Florentine Restaurant & Bar

4.1
201 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
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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

Chapel Down Wine Pairing Menu: £40 per person

Chapel Down wine pairing and three course sharing menu by Florentine.

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

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 14 May 2019

Ends: 31 May 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 17:00-20:00

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

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: 17 October 2019

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

What 201 People Are Saying
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Dorset
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I went for Sunday roast and the beef was so tender.
Lovely food and atmosphere.
Good value for money too.
I will definitely go back

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MF
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was poor , I ordered steak and it was very fatty cut.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Less than impressed. Half of the menu was unavailable and food was just average

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food wasn't very impressive, and the service was ok at some points, but not at others... took 20 extra minutes for our flatbread to come out and the server was rude when I asked after it.

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DA
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing and I got a huge portion of beef lasagne. The wine was OK. Quite quiet when I arrived but the noise level went up as I ate which is fine. I prefer the noise to the quiet. Service was great until I wanted to pay. I waited almost 20 minutes trying to catch someone's attention .

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LH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Overpriced, average food and mean portions. Would never return.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely bread! Good service although a bit to much upselling.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicius food and good service. We would have liked the Ostrich brunch, but you have to prebook that. It would have been nice to know beforehand. But we godt some other very very nice food 🙂

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M
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and flexible service, tasty food, nice atmosphere. We spent every dinner during our stay in London there

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, friendly staff and we even got a complimentary cocktail each and sweet potato fries on the house! Would definitely go back again

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BM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

CONS
-I booked online and received confirmation, however when we arrived the booking could not be found. We were found a table at the very back of the restaurant.

- Nobody offered to take our coats and Nowhere for guests to hang coats.
-service extremely slow.
- only of our party of 4 offered a glass of water.
-Cod main was bland
Cocktails were not nice (London flower and I forgot the name of the other one that has Mezcal in it)
- Not a wide variety of choice on the menu

PROS
- live music from bar can be heard in the restaurant.
- warm
- close to station
- lamb Shank main
- waiter adjusted my order with no fuss.
Staff are pleasant and friendly

Overall, I would not return.

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the experience. Great food, excellent attentive and friendly service. Will go back, for sure.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I didn't get to enjoy my table at the Florentine Restaurant. Despite the website allowing me to book a table for 23h, I was only informed at 20h42 that the kitchen would close at 22h30. I was at a play, couldn't pick up the phone or make plans for another restaurant. My booking was made on Thursday morning. There was plenty of time to inform me dinner wouldn't have been possible. Or maybe, not allow bookings at 23h...

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JE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to catch up with friends over good food and with great service.

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CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Florentine has a very nice food and wine menu. The ambience was great with a nice open feel to the place. Later there was a live singer playing the piano which sounded great. Service is good when you can get the attention of the waitors. A good place to enjoy a relaxed meal with friends and family.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice place but limited brunch menu - nothing that doesn’t have eggs. Food was mediocre - big portion sizes but the sausage wasn’t very nice and food was not piping hot so got cold very quickly. Lattes were a bit on the bitter side. Service was okay, nothing standout. Decent enough if you happen to be nearby and need breakfast but wouldn’t rush back.

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Our starters were good, but the pasta we ordered as our main tasted fairly bland. However, the service was great.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and fast service from the moment we arrived. The sweet potato and mushroom soups were perfect and the rustic bread made fresh on site was good too, arriving warm and not overly flavoured with the rosemary and rock salt. The lamb was cooked well and complimented the mash and gravy, it may not suit those who prefer their meat seasoned with herbs but is definitely worth it for those who appreciate just the taste of the meat. The steak came exactly as requested and the chips were just the right size. A good meal and worth a visit for lunch.

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AM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is a casual relaxed resturant/bar. comfortable seating. but not disabled freindly as no ramp down to resturant area. It has a few steps,with hand rails. basic menu. not exactly exciting.
wine was a welcome surprise , good wine excellent price. We chose Dashwood Sauvignon blanc, from New Zealand. Rustic bread was very tasty. beef lasagne was good very filling. overall a good place to eat. unfortunetly not so good if you are not so able bodied.

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RR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect! And our waiter was great as well!

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and fantastic staff!! We hope to come back to taste the ostrich egg.

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RH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great evening and nice buzz to the place. Staff are friendly and attentive. Food was nice and reasonably priced. Shared some flatbreads with generous fresh toppings.

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L
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Woeful service from the start. Didn’t take drinks order even though we repeatedly asked for it to be taken. Flat champagne delivered. Group of six given two menus to share. Mains came fine. Side order was mixed up and when I told waiter he huffed that I had indeed given him that order and I was wrong (buddy I wasn’t - I would order half a jacket sweet potato to share between six of us, I ordered the fries). Asked for a bottle of sparkling water, never turned up. Music was so loud. Woeful. Don’t go.

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H
London
16 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious food! Service a bit slow

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BJ
London
140 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was quite good, we tried the flatbread as a shared starter, and it was nice but not outstanding.
The steak and chips was very good, steak done as requested (medium rare) and seemed to be a decent quality, whilst the chips were delicious. Other food was good but nut very good.
The men's toilet had 2 cubicles neither of which had locking doors. The management said they would fix this ASAP, but I wonder why they had not got this done earlier … aren't the cleaners meant to inform them of problems like that or don't they clean regularly. Perhaps they need to see to the way they manage things in that respect.
Overall it appeals to customers of the hotel whom do not want to go out, but as a visitor we found it a bit overpriced for what it was.

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LP
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our trip to Florentine was very nice. I was surprised to find it within the Park Plaza hotel as this was not mentioned online. The setting was lovely and the ambience was also very nice. It was nice and clean, and drinks service when we arrived for brunch was swift, although the coffee could have been a little hotter. Service throughout was attentive and they also did a special plate of treats for my mum as it was her birthday. My only complaint was that when our food arrived it wasn’t very hot, I had the full English and it was a struggle to cut through the sausage as it had clearly been standing for a few minutes and had hardened. Other plates on the table were also not particularly warm. The eggs were perfectly poached, and a good portion size, just a shame that they weren’t nice and hot for a warming brunch. Value for money I thought was brilliant, a gorgeous glass of fizz for £6.50 is a Gatsby style glass was a lovely treat to celebrate my mum’s birthday.

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B
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Ordered a full English that came with American style rash bacon, a undercooked sausage and very hard bread. The portion size was also very small for £13 with just one mushroom on the plate and very few baked beans. I would have expected better from a restaurant inside a Hilton. The salmon on the eggs royale also tasted like it had come straight out the freezer. Would not recommend going to this place for breakfast.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Friend date

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CH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the Hercules burger - 2.2kg of burger and loads of chips and sweet potato fries. It was excellent!!! Had it without the bun (got to watch the belly!)

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointing. Food not very good and expensive. Service ok, but lacking atmosphere. Will not return.

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DF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is very good for a hotel. We were very relaxed and the children were well catered for on the menu.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was very quick and the staff were polite and friendly. The place was quite busy, but the food arrived surprisingly quickly. The wine was quite expensive, and only came in 125 or 500 sizes, but we had double 125s. There wasn't a 175 size.

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GA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, professional and genuine service! I was really pleased with my experience and my mrs was also impressed. I’ll be back soon!

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LP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a pleasant visit, we would definitely visit again.

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HW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch out with the girls....great variety on the menu and my scrambled eggs and salmon was yummy! Great service and price! We will be back!

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very average in terms of food quality and experience

Staff were shocking and inexperienced and frankly quite rude

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s
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an outstanding restaurant. A hidden gem! Great tasting food, fantastic staff, it was all around a pleasant experience. I want to say a special thanks to the manager who made our last meal in London a memorable one.

Thank you!

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L
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Grim - like an airport restaurant, but cheap. Hadn’t appreciated it was just the canteen for a hotel

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ZI
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Really good people works there. Managers and team all seemed to be working together as a team making service great again

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G
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deuxième visite et toujours aussi délicieux ! Le service est ultra sympa, les plats sont fantastiques, le cadre magnifique, et le rapport qualité prix excellent.

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