Florentine Restaurant & Bar

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223 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Brunch
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.

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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 223 People Are Saying
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VA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was bland but the decor and service was very good

M
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

The hostess was very nice and friendly. But our waitress was extremely rude, we had to ask for serving spoons, for extra plates, no one asked if we would like our dish to be served to us (we were a table of 5) just dumped in the middle of the table. and when we ask for the bill for the second time as we were in the rush she got extremely annoyed. Bare in mind there was a gap of 5-10min in between. Spoiled all experience.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service; I ordered something I couldn't eat by mistake and straight away the manager came over, without me asking and rectified the problem. I was able to order another dish, without charge. Fantastic service and great quality food - I will definitely be back with more friends.

JF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasant surroundings and ideal place to eat and talk. Not noisy. Excellent service. My only problem is that although the food was well cooked and presented there was not enough of it. I do not think it right that vegetables are regarded as "sides"and we have to pay more.

IL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and EXCELLENT service! I will be there again!

KS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing beef, great service. Lovely Sunday meal

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal, good starter (fried squid), ostrich egg breakfast, too much for just 3 persons though but interesting experience, and a delicious desert (Pannacotta & Venetian doughnuts). Nice interior and a cosy atmosphere at Park Plaza' restaurant. Service charge of 12.5% was added automatically to our bill, but we agreed it was worth paying for the experience we had.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Nice place but sorry to say the food quality is no better than a weatherspoons, I'm not sure how they can justify the prices charged considering the quality.
Service was slow even with the restaurant quite empty.

IH
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

good vibes, always rather quiet when we go. Food is good quality, nice place to go when it's right down the road from accomodation.

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Okay food, nothing exciting or special and the prices where absolutely disproportionate. Would only go back for the ostrich egg...
Quantity and portions was very disappointing hence do not justify the prices asked... shame

C
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very fancy, large and beautifully decorated. I came specifically to try the ostrich egg, which was an interesting experience but I think overpriced, though I am unsure how much an ostrich egg costs itself. Staff were very courteous and accomodating.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The roast was disappointing, the other menu options looked nicer than what I ordered. The overall atmosphere and decoration is pleasing, but unfortunately the roast was very poor, potatoes tasted microwaved, meat was very fatty, the Yorkshire pudding was like plastic and the gravy came served with a thick skin on top of it.

EG
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usual frequent to this restaurant when ostrich egg season is in
The service is always great especially on the last visit
I would recommend to anyone to visit this place and taste the wonderful food

KH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Coffee was not the best but food was delicious. Atmosphere was great and the staff was lovely. The ostrich egg breakfast was an eye opener and lovely.

A
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was pretty good but not 5 star quality. Had the steak - pretty good, mushroom flatbread, pretty good, tuna steak, pretty good, veal Milanese, average, too much batter. Kids had pizza, ok. Nice ambience although don’t like the loud music from the bar end. We were fortunate to be seated furthest from it. Service was adequate and friendly although the server was often too busy to be found. Had the Venetian donut for dessert, not too good.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great staff!

j
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We eat here regularly and the service and welcome is always good. Menu is limited but the food is good.

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Comfortable restaurant and bar area. Service was good - food was acceptable although rather expensive and not very imaginative. Set in a convenient location, just across the road from Lambeth North tube station and within walking distance to major London sights so ideal in that respect.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was delicious but service was not good at all. Waited ages for plates to be cleared. Had to wait 30 mins after finishing to even see someone near our table to ask for the bill which then took another 15 mins to arrive. And the place was near empty so no excuses

NI
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable meal in relaxed environment. Very happy to recommend and would be happy to return in the future. The scrambled egg I had in the All Day Breakfast was a delight

GB
London
96 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy with my meal and service.

OT
Dorset
2 reviews
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

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.

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

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.

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 .

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

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

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

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

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 🙂

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

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

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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