Con Gusto

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278 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Con Gusto is a fine-dining Italian restaurant based on the river Thames in the heart of the Royal Arsenal Riverside.

With a team of dedicated Italian chefs, they specialise in handmade pastas, bread and desserts.

The menu is ever-changing with the seasons using the best of well sourced products and local suppliers .

Group Menu
Please note there is an obligatory group menu of £39pp for 3 courses for groups over 5 people in the evening.

What 278 People Are Saying
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LC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing and the venue is sooo cute. We will definetly be returning here again.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. So glad to have discovered this place.

J
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the most genuine Italian in London, requires booking in advance most times

H
London
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always!

GJ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Con gusto was honestly excellent Especially considering the price of the food. £25 for three courses of really rather great food! Something that’s a little confusing though is that they advertise themselves as fine dining. In this respect it’s not fine dining. One (very good) waiter isn’t enough to provide the fine dining experience but I do realise I’d expect to pay three times that At a truly fine dining restaurant.

Honestly I’d definitely go back here, the place is lovely and the food and service is excellent. And the price can not be beaten, we paid £117 for two with a decent bottle of wine and some extra bits too. We’d expect to pay double that for what we were provided with at Con Gusto. Excellent job guys!

AJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner, food delicious as usual, prices seem to be increasing.

AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class as ever. The pasta is perfectly cooked and the flavours are excellent. Only a suggestion maybe a couple of other exytra dishes now and again, having been a few times, whilst I love the food they do it would be nice to try something different occasionally but this is NOT a criticism, its fab

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

First time at con gusto. Been looking forward to going as my wife spoke highly of it. Managed to get a table the day before, so that was great. The place is lovely inside and the staff were polite, positive and not too attentive. Starters were good - wifey had prawns, I had a polenta based dish. Mains came. My wife enjoyed hers. I did too, but wouldn't say it was outstanding. The pasta was a minute away from being al dente - still a bit grainy for my liking, but the sauce was good. As usual with Italian dishes, they were both a bit protein light, so didn't expect that to be any different. Overall a nice place, decent enough food, lovely interior and a great location. Bit pricey for what you get, but it feels intimate - well it did, until a guy plonked himself a the vacant table next to us, whipped out his magic tablet and proceeded to watch MMA right next to me. It was worth a visit, but because of that, I won't be going back.

DW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intimate setting with enough space to feel comfortable. Reasonably priced food and drinks and very attentive service. Lovely venue for occasions.

AA
London
16 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous place. Authentic Italian food made with quality ingredients. Great selection of wines, beer and cocktails to cover all tastes and pockets. Good for casual meals, romantic dinners and special occasions.

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing New Year meal thank you - tasty food, generous portions and friendly and welcoming service!

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here a few times now and the food has been amazing every time. It is a little bit expensive but nice for an occasion. I've also been for their set price/menu pre-theatre sitting when you can have the delicious food for a fraction of the price! Well worth it.

The staff are really accommodating and friendly as well. Definitely recommend!

H
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb all round! Great food, excellent ambience & service

i
London
21 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent anniversary dinner. Delicious food and friendly service.

BH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional restaurant.

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DH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-theatre menu fantastic value. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend

RH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, well presented food with. nice flavour. The pork belly was a little over cooked but my partner had the lamb which was sensational! It’s such a petite restaurant so it’s intimate and nicely decorated which I really like! Perfect for an anniversary dinner or another special occasion. Even better that we live 2 mins away! Highly recommend 😊

NS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pitched just right IMO - 6-8 dishes per course and a nice variety of dishes which were well presented and used fresh ingredients. Tiny gripe about my starter would be that my burrata was more like 1/4 of a burrata. The seafood pasta main was very flavoursome even if the sauce was a little excessive. A nice bottle of Puglian Primitivo (wine menu was also very good) and decent dessert wine. Came to £60 a head which was fine for London including the wine. Will go again.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gem of a restaurant in Woolwich. Excellent food, wine and service as always!

L
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this little restaurant. On this occasion there were 6 of us and we had the set meal menu for £39 which is great value. Our meal was amazing 10/10.
The set up and location are 10/10, the service again, fantastic - Alcohol - cocktails 🍷 are a tad pricey. See you in a few weeks, already booked to go back!

HL
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food is great but the space is too small and music is too damn loud for dinner time.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food

B
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenominal meal, it was brilliant from start to finish! Outstanding service, delicious food for EVERY course and really lovely wine to go with it. Can’t recommend Con Gusto enough!!! A jewel for the Royal Arsenal and perfect for both special occasions and a treat on a Saturday night

O
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed with the beef carpaccio as it was swimming in tasteless olive oil, the beef ragu however was delicious.

JH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we go here we always have a good time. Food is so fresh and tasty.

GE
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a true gem of the area. The food is always amazing, the service is always impeccable and I would highly recommend this to any in the area. You will not regret the choice.

SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing food (up there with the best London has to offer), great value and great service...but the chairs are a bit oddly small.

AM
London
19 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourites

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to have celebrated my birthday there. My favourite place in SE London :-)

GR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love going to Con Gusto, such an interesting setting and cosy restaurant. Would have given the food a 5/5 if it wasn't for my Ragu that was rather over salted. The remainder of the dishes ordered were very tasty.

FC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant is charming and the food was very tasty. However, as the venue is full - with all tables occupied - and it there was just one waiter, the service was very time-consuming and the noise level was higher than the normal.

JO
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our third or fourth visit, food always excellent and very friendly staff. Atmosphere very good as well due to the cosy size of the restaurant and decor also warm and welcoming.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally got to eat here, been meaning to for ages. Was much better than expected, food quality amazing and fantastic service. Will definitely visit again soon. Cannot fault anything other than we were un fortunate enough to sit next to some loud and rude people who were extremely noisy, however staff moved us to a different table. Probably best quality food in the area.

LJ
London
173 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, cosy environment.

S
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Con Gusto to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It wasn’t the first time but we loved every minute of it. The food is always exquisite, the place is cozy and elegant and the service is lovely. We will be going back.

MD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Con Gusto remains one of our favorite restaurants in the world.
It's our first reservation any time we plan a trip to London.

Woolwich is lucky indeed to have such a gem tucked away by the Thames.

HR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit here and we've never had a bad experience. Everything from the first greeting on arrival to - the ambiance - the meal, and the service was to perfection!
Such a special gem on our doorstep!

H
London
30 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another lovely meal at one of my favourite restaurants

E
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Having ordered the strozzapreti pasta alla marinara, I was disappointed to discover that there were no large prawns in the dish. I was informed that the prawns had been cut up, which meant that you couldn't actually detect them as they were cut so fine upon close inspection. The dish was filled with mussels, which came across as if the cheapest option had been selected. Also, when we were finishing our dinner, rather than inform us that they were closing, our glasses (including water glasses) were removed from our table. When we asked what time they were closing, we were told it was 15 minutes prior, to which end the music promptly stopped creating the feeling of an unwelcome end to the evening.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time I’ve been here and both times were really nice. Great food, good atmosphere and really attentive staff! Could not fault it!!