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Francatelli, London,
Award-winning

Francatelli

4.5
4.5
1494 Reviews
£41 and over
French
Francatelli, a new British restaurant in London, celebrates the legacy of 19th-century chef Charles Elmé Francatelli through modern interpretations of his classic dishes. Chef William Drabble, known for his seasonal focus and local sourcing, leads the kitchen, drawing inspiration from Francatelli's 1846 cookbook "The Modern Cook." Expect a menu rooted in simplicity and British produce, with some show-stopping flourishes.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Area
    Mayfair
  • Cross Street
    St Jame's Street
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking available nearby
  • Public Transit
    Green Park Tube Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Experiences

  • Lunch Set Menu

    £42.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We celebrate the bounty of Britain by partnering with the finest local suppliers. Their dedication shines through in every dish designed by our Executive Chef William Drabble, echoing the culinary legacy of Charles Elmé Francatelli, from St James's Club to Queen Victoria's table. Savour seasonal flavours and champion small producers with every bite. Set lunch menu available Thursday to Saturday from 12pm – 2pm. Choose between a 2 course set menu for 35.00 or a 3 course set menu for £42.50 per person Service Charge: A discretionary service charge of 15% will be added to your bill.
    Lunch Set Menu photo

What 1,494 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

1,531 Reviews
  1. MarkT

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service, good value. Well cooked and imaginative food. We would visit again.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Menu was supposed to be based on Francatelli's cookbook, (Queen Victoria's chef), but only two items were from it. This was misleading. The restaurant had no atmosphere and looks dated. Only one other table was occupied. Considering the menu consists of mainly "British" traditional fare, it was outrageously expensive. The cocktails from the table list were poor and did not taste like they had been professionally mixed. However the service, and sommelier advice was first class.

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  3. TDrury1

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    This place was such a shame. £48 for a rib-eye and what arrived was a thin, void of any flavour piece of meat. I’ve had better steaks at flat iron. The whole point of a great ribeye is the fat, the bone and the marbling. This had none of it. My husbands ham was ok but nothing to right home about for £34. The cheapest bottle of wine was £65 which is ridiculous, I’m all for spending a lot of money on a beautiful wine, but having recognised quite a few of the bottles and then seeing the price tag, we’ve have the same bottle for a lot less in other restaurants. This is the restaurant time forgot, dated decor and not in an ironic way, stuffy service and zero ambiance. It was Friday night and this place was dead! Such a shame as I had such high hopes for it. We will never come back here. We were previously at noble dot for a drink and wish we had stayed there, where the wine was reasonable and the food coming out of the kitchen looked incredible. There are 100’s of way more incredible restaurants that are worth your time over this place.

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  4. EricaC

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I thought it was overpriced for what it was. Not a memorable experience.

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  5. Isaac

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We highly recommend this restaurant - we went there for dinner and had 3 courses. The food was technically really excellent, we particularly enjoyed these two mains: monkfish and ham special with madeira sauce. The service was great and we felt very well looked after (thanks Salvatore, Federico, Nino and Sofia!). Good flow between the courses, without lots of waiting around. Very nice ambience too. Looking forward to returning!

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  6. BasL

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was nice, but the plating looks where nothing like the pictures on the site, the service was way to eager. Every 5 minutes there was someone to ask us anything, within 2 hours we were out and about. We where looking for a Romantic evening, but felt rushed

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  7. diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I first came when it was Park Place by William Drabble. That was the best French food I had ever had and I’ve dined at a lot of restaurants including La Gavroche Marcus, Joel Robuchon. Unfortunately Francatelli and the new menu is not for me. It doesn’t show off the chef’s amazing talent which is disappointing. Nothing wrong with the food but nothing memorable either. It will be for a different clientele. If Park Place comes back will be back in an instant.

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  8. Sirinan

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time here. We went there before New year the food was excellent so we decided to go there to celebrate our anniversary. The service was exceptional, especially Sofia and Federico. Starters and Desserts were delicious but the main was a bit salty for Gammon Ham. However everything is excellent and we will be back again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very good, food was good. A nice lunch!

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  10. ChrisH

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a really enjoyable lunch. We chose from the a la carte menu as we didn’t find enough on the set lunch menu to excite us. We all enjoyed our meals; the steaks were really tasty and tender, the fish and it sauces terrific and the parmentier potatoes delicious. So much so that we asked for and were given the recipe. It was a very quiet restaurant, but the service was courteous, knowledgeable and most friendly. A wonderful experience.

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  11. Claire

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    While it was a nice meal with good service we were underwhelmed compared to the price and reputation. The ribeye had to be sent back as it was not cooked properly (on top of that it was very uninspiring to have a piece of meat blandly sitting on an unmemorable plate with a small jug of really not very nice sauce). The cottage pie was delicious. Otherwise, if we were staying at the hotel we would have been really happy with the in house restaurant - but I wouldn’t recommend travelling to it

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  12. Sirinan

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The set lunch menu was good value for money. We will come back

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  13. Simonstig

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the 3 course set lunch with drinks package £65pp inc glass of champagne, sparkling water, 125 wine and coffee. Excellent food and service, a lovely dining experience this was my 4th visit to this venue and will definitely return again.

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  14. csabas

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was outstanding, had mostly seafood dishes (turbot, scallops, sole and seabass), everything was cooked to perfection. Atmosphere was very subdued, service lacked the typical razzmatazz you get in other Michelin starred restaurants. Overall very good value for the quality of food.

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  15. CraigW

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Expected it to be busier , staff were attentive but unable to deliver - wine flight with gourmand menu was unavailable and cocktails in the bar were apparently a new menu - menu a bit samey… good quality but uninteresting..

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  16. garrym

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Only a couple of things I would criticise, firstly we got off to a bit of a bad start waiting for drinks and then one of the said drinks appeared to be forgotten. When this was brought up the waitress became a little defensive, which I didn't think was appropriate. The only other thing was the Christmas Menu could only be had if everyone at the table wanted it. I find this a bit strange, surely if there are two couples dining and one couple wanted to have it, then they should be able to do so ? If it was a party of two they could order it, so why couldn't one couple in a party of four? Apart from that the food was excellent, as well as the surroundings and atmosphere. I would recommend it.

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  17. claretfan

    London

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Other than the Yule Log dessert all our food was delicious. The new (temporary??) sommelier did not know that St Julien is part of Bordeaux & tried to substitute a white Burgundy. The wine department really needs attention. The Maître D saved the evening but it would have been appreciated if someone had asked why neither lady guest had more than one mouthful of “the log” Loin of venison exceptional.

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  18. DelphineS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le personnel est d'une gentillesse et le repas était fabuleux!

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  19. dinnercrit

    London

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as always. It was a long time since we last went and the refurb was a calming space and a lot lighter. Service was good but felt I was left waiting for dessert a little too long. Saying that, we enjoyed our evening immensely.

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  20. Jayne

    Newcastle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was fantastic. Absolutely lovely meal and the cocktails were delicious. We had the gourmand menu with matched wine and each course was delicious and beautifully presented. We will go again.

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  21. Gilpatrick

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    In most places the meal we had would be described as pleasant and satisfying, but those with a memory of how things were can only look on it with disappointment. The dishes now are made for comfort rather than excitement. A crab bisque kept to crab and cream brings satisfaction but no gastronomic adventure. The cod and muscles was simple (though I prefer avoidance of the vacuum bath) but without innovation.

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  22. JonathanG

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service in a quiet location within a few minutes walk of Green Park.

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  23. JohannesG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great find. London at its best. A short menu, but each item is great.

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  24. KeithF

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We had lunch midweek and the restaurant was very quiet therefore there was little atmosphere. I had the set lunch and my wife selected from the a la carte menu. The food was good, but not spectacular and the service was efficient, except that a side dish was forgotten, although to be fair to the waiter, this was removed from the bill without being asked.

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  25. mary

    London

    97 reviews

    3.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The question was how did this restaurant manage to get a Michelin star? Frankly, the only thing which was good and tasty was my gnocchi in their limited menu! I then had smallest piece of unimaginative sea bass with only a few small peeled tomatoes! My partner had a dry pork parcel and a tough and dry ribeye steak for main. And our deserts nothing to write home about! The bill came more than £200 without alcohol! Very surprised with the whole experience. Will not go back again.

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  26. KhalidH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best birthday experience! From the warm and welcoming staff, to the excellent decor and classic English menu, this was a 10 star dinner! They even gave my mum a birthday card signed by all the staff and sang happy birthday. Can’t wait to go back.

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  27. Yankee

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love to dine at this restaurant for special catch up occasions. Can’t go wrong!

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  28. CarolineP

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely lunch. Our first visit and really enjoyed it. We had the A La Carte menu and asked for pairing wines. The wines matched the food perfectly. There is an exceptionally well priced set lunch with optional drinks package which seemed superb value for money so definately worth a try too. The restaurant was very quiet which was a shame as it affected the atmosphere; definately deserved to be busier. Staff were lovely.

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  29. SteveT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is rather small but it didn’t lack atmosphere. The service wasn’t the best unfortunately. When we turned up we were only offered the food menu and had to ask for the drinks and wine line list. This led to us being presented with cocktails with our first course of food - which for us, wasn’t a good combination. The Gourmand menu was nice, simple food but we felt as though it could have been improved with a few more dishes. Each course didn’t disappoint. The courses come out very quickly so we had to ask to slow them down half way through to avoid finishing the 6 courses in an hour or so. That said, the food was superb and didn’t disappoint.

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  30. Mickey

    Orlando

    75 reviews

    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous dinner with wine pairing. The staff was excellent and the food was great.

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  31. RichardJ

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Having eaten here previously, it was disappointing this time to have no amuse bouche or petit fours, very unusual for this class of restaurant. In addition, the French fries were very reminiscent of standard supermarket fare and clearly not homemade, again, underwhelming.

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  32. BrendanS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food and service, the restaurant is my absolute favourite can’t wait to go back.

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  33. LindaT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely peaceful peaceful venue in the heart of London. Chef is excellent - gourmet choice came with some delightful "extras". Staff very attentive, Thank You. Linda, Torquay

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  34. Hannah

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A real hidden gem! I had an absolutely wonderful evening here for my partner's birthday and I honestly cannot fault a thing. The service, quality, and attention to detail were phenomenal, and the food was outstanding. I will definitely be recommending here for any upcoming special occasions.

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  35. MichaelK

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing Menu Gourmand which had all the things we loved, exquisitely cooked and full of great flavours. William Drabble never disappoints!

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  36. hungryclient

    Hertfordshire

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing and memorable experience. This dining experience will never be forgotten. Compliments to the chef and his yeam

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  37. Happydiner

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good quality food, friendly and attentive service, very good value lunch menu. Will definitely revisit.

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  38. Treats

    London

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit back after a long break attracted by the amazing lunch offer. It was a real treat delicious food, lovely service and a very special lunch.

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  39. MikeM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The gourmand menu was the best dinner and wine paring of my life.

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  40. Diner123

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey, but worth it. Excellent food, well presented. Comfortable room. Great, welcoming, friendly, warm, and attentive service. Not for folks who like a happening, loud, hip, crowded place.

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Francatelli is rated 4.5 stars by 1494 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 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Francatelli

7-8 Park Place, London, SW1A 1LS

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Cross Street
    St Jame's Street
  • Area
    Mayfair
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00–14:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:00–21:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, British
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking available nearby
  • Public Transit
    Green Park Tube Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    William Drabble
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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