Forty Dean Street

4.4
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1530 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian

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Forty Dean Street is the pinnacle of affordable Italian cuisine in busy Soho. We are a small, family run restaurant dedicated to providing incredible food at incredible prices. Our set menu boasts a variety of sensational dishes built around fresh, seasonal produce and has customers coming back on a daily basis. Our à la carte menu is a favourite with our regulars, the media crowd and tourists alike. Italian food has been served at Forty Dean Street for more than 17 years, so we like to think there’s nothing we haven’t mastered. So pop in for an Aperol Spritz!

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25% off total bill

Jul 1, 2020-Sep 30, 2020·Daily 21:00-23:00

25% off including food and drinks

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:00PM

2 courses £14.90

Jul 1, 2020-Sep 30, 2020·Daily 12:00-16:30

3 courses £16.90

What 1530 People Are Saying
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vipLLMZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dog Friendly, affordable spot - good for gluten free pasta too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My expectations were met and was very satisfied with the delicious food and delightful company of the staff Who were very lovely and attentive over all amazing evening

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AlisonB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely as ever ! Staff so nice and food great!!

Only thing was a bit annoying was because we were sat outside - 2 people in the next restaurant started smoking cigars and all the smoke landed on us. Luckily we were finished and left.

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Natswills
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Second time back here, FANTASTIC food and friendly staff. Look forward to visiting again.

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EllyP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal out in a long time and pleased we chose this restaurant. Hygiene taken seriously but not removing the atmosphere or feeling clinical.
The team were really friendly and engaging. Food delicious and overall felt really nice to be out again.
Thank you

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JamesT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was generally good although the ragu was so-so. The wine was very good! Nice selection. Based on the price, you could probably get better Italian food in the area but everywhere else was full at short notice

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SXC12
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, attentive waiting staff and lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

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SabrinaK
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I booked a table for my daughter and her boyfriend to celebrate her 16th birthday. We were running late, but when I called the restaurant they told me not to worry and that their table would be waiting. The staff were great, especially Alex, who made the kids feel welcome and relaxed. The food was excellent and they had a delightful evening.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience from arrival to departure. Great food, wine and service! Definitely returning here! Thank you!

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LucyO
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, price reasonable and service was good. Will definitely be returning.

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LauraT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely pasta, friendly staff, nice ambience. We enjoyed sitting outside - almost felt like we were on holiday 😊

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vipmayb
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food, big portions, and lovely service. However it was noisy

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TristanK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience from start to finish, the best Italian I've eaten in years

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HollyMccormick
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was the second year I chose to celebrate my birthday with 40 dean street, they never fail to make it a special one. Gave me my favourite window seat and sang happy birthday to me with an amazing dessert! The food is incredible and I highly recommend the seafood options, quality. Best location to people watch if you pick an outside table as well!

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CamillaB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely lovely lunch - the service was great, we all had the lobster spaghetti which was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable dinner, lovely food (including seafood), funny and engaging waiters . I got the seafood linguine and pistachio tiramisu which were both very tasty.

Went as a group of 8 friends; accommodated us easily and allowed us to pull up a chair for another friend who joined us last minute.

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virginiar
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Very sweet looking place, nice waiter but the food was very poor and the wine list was terrible. Not really an Italian restaurant...

Overpriced for low quality food.

Lovely outdoor dining though on Dean street...

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bt93
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite our waiter being overwhelmed for being short staffed, he managed to ensure everyone was ok as well as for me and my girls!

He even made our cocktail even better himself when we wanted it sweeter!

Food was amazing. I felt like it gave me a true Italian style.

Coming again for sure!

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evie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The manager of the restaurant was really welcoming and made sure me and my friend had a nice time so thank you! I will be returning!

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Zeusmatty
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I chose this venue as it allows dogs and has a good reputation.
We and our ppoch were treated warmly.
There were no place settings or serviettes on the table and not rush was made to serve us.. I had to call for the waiter.
This happened a lot that we needed to call for the Waiter's attention.
The food was very good and the wine was also very good.
When we asked for the dessert menu we waited, then asked again and waited and then asked again to be told they didn't have a menu for dessert and did not seem to know what was on the menu.
This was the first day of opening after the lockdown so I think some of the issues are unusual but I would go back as the food was very good.

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Babybenjamin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In spite of being very busy the food & service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing food and great prices!!!

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LouloubellLondon
London
32 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the set lunch that we ate at 40 Dean st. I had cauliflower and parsnip soup to start which was delicious. My partner raves about his main course pork and bean stew. We will go back!

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vipSLEP
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian in Soho! Just came from an amazing dinner at 40 Dean. I don’t often review restaurants but felt compelled to for this one. The ambience is great and service was fantastic. Great salads to start. My wife had the arribiata and I had the homemade ravioli with lobster. The desserts were great. Amazing pistachio tiramisu. I would recommend this restaurant highly, one of our best meals in London thus far. If I am ever back in this area again I would eat here in a heartbeat.

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MxLdn
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It's ok. Not amazing, not appalling. Rather average Italian fare but that's kind of expected in the middle of Soho. Most dishes were acceptable, except for a friend who ordered chicken Milanese and was presented with a breaded chicken breast covered with a lump of rather dry-looking spaghetti. Being Italian I can guarantee you I never seen such a dish in Italy. He wasn't happy either.
Thanks to the staff for accommodating a change in the booking for an extra guest, really appreciated.

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AnnabelG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Amazing food from starter to dessert and very tasty wine for my Mum and I; my only grumble was the waiter trying to take my plate away before I had finished.

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PaulK
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable Dining Experience... friendly staff and atmosphere... excellent food ... wine was v pricey...definitely recommend and will return

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vipceaedinburgh
London
99 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I’ve visited this restaurant a few times and have brought large groups here. The food was good although service was a bit slow tonight. The dampener on our evening is that my friend’s coat was taken from the coat rack by the door. The staff remaining at the end of the night helped as much as they could and when my friend followed up she was told that she would be reimbursed for the cost of the coat which was only purchased 2 months previously. However, the owner spoke to my friend today, was very unpleasant and aggressive and refused to pay for a second-hand coat. He was unecessarily rude and we are all upset by the incident.

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GinaD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! We have gone twice on our vacation because the food was so good. Everyone is very friendly- loved the staff.

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GarH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good quality Italian Food in a nice environment. Well worth a visit.

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AnnaP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious, I had the sea bass!

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IshbelM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food - lovely ambience - thoroughly recommend.

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PaulW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiting staff who was really accommodating with our two children.

Lovely atmosphere and perfect for a pre-theatre meal

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Rennell
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A nice secret restaurant tucked away in the heart of Soho. Happy to be back so soon. Definitely will be returning in summer for the ambiance, the wine and the calamari!!

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MelM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely little restaurant with a great atmosphere

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JasonJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local Soho Italian restaurant, amazing value given its location. Have been many times, will go many more times.

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LucyH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. Fantastic food made with real care and quality ingredients, the service was outstanding with real attention to detail and the over all atmosphere of the venue was lively yet intimate.

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vipSerialdiner
London
66 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Always good food, lively atmosphere sometimes a little loud. Drinks good value. Service can be hit and miss but always we’ll meaning. Set menu great value.

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PaulG
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been past many times but this was our first visit. An attractive restaurant with lovely, attentive service and excellent food. We had the set menu which was great value but al-a-carte also looked reasonable

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StevenT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came in after theatre and the food was lovely, couldn't be more helpful. I'd definitely go again when I visit london

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