Cecconi's City of London at The Ned

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1066 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
All-day Venetian brasserie, serving the same Northern Italian favourites as its sister restaurants in Mayfair, Berlin, Barcelona, Istanbul, Miami and West Hollywood – namely, lobster spaghetti, veal milanese, carpaccio and tartare, salads, risotto and pizza fresh from our two wood-fired ovens.

Most Sundays between 12 noon and 5pm Cecconi's host it very on Italian Feast, you can choose from pastas and risotto, roast beef, chicken and porhetta with a range of Italian desserts.

Please be advised bookings cannot be made for drinks only. Pets, other than registered guide dogs are not permitted in any public area or restaurant at The Ned. We will try to accommodate pushchairs where possible but please be aware there may not be space at the table. If you would like to request a highchair or for further information please contact the restaurant directly.

Please note The Ned reserves the right to refuse or cancel any reservation either ahead or upon arrival.
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HY
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at the Ned did not disappoint, the food was excellent the ambience perfect and the whole setting of the hotel and it’s restaurants was fantastic

r
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Not as good as Mayfair outlet , very noisy food just okay !

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and great service

D
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Constant reminders that we only had the table for two hours, ruined the experience. Started virtually as soon as we sat down (early) and continued throughout the meal with countdowns starting 40 minutes before we were due to vacate the table. We spent a lot of money and did not need these reminders. Shame as otherwise it was a fun restaurant with good food. Won't go back.

CD
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food pretty poor. Risotto arrived cold. Lady on main door shouldn’t be customer facing. Very unwelcoming.

LA
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the sea bream main course was lovely. Best meal out in a while. Will definitely return

B
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We found the service really slow from the beginning till the end although it wasn’t very busy. The staff were friendly but not attentive at all. We waited at least 20min between each espresso martini order. Chicken Milanese was bland and dry. Would not recommend

SW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a brilliant waiter the food was amazing and the venue was absolutely great. The music really made it too, would highly recommend.

i
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was amazing, best pasta in London

G
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Very average food offerings. Girl on reception not very friendly.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding italian food. really !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Although I would recommend Cecconi's, we found the service too intrusive. We were given no time to read the drinks menu, very little time to read the food menu before waiters kept coming over to ask what we wanted to order. We knew the table had a 2 hour time slot but were constantly reminded of this after every course and felt that we were being rushed.
Although its nice to be asked if everything is ok, we felt that our conversation was constantly being interrupted by waiters hovering at our table. One waiter tried to clear my plate away before I had even finished.

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, lovely food and friendly service! Will definitely return :)

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good atmosphere overall BUT the level of the live music was too loud. It was fine when the pianist alone was playing but when the two female singers joined him their volume level was overbearing. They were good singers but would it not be possible to reduce their 'mike' level some: it made conversation difficult. Also thank goodness for the torch on mobile phones! I noted during the evening there were a fair number of tables who had to resort to using that facility in order to read the menu.

PT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Went there for my 10th wedding anniversary, everything was really good other that my main meal. Th steak was just all fat , the price didn’t reflect the value of the steak I’m afraid other than that I would recommend.

PM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It was just so so - the service OK but the food was a bit meh.
Zucchini fries were on the cusp of soggy and cold.
Chicken portion was waaaaay too much and got cold very quickly - crab and avo just off being super fresh and zingy. Plates looked tired. However burrata starter was delicious.
Interesting part of the meal was when we were asked to leave at point of ordering another bottle of red and cheese as our table was up.... looking around there were many empty tables, it approaching 3pm, so thankfully management stepped in to sort what would have been an overzealous ejection.
Would only come back because it's in the Ned.

EV
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place. Very kind personnel. Very good food. Prices ...

MA
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing environment and experience!!! This restaurant is amazing and I totally recommend it. Stefano our waiter was very knowledgeable and was constantly on top of everything.

VT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was very positive. All staff were pleasant and welcoming. I would recommend and come back again.

y
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was fab, service was very kind. We had such a nice time for catching up.

ED
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food - I had the crab ravioli and the tiramisu and they were both delicious dishes. The service was wonderful, very attentive and polite.

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4food 1service 1ambience 5

The actual venue was fantastic but the food and service at Cecconi’s was awful ... they need to get their act together .

s
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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VV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good lunch spot in the City of London; great food and good service

U
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I am a big fan of the NED and visit often, sadly the service is atrocious. Recently I made the mistake of booking a client dinner there. We were told to stand at the bar where there was no space, then when asking for our table so that we weren't standing arbitrarily at the bar with so service, we had to wait to see it was ready when we could clearly see it was. We had booked for 8 people, yet the table did not have enough space for us all. When asking for an extra chair to make it more comfortable, it was deemed a hassle. We were then rushed through our set menu order and left ignored when wanting to order more drinks between meals. We were then reminded our table had to be returned within the two hour window, which rushed our guests, when we still had plenty time, to then be told we were ok to keep the table passed our allotted time. This is a quick summary, but sadly the whole experience was shambolic. Ive had a similar experience with a friend for dinner, however it was easier to laugh off the bad service. Whilst the NED is great for a drink after work, I will not be booking for a meal any time soon again.

AK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing evening, live music, great service.
Spectacular interior, felt like in Mad Man movie.

N
London
64 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed by the food this time. The pizza didn't look good and my eggs royale weren't great either.

PM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

I absolutely love Cecconis - the food and service were outstanding. However the noise level of the live music was almost unbearable. I spoke to my guest about leaving - we looked on open table to see if we could get a table at a restaurant close by, but could not find anything similar at short notice. I am glad we stayed as the food was delicious and the staff were very welcoming. What I also had not expected was the amount of very drunk people, not at cecconis but inside the Ned - Very little separates the restaurants as the place is one big open expanse, the further away from Cecconmis I ventured the the more drunk people there were. I have to put it in context as it was Friday evening and fairly late, though not something I had expected to see on that scale. I wouldn’t return for the reasons given.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Molto cool, nella city, situato all’interno di the NED, bellissimo ... forse la musica troppo alta ma nel complesso da provare.
Piatti nella tradizione del nome

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LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, the choice was varied and plentiful, the waitress very helpful with choosing what to eat.
My friend and I really enjoyed the lunch, and would recommend it .

R
London
18 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue, outstanding food
Went for a family meal

BB
London
21 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, lovely staff - simply one of the classic London places for lunch. Rabbit pasta was exceptional.

DA
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I would recommend if you like a posh buffet. Tables to close together which at times caused a problem for other people when you were going to the food area.

JK
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are outstanding, waited a while to get someone’s attention for the bill and if your over 6 foot the chairs won’t be great for you

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish. I visited on Saturday the 21st for my mother’s birthday. Service was absolutely outstanding and our waiter was fantastic. An absolutely delightful meal thank you so much!

MD
London
43 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! Classy, superb & elegant service. Fabulous!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunch with family, our waiter Georgios was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble and he had great knowledge of the menu. Very buzzy environment and lovely food. We will return!

KS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a joy to go. Friendly service, wonderful food.

RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to hang out but too noisy to have a conversation - music too loud

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service great position in the City. Not busy at all at 12pm.

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