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Cafe Monico

4.2
4.2
1591 Reviews
£25 and under
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Inspired by the original Cafe Monico, established nearby in 1877, we offer pastas, grilled meats and fish in a traditional brasserie setting. Our drinks menu features classic cocktails, traditional aperitifs and a large selection of vermouth's.

We're perfectly nestled in between two theatres on Shaftsbury Avenue, perfect for a pre or post theatre meal.

We cater for dietary requirements and food intolerances, including vegan.

Please see our menu for this season's selection including:

pre-theatre menu (available Monday to Saturday 1130am until 6.30pm)





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Menu

Smalls

  • Roquefort Cheese Straws£5.00

    • Egg Mayonnaise£3.00

      • Gruyère & Ham Croquettes£6.00

        • Nocellara Olive Fritte£4.00

          • Baked Camembert£9.00

            Starters

            • Parsnip Soup£6.00

              truffle oil

              • Burrata Pugliese£8.00

                green olive tapenade, crostini

                • Prawn Cocktail£9.00

                  Marie Rose

                  • Chicken Liver Parfait£6.00

                    sourdough, cornichons

                    • Dill Cured Salmon£10.00

                      cucumber

                      • Calamari Fritti£9.00

                        caper aioli

                        • Steak Tartare£12.00

                          • Main with Frites£17.00

                        Mains

                        • Omelette£11.00

                          fines herbs with frites or green salad

                          • Moules Mariniere£15.00

                            frites

                            • Chicken Paillard£17.00

                              rocket, tomato, parmesan

                              • Confit Duck Leg£15.00

                                Puy lentils

                                • Fish & Chips£16.00

                                  tartare sauce

                                  • Beef Bourguignon£18.00

                                    pommes puree

                                    • Butternut Squash Ravioli£14.00

                                      beurre noisette, sage

                                      • Spaghetti Carbonara£16.00

                                        guanciale

                                        • Lemon Sole£19.00

                                          belle meunière

                                          • Linguine£17.00

                                            crab, chilli, garlic

                                            • Breaded Pork Chop£21.00

                                              winter cabbage, apple chutney

                                              • 7oz Rump Steak£17.00

                                                frites; Bearnaise | Peppercorn | Cafe de Paris butter

                                                • 10oz Sirloin£25.00

                                                  frites; Bearnaise | Peppercorn | Cafe de Paris butter

                                                  Salads & Sandwiches

                                                  • Raw Vegetables£8.00

                                                    Dijon vinaigrette

                                                    • Croque Monsieur / Madame£10.00

                                                      frites

                                                      • Heritage Beetroot£11.00

                                                        Sainte Maure, chicory

                                                        • Lyonnaise Salad£11.00

                                                          Burford Brown egg, bacon

                                                          • Chicken£13.00

                                                            bacon, avocado, baby gem, parmesan

                                                            • Pure Vegan Burger£15.00

                                                              mushroom patty & beetroot sauce, frites

                                                              • Monico Cheeseburger£16.00

                                                                bacon, frites

                                                                Sides

                                                                • Frites£5.00

                                                                  • Mixed Green Salad£5.00

                                                                    • Spinach£5.00

                                                                      • Mash£5.00

                                                                        • Haricots Verts£5.00

                                                                          confit shallots

                                                                          • Tenderstem Broccoli£5.00

                                                                            chilli

                                                                            • Truffle Frites£6.75

                                                                              Cocktails

                                                                              all at £10.50

                                                                              • Monico Martini

                                                                                Sipsmith Gin, Mancino Bianco, Benedictine, Orange & mandarin bitters

                                                                                • Peche de Peche

                                                                                  Bombay Sapphire, peach liquor, lime juice & Peychauds bitters

                                                                                  • Picante de la Casa

                                                                                    Reposado tequila, Agave nectar, lime, red chilli, coriander

                                                                                    • Soho Mule

                                                                                      Finlandia vodka, house ginger syrup, lime

                                                                                      • Averna Sour

                                                                                        Bacardi, Averna, lemon juice, Angostura bitters

                                                                                        • Monico 75

                                                                                          Bombay Sapphire, Grappa, lemon, sage, champagne

                                                                                          • Penicillin

                                                                                            Dewers 12 whisky, lemon, honey, house ginger syrup

                                                                                            Gin

                                                                                            Perfect Serve with Fentimans Tonic, All at £10.95

                                                                                            • Whitley Neil

                                                                                              Blackberries, Lime juice, Mint

                                                                                              • Botanist

                                                                                                Basil, Lemon

                                                                                                • Sipsmith VJOP

                                                                                                  Red Chillies, Corriander

                                                                                                  Seedlip

                                                                                                  Distilled non-alcoholic spirit - All at £6

                                                                                                  • Giardino d'Estate

                                                                                                    Seedlip Garden 108, Elderflower, cucumber, mint, lime

                                                                                                    • Casa Pequena

                                                                                                      Seedlip Spice, agave nectar, lime juice, red chilli, coriander

                                                                                                      White

                                                                                                      • Ugni Blanc, Griffin, Languedoc 18

                                                                                                        • Glass£6.00
                                                                                                        • Carafe£16.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£24.00
                                                                                                      • Marsanne / Vermentino, Joie de Vigne, Languedoc 18

                                                                                                        • Bottle£25.00
                                                                                                      • Fiano, Banda Nera, Codici, Puglia 18

                                                                                                        • Bottle£26.00
                                                                                                      • Chardonnay, Les Templiers, Languedoc 18

                                                                                                        • Glass£7.00
                                                                                                        • Carafe£19.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£28.00
                                                                                                      • Grillo, Feudo Arancio, Sicily 18

                                                                                                        • Bottle£29.00
                                                                                                      • Viognier, Le Versant, Languedoc 18

                                                                                                        • Bottle£30.00
                                                                                                      • Pinot Grigio 'Dolomiti', Terre del Noce 18

                                                                                                        • Glass£8.00
                                                                                                        • Carafe£22.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£32.00
                                                                                                      • Picpoul de Pinet, Les Cazalets, Languedoc 18

                                                                                                        • Glass£8.50
                                                                                                        • Carafe£24.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£34.00
                                                                                                      • Vermentino 'Primo Bianco', Mesa, Sardinia 18

                                                                                                        • Bottle£35.00
                                                                                                      • Sauvignon Blanc, Mezzacorona, Trentino 18

                                                                                                        • Glass£9.00
                                                                                                        • Carafe£26.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£37.00
                                                                                                      • Muscadet sur Lie, Carte d'Or Sauvion, Loire 18

                                                                                                        • Bottle£37.00
                                                                                                      • Gavi di Gavi, 'La Meirana' Broglia, Piemonte 18

                                                                                                        • Glass£11.00
                                                                                                        • Carafe£29.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£44.00
                                                                                                      • Pouilly Fume, Domaine de Bel Air, Loire 17

                                                                                                        • Bottle£55.00

                                                                                                      Red

                                                                                                      • Grenache, Griffin, Languedoc 17

                                                                                                        • Glass£6.00
                                                                                                        • Carafe£16.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£24.00
                                                                                                      • Merlot, Essere, Veneto 17

                                                                                                        • Bottle£26.00
                                                                                                      • Primitivo, Visconti della Rocca, Puglia 18

                                                                                                        • Glass£7.00
                                                                                                        • Carafe£19.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£28.00
                                                                                                      • Barbera, Ricossa Vistamonti, Piemonte 17

                                                                                                        • Bottle£29.00
                                                                                                      • Corbieres, Chateau Serres St Lucie, Roussillon 17

                                                                                                        • Bottle£30.00
                                                                                                      • Nero d'Avola, Feudo Arancio, Sicily 17

                                                                                                        • Glass£8.00
                                                                                                        • Carafe£22.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£32.00
                                                                                                      • Pinot Noir, Le Versant, Languedoc 18

                                                                                                        • Glass£8.00
                                                                                                        • Carafe£22.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£33.00
                                                                                                      • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 'Barrique', Itynera, Abruzzo 17

                                                                                                        • Glass£8.50
                                                                                                        • Carafe£24.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£35.00
                                                                                                      • Chianti, Mediceo, Tuscany 16

                                                                                                        • Bottle£35.00
                                                                                                      • Cotes du Rhone, Samorens, Ferraton Pere et Fils 17

                                                                                                        • Glass£9.00
                                                                                                        • Carafe£26.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£36.00
                                                                                                      • Brouilly, Chateau de la Perriere, Beaujolais 16

                                                                                                        • Bottle£40.00
                                                                                                      • Amarone della Valpolicella, Alpha Zeta, Veneto 16

                                                                                                        • Bottle£70.00
                                                                                                      • Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Beaurenard, Rhone 16

                                                                                                        • Bottle£85.00

                                                                                                      Sparkling

                                                                                                      • Prosecco Treviso DOC, Luna Argenta, Brut NV

                                                                                                        • 125ml£8.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£39.00
                                                                                                      • Collet, Brut NV

                                                                                                        • 125ml£11.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£56.00
                                                                                                      • Ruinart, Brut NV

                                                                                                        • Bottle£78.00
                                                                                                      • Ruinart Rose, Brut NV

                                                                                                        • Bottle£115.00

                                                                                                      Rose

                                                                                                      • Grenache, Griffin, Languedoc 18

                                                                                                        • Glass£6.00
                                                                                                        • Carafe£16.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£24.00
                                                                                                      • Pinot Grigio, Ponte Pietra, Veneto 18

                                                                                                        • Bottle£29.00
                                                                                                      • Lady A, Provence IGP 18

                                                                                                        • Glass£10.00
                                                                                                        • Carafe£28.00
                                                                                                        • Bottle£40.00

                                                                                                      Draught

                                                                                                      • Amstel

                                                                                                        • ½£2.80
                                                                                                        • Pint£4.80
                                                                                                      • Birra Moretti

                                                                                                        • ½£3.00
                                                                                                        • Pint£5.00
                                                                                                      • Camden Pale Ale

                                                                                                        • ½£3.00
                                                                                                        • Pint£5.00

                                                                                                      Bottles

                                                                                                      • Soho Lager£5.00

                                                                                                        • Taunton Cider 50cl£6.00

                                                                                                          • Nanny State Non Alcoholic£4.50

                                                                                                            • Peroni Gluten Free£4.50

                                                                                                              Softs

                                                                                                              • Homemade Ginger Beer£3.00

                                                                                                                • Homemade Iced Tea£3.00

                                                                                                                  • Homemade Lemonade£3.00

                                                                                                                    • Fresh Orange£3.00

                                                                                                                      • Grapefruit Juice£3.00

                                                                                                                        • Coke£3.00

                                                                                                                          • Diet£3.00

                                                                                                                            • Coke Zero£3.00

                                                                                                                              • San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa£3.00

                                                                                                                                • Bottleshot Cold Brew Coffee£3.50

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                                                                                                                                  What 1,591 people are saying

                                                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                  4.2
                                                                                                                                  4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                  • 4.0Food
                                                                                                                                  • 4.2Service
                                                                                                                                  • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                                  • 4.0Value

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                                                                                                                                    jules2007

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 16 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                    As ever, Cafe Monico was excellent - the food, service and value for money. It was a bizarre situation as my friend and I visited just before the Government imposed the various coronavirus restrictions and I think we were the only customers. It was extremely quiet. I hope for the sake of Cafe Monico and all the staff normality returns soon - I will certainly be heading back as soon as I can!

                                                                                                                                  2. LC

                                                                                                                                    LauraC

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 14 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    The service was good and food delicious. When we arrived, we’d been assigned a table upstairs. Mum and I have mobility impairments so asked to sit downstairs. This was no issue. The service was prompt and staff polite. Mum wanted an omelette and we were glad there was in the menu. Mum loved her food and finished it all off. I had lemon sole and a side of beans. I needed the beans as the fish didn’t have anything with it. Both were delicious.

                                                                                                                                  3. M

                                                                                                                                    Miranda

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 13 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Pre theatre dinner. Good meal, second time we’ve been.

                                                                                                                                  4. SB

                                                                                                                                    SallyB

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 12 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    The Cafe Monico is very handy for the Gielgud Theatre and the Prix Fixe menu good value for London. I would certainly eat here again next time I'm in Shaftesbury Avenue.

                                                                                                                                  5. BD

                                                                                                                                    BarbaraD

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 10 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Just next door to the Gielgud Theatre - terrific ambience, decor very stylish, like being in a swish club with the central square bar, some banquette seating and good lighting (love the lamps on the bar!). Food very good, as it was quite late after the theatre I chose a salad with chicken, avocado, crispy panchetta and egg. It was fresh, very tasty and huge ! Sadly could not eat it all there was so much. Husband said his Salad Lyonnaise was delicious. Great value for money. Waitresses excellent. We will return.

                                                                                                                                  6. AC

                                                                                                                                    AnaC

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 10 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    It was a lovely experience. The steak tartare was wonderful.

                                                                                                                                  7. A

                                                                                                                                    Ally

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 10 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                    Easy bistro menu with something for everyone. Good selection of Italian and French wines. The lighting is quite dim, especially for early evening and the music was very noisy. Hard to have a conversation without shouting. We had a great waitress and service was prompt.

                                                                                                                                  8. FM

                                                                                                                                    FionaM

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 7 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall3food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                    Beautiful cafe, great location. Staff very good, food was ok, had to send a main dish back as the quality of the steak was poor. The place was very quiet for 9pm on a Saturday night and it lacked atmosphere, which is a shame as it is beautiful cafe.

                                                                                                                                  9. CG

                                                                                                                                    ChoirGirl

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 7 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                    As TripAdvisor suggested, this venue has too little light and too loud music! Food good, but hard to enjoy as a table of six when we couldn't even speak across the table, never mind along, or really see what we were eating. We had reserved but table not ready. '

                                                                                                                                  10. JN

                                                                                                                                    JackieN

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 7 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Perfect location, charming staff, lovely food. Many thanks.

                                                                                                                                  11. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 6 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    So great from start to finish, great food and service for a reasonable price. It’s great to sit up starts and look down at the bar

                                                                                                                                  12. n

                                                                                                                                    none

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 6 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Pre-theatre menu selection fine but main meal portions small for prices and vegetable sides warm rather than hot. Came quickly though and waitress service throughout excellent. No quiet spots possible in design of layout so not really suitable for the hard of hearing what I am. Would not look to return mainly for that reason.

                                                                                                                                  13. AB

                                                                                                                                    AdeleB

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 4 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                    It was more expensive than anticipated and although my husband, whose birthday it was, enjoyed his main immensely I didn't as I had not realised the fish would not be filleted and therefore got mouthfuls of small bones. There wasn't a great deal of choice. It was also dark - as mentioned by other patrons - but I didn't find it too bothersome although one did have to use ones 'phone to read anything. I wouldn't say it was a restaurant to make a fuss about - or to pay so much money for. With its central bar it did remind me of authentic French bars.

                                                                                                                                  14. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 4 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    The size of the fish on the fixed menu is tiny, apart from that we had an enjoyable evening and the waiter was very helpful

                                                                                                                                  15. K

                                                                                                                                    Krt13

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 3 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Great service staff, friendly and efficient Starter of burr at a and pesto was lovely, the Primitivo wine was as you would expect. The rump steak was small (that was Ok) but a quarter of it was gristle and the medium rare did not render it tender even with the help of a steak knife, The staff did not respond to my observation. The fries stayed lovely and hot to the end and the sides of spinach and beans were very nice. Great tasting coffee

                                                                                                                                  16. GH

                                                                                                                                    GillianH

                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 2 March 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    A great Prix Fixe meal, at a good price. The table was perfect, overlooking the bustling Shaftesbury Avenue.

                                                                                                                                  17. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall3food2service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                    The croque M - was a little disappointing - it's wasn't grilled enough on top. The salmon starter didn't have enough going on. Maybe 4 pieces of cucumber to alot of salmon but not much dressing - could have another element - a crisp perhaps.

                                                                                                                                  18. l

                                                                                                                                    leslie

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    216 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    216 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Really convenient for Théâtre it’s next to Gielgud has low expectation but meal was good service was friendly food was a little slow but enjoyed it overall Was very disappointed to be hugely embarrassed when staff refused or did not recognise the open dining cheque other restaurants have the courtesy to advise whether they accept cheque or not I was hugely embarrassed in front of my partner I saved it for tonight now perhaps will run out of time to use it So the restaurant likes the booking but said did not understand the cheque never seen one before so be wary if you plan to use a cheque

                                                                                                                                  19. KD

                                                                                                                                    KarenD

                                                                                                                                    Gloucestershire

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Great service and good value for money set menu. Staff were friendly and attentive. Online booking request for specific table was granted.

                                                                                                                                  20. KW

                                                                                                                                    KellyW

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Me and my husband had a fantastic time the staff was attentive but not over bearing, food was lovely and the cocktails we would definitely go again

                                                                                                                                  21. DC

                                                                                                                                    DeliaC

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 28 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    I have eaten there twice recently and I would definitely recommend it. The service and food were great and the ambience is perfect.

                                                                                                                                  22. WS

                                                                                                                                    WilliamS

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 27 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Very enjoyable visit. Steaks and fries over-salted. Service could not be faulted

                                                                                                                                  23. l

                                                                                                                                    lrlondonvisitor

                                                                                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 26 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    We had a lovely dinner before our show. All of the service was great, and the personnel, friendly. The ambience is great. I wish we could have stayed longer. I would definitely return to Cafe Monico. P.S. The tiramisu was amazing!!

                                                                                                                                  24. c

                                                                                                                                    coquette

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 26 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall2food1service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Food very dissapointing, really small portions (smaller than childs portion), complained to the management and was resolved by giving a full refund, was very upset because it was for my 65th Birthday and cannot bring that back, would not go back there, it is a beautiful place, but the food badly lets it down, would not reccomend, with that said the staff were wonderful.

                                                                                                                                  25. MW

                                                                                                                                    MaxW

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 25 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Perfect place for a business lunch. Food is fine, the house red is really good, the service was superb. The decor is impressive and it's really quiet so you can have a conversation.

                                                                                                                                  26. M

                                                                                                                                    Macfoodie

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 24 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    We chose Cafe Monico partly due to the location near theatres, and because it looked the ideal kind of pre theatre dining experience - we were not disappointed. The prix fixe is good value and good food - the creme brulee is excellent. All served quickly and efficiently - pleasant staff. Would go again.

                                                                                                                                  27. M

                                                                                                                                    Marrowontour

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 23 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Third time here. Very accommodating to my special request ( a table that could easily host blind people (ie accessible and not too noisy). Great food and service.

                                                                                                                                  28. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Lovely atmosphere good good relaxed meal.

                                                                                                                                  29. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                    Food was lovely but service was a bit slow. For main course we had Beef tartar and it was amazing. Truffled French fries was good but was a bit not enough truffle.

                                                                                                                                  30. MS

                                                                                                                                    MrsS

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Lovely restaurant close to theatres. Slightly limited menu but adequate for lunch. Staff were very attentive but kept their distance. Would definitely return.

                                                                                                                                  31. BT

                                                                                                                                    BrianT

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    This was our second visit to Cafe Monico and it was most enjoyable. A continental atmosphere in Shaftesbury Avenue with very good reasonably priced food and friendly service. The fish and chips was the best ever!

                                                                                                                                  32. AG

                                                                                                                                    AnnG

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Perfectly situated for the Sondheim Theatre. We had a pre theatre lunch here which was very good.

                                                                                                                                  33. R

                                                                                                                                    Robert

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 21 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    The menu is small but varied and everything is done very well. Lovely food, at a reasonable rate, served with efficiency and a smile. And the setting itself is wonderful, and right in the heart of theatreland. We had a window table and indulged in a little people watching on Shaftsbury Avenue, but from the first floor you could equally look over the balcony to ground floor diners. I really couldn't fault the whole experience.

                                                                                                                                  34. LP

                                                                                                                                    LindaP

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 21 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Excellent service, food & drink. Great ambience. So close to theatres

                                                                                                                                  35. R

                                                                                                                                    Richard

                                                                                                                                    Birmingham

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 21 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    We came an hour before our reservation to have a drink. The bar service and drinks were very good, as was the subsequent table service. My criticism is that the food was less impressive. Portion sizes were small - so small that we both had to buy more food at the theatre we went onto. If you don’t feel able to produce a decent meal for the set-menu price then either scrap the pre-theatre menu or increase the price so that you can deliver on quality and quantity.

                                                                                                                                  36. PO

                                                                                                                                    PeterO

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 20 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Good food in fantastic setting. Wonderful service 😁

                                                                                                                                  37. JD

                                                                                                                                    JamesD

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 19 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    I was made to feel immediately welcome by the excellent usherette who showed me to my table with a smile. I was seated on the balcony where I had a fabulous view of the bartenders below shaking exciting cocktails at breakneck speed. I was also able to watch the chefs at work preparing the food. I was asked if I was going to the theatre (which I was) and the service speed was increased accordingly. Starter of green olive tapinade was superb and the portion rather generous. Main course of duck and lentils was flavoursome and hearty. House red wine was excellent. The decor is pre-war French vintage with Morris-esque wallpaper, unpretentious chandeliers, cosy lighting and lots of warming wooden tones. This restaurant is very versatile. It would impress a date; it would be intimate enough for a couple; it would suit friends catching up. Not too many tourists; fellow diners seemed like well-heeled professionals. Considering the location (on Shaftesbury Avenue, the main drag in Soho) the bill was not eye-watering and represents good value for money. I wish that I had stayed at the restaurant for brandy and coffee rather than going to the theatre!

                                                                                                                                  38. PT

                                                                                                                                    PhilT

                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 19 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                    A perfect pre-theatre dinner in a large two storey bistro akin to a Cafe Rouge. Good food and service.

                                                                                                                                  39. D

                                                                                                                                    Dissgal

                                                                                                                                    Norfolk

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 19 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Food good value. Waitress friendly and helpful. Had to wait a long time for dessert and asked 3 times when it was coming. Waitress very apologetic

                                                                                                                                  40. E

                                                                                                                                    Eddy

                                                                                                                                    Derbyshire

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on 19 February 2020

                                                                                                                                    overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Good location, friendly staff (although not enough of them so it impacted the service). Food disappointing.

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