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Forty Dean Street, London,

Forty Dean Street

4.6
4.6
3463 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 48 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival - Glass of bubbles

    1 Jun - 30 Jun 2024
    We would like to offer everyone who dines and books through here a glass of bubbles or a non-alcoholic alternative to celebrate London Restaurant Festival
    London Restaurant Festival - Glass of bubbles photo

What 3,463 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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • West End London

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

3,494 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had a most enjoyable evening at Forty Dean Street. The food was delicious and well presented. Drinks were great. We were looked after throughout the evening. It is a beautiful place to dine. Would definitely recommend.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I have been here before and had an incredible time in the past. Service levels are now at a point I would not return. I visited with a friend last night and the waitress put Parmesan on my vongole I am highly dairy intolerant and did not ask for Parmesan. They had to take my food away and remake it for me, it at which time my friend had finished his meal. He also didn’t get the containments he asked for. We complained but the manager gave a very basic response which I found rude. I asked for compensation and it was refused. Will not return

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  3. Devon

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed our meal.

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  4. GaryH1

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pre theatre meal. Was quite busy and therefore service was a little slow but that did not bother us at all. Staff were super. And food was excellent would definitely recommend, but give yourself a good hour before you need to be at the theatre

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  5. Charlotte

    Angus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic pre-theatre meal. Party of 6, all meals incredible and service very friendly and efficient. Appreciated the non alcoholic cocktails on the menu too. Would definitely return.

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  6. NigelB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere and general buzz really good. Starters were all good but main courses a little disappointing. The lobster spaghetti looked like spaghetti bolognaise and at £30 was not what we expected. Service very good.

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  7. Soniak

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening - incredible food, delightful staff and buzz atmosphere.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Italian meals I’ve had outside of Italy! Great service and a lovely buzz of ambiance. We will visit again!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great buzzy place with relaxed atmosphere great service and really good food. We’ll definitely be back

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  10. LynneP

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Fantastic food & cannot fault the service either. Ratter disappointed they couldn’t make me a Mojito cocktail, my second choice of drink was a vodka, lime & soda, sadly they don’t have lime cordial, so my third choice of drink was a Prosecco. The seating was very close together, loads of empty seats so why did the waitress choose to sit two couples either side of us? Had we not been sitting so close we would have had dessert & more drinks, shame! So went to a bar nearby instead.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good food and service, I would highly recommend.

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  12. Marion

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each dish was well presented and very tasty. This was a birthday celebration adn they did us proud! THANK YOU

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing especially the pappardelle with beef and tomatoe ragu! The vibe was very chilled not too loud more of a speakeasy restaurant. Highly recommend for a dinner or date night !

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place, great value & lovely staff. Will 100% be returning.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and was served on time. The waitress was very friendly. We sat outside so there wasn’t really an ambiance but there seemed to be buzzing inside.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A bit small compared to what I thought from the pictures. Seating a bit crowded, apart from that it’s a cozy place, good food and excellent service. Will be back

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food and staff were even better can’t wait to return.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a bit too intimate. The tables were very close to each other. However, the service and the food was excellent. In addition, there was no flexibility in the time allocated for your meal.

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  19. AngelaS

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cosy and welcoming restaurant. Staff very accommodating and attentive. Food was superb and reasonably priced. It was the perfect venue for a special celebration before the theatre.

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  20. PinkDiver

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food - one of the best meals I've had in Soho.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommended by a friend who'd been there a while back. Very good ambience, excellent food and very professional but friendly service.

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  22. AndrewD

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely restaurant. Shame Sophie doesn’t work there anymore but still a lovely restaurant for a special occasion

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice ambiance on a Saturday afternoon, very nice food and excellent service

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic lunch at Forty on Saturday the service was fabulous and the food was delicious, so flavoursome. The restaurant is delightfully decorated and feels cosy and comfortable. Will be back when I next visit London.

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  25. 2Dine4

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice family style Italian Restaurant. Good food and great service at very reasonable prices for this part of town. We'll be back.

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  26. Deronda

    London

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, lovely staff and always welcoming to well-behaved dogs too.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first time dining here. We were down in London visiting to watch a show and celebrate my partners birthday. The staff were amazing in welcoming us and accommodating us during our time there. Food was amazing and so delicious, nice touch too with the complementary desert for her birthday. The only thing I wish you guys did have was beer on draught but over than that everything else was amazing. Will definitely be back when next in London.

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  28. Queensburylander

    Yorkshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service excellent food real good value absolutely fantastic

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  29. LarissaB

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    O ambiente é charmoso e aconchegante. Os funcionários sao atenciosos, educados e simpaticos. Ha variedade de pratos e estava tido delicioso! Adorei e recomendo!

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  30. NormaB

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting and table ware , Good was excellent delicious

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  31. Drrose

    Indiana

    372 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    372 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a lovely authentic Italian dinner along with yummy cocktails and delicious wine. The service was top notch and professional. The only downside was the tables were very close together but this provided a cozy and friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and return.

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  32. JulieR

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely cosy Restaurant - great food and lovely ambiance. Hosts / staff were attentive. We had a lovely meal - would definitely go back!

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  33. TiagoA

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Cosy space, superb location. Menu very diversified. Will come back

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  34. Stardinner78

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful meal, two of our party have allergies and additional dietary requirements, the waiting staff and chef were very helpful and accommodating with our needs, which does not happen in all places. Thank you! This made for a very enjoyable dining experience. The food was great, drinks great and helpful staff.

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  35. SusieW

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately we were not able to be seated inside as the restaurant was full, I booked ages ago and hadn’t expected the weather to still be cold, however, we kept our coats on and hoped for the best. The food was absolutely superb, I had grilled prawns to start, they were tasty, moist and delicious, I then had lobster ravioli, the best I have ever eaten, pasta just right, full of soft juicy lobster and the bisque sauce was tangy and full of wonderful flavour, service amazing, delicious I’ve booked again for May - inside this time - Great Restaurant!!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of food was excellent . Fresh flavoursome and well presented. A real gem of a restaurant offering fantastic food right in heart of Soho at affordable prices.

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  37. feonap

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been before and have never been disappointed. Lovely environment, great service and delicious food.

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  38. Loobiloo

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at 40 Dean Street and already booked for next time - food was superb - staff were really attentive and the atmosphere really good.

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  39. SimonT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a meal on Friday evening and tried some new dishes which were fantastic. Would highly recommend

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  40. ElaineD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very enjoyable start to our evening the service was excellent and the food was delicious definitely will go again

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Forty Dean Street is rated 4.6 stars by 3463 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.
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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