Forty Dean Street

4.5
1771 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
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!

We are fully Covid-19 certified by Food Alert.

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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

What 1771 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ADBrowne59
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal yesterday as a group of 6 ladies before heading off to the theatre. Food was absolutely delicious, beautifully presented, fresh and hot. Between us we had sea bass with prawn and clams, risotto and the lamb, plus bowls of courgette chips and each of us would definitely recommend the dish we ate. We thoroughly enjoyed sampling the lovely cocktails too, all presented in very pretty glasses, and not too pricey considering it’s London. We didn’t stay for coffee as we needed to get to the theatre but our bill came with truffles instead of the usual mints. Nice touches like this mean a lot, plus we were all given a lovely little tote bag with the name of the restaurant on it. The staff were really lovely, very polite and friendly and service was quick and we were left alone to eat in peace, staff only coming over discreetly to see if we needed anything. The manager/owner had a nice chat with us prior to our meal and was very friendly.
I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant for a romantic meal or a meal out with family and friends. We’ll done!

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stuartsw4
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service had lost the plot on our visit. Stater arrived with the mains, no real engagement with customers, more cafe type service. You can do a lot better next door.

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vipDanhN
London
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nothing special

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Jacob
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service! And a wonderful atmosphere too. Definitely worth a trip

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OliverN
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely vibe. And reasonable price. Would recommend.

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vipDeniseC
London
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow - a good 20mins just to get a menu (had to request) - must have asked for water about 3 or 4 times.
food was great, but pricy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was super impressed with everything. Incredible good, great service and good value for money. I’ve already recommended to others, and will be back!

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MeganA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely setting! Would definitely recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and certainly won’t be our last! Very friendly staff, we were sat in the open doors so we were able to take in the vibes from the street but still enjoy the restaurant experience. Great food and just an all round good time, we will be back!

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Jessie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice lunch, we all loved our mains and it was reasonably priced. We were not asked to leave the table once our allotted time was up and we’re able to continue with cocktails etc until we were ready to leave. The waitresses were all really friendly and happy to help us in any way they could, nothing was too much trouble!

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sarahs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fail to have good food in a lovely atmosphere here

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Julia
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Definitely will be going back soon

JC
JaneC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great place to go , brilliant staff who very friendly and helpful , nothing too much trouble , great food and good value for the area

RB
RossB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It took a while to get served but the staff were lovely and the food is delicious and good value.

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GeoffB
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely staff, a bit noisy, but that’s because it’s popular.

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KevinW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant evening great food and great service

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vipMark
London
141 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good location, food ok. Reliable Italian mid-range place.

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Pipster
London
40 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Busy Soho bistro with a menu to suit everyone. Recommend the lamb rump!

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OliverW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening - food was fantastic !
We sat inside and outside and enjoyed both - will deffo be back !

AM
AlexandrosM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brilliant food very tasty and the portions were satisfying. Definitely recommend to anyone who loves good Italian food.

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DianeG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was still occupied when we arrived and we were given a complementary Prosecco, excellent customer service. Food was amazing, wine was lovely and the staff were fabulous, even brought a bowl of water for our dog without us asking. Can’t wait to go back and would totally recommend. Great place for family or couples 🥰

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Music is so loud everybody is screaming which means you leave with a headache

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MariaL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant, food amazing, the staff fantastic, would def recommend. Price perfect, not expensive and not cheap, wine great price. Will come again

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SallieD
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Wine warmer than the food.
We visited on a warm Saturday lunchtime. The staff were friendly and the menu looked ok, mostly Italian style dishes. The food itself was tasty enough but was properly cold by the time it reached us, this was coupled with warm white wine which was disappointing. It’s a shame as the food had potential.

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AnaMaria
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wasn’t what we were expecting. It’s okey and not extraordinary in any sense. The cocteles where good, though.

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Justin
Brighton
11 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Italian restaurant. Lobster ravioli was great, my partner enjoyed the ricotta & truffle ravioli and pistachio tiramisu.

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ValK
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Very loud and very slow, the food was quite good but not a great experience overall.

MO
MabelO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Terrific food, reasonably priced for bang in the centre of Soho.

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Mell
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for lunch with a friend. Food was delicious and great service!

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MsFox
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

The food was nice but it wasn’t anything special. It didn’t have that authentic Italian feel. I have had many better Italians, but I have also had worse. Probably wouldn’t go back or recommend to a friend. Lacked ambience and food took a long time to come considering how small the menu was.

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lliketodine
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location for outdoor dining.
Can't beat it on a warm evening.
Friendly staff with good food (decent portions)

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MarcusR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Good Italian Food and great service and attention

RS
RogerS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely service and great environment. Starters excellent and my main of Sean mass was great. But the pizzas were really not good, some strange liquid cheesy mixture poured all over which made them really soggy and unpleasant. A pity.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was fast - it was a nice day indeed

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Garethflo
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great, very busy and good service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great quality of food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It's not as much delicious as I thought, a little bit disappointed. Food is still better than average. Dining tables outside are too close. Also there are people smoke during eating, unpleasant. Service good.

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LucyH
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely as ever, particularly thee service, but I do think the post lockdiwn allocation of an hour and a half for dinner is just not quite fair on the diner. I understand it financially for the restaurant but when you've waited to meet friends and are spending 30 quid plus a head..I think it needs extending to two hours like the rest of London

FAQs

Forty Dean Street is rated 4.5 stars by 1771 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.