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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

5
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

93% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (297)
Good for a Date (165)
Special Occasions (140)
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Lunch (129)
Romance (119)
Bar Seating (103)
Good for Birthdays (101)
Casual (97)
Good for Anniversaries (83)
Cosy (83)
People Watching (82)
Authentic (73)
Vibrant Bar Scene (72)
Business Meals (71)
Fun (64)
Fit for Foodies (63)
Brunch (62)
Quiet Conversation (54)
Sunday Lunch (51)
Group Bookings (45)
Hot Spot (43)
Quick Bite (37)
Late-night Find (36)
Comfort Food (35)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Notable Wine List (29)
Neighbourhood Gem (23)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Scenic View (22)
Afternoon Coffee (19)
Outstanding Value (18)
Afternoon Tea (16)
Healthy (15)
Seasonal (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
Child Friendly (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Live Music (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Outdoor Eating (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

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
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 (Manchester)·Dined 3 days ago

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
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·Dined 7 days ago

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
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value4

 
·Dined 7 days ago

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
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·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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 (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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 (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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 (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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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Lunch at Cafe Monico with friends was very enjoyable. Pleasant service, great food and value for money. Highly recommend the set menu deals.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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value4

 
·Dined on 2 November 2017

Very happy!

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 (London)·Dined on 31 October 2017

I took my friend here for a Birthday Treat as I had been here before and had enjoyed it. I think the set menus give a great choice and you can always go "a la carte" for an even wider choice. I like the way the restaurant is on the first floor, overseeing the bar area and the atmosphere is great. The food was delicious and pretty good value. The service was great too. My friend was suitably impressed with my choice of venue! What more could you want? I will certainly come back and would also recommend it to others.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (Warwickshire)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Wonderful ambience. In the heart of the theatre district, and as such, quite pricey. But the food itself was outstanding, so well worth it for a special occasion!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 24 October 2017

A beautiful place much exceeded my expectation in every aspect. I loved the feeling of art deco, the wood features, antiqued mirrors, velvet cushioned seats, delicious food and pleasant waitresses. The website photos do not do it justice . Thank you we enjoyed the experience and will be back! :-)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Always impeccable food, service, ambience. A firm favourite.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

My partner and I throughly enjoyed our visit to Cafe Monico. Everything about the restaurant was perfect, staff, atmosphere. Sadly my partner had to send his steak back because it was over cooked, but it was not questioned and was served another steak cooked perfectly in a short time. We would recommend it to anyone and hopefully when in London again will dine there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

My anniversary and right next door to theatre for Les miserable . Staff very attentive and central to theatre land ,would definitely go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 19 October 2017

Very atmospheric very french cafe feel staff very attentive knowledgable food well presented and v tasty great pre theatre and lunch but great for drink at bar

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 18 October 2017

Had a wonderful meal at cafe Monaco before seeing les mis. I had the avocado toast and side salad. They were very plentiful and delicious. Toast had what seemed like an entire avocado on it and two poached eggs. The restaurant is right next to the theater. Highly recommend!

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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·Dined on 17 October 2017

Great location easy pre theater menu great service

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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food5
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 15 October 2017

The waiter was super helpful from which wine bottle to recommend, the Merlot from Venice was amazing! Also the most popular dishes, as there was too many that sounded delicious. We had the calamari and mushroom brushcetta for starter, rib eye and sirloin for main which was cooked to perfection. All the staff were super attentive without being over bearing and a pleasure to talk to. It was a lovely evening for two as it was my man's birthday and we both would definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined on 9 October 2017

Thank you for a lovely evening. The champagne cocktail was delicious too, I enjoyed sharing the experience with my son who is well travelled and he also enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Organic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Lovely, as always. Food and service are consistent

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 (London)·Dined on 7 October 2017

I've been there a couple of times and is never disappointing - this time I had the lobster pasta and it was fantastic. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Great experience, as always. A hidden gem. Service great. Staff attentive. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 6 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of eating at Cafe Monico. Everything was perfect, the staff, the food, the wine, the ambience and all that at a good price. We can’t wait to return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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food4
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service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on 5 October 2017

Excellent as always!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Love this place, great staff, decent portions, very well priced and great atmosphere. Not expected in central London!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Seasonal
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Great service, tasty and well presented food and brilliant location.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Anniversary

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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Very nice restaurant! Food was great, good value for money!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Great recommendation best Mussel's I have ever had

Tags: Casual
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food5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on 26 September 2017

We enjoyed our visit to your restaurant, the server a young French girl provided excellent service and great patience when we were ordering our meals. Food was great and tasty!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

Outstanding service . Outstanding food. Compliments to all the staff. Loved everything about this place . Very Reasonably priced . Our waitress couldn't do enough for us. Loved the window table . Highly recommended . We will return here on our next visit to the theatre. 😀😀

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

beautiful oasis of classy but not too expensive style in the mess that is soho

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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food5
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

Absolutely gorgeous venue with fabulously friendly service. Excellent value, perfect for pre dinner due to location.Will definitely go back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 16 September 2017

Honestly a great night! Staff were great, food was gorgeous and the atmosphere was lively but not overbearing. Not only that but considering it's location the price was more than fair.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Cornwall)·Dined on 15 September 2017

We went for a pre- theatre meal. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 14 September 2017

Great restaurant. We were 45 mins early, but the still arranged a table for us. The steak tartare was amazing and the rump steak was cooked to perfection. The service was great, friendly and ensured we were looked after well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 13 September 2017

Lovely meal which was very reasonable. Good vibrant atmosphere and attentive staff.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 13 September 2017

Pre Theatre lunch was absolutely perfect, the staff were all extremely friendly and look forward to returning

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion
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