Forty Dean Street

4.5
1690 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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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

What 1690 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JemimaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Location, service and cocktails were great - started were fantastic but the rest of the food was slightly disappointing. Dealt with very professionally by staff when I raised it.

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MissH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff friendly and helpful. What more can you want?

JC
JenniferC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were asked to leave before we finished our meal, as the table had another booking. We were only still eating as the service had been so poor!

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Elena
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is absolutely outstanding. The service was good. The only thing is that I did not realise I had a time limit on my booking, which meant we were given the bill without being able to order dessert.
The food was well worth it, though.

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vippaulg
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

90 mins for 4 people is insufficient and it was all very rushed

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant and all the staff was just fantastic and so lovely to our needs. Great cocktails and even the rain didn’t dampen our great night out. Thank you so much. We will be back very soon. Harry & Jackie x

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HowardM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to eat in London amazing food & staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Silver wedding anniversary

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MaryamZ
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favourite Italian in town. So authentic and delicious. Great service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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AmiGauden
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Staff were so friendly and polite.

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vipAndrewR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly team!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were helpful and friendly, food was incredible and wine selection was fantastic.

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Kayla88
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely little table for two outside, great food and attentive service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food wasn't good at all. Overpriced.

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janem
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm friendly welcome .
Food was delicious. It is our third visit so we knew we wouldn’t be disappointed

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ADBrowne59
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service a real gem of a find

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vipGJones
London
28 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice food, excellent service, reasonable value for money

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ShaunH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was really a nice introduction back into socialising with beautiful food and wine

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, delicious pasta and there were outdoor heaters which was perfect!

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4ofUs
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Table and chairs too close and with umbrella stand no room to get in or out. Staff helped try to move table. When incorrect dish was presented they brought the correct one after about 10 minutes and took the cost of that dish off the bill. Staff were very helpful. Table for 4 should’ve not been in that spot and as we left it was made a table for 6 with even less room. Food was delicious but even though we were outside we felt too close to the next tables.

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MJFriday
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Table ready when I arrived early. My friend joined me and we received excellent and attentive service with all orders arriving quickly despite the fact that they were busy and constantly having to turn people without booking away. Food was tasty and we were allowed to share a starter and a cheese dessert so that we could enjoy the main course. The seafood linguini included a tasty selection of clams, mussels, squid and fish pieces topped with a very large prawn. I had not dined at 40 Dean Street before but I look forward to returning in the near future. A very pleasant surprise.

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SamanthaH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such delicious food, and great service, we would highly recommend and will be coming back

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ZZLDN
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food and friendly service. Would definitely recommend. Would be great if there was a no smoking outside policy. Was trying to eat my pasta and ash was blowing in it from the table next to us. 🤮

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SarahW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating and heaters were nicely done, the staff were all really helpful and friendly so that made it a lovely meal. Food was delicious. Would def recommend and I’ll be going back soon.

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vipTC121
London
51 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great outdoor dining at Forty Dean Street. Very good selection on the menu and wine list. Friendly and professional staff and good ambiance. We certainly enjoyed our lunch and look forward to going there again.

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vipkarenm
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Wine arrived as we were leaving difficult to get served and yet they then chase you off the table whilst you’ve been waiting for them. Food was fine not great. Our table was by the door so bashed each time they went in and out

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LineL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, good value for money :)

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Olive
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great night at Forty Dean Street! Had a lovely vibe and will definitely be back. Highly recommend!

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VictoriaM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I have eaten at 40 Dean Street and I haven't ever been disappointed. The food is great and so are the staff. I would highly recommend if you are after an upmarket Italian. I wll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Could do with not outside heaters. Other than that everything was spot on

OT
OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, service and atmosphere

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vipPas55
London
14 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant meal

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LouLou
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing atmosphere! Can’t wait to go back!

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StuartC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Too close to the next table - they were so loud and objectionable

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CamiG
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food, staff was great and very helpful. They never rushed us and we felt very welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sophie, the host was exceptional. Even though I arrived early for my table I was made to feel really welcome. Great service, great food.

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JaneC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always great service , nothing was too much trouble as I had to change my booking at the last moment and the team were brilliant . Great food and served well in difficult circumstances .

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AmalieA
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a date night! The staff was lovely the food was even better. There was a lot of people there and we had to wait 10 minutes before taking a seat, we however received complimentary drinks for the delay. Very nice experience.

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Gregosaurus
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The out door dinging felt really cramped and packed together.

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vipMikeT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First meal outside for a long time. The pavement has been extended and Dean St is one way so the traffic didn't bother us at all. Food was very tasty, good size portions, staff were attentive and service was prompt, all at a very reasonable price.

FAQs

Forty Dean Street is rated 4.5 stars by 1690 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.