Le Caprice London

4.6
579 reviews
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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. New this year, its timeless black and white interior is complemented by a collection of iconic photographs by renowned British photographer, John Swannell.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, will at some point be repeat business.

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AM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service, gorgeous food and fabulous surroundings. Will definitely recommend to others.

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OT
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Romaric atmosphere with pianist in the house on a Friday night. Good food. Prawns (starters) were very tasty and tender and the steak was juicy n well marbled. Apple sake dessert is a must try. Le Caprice is one of our favourite restaurants in London. Tables are fairly wide apart and helps to contribute to pleasant dining experience.

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

Yes a very good dining experience as we were looking for a quick pre-concert dinner.

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PH
London
37 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful experience, all good. Staff great, excellent. Food perfect and service first class.

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l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An old favourite that never fails to deliver. Wonderful food and service Classic cooking without froth or foam Perfect

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KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was exceptionally slow - at least 45 mins from order to first course - we had to repeatedly ask where our food was (mains also) not sure why - by time we were on mains restaurant was half empty - no apologies poor show been goi g to le caprice for years - will think twice before booking again

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MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Every thing was excellent from the service the food and the ambiance was great for romantic evening. When ever I come I don’t get disappointed. Lovely night with my husband

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I
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and lively ambience- highly recommended restaurant. The service was excellent too.

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RG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

7th anniversary dinner - what can I say other than " Superb ". Attention to detail, excellent service, great food and an ambience which is hard to find these days.

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C
London
71 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful place, old school charm and service, acoustics not great . Meals average, pricey but worth going to, for the experience

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RD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful old school glamour interior. Stunning bar and live piano. Welcoming friendly staff. Food was superb. Amazing evening catching up with old school friend in style

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C
London
39 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I normally have a lovely meal here however , this time was ruined by an obnoxious rude sommelier . I had ordered a £40 bottle of Malbec and asked for it to be served in large glasses. My mother and i always appreciate good quality glasses and enjoy Malbec. The sommelier looked surprised and being friendly i just said I think it always tastes better out of nice glasses. His response astounded me ,turning his nose up he said 'you are having a Malbec it will not make any difference at all ' . Again i said I like drinking out of nice glasses and he then said yes for a decent wine it makes a difference. I said well this is what i can afford and what i wish to spend and in fact it is a lovely wine . I was totally embarrassed and felt really uncomfortable . They should not serve wine that they feel is of poor quality and does not merit a good glass if that is what the customer requests . His attitude seriously upset me .

Other than that the crab tempura was lovely and the Fish and chips delicious.

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JG
London
87 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was better than expected, especythe cod with octopu. The service was poor - we waited for drinks several tines, despite reminders. Incredibly noisy, making conversation very difficult. There are better places to spend this amount of money

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CB
London
28 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from every aspect.
Will return
Were at Bocconcino day before and had the complete opposite experience so will never return there!

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had an enjoyable evening in a vey pleasant atmosphere. Would recommend it to a friend

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RH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Ate from the 3 course set menu but food was disappointing. Well cooked but incredibly simple and uninspiring.

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PE
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Caprice for a birthday celebration. The food was delicious and the service excellent. We had a wonderful evening.

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SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice . Food was hot and fresh . The Deal was outstanding for the worth. Definitely will go again .
Staff were very attentive.

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l
London
39 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is excellent. Ambiance laid back, stylish but informal. Went for a birthday Sunday brunch. Great choice of a la carte, from brunch style, sunday roast and staple house favourites.
Haggis bon bons (3 x small!) and twice baked cheese souffle were starters of choice and very tasty. But we then had to wait 45 for mains and no one came to advise or apologise. Had to chase them up twice about it. Eventually maindscame - roast beef, salmon in miso, and lobster and crab sandwich. All delicious, but we were starving by then!
Turns out two chefs called in sick. The MD apologised eventually - think he had been covering in the kitchen, but there were plenty of waiting staff who could have advised us and perhaps offered a drink on the house during the wait, but nothing.

We were given a complimentary dish of berries with hot white chocolate sauce for dessert. On querying the delay they did give a £10 discount.
Slightly spoiled our day, and lunch was a protracted affair as a result. But I would recommend and return as food is excellent.

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DH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to go to the Caprice. It’s been a family favourite for 40 years!

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PB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, warm friendly service, will definitely be going back 👍🏻😊

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M
London
20 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday celebration which the restaurant recognised with birthday chocolates which was appreciated. We all had the 3 course set menu but as has been mentioned by other diners the mains just needed a side dish. Restaurant was nearly full for sunday lunch but service was not compromised in anyway

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GW
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for my wife's birthday with some friends. We had the set 3 course menu with a glass of champagne. Everything was very tasty and the wine was great. The only one thing that I would have liked was that they pointed out that our main dish didn't come with any sides. There were non on the menu but it would have been nice if the waiter had asked if we wanted any. We had Chicken milanese, which was large and very nice, but it only came with a handful of rocket leave and a few parmesan shavings. Aside from this, everything was lovely. We'll be going back again.

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WJ
London
36 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Birthday lunch for my father. Food good and pleasant atmosphere - very old school. Service a tad rushed and some unnecessary interruptions of our conversation tainted the experience. It’s not cheap either, even with the fixed price menu.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still a treat!

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GR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good value lunch deal - comfort food with a glass of champagne thrown in. Service was lovely but decor is looking a little ‘90’s and noise levels quite high despite a less than full dining room.

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JD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch for four of us, opted for the 3 course set lunch & a glass of champagne, everything was fabulous, the food, champagne and the wine we chose was very good and reasonably priced. Service was exceptional and they gave me a birthday treat of petite fours which was lovely touch.
Will def go back soon.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I asked for a quite table and we were given one, that was a plus point.
The food service everything was great, I hadn’t been there a while but the standard was the same as years ago.
I love the place.

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Unlike on previous occasions, we were disappointed by the table assigned (in a corner and very warm), as well as a couple of the dishes: the shrimp burger was tasteless, and the sea bream was swimming in oil.

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C
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant; beautiful decor, food delicious and generous & the staff were welcoming & very friendly...we felt very relaxed & pampered....I thoroughly recommend this venue.

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g
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent open table set lunch great choices and service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing, especially the risotto
Good service and hospitality

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SD
London
38 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pre-Christmas Sunday lunch with friends. Food was delicious and service great. Such a lovely atmosphere at Le Caprice - relaxed yet smart.

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MJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. We go there every time we visit London from Boston

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C
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great international menu and clientele in London.

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PK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lives up to its storied reputation and then some. Noise level is on the energetic side, but its all good fun.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very warm welcome from the lovely man on arrival. The food was excellent, great service, great ambience whilst maintaining a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The evening was ruined because of an incredibly noisy table next to ours. Although I mentioned this to our waiter nothing was done to address this sensitively.

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, fantastic service and delicious food.

We couldn't hear the music which was disappointing .

Very good and thank you

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