Florentine Restaurant & Bar

4.3
129 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Florentine is an all-day dining restaurant and bar minutes from London South Bank’s trendy Lower Marsh and Waterloo, opposite Lambeth North tube station. Florentine serves a Brasserie-style menu with a focus on flatbreads cooked in a wood-fired oven, steaks, fish dishes and our 2kg Herculean Truffle Burger. Our bar features the best of British bubbles and craft beers as well as a range of signature cocktails, with DJ sessions throughout the evenings and weekends for a refreshing, relaxed vibe.



Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday : 11:30am-10:30pm
Saturday-: 8:30am-10:30pm
Sunday : 8:30am-10pm
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Phone number
020 3146 5800
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Ryan Matheson
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Public Transit
Lambeth North underground station
Buses 3, 12, 159, 344, 59
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

Lunch Set Menu

2 courses £16, 3 courses £20. Complimentary house drink when ordering 2 courses and complimentary coffee when ordering 3 courses.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Not available on bank holidays

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 23 July 2018

Ends: 20 January 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30-15:30

20% Off the a la carte menu

Enjoy 20% off. Discount is not available in conjunction with any other offers or promotions.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 13 April 2018

Ends: 13 October 2018

Availability: Mon-Thu 11:30-19:30

What 129 People Are Saying
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DP
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were slightly worried when we realised this was a hotel restaurant. However, don't be put off food and service were very good.

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Overall. Very good for the food because would have expected more options for dessert. Thanks to them for accommodation a birthday candle request.

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DP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a leisurely lunch on Saturday before going to the Proms in Hyde Park. They had a wide menu which meant everyone in our party had choices. All the food was well presented and delicious and the serving staff were friendly and helpful.

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ND
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very friendly staff. Reasonably priced. Would recommend

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M
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went there because of the location where my friend was staying. It is attached to Park Plaza Hotel Waterloo.
I wanted my friends to experience a typical English Sunday dinner and there was choice or beef or chicken. The gour of us ordered the beef and were not disappointed. Beef was cooked to medium well. Portion was large. The sides were fried parsnips and potatoes and some broccoli. The Yorkshire pudding was massive. It was an excellent meal. Service was very good altho the waitree only had basic command of English. I was disappointed that there wasn’t the usual English dessert available to end the lovely dinner. I was expecting apple pie with custard or trifle etc.

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

When we arrived I had high expectations. Three of us ordered steaks. The plates were slapped down on the table and the chips were frozen. My friend ordered a burger and ate very little of it as it was almost inedible.

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SS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at this time establishment. Great attentive staff and a great menu full of fresh delicious food

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TS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Really good tasty food in a cool environment. Would happily recommend it!

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OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was very much looking forward to visiting the restaurant since I came across a picture of its eggs and truffle on toast. I finally had an opportunity after going on the zip wire at Archbishop’s Park, but I must say I was a little disappointed with the food. We loved the interior of the restaurant, staff at the front desk was friendly and fantastic and we were served by an Italian waitress who was energetic and helpful! But food- there was a serious lack of truffle in my meal as you can see the reality v Instagram picture I have posted here. I have seen the restaurant’s signature burger sharing plate however and it looked very impressive so I would still recommend the venue but I, myself, might not be returning again.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Ostrich egg brunch was good and very unique; however we had been allowed to book a reservation 2.5 before the restaurant opened, so there was considerable confusion before we were seated. Other than that it was fun!

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

We had a fabulous evening, very good food, amazing desserts, attentive service and extra effort made with a little birthday treat, defenietly very good experience!

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CA
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for food and drinks. The burger was lovely and so were the cocktails. The cheesecake was melt in the mouth delicious. Would go again!

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RM
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, food was great, saw the chef crack an ostrich egg 👍🏻

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G
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, reasonable prices and friendly service. I booked this restaurant following a recommendation from a friend and was certainly not disappointed. I can't wait to come back.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so impressed by the stuffs and how helpful they were, they welcome me very well. The food is delicious and worth the wait and I will recommend this for all my friends and family, it is once in life time experience.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

Tnx for an amazing evening,
Sapir Fridman

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S
London
21 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is the second time I have been here with my friend. We chose it because it is close to Waterloo which is convenient for both of us. In addition, it is good food and service at very reasonable prices.

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SS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From begining to end everything was outstanding! Fabulous decor and amazing perfectly cooked food. Can't wait to go again

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JH
Lancashire
22 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This was billed as an "International" establishment, sadly it was more like an all day breakfast bistro. The staff were pleasant but not over friendly and the two female members of management looked as though they had popped in from a very casual day out, not smart or professional looking.
This restaurant did not live up to expectations and we shall not be going back

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LC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a late lunch here today with my family including my nephew who is nearly one. It was a lovely experience, great food and service and a brilliant ambience. The staff were really helpful and attentive. All in all a really great experience. Thanks!

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S
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been on 3 occasions now while visiting London - all different times of day. This restaurant never fails. Food and service are fabulous.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was ok. Waiting staff were not on form: they cleared our dishes away before everyone had finished, when recommending wine he just pointed at the expensive ones and they were slow at taking our pudding order.

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for the Ostrich Egg breakfast, worth the visit, staff very attentive, would use again.

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EC
London
40 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was very very pleasantly surprised by this place. Really very good friendly service from a charming team. Good food. A menu with enough that is unusual to be interesting, but plenty of dishes that will suit most.
The staff set the nice atmosphere.
Really liked it.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very good dinner at Florentine's with our kids of 8 and 10. The food was tasty and the personnel was very nice. The place is very convenient as it is part of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The prices were high though but with the Open Table discount the bill was acceptable.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice food on the pricey side but service quite slow although restaurant not busy.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good coffees, the food didn't take long at all and even though it was very early, the service good and ready.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food at Florentine was really excellent and outstanding value for a London restaurant associated with a hotel. However, what really makes the restaurant is its wonderful, friendly young mostly Italian staff who show it is possible to be proud about giving service and very professional without being surly, patronising, over-attentive, not there when you want them, keen to get you out or the usual issues so often encountered in restaurants. The fact it is open all day from noon until late in the evening means you can have a meal at the conventional times or when you feel like it. The all day full breakfast is incredible value and beautifully cooked and presented. The squid and its accompanying lemon mayonnaise are mouth watering. The avocado and eggs on sourdough toast with a slice of lime is a healthy alternative and the main dishes are substantial and excellent. The half roast chicken fell on to my fork last night and the heritage tomato salad was just right with it. My only reservation about giving a reference to Florentine was that it might get even more popular and I might not be able to get in....

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SL
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had an ostrich egg breakfast it was really nice and filling.
We felt a bit underdressed (ready for tourism with bug shoes and k way)
It is a bit fancier than I thought but would definitely fit a date atmosphere

The service was very good.

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WT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A lovely restaurant that's close to Waterloo; excellent food however the service was on occassion a tad slow to respond.

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CC
London
37 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place to go for a quick dinner with a friend after work. The set menu was great value and service was pleasant and friendly. I wish we'd tried one of the flatbreads, they looked amazing!

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DB
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Flat bread was huge so glad we shared. Very friendly, thoughtful, attentive but not intrusive staff... brought me a ginger and honey tea when I wouldn't stop sneezing! Wine list bit pricey, but otherwise we loved it for our quarterly besties catch up. We stayed for 4 hours and were never rushed to go. Would definitely be back!

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SC
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed an excellent meal here in a relaxed atmosphere.
We found the interior to be smart and service very good.
He chose the full English breakfast which was well cooked and presented.
I was tempted by the Sunday roast and the beef was delicious and cooked to perfection.
I could perhaps have done with another vegetable but it was still really enjoyable.
Our desserts were so nice that neither of us wanted to share.

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F
London
25 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable steak! The reason I chose to eat here for the second time is the steak- it’s incrdible. So flavoursome and always cooked to perfection. Doesn’t feel like your typical hotel restaurant, gorgeous ambience and fab service.

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E
London
152 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very helpful, friendly waiter who made some good recommendations. I particularly enjoyed the Mediterranean dish with aubergines and poached eggs on the top. Will definitely eat here again.

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e
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was more than expected. Really great food and great service. I can't wait to come back.

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NE
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

Nice place however the service was less than stellar. Ordered an appetizer which came out with the meal. Didn't check if we wanted further drinks, etc. after we were served. Good value for a Sunday roast however.

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VM
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food served by friendly and helpful staff. The lamb shank was gorgeous.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Heavily advertises the ostrich egg breakfast but waiter said they ‘ran out’ and ‘it’s out of season’. We can all the way there for that. The alternatives on the menu were just ok. Great prices for drinks though.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very average. We wanted the pre theatre option but had to decide when ordering if we wanted dessert or not, we had never eaten there before so were unsure of portion sizes so would have preferred to decide that later. Most places allow this, it is common practice, but we were told definitely not an option. The service was average, we were a table of 3 but they failed to remember who ordered what. They also didn’t have one of the 3 starter options which was disappointing. Food was a bit bland and over cooked but was a reasonable set menu so forgiven

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