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FAROS Oxford Circus, London, Greater London

FAROS Oxford Circus

4.7
4.7
335 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Located in the heart of London, Faros is a modern, new restaurant with a fresh outtake on a mixture of Mediterranean and Italian cuisines. Our ethos ‘Flavours of the Sun’ sounds as warming as it tastes, and will leave you reminiscing that beautiful Mediterranean island. With our passion for food, filled with colour and culture, we will bring the freshness and quality to your plate.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    07796 016991
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Oxford Circus
  • Cross Street
    22-24 Great Portland Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Oxford Circus station is 2 minutes walking distance
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

336 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks to Mr. Guven. He was so kind and helpful. Service was great foods were delicious. I will definitely recommend.

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  2. Esra

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is excellent. The food is good too very it was not outstanding. I had a seafood risotto and tiramisu. I would definetly go there again and try other food too. The cholocate bomb desert was amazing.

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  3. GemmaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great value, great atmosphere. Can't wait to visit again

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  4. GordonW

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food from a typical Italian menu - thats not a criticism but more if you want a good Italian meal here will do you well. Quite noisy at time - weird French background music .great service

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drink at a reasonable price. We will be revisiting

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  6. JimS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very smart mid-priced Italian. Pasta was very good, and wine was decent. Menu has enough options.

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  7. soar

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Starters, appetizers, main courses.. and dessert.. Also the team is very kind! Everything was great and I will come back again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic meal at Faros. The staff are a real highlight, they're just fantastic. Won't be long before our next visit!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, lovely atmosphere too thank you for a lovely evening

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First meal here and very impressed. Great food, excellent customer service, and great atmosphere. We were not rushed to order or to give up our table. Will definitely be back. Thank you!

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  11. Charlie

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really friendly staff and excellent service. Was not expecting this level for the Oxford Circus area. Thank you!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faros Oxford Circus provided a delightful experience with its delicious cuisine and charming atmosphere. I highly recommend it!

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  13. KasiaO

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and really good ambiance. Guys working there are really friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back !

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  14. JoH81

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food served efficiently by a friendly attentive team at a good price. Great for pre theatre.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, made us feel welcome on our first visit to their restaurant.

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  16. Alibaloo

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal Pete theatre. Food was delicious. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. Nice ambiance and quick service realising you need to go to theatre

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff lovely and friendly, really attentive but let us enjoy our meal. Food delicious but slightly pricier than standard Italian places I’ve been too, still worth going to though. Vibe is so cosy, lovely for a casual dinner or dare

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  18. FWIL

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and drinks. Nice atmosphere and good service

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  19. Effy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the cocktails were beyond expectations. The service was also very nice. Lovely experience in faros. Definitely will visit again. Note that outside tables are available in the evening. Perhaps block outside tables in the evening time period reservation would be better:)

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  20. ElenaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great, the food iz amazing! I would recommend it

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  21. ErnestP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Respectful service and really nice Italian food..

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  22. Hamishia

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful visit to Faros on a family trip to London. Food was delicious, service was excellent and staff friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend.

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  23. HarryP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at the restaurant, had a lovely time. Staff were very nice and gave us fries on the house due to the wait but I wouldn’t say we had to wait much longer than other restaurants anyway so it was very much appreciated. We shall be returning for a third time again soon, thanks very much

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  24. MalS

    Miami - Dade

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous meal and the service was top notch. Can’t wait to return

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  25. GailHG

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with a very happy vibe . Attentive staff and gorgeous food . Loved it .

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  26. ElaineW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food , our group ate a variation of the menu and it was all lovely. Only criticism is they only had bottled beer.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to this restaurant twice. It's my favorite Italian restaurant in London, but not only for the food, but also for the amazing staff. The best staff ever. Frida(manager), I am grateful for your amazing hospitality. Well done.

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  28. AlisonC

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a real gem, the staff are really attentive and you are made to feel very welcome. The food is outstanding and the tiramisu to die for! I would highly recommend Faros to friends and family, and we will definitely be returning. Thank you for making our experience with you so fantastic, good service and exceptional food can be really hard to find in the same place these days, you achieve both. Thank you

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  29. Gemma

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I would say that the restaurant is nice, however, I would say value for money is average at best.

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  30. LorraineO

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first visit to Faros which was disappointing. Food quality did not live up to the prices charged for it. Portions were also small. I expected it to be an authentic Italian trattoria, with simple food packed with fantastic flavour. Unfortunately it was not. I had mushroom pappardelle pasta which was stuck together so was difficult to eat and tasted bland. Waiters were pleasant but service was slow. Decor was nice.

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  31. PaulM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service! The staff are very friendly but not overbearing.

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  32. AdrianS

    France

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible restaurant: prices are kept reasonable, but quality is clearly there and level of service is outstanding, they take great care of you. The restaurant is very well decorated and open kitchen add to the beauty of the place. Would highly recommend it.

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  33. Scout

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was just amazing. After my Valentine’s Day plans were compromised, she made me feel incredibly welcome and looked after. She was lovely and friendly from the moment I sat down until the moment we left. She was attentive, knowledgeable on the menu and approachable. She truly made our dining experience one that we won’t forget. Please give her my thanks, and a raise!

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  34. BR12

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In terms of service, one of the best experiences I have had in the U.K. They were not short staffed like many places and every single employee cared we had the best experience. This was quite surprising as it was Valentine’s Day and extremely busy for them. Food was excellent as well

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food and friendly staff. Cannot emphasise enough how tasty the food was and good value for money. Will definitely be returning for special occasions

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  36. Daniela

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    While the food at this restaurant was good, I wouldn't recommend it to families with buggies. Unfortunately, the manager made us feel very uncomfortable, and to add to the disappointment, while all the couples received complimentary cocktails for Valentine's Day, we didn't.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with my daughter for Valentine’s Day. I cannot wait to go there again and have the food! We had the burrata, seabass and pizza which were so tasty that we can’t stop talking about it to all our friends and family. Amazing service by Irim- she was so lovely, welcoming and despite the rest being so busy she timed our dishes exactly as asked and was attentive. The hostess was lovely as well and came to check on us to ask if we were happy with the food and we had a lovely conversation.

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  38. LukeA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Got the truffle pasta, and garlic bread with buffalo mozzarella

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  39. Larissa

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    War sehr lecker gibt nichts auszusetzen der Service war top!

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  40. SueF

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd visit in a month - lovely food, great staff and service. Will be back! Thank you

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  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

FAROS Oxford Circus is rated 4.7 stars by 335 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 49 times today
Google Map for FAROS Oxford Circus

22-24 Great Portland St 8qs, London, Greater London W1W 8SJ

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    22-24 Great Portland Street
  • Area
    Oxford Circus
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Oxford Circus station is 2 minutes walking distance
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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