30 pm and ordered cocktails from one server. The order was apparently lost. We ordered again from another server and were brought the wrong drinks. Finally at 7:40 pm we got them. We told them we would probably not be out in 2 hours now that we only had 40 minutes to eat, and someone (a manager?) said no problem! At 8:30 pm someone else came and asked if we would move tables to accommodate the next party. We never saw the same waiter/manager twice. The atmosphere was chaotic, no one knew what they were doing. This is only a hint of how bad it was, due to space here in the comments. The details would horrify you. I stopped before leaving to speak with someone (a manager? couldn't tell) and express my disappointment. The basic attitude was 'Sorry, we're busy, please leave." Btw, the food was just passable.

JJ
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent with very good service and buzzing atmosphere. Only criticism is that you have to be out within 2 hours if you have an early table.

LP
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive and friendly staff with great food. No downsides at all!

TR
Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

PR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to go for a late lunch / early dinner at 2:00 since we had theater tickets later that evening. I expected it to be quiet but it was hopping on a Monday!

It worked out perfectly for us. As we headed back to our hotel for an afternoon siesta before the Tina Turner show - which was fabulous as well!!

We had dinner here last year for dinner when the pianist was playing with a few others and it was wonderful. The food is very much a fusion of flavors from around the world and the vibe is too.

Love the small retro environment - and the staff were outstanding.

k
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

my dinner restaurant of choice - good food, service and ambience and consistent