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Bardo St James’s, London, Greater London

Bardo St James’s

4.6
4.6
46 Reviews
£41 and over
Italian
Bardo St. James’s is an Italian restaurant bringing a multi-sensory experience; dishes using the best produce sourced from both the UK and Italy, a meeting place comprising a walk-in wine cellar with an extensive fine wine selection, private dining room, private lounge, and a beautiful long marble bar providing a gorgeous focal point for guests to enjoy a drink.
With a decor that complements a well thought out menu, expect opulent marble and solid wood flooring, Italian furnitures, bespoke Murano glass chandeliers and wall lights. Bardo isn’t confined to a food only experience. Playing host to a different live band each evening, guests can expect an engaging atmosphere that makes for an unforgettable night.

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2 people

22:30


Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Tue 17:00–00:00 Wed 17:00–01:30 Thu–Sat 17:00–02:30
  • Phone number
    020 3828 2487
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Executive Chef
    Graziano Bonacina
  • Private party facilities
    For bookings of 16 guests kindly contact our Reservations team at reservations@bardostjames.com For bookings of 17 guests and above as well as private events kindly contact our events team at events@bardostjames.com
  • Private party contact
    Ilenia: 020 3828 2487
  • Area
    Piccadilly
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 2-courses pre-Theatre Menu

    £39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    With more than 10 theatres all just a couple of streets away, including Her Majesty's Theatre, Theatre Royal Haymarket, The Harold Pinter Theatre, and Jermyn Street theatre, Bardo St James’s makes pre-theatre dining easy. Served Monday to Saturday, our pre-Theatre features Italian dishes including the Creamy Polenta with fricassee of truffled mushrooms , the succulent Slow-cooked veal shank ossobunco ragu' "Maccheroni" and for afters the Tiramisu with its extra-thick layer of chocolate, teamed with ice cream handmade in-house with perfect layers of aromatic coffee-soaked sponge. Available between 5pm and 6pm, it includes 2-courses at £39 and it promises to keep hunger pangs at bay throughout the show.
    2-courses pre-Theatre Menu photo
  • 3 courses pre-Theatre Menu

    £47.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    With more than 10 theatres all just a couple of streets away, including Her Majesty's Theatre, Theatre Royal Haymarket, The Harold Pinter Theatre, and Jermyn Street theatre, Bardo St James’s makes pre-theatre dining easy. Served Monday to Saturday, our pre-Theatre features Italian dishes including the Creamy Polenta with fricassee of truffled mushrooms , the succulent Slow-cooked veal shank ossobuco ragu' " Maccheroni" and for afters the Tiramisu with its extra-thick layer of chocolate, teamed with ice cream handmade in-house with perfect layers of aromatic coffee-soaked sponge. Available between 5pm and 6pm, it includes a 3 courses at £47 and it promises to keep hunger pangs at bay throughout the show.
    3 courses pre-Theatre Menu photo
  • Tasting Menu

    £90.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Embark on a culinary journey with our delightful tasting menu, featuring signature dishes that will guide you on an exploration of fine Italian cuisine. Our curated dining experience goes beyond a simple meal, awakening your taste buds with intriguing flavours that evoke hidden emotions and enrich your senses throughout the evening. Get ready to immerse yourself in a gastronomic adventure that is sure to be a truly memorable experience. Join us and savour the experience of an unforgettable evening of fine dining, where every dish is a masterpiece and every moment is a celebration of the senses. Available as a “whole table” option, Monday to Thursday with last order at 9.30pm
    Tasting Menu photo

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Great for live music

  • London

    Romantic

  • West End London

    Hot spot

  • West End London

    Great for live music

  • West End London

    Romantic

46 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have a dinner last Monday and was really really nice ! Food very tested and the service was Amazing thanks to Milena , she help us to decide , she was friendly and she know everything about the Menu ! I hope to come back soon and meet Milena Again !!! Amazing food and amazing staff thank you !

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food made us very unwell afterwards. For a £300 meal it was not very good value for money.

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  3. Medinah

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wanted live music and good food — this was exceptional.

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  4. Charl

    London

    46 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A lovely restaurant with a great festive vibe, very friendly staff but very over priced for what it is. Living in London I think you just come to expect meals out can be expensive but the fact that an average bottle of wine and cheapest on the menu was £65 - it was ok! Tasty food but wouldn’t rush back!

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  5. Matt

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good but not exceptional. Food portions for the mains were on the small side. The waiting staff were seeking a tip on top of the service charge.. watch out for that. Overall good score was for the ambience. There was excellent live music.

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  6. RavA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great ambience. Nice that you can walk into the private club after dinner - nice atmosphere!

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  7. gonza

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were outstanding with a great atmospherer in the restaurant

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  8. KevinF

    New Mexico

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant with wonderful food and drink menu with a very professional staff. Certainly on our top for London restaurants.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue, amazing live music and perfect dinner, that sounds amazing. Well this and more is what a night in Bardo brings to the table. Will recommend 100%

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  10. AKing

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Would have been great, but booked the pre theatre menu (6pm) but got told I wasn't eligible to order it (my friends turned up a little late). Bit out of order if you ask me.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are exceptional, set within an elegant ambiance. While the price is on the higher side, it's truly worth the experience. They also have delightful live music. 10/10

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  12. Gero

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great but had limited options for vegetarians. I happened to be with a friend who is vegetarian so he did not seem to be in the target audience based on the menu. The ambience was fantastic. As an Italian the food was also great.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Night club lounge is a great idea and adds to the energy of the place reflected also in the furnishing.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great live music. The tartufo, ravioli, and the sole all were delicious.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant.. Nice place And delicious food

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  16. SimonaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food and nice place. We really enjoyed our dinner at bardo’s
    Bardo St James’sResponded on 18 April 2023
    Hi Simona, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience at Bardo! We're glad to hear you enjoyed both our delicious food and the ambiance! Our team works hard to create a welcoming and enjoyable dining experience for all of our guests, and we're glad that we were able to meet your expectations. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Bardo's soon for another great dining experience. Thank you again for your kind words! Sincerely, Bardo | St James's team

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  17. SarahC

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Although it was quiet when we visited the restaurant, the ambiance was lovely, warm and welcoming. The service was impeccable and the food sumptuous. I will definitely be visiting again.
    Bardo St James’sResponded on 11 April 2023
    Dear SarahC, Thank you very much for sharing your kind and valuable feedback with us. We are extremely happy to hear that you had a great experience at Bardo! we will make sure to pass on your great review to the team. Please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated reservations team should you require any assistance with your future bookings. We can’t wait to welcome you back in the not so distant future. Sincerely Yours, Bardo | St James’s team.

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  18. JelenaD

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Not the bet choice of singer and the volume was so low that you couldn't even hear him sing. Moreover, we waited 30 minutes to be seated. Equality we waited so long to be served and every time we wanted to order something it would take us long to find our waiter. Food wise, it wasn't so good either. Parma ham was good for a starter, but cacio e pepe ravioli were completely tasteless.
    Bardo St James’sResponded on 11 April 2023
    Dear Jelena, Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience at Bardo St James’s. We sincerely apologise that you did not have the ultimate experience you had hoped for when you dined with us. Please know your feedback is extremely valuable to us. We have noted every point and we’ll take it into account to help us improve. I hope that despite this, we will still have the pleasure to welcome you back to Bardo St James’s soon. Sincerely, Bardo | St James’s team.

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  19. KaterinaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and really great service! Loved the location as well.
    Bardo St James’sResponded on 28 February 2023
    Dear KaterinaP, Thank you very much for sharing your kind and valuable feedback with us. We are extremely happy to learn that you loved our space and overall hospitality! I will make sure to pass on your great review to the team. Please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated reservations team should you require any assistance with your future bookings. We can’t wait to welcome you back in the not so distant future. Sincerely, Bardo | St James’s team.

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  20. ebrustyle

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My friend was not well, I went alone in the end. Although it was a Thursday the place was half full. They moved the stage from the far end of the room to the middle which doesn’t suit the place as it overpowers the guests. The singers were also not to the higher quality I have heard there before. The food is overpriced pasta and not nearly as authentic as they make out. They make the pasta fresh everyday I heard the waiter say to other guests but coming from Milan and having travelled Italy extensively I know this cannot be true. Rigatone shapes being perfect give this away! The service charge is also imposed at 15% for ok service is unfair especially when you are dining alone. I like the staff overall but I am disappointed as it seems to have taken a nosedive.
    Bardo St James’sResponded on 28 February 2023
    Dear ebrustyle, First of all, thank you for sharing your feedback. While it was a pleasure to have you dining with us, we deeply regret that your experience fell far short of your expectations. Rest assured your review is being taken seriously and we sincerely apologise for the disappointment caused. May we please ask for full names and date of your booking to enable us investigate further on your above mentioned points? We look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Bardo | St James’s team.

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  21. Giotakon

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service Live music made the experience unforgettable
    Bardo St James’sResponded on 23 February 2023
    Dear Giotakon, Thank you so much for the fantastic and candid feedback! We work hard to meet expectations for all our guests, and we’re happy to know we seemingly hit the mark for you. It's definitely compliments like yours that ensure smiles on our faces and encourage the team to work even harder to make your every visit even more memorable than the last. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future!  Sincerely, Bardo | St James’s team

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, entertainment and ambiance was incredible
    Bardo St James’sResponded on 23 February 2023
    Dear guest, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at Bardo St James’s! The entire team is so pleased to learn you found every aspect of our restaurant to your liking. In particular, thank you for highlighting the food, atmosphere and overall entertainment. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Bardo | St James’s team.

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  23. GIovanniC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bets restaurant in london!

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  24. MachelH

    London

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there to celebrate a birthday. Great intimate venue with live music to accompany a scrumptious meal.

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  25. SarahA

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice plan to dine , friendly staff, live entertainment and great food.

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  26. ChristineE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dining. An alround must. Staff so attentive and food absolutely great. Live entertainment was really lovely although a little loud

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food I have ever had!

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  28. MartinP

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Watch your final bill. Excellent staff and service, nice food, nice place. I wanted a lovely place to eat and expected it to be the most expensive meal I've ever had. However I didn't expect that!! Bread basket and water are charged for, that's always been complimentary elsewhere. The food was very nice, but I've paid less for the same standard. There is a 15% service charge then an option to add a tip. If I had realised what I would be paying I would have sent the Luke warm coffees back. A restaurant worth enjoying, just be careful how your bill builds up.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic evening, brilliant food, amazing staff, and incredible atmosphere. The music was completely fitting to the environment, and along with the amazing staff just completely made the evening. Cannot wait to return!

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  30. MarcoC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for special dinner events.

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  31. MayfairAListGroup

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice evening, highly recommended. The staff and food on point. 10/10

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  32. AOZA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food, great service, delicious cocktails, easy listening live music, good ambiance. It was fantastic experience! Lighting of the space and acoustics can be elevated.

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  33. OrlaB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most perfect meal in Bardo, food was exquisite. Lovely laidback atmosphere. Staff were fantastic

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food: everything we ate was amazing. Impeccable service. Lovely atmosphere in the dining room. Love the round banquettes.

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  35. JayS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere with live music. Food was amazing. Wish it was closer to Chicago and we would return more often!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is a vibe. The service is top notch, and the food is exceptional! We had a great time.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant. Highly recommended. The staff, the food, the place are wonderful

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bravissimo Bardo!

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  40. NicolaH

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and great food

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bardo St James’s is rated 4.6 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bardo St James’s

4 Suffolk Pl, London, Greater London SW1Y 4HX

Additional information

  • Area
    Piccadilly
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Tue 17:00–00:00 Wed 17:00–01:30 Thu–Sat 17:00–02:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Graziano Bonacina
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 3828 2487
  • Private party facilities
    For bookings of 16 guests kindly contact our Reservations team at reservations@bardostjames.com For bookings of 17 guests and above as well as private events kindly contact our events team at events@bardostjames.com
  • Private party contact
    Ilenia: 020 3828 2487
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