Forty Dean Street

4.4
1944 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 2:15PM - 5:00PM
Mon - Fri 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 2:15PM - 5:00PM

What 1944 People Are Saying
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CarolF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening spent here . Catered for diner who required a gluten free food. Good service and reasonably priced . Would definitely go again.

JL
JohnL
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great welcome, attentive friendly waiters.

PP
PericlesP
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! We had an incident and the manager of the restaurant Lisa handled it extremely well. She and her staff were very professional. Thank you for all your support. We will definitely visit again.

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kattikins
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, food fantastic & despite 1 yappy dog & salted caramel cheesecake sold out we all still had a great time. Thoroughly recommend & will be back again

JW
JamieW
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening with good food, drink and atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal! The quality of the food is simply outstanding, Buffalo pizza was so freshly made, as was the pasta dish my wife got! Will definitely be back!!

AR
AgustinaR
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The restaurant overall was very good. We felt welcomed with our little dog.
Food was very good too, downside was the service, we felt "ignored" by the waiters in one corner (altought their attitude was correct, maybe the place was overcrowded for just 2 waiters). We ordered a drink that never arrived and, after waiting for more than 40 minutes for them to pick up the dishes and order dessert, we decided to pay the bill and leave.

JC
JonathonC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely food, great service - thanks for a lovely meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, excellent food and great fun

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Had a lovely lunch, would definitely eat here again!

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AlexandraB
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was recommended to us.
It was so good! Great atmosphere even though a bit too loud. Food was fantastic, the wine delicious and super nice service.

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Pri87
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Overcharged, sadly. Bill came to £143 total, there were 3 of us and we split it.

The first person paid £50, the second person also paid £50 and I was meant to be charged £43 but instead I was charged £50. Disappointing.

MM
MarkMaxHarvey
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had dinner here before going to the theatre. The food was great, as was the wine and procecco. The team really looked after us, including bringing out my wife's dessert with a candle for her birthday.

Great Italian in a good location. Look forward to going back soon.

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AdamF
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious - rich tomato pasta with my crispy-coated tender veal Milanese. Risotto was perfectly cooked. Staff were very helpful. And best of all completely dog friendly. Will be back again soon!

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Chris
London
17 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Italian restaurant with the feel of a French brasserie. Comfortable. Very good service. The food, not particularly cheap, was good to very good and the portions generous. The wine list is more reasonably priced but don't expect anything fine. Total cost £106 for two including 2 starters, 2 mains, a shared dessert, one of the cheaper reds and service. Would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Forty Dean street - service and food never disappoint.

SC
SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely, very friendly staff, accomodated us even though we were early. Highly recommend

BY
BenY
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food in a fun environment .
Informal & friendly staff

MT
ManishT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic Italian food - we thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

SR
SuziR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely lovely. I had the lobster spaghetti and couldn’t believe how much fresh lobster meat I got for the price. The sauce was delicious and the spaghetti was perfectly al dente. Great sized portions, fresh, tasty, authentic and cooked to perfection. Was so nice to be able to bring the pooch with us too. Very good service and truly dog friendly. Will be going back very soon.

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Theok
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great, and the restaurant is very cosy. I loved the truffle ravioli, so tasty! Only thing, Ravioli wasn’t enough for my bf so probably if you need more food to fill order a starter.

JB
JennyB
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside eating comfortable underneath awning and outside heaters. Food matched good prior reviews, and service was MUCH BETTER than prior reviews. Server Evie was super helpful and efficient, with a lovely manner. Value was pretty good given the buzzy location and good quality food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm welcome and superb service throughout, plus delicious food (and a lovely glass of Viognier!) Never felt hurried, just gently looked after. Will definitely return!

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Sunny
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely little place. We booked for a late lunch to celebrate a birthday and had a luxury of a quite and relaxed time, great service and attention. The guys also sang a happy birthday song for us. Definitely had a feel of a private party for 2. Will come back!

PW
PatriciaW
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with beautifully prepared, tasty food. Will definitely go back

SG
SoosanG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious penne Arrabiata in London! Always a great atmosphere at 40 Dean Street! Also check out the amazing decor in the bathrooms!

MD
MariannaD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant - complimented by the food and ambiance. It is a regular haunt for me that does not disappoint. The pasta dishes are particularly exquisite and in particular the lobster ravioli a and sea food pasta linguine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food was nothing to right home about, it’s the setting that bothered me the most. It was like paying top £ for the best seats in the house and getting the front row at the cinema ( they are the worst seats and you will get a pain In the neck and miss experience of the film) . It was packed with ppl so must be doing something right. But definitely not an intimate dining experience as I was led to believe.

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LoisN
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, excellent service from the staff, made our anniversary so special 😊

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The main thing - food was good and was good value. Let down by warm wine. Have to ask for salt, pepper, olive oil, several times.
Overall - good restaurant but not for a special occasion

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a cosy setting. Wonderful staff. A real gem of a restaurant

SH
SophieH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good the staff were so welcoming and we had our dog with us and they were excellent with him too

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent services. Food very tasty. Love it. Exceptional service from Flex. Was fantastic👏

KB
KathrynB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! The cheesecake is amazing! Will definitely be going back

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viplulu
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, will def be back again. Big portions and good, honest service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I met up with a friend at this restaurant and although the staff weren’t rude we were rushed off our table, we still had wine to finish when the waitresses came over and said ‘the next set of people are here for this table’ and told us to leave. I found that to be pretty terrible service. The food was nice but nothing special.

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Amil
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter

JS
JesseS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Didn't expect too much but turned out to be quite good. Delicious pasta. Amazing staff. Drinks were just ok, but plenty of drinks options in the area anyway. Perfect if you are bringing a small dog.

VD
VictoriaD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Service was fine but food very disappointing and tasteless

KS
KatieS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Lovely. Will be returning

FAQs

Forty Dean Street is rated 4.4 stars by 1944 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.