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Forty Dean Street, London,

Forty Dean Street

4.6
4.6
3393 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 7734 1853
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 3,393 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • London

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • West End London

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3,392 Reviews
  1. NadiaW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Classic Soho style Restaurant Delicious lobster ravioli! Desserts were slow to come out and we needed to rush off, so they put them in a take away box for us!

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  2. LizB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very welcoming staff , helpful when we arrived early , fabulous food , lovely atmosphere Would highly recommend

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  3. IanB

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really enjoyed the meal and fantastic service. This is a great restaurant right in the middle of soho. Please just don’t seat us by the door next time we come to visit! Many thanks. Ian, Nicola, Molly and Emma

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  4. nickh

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I don't normally write reviews, but I'm so appalled by this dreadful restaurant I'm going to today. After starters man in course coffee and tea and a bottle of wine, after 90 minutes at the table from 5 until 630 , the waiter suddenly arrived and stated 'you move to bar now as you have been here too long' He then picked up all out half filled glasses of wine and half empty cups. This was the first moment anything had been mentioned about a finish time or indeed moving I would very much recommend NEVER going to this restaurant. Btw I eat and travel all over the world generally in much nicer places than this. Horrible experience.

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  5. Gorgeous

    Yorkshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very late for our booking as our train very delayed. This was accepted well by the manager when I called. The service was excellent. Attentive and very courteous. Seven of us all thought our dishes were delicious. Shame we did not have longer before the theatre to have had starters and desserts too. Will definitely return

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very welcoming, friendly staff and lovely food, couldn’t fault it

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  7. Lizzie

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely relaxed restaurant a bit noisy at times but well worth that for the food which is authentic Italian and delicious. We’ve been a couple of times and it’s on our list of good places to eat in London.Thoroughly recommended.Cant wait to go again.

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  8. NeelT

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The starters and drinks were amazing, unfortunately the mains were little to be desired. I ordered the ravioli ricotta and the outside was cold as well as portion size was quite small. I had to order a margarita pizza to fill myself up but it came incredibly oily and I had to ask the waitress to remove the oil before putting it into a takeaway box. The dessert (chocolate fondant) was also cold, the bottom part of it, I did not enjoy it. Bill came to £320+ between four of us, so was defo on the pricier side.

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  9. Lisa

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant who were able to accommodate us a bit earlier than bkg. would recommend

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  10. denis

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and good staff, looked for food recomdation and they were spot on

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  11. RichardW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here a few times now and I cant wait to go back, excellent food and service.

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  12. Rawr333

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing pasta, I really recommend the Gnocchi. I’ve only ever tasted better pasta in Rome.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really yummy food and staff are really friendly and welcoming.

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  14. JamesV

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner we had here. Food and ambience were all great. Will be back

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  15. KateB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Lovely food and fabulous service.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely. Staff were very friendly. A lovely little place hidden amongst the bright lights of Soho!

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  17. NickW

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great meal service and food were very good. All of the waiting team were excellent engaging and interactive it made the experience very enjoyable

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  18. Chris

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous find in the middle of Soho - definitely going again.

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  19. DilsatT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious Gnocchi + lovely staff. I will recommend it

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  20. RobD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome, great atmosphere, really friendly staff. The food was piping hot and very tasty, all in all, very happy and will certainly return again soon.

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  21. beverleyh

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely little street and pretty restaurant. A tip would be not to be seated at the front by the door in winter. Food lovely. Wine selection nice too Would definitely go back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious Italian food. A great place to celebrate 🥳

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  23. QuickPassRotter

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Visited before. You know what you get. Quality Italian food. Fine kitchen. Decent priced wine list - good choices. Kind service. Good value. Relaxed atmosphere. Will come again.

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  24. VirginiaD

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was terrible and there was no staff welcome. The pappardelle was just noodles. The bloody Mary’s we ordered took ages and were a pale imitation of the real thing, while the thick stick of celery rather than a thin sliver in the glass was a joke! As it was my partners birthday it was a great disappointment. I really should not have paid the bill.

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  25. CaseyC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will definitely be back food was lovely . Great quality

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  26. ANDYF

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall great experience on a busy valentines evening. Knowledgeable and courteous waiter.

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  27. JayT

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place…. Great ambience amazing food and good service! A gem hidden in Soho

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  28. CarolineR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and have already booked again for when I am going to a show in March. Lovely ambience gorgeous fredhly cooked food and service brilliant

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  29. ScottM

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Huge portion on the milanese. Pork belly is amazing also.

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  30. GreigMac

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very helpful and flexible staff. This really is a traditional Italian restaurant. Outstanding food from an excellent menu.

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  31. Chloeal

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning food. Infact the best Italian we have ever had! Incredible. Service was great too!

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  32. KarenW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked in advance for 4 people. We were seated by the door which was freezing, they did turn on the heater above the door but it was still cold. The food was amazing. Obviously cooked fresh. Servers friendly. Premises clean. Cost for 4 people - mains only with 4 cokes & 1 JD was £123. They did add their own service charge of 12.5% which is included in this amount.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience Service was great Food was great Enjoyed the setting The value for money here was good too me & my partner both had 3 course meals for a total of only £100 👍🏽

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was the best we have ever experienced. The staff where so attentive and made the night special

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  35. feonap

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food - generous portions and really tasty. Only comment was that it was quite warm in the restaurant so next time I will wear layers! Been before and would happily go again.

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  36. SarahO

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was absolutely delicious. The cocktails were really nice. Didn't like how a water cost £7 and the fact that we got a couple of pieces of bread and wasn't told there was a £4 charge for it, it was just placed on the table. Other from that the restaurant is lovely and I enjoyed the food.

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  37. Quent

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The evening went perfectly, we arrived on time, the food took a little while, but we still had plenty of time. We had starters and a main each. I had slow roast belly of pork - it was amazing. The waiters were very nice & chatty, the wine was nice. The restaurant was only a short walk to the theatre we were going to, we got there without having to hurry. Altogether a great night. We would definitely go to 40 Dean Street again.

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  38. AngelaH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we ate here pre-theatre, the atmosphere is cosy and welcoming. I had the sea bream which came char-grilled with prawns clams cavolo nero and a delicious lemon sauce and chunky chips. All was very freshly prepared, hot and tasty, well presented. my companion had risotto which looked good. overall an excellent meal. it was quiet largely perhaps because the two adjacent table were empty (we arrived 6pm), might be a lot noisier if full.

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  39. SueP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, service and atmosphere for a city centre restaurant.

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  40. IanE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soho’s best kept secret, great food, great everything!

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Forty Dean Street is rated 4.6 stars by 3393 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 51 times today
Google Map for Forty Dean Street

40 Dean Street, London, W1D 4PX

Additional information

  • Area
    Soho
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    5 minutes walk from Leicester Square Station
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
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