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About Cafe Monico

Welcome to Cafe Monico. We look forward to see you.

39-45 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 6LA
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
International

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday 11.30am until 12pm
Friday 11.30am until 1am
Saturday 11.30am -1am
Sunday 11.30am until 12pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:

Phone Number:
020 3727 6161

Website:
http://www.cafemonico.com/

Entertainment:
Monthly jazz nights

Public Transport:
Piccadilly Circus
Oxford Circus
Tottenham Court Road

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Cafe Monico Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (291)
Good for a Date (159)
Special Occasions (135)
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Lunch (125)
Romance (102)
Good for Birthdays (98)
Bar Seating (96)
Casual (94)
Good for Anniversaries (84)
Cosy (84)
People Watching (75)
Vibrant Bar Scene (72)
Fun (69)
Authentic (63)
Business Meals (61)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Brunch (56)
Quiet Conversation (51)
Hot Spot (45)
Group Bookings (44)
Sunday Lunch (41)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Quick Bite (35)
Comfort Food (33)
Late-night Find (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Notable Wine List (30)
Neighbourhood Gem (27)
Afternoon Coffee (22)
Afternoon Tea (20)
Scenic View (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Healthy (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Seasonal (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Outstanding Value (11)
Child Friendly (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great Beer (5)
Live Music (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Outdoor Eating (3)
Vegan (3)
Tapas (2)
Organic (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

For a large (but at the same time intimate) restaurant in the the heart of the West End we can hardly think of a better restaurant to eat out with a young family (3 boys aged 9 and a set of twins at 5). Everybody in our group enjoyed the atmosphere of an early dinner on a Saturday night that at 5.30pm already had a vibrant buzz. We got the impression our nearby neighbours were at ease too as the staff and especially our server (a lovely lady - I wish we asked for her name so we can give her the due props in this review!) made us all feel welcome with the most relaxed attention we could possibly ask for. The food for the price is exceptional and puts to shame the offering of a competing French brasserie chain in terms of menu choice, ingredient quality & (not shy!) portions and cooking execution. The chips are absolutely the best and both adults and kids were wowed by them - miles better than those found in more premium restaurants that boast of their fine (but not as good) chips. The mussels the adults and kids had on Saturday 13th January were the plumpest we've had in a long while and cooked to perfection where the Marinières sauce was almost delicious as a standalone soup that wasn't stormtrooper salty as they invariably are in those premium restaurants mentioned before. One point we'd like to make is the menu could do with some daily specials to riff the otherwise faultless fixed price menus. Looking forward to seeing (and eating!) something new and delicious on our next en famille visit!

Tags: Casual, Fun
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food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food, served by a lovely waiter. The restaurant is beautiful too, especially the upstairs where I had requested a table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

I love this place! Always good service and excellent brasserie style food.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 5 January 2018

Excellent food, service and setting. Look forward to coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 January 2018

Wonderful lunch, friendly and helpful staff and good value!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 3 January 2018

excellent food and service we all enjoyed it and were very well looked after

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 2 January 2018

Fast attentive service, great food and atmosphere, ideal pre theatre

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 30 December 2017

Went for pre theatre meal great food and service. Highly recommend. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 28 December 2017

Each time the service and attention to detail is excellent

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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 18 December 2017

EXCELLENT FOOD SERVICE AND SURROUNDINGS WONDERFUL MENU WITH PLENTY OF CHOICE FOR ALL

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 17 December 2017

Once again, a wonderful experience. Beautiful interiors, excellent waiting service, delicious menu, affordable prices.

I've been there three times this year, and each time I've had an exceptional experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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 (London)·Dined on 17 December 2017

it's a great restaurant, good food, friendly staff and excellent service love it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 13 December 2017

Great place to chill, eat. Great cocktails and wine list.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 12 December 2017

Pre theatre dinner- good menu and excellent service, even given that this was a busy, time tight slot and the place couldn’t have been busier. A French/Parisian vibe going on. Lovely ambience and great for just sitting and people watching. Friendly, relaxed and very pleasant meal .

Tags: Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 7 December 2017

Good food, service - pre theatre dinner - good choice of food for gluten free.
Staff very friendly and helpful - great evening.
Would recommend

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on 6 December 2017

Busy bar/restaurant however service very attentive and professional . Choice of food good as was the quality. Very good wine list . Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 3 December 2017

I’ve eaten here in more than 6 occassions and the food and service are always excellent. Recommend the cocktails and the roast beef on Sunday - best roast in London!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 3 December 2017

The best Sunday roast in town and very kid friendly

Attention to detail with friendly staff

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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

We enjoyed our meal tremendously at Cafe Monico. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. Our seat overlooked the bar from the mezzanine and was lovely. I would definitely come again and recommend for a special occasion meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Always great service and food, one of my favourites in London

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Excellent post theatre meal. Delicious aubergine dish and really good steak. Service spot on.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 1 December 2017

Due to train delay we arrived late for our reservation but staff were friendly and understanding, the atmosphere was buzzing in both the bar and restaurant. Menu varied and competitively priced, staff were helpful and attentive, food was excellent, good choice of wines and spirits, would definitely come here again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 1 December 2017

An excellent place to have a pre-theatre supper! Our food was excellent and the atmosphere was lively, yet cosy, with a real buzz and feel-good factor.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 1 December 2017

Food was very good and the staff very friendly. The location is great for the Theatres.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 1 December 2017

The service are always so friendly and welcoming! Love this place, it has such a grand elegant style upstairs and yet so comfortable. I ordered the crab ravioli which was delightful and plenty, managed to squeeze in a cheeky dessert which was the pumpkin dessert type which I’ve forgotten what it was called. Again so yummy! Definitely will return here again and again.....

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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 29 November 2017

Prompt, efficient and friendly service. Good choice of menu and excellent food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 24 November 2017

We had an excellent pre theatre dinner experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 23 November 2017

Great place. 50% off with a friends card. Food and wine list is fabulous.
I love this place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 November 2017

We had an excellent dinner and would definitely recommend. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 20 November 2017

Lovely food lovely service, fast. We had a pre-theatre dinner, it was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2017

excellent venue for sunday lunch , excellent and friendly staff, great food and cocktails

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 16 November 2017

This place rocks! Great cocktails, deco feel restaurant, and great staff, perfect music, defiantly my new place to be!

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 15 November 2017

Lovely restaurant next to Queens theatre. Food was very good and good value for money. Friendly but professional service, would definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 11 November 2017

Fabulous food as always. Brilliant and friendly service. As good for a child friendly lunch as it is for an anniversary evening meal.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 11 November 2017

Excellent restaurant, the service and the quality of the food stood out. Will definitely visit again when we are back in London

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 10 November 2017

Wonderful restaurant with great food and service. Very quaint and just next door to theatre. It was a little noisy but then again we were there on a Friday evening prior to a show.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fun
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 9 November 2017

A soho gem. Lovely, helpful, friendly staff who actually go out of their way to ensure your experience is a good one.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

Excellent Italian restaurant, it has a very cozy atmosphere especially if you sit on the top floor. Also, choose the top floor if you can as the ground floor can be quite cold due to the constantly open door. Nice choice of salads and liver.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Quick Bite
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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

When we arrived it was packed straight into pre-theatre scheduling and staff was a bit all around so service was a bit slow. But food was excellent and a very charismatic manager solved all our problems . Good food, good wine and good ambience we had a great time . Becoming more and more a regular .

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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 7 November 2017

Had a pre/theatre meal. Excellent food, friendly, efficient service, lovely surroundings. Very, very noisy but great atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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