Cecconi's City of London at The Ned

4.3
533 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Live Music
  • Special Occasions
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 07:00 - 00:00
Sunday and Monday: 07:00 - 22:00
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Phone number
020 3828 2000
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
Bank Underground Station (Central Line)
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Entertainment
Nightly live music from The Nickel stage.
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine

Special Offers

1 drink + 2 cicchetti: £15

They say it’s always cocktail hour somewhere. So, there’s never been a better reason to head to The Ned to sample our new Cecconi’s Aperitivo menu.
The table is yours for one hour and can be booked every Monday to Saturday from 3pm until 6pm during which you can enjoy one drink and two cicchetti for just £15 per person.
Choose from quail eggs, beef meatballs, zucchini fritti and more, served alongside a variety of drinks including aperol spritz, negroni, beer and wine.
Saluti to that.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 22 June 2018

Ends: 26 November 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 15:00-17:30

What 533 People Are Saying
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B
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 5

Had a nice evening but after just under 1.5 hours I was presented with the bill and asked to vacate the table within 10 minutes. When I questioned the timing I was told it was fine and could keep the table. Felt like aggressive table turning tactics to me.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service. Love the live music on a Monday night promoting up coming artists, such a great idea.

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MJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

It was Monday music nights, but unfortunately, that was imposed way too much on the restaurant and you had to shout across the table to be heard. Think they need to understand that there is 5 restaurants and not everyone is there to hear their friend on the band stand that evening. Our waiter, despite his best efforts to be friendly got it so so wrong and was just rude to the girl we were with and annoying which made us grudge every bit of the 12.5% compulsory service charge! I suspect the waiter soon picked up on this, and our table was avoided from throughout most of the main courses and throughout our deserts and cocktails. Love the place, and as it’s not cheap, you expect a better service than we received. It’s a shame as we were there to celebrate our friend’s wedding this weekend.

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M
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Generally very good but the music was far too loud, so I shall not be going again

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n
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was my second time at Cecconi's and I am sure it will not be my last one. I had a fantastic evening. A little bit noisy. Not ideal for a quiet conversation.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was a really good experience for our anniversary and absolutely enjoyed it. The only things we would say is that the service was a bit slow, and we had to top up our own glasses most of the time. Secondly, the music was a bit too loud, I could hardly hear what my girlfriend was saying. Overall, we had a great time and would definitely come back!

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AC
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening for my birthday. unbelievable service. Food was great and great touch for sorting the cake out. Thank you

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D
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

The starter of calamari was certainly not the best I've had. The gnocchi main lacked flavour. Sadly I only enjoyed the bread accompaniments so overall felt quite let down.

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for a special occasion such as a birthday or wedding anniversary.The service was very attentive,and all the food was delicious.The roast potatoes were probably the best we've ever eaten.
The carafe of Gavi was excellent but quite pricey for 500 mls.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Tables are too close together, atmosphere and service seem rushed

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MA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

It was almost full, very loud and it took 20 mins to give our order and 50 mins to have our breakfast. My portion was ok in size, very basic presentation; my colleague’s portion was tiny.
Wont take my guests there again. Big disappointment

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff were very attentive & overall a great experience
However the only let down was the bill as they charged us more than they should have. Whether this was a genuine mistake or not the staff should be meticulous with this. Luckily we noticed the oversight. Would have been a nice gesture to give us a glass of champagne as good will.

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CC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food and service were very good. Unfortunately, the live bands (who were very good) were extremely loud and made it difficult to have any conversation, finding ourselves shouting over the music. It's a shame as it spoiled what would have been a lovely evening.

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SK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and staff were excellent. Great ambiance and the food was great too.

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EF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The purple sprouting broccoli gnocchi was superb. My boyfriend and I have been before so came back for his birthday. We love the overall fancy vibe and a chance to get dressed up. The service is really great, didn't feel rushed or delayed. White linen tablecloths always charming. Great view of the jazz band in the centre of the room. Good, fun atmosphere but still easy to hear each other speaking. Profiteroles, as always, were to die for!

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MA
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very vibrant restaurant, beautiful setting with simple but delicious food. Fabulous atmosphere which was enhanced by live music.

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RC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from everyone concerned, from the greeting, the bar staff and the runners. Great ambience ... the history of the building alone is worth the visit. Food was excellent..

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EB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful setting but very noisy - band and singers playing in Ned - plus buzz of crowd. Delicious food. Individual prices on menu seemed very reasonable but the final bill was a lot, although it included the 12.5% tip. The service was good. I'd eat there again - but not if I wanted a quiet meal.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing

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TD
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Key points:
- Pricing of the place is illogical - set menu is more expensive, and 500ml of wine is cheaper than a bottle.
- Waiter was too pushy and came over far too much.
- Food was good, but not great. So-so. If you are a foodie, I would strongly recommend looking elsewhere for your evening of food - the selling point here in truly the ambiance.
- I think the food in general is over-priced for what it is, but I didn't leave with distaste in my mouth - though I won't probably come back. Because of this, I had given the restaurant 3 stars.
- The ambiance of this place at night, especially during the working week is great though -just not the food.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Its doesnt embtion that on sunday they dont serve the food from menu its an open food!!

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SH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place and thank you to the staff for remember us and taking us to the same table I proposed to my fiancée at a year ago! Really nice touch and made it extra special.

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m
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food & wine were really good. Also excellent service. However I didn’t appreciate that you wouldn’t be able to hear each other without shouting!! Not sure if it’s the same every night but loud live music not conducive to a girlie catch up

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T
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place, but not for a quiet dinner. This is a very happening place! 😉

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My old time favourite place !

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W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food recommendations by our waiter (don't know his name, however he comes from Naples)

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TS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really good food in a unique setting. Highly recommended.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was amazing, food was decent nothing special (a bit on the salty side).

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G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service are always really nice but it is EXTREMELY loud. You need to shout at each other to chat. I would not recommend for business dinner - only lunch - as it is a bit tricky to keep a conversation with so much noise in the evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, cosy and the ambiance is amazingg

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F
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, good food and great customer service. You get what you pay for.

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t
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great singer with her band, and the swing dancer were spectacular Fabulous surroundings would love to try the Sunday feast looked amazing.
Our food was nice, service excellent, and my partner had a fantastic birthday

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice deco !

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RC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely night there for our first anniversary. Service was lovely and the vibe was great. Food was good, but the Truffle pasta dish was a bit overboard with actual truffles, which didn't taste great. Crab ravioli was lovely though!

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s
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, cocktails and ambience - what more could one want! I’ll defo be back

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OT
London
21 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I loved Neds the restaurant food was delicious and service was fantastic

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RP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here as part of a treat for my girlfriend's birthday. Easy to book via Open Table. Welcoming upon arrival and service from the waiter was attentive without being intrusive. Food was nice, if relatively expensive, though having checked the sample menu beforehand this wasn't a surprise. Nice square bar as part of the restaurant which you can sit at if you don't want to eat. Rest of the Ned in which it's based was very busy even at 5pm so lively atmosphere. Only slight down side is that live jazz in the centre of the open space in the Ned was pretty loud so had to up the volume a little when chatting but otherwise a very nice experience and I'd come back in due course.

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s
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It depends what you’re looking for. If you are after a busy vibrant atmosphere this may be the place for you. The Ned was incredibly busy when I arrived after using the fantastic Cowshed spa in the hotel. I was looking for a quiet area to relax for an hour or so prior to dining at Cecconi’s. Non possible! Standing room only and very crowded. I eventually took a table in the library champagne bar. The restaurant itself is big and lacks the atmosphere of say its counterpart in Miami Beach. The food was ok, nothing special. Service fine. Good music. It was just all a bit soul less. Maybe this is s place to visit as part of a bigger crowd.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

good restaurant with quite expensive choices. 12.5% service rate added automatically to the bill.

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FB
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelieveable service and atmosphere. Can't wait to go back! A little pricy but well worth it for a special occasion.

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