Florentine Restaurant & Bar

4.2
157 reviews
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Mediterranean
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  • Brunch
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  • Lunch
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.



Special Offers

Unlimited Flatbreads £10

Enjoy unlimited flat breads for 1/12 hours. Upgrade to a bottle of Peroni for £1 per person. This offer does not include the wild mushrooms, ricotta and truffle flat bread. Not available on bank holidays.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 8 January 2019

Ends: 8 June 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-19:00

Lunch offer: From £8

A main and a soft drink for £10, or a flatbread and a soft drink for £8 from the lunch offer menu. Not available on bank holidays.

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

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 14 November 2018

Ends: 14 May 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:30

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: 16 October 2018

Ends: 16 April 2019

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

What 157 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Attracted to the style and to try the famous Ostrich Egg dish, I was instead disappointed with no ostrich egg available. The Ostrich egg was advertised on their website and recently on a Secret London post. Having another egg dish with smoked salmon and spinach, my eggs came out very watery, just sloshed onto the plate next to a cold piece of toast but with tasty salmon. A little more effort could be put into the presentation of the dish to spice up a classic brunch option. My partner on the other hand had the burger that was good value for price with a tasty juicy patty accompanied with fresh condiments and chips. The waiters were readily available and delivered effective customer service and the ambiance and design of the restaurant is modern and sleek suited for a brunch or dinner. If you're only visiting Florentine for the Ostrich egg dish, call in advance to avoid being disappointed.

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R
London
40 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely staff. Mediocre food. Lovely atmosphere and live music.

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KO
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister & I stayed at the Park Plaza on Saturday 5th January and we dined here at the Florentine Restaurant. As soon as we arrived, the staff were incredible in the service we were provided and we felt truly special and waited on. The lighting and the mood was cosy and very pleasant - it really made her birthday.
The food was exquisite and we could not believe the value for money.
Absolutely will return here on our next visit at the end of the year.
Thank you guys.

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KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heerlijk eten in je hotel!!
Lieve mensen die je bedienen..
Met kinderen ideaal

Good food ...in the hotel, delicious :)
Sweet people who help you!!
Nice food for kids
Thanks a lot

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with amazing customer service, would highly recommend to anyone!

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KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is all good
Only a candle on the table is missing

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Greasy chewy steak, slow service, unfriendly.

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D
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Family of five for Sunday brunch. Overall very hit and miss, thus the 3 stars. Great bloody mary, decent sunday roast, average breakfasts for the family. If the prices were lower, I would up it to 4 stars but for the money ($200), we could have eaten 4 times at other locations.

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s
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and excellent food . Very convenient easy to reach location for anyone living south of the river !

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NB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Florentine never disappoints. Had great service, really nice food, good value and nice environment. They never fail to make you feel special.

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

I have to say that I was not impressed by the pricing in this restaurant. All sides were priced at an extra £5 which is ridiculous. Chips an extra £5, I don't think so.
The Rustic Bread on the starter was good. The food was served promptly and it was hot, and tasty.
I also was not happy with the pricing of my drink. I had requested an orange juice and lemonade. I was charged full price for both drinks but the volume that was supplied was less than the normal volume of a lemonade on its own. Ripped off or what !!!
It is a restaurant for convenience if using the Park Plaza Hotel for a business stop over.

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f
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went here for a team lunch. We had a very good lunch £10 deal here. Food was good and service was very attentive.

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y
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s a restaurant in a hotel and was surprisingly empty given the good trip advisor reviews.

It’s only a ten minute walk from the International Maritime Organisation and I was surprised that none of my fellow conference delegates had found it.

We shared a plate of hurrays. Then I had an excellent mushroom tagliatelle and my companion really enjoyed her salmon steak. Excellent coffees too.

Good find

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere with attentive and friendly staff. The roast cod was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent food. Needed vegetables but weren’t offered and was left a small bit disappointed.

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s
London
164 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

HUGE portions interesting brunch menu food was above average not outstanding service was great.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 2

Would eat here again.
However Saturday night was just a bad night for the place, every table was complaining, the food was good but was not that hot, tasted good. But because no one was enjoying there was lots of complaining in the place. Which made it not a pleasant place to eat.
We decided not to have dessert and went to Sainsbury’s and took food back to the room.
Disappointed, the staff tried but as we were told they had major issues and problems they were trying there best. Should have bee warned before we sat as I’d have been happier to go some where else, then go to this place when they could cope with customers

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent elegant Italian food combined with great service - we keep going back for more!

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C
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious as were the Bloody Mary’s - would recommend

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GB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice food but a little more attention to detail.
I was left for a while before order was taken and to make my payment.
Food good though but coffee needs to arrive quicker with food.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nice place and very friendly staff, but they consistently got our order wrong, and one dish came out after everyone else had finished.

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MS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

You usually can’t go wrong with brunch but it wasn’t that great. The sausages in the full English breakfast were awful. The service seemed initially good but they brought out our food at different times, we think they forgot one of the meals (it came out much later) and the waiter insisted that the wrong item he put in front of someone was what they ordered. We were all still hungry after our meal and landed up doubling what we had intended to spend by buying terrible coffee and tiny desserts.

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OT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried the Herculean burger between 4 of us - excellent quality and great service

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RB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good place for friends and conversation. The menu is Mediterranean and British with options to allow tapas like grazing or a standard starter, main course, dessert. Cocktails and draught beers were good. All in all very pleasant night out and will probably go back.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The usher wasn't very friendly but the waiting staff was helpful and polite. Food was good and the place has a relaxing ambience.

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RT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was inedible. I ordered the lamb flatbread and the lamb was raw. My friend ordered the English breakfast with scrambled eggs and the eggs were runny and tasted terrible. Neither of us managed to eat more than a few bites of our meals.... not sure how a simple cooked breakfast could go so wrong.

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DP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
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
9 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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VY
London
16 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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R
London
27 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All good really enjoyed it. id go again cool. Thanks.

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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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