Le Querce

4.8
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70 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Antonello Serra moved to London in 1995 from the Il Faro restaurant in Sardinia, with its one Michelin Star for the high level of cuisine based on the reinterpretation of traditional dishes and seasonal products.

In the City, he worked at two prestigious venues: Metrogusto and Assaggi, also given one Star in the Michelin Guide.

2006 is known as the great leap.

On August 21, he opened his first restaurant “Le Querce” in Forest Hill, at number 66 Brockley Rise.

In the warm atmosphere of the restaurant, it is easy to indulge in good food at celebrations, events and moments of conviviality with family and friends. Perhaps the pleasure of taste is contained in the feelings it evokes, in an unmistakable emotion, created by a fellowship of experience and knowledge. Echoes and references to a known past, that feeds the senses and takes us on a journey from the infinite nuances.

What 70 People Are Saying
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ClaireB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much. My kids chose it for my birthday lunch. Great food, lovely staff - always a winner

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hilaryP
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved it - wonderful food and very friendly. Hard a great evening, relaxed, fabulous flavours and lovely staff who really looked after us. A good family run place it felt. I would thoroughly recommend it.

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godirl
London
17 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine and service brilliant. Do you really need Anything else?!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely date night meal. The food was as always outstanding and the service excellent. If you want delicious Italian food as you’d imagine Nonna makes it with out paying through the nose I highly recommend Le Querce. Glad it’s only a 10 min walk!!

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Katie
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Original food, all freshly made, charming service. Why was it not full on a Friday night? A mystery. We shall return.

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DeborahS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Querce is a family-run restaurant in Brockley. The family are Sardinian. We have been coming here for years and even with stiff local competition, they are still excellent. The welcome is warm and friendly, the food and wine are excellent and the service efficient. Whenever we think of going elsewhere, we end up thinking - why should we when we have such an amazing restaurant on our doorstep. We are very lucky.

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Barriedalenick
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The place is bright enough so it feels cheerful and open without being garish - so it felt welcoming. Pity the guy showing me to my table didn't speak English but no worries! It was mid week so a bit quiet but everyone there seemed to be enjoying themselves.
The food was really good and there was a decent choice so there should be something for everyone. We had a great monkfish main with seafood and celeriac puree which was excellent and the afters were fabulous - Apple tarte tatin with rhubarb ice cream!
Service was well timed as we wanted time to chat and at no point did we feel rushed or that we had waited too long. No complaints about the service as such but it was a tiny bit impersonal but I am nit picking.
The only thing I would like to see would be the introduction of some modern beers - some South London pale would have gone down a treat with the fish.
Overall - really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here at least once a week - great food and always a very welcoming greeting

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Local
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing pasta, wonderful service, lovely local place

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TinaPJ
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Le Querce many times now, and have recommended the restaurant to many people. The food is always superb, and the range available can cater for any tastes and diet requirements. It has no faults at all!

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CatherineO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visit Le Querce regularly as it is by far our favourite local restaurant. The food is superb and the service and general ambience always make for a good night out. This time we took relatives who were visiting London and it did not disappoint. The food was great as always (special mentions to the seafood pasta, swordfish, sea bass and tiramisu) and the service friendly and efficient. This restaurant is an absolute local gem and well worth a visit from further away for the fantastic cooking, which is top-notch regional Italian specialities rather than the usual pizza and pasta. There is also a good selection of regional Italian wines. Already looking forward to our next visit!

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Savannah
20 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Querce never disappoints. The food varies constantly but is always inventive, tasty and visually appealing. Everything is homemade and the service is personal and impeccable. Le Querce is a long lasting genuine local favourite. The cuisine is Sardinian so not your typical Italian red sauce menu. Fish always features prominently.

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TheDentist
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely family meal, children very well looked after. Very welcoming restaurant.

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JayneS
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seemed to be an off day. Long wait for service. Food not as good as usual. Inconsistency between dishes - my pasta far too peppery. Just not as good as usual and therefore not the usual value, taste or experience sadly. Music too loud and added nothing - diners shouting to each other over it. Disappointed compared to usual experience.

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Leea
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant restaurant and team...
Exactly what you're looking for from a local eatery

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JohnS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent family run restaurant. Great menu and food beautifully cooked. Staff charming and informative, and a reasonably priced wine list.

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BRETTS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm never disappointed when I eat at Le Querce. Great food, Friendly staff and a relaxed environment. I love the interesting dishes and unusual ice creams and sorbets. Don't go expecting your usual Italian fare...this has a distinctive Sardinian twist that I love.

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Steve
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, relaxing and a fun evening with perfect food, service and style

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Optimum
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent family-run restaurant - true to Sardinian cuisine. A wide range of food to choose from including a number of seasonal specials. Ravioli - sheep's cheese and spinach - was outstanding. Highly recommended.

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Fohoho
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Overpriced relative to other restaurants in London, even relative to central London.

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CarolynE
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Robert is always so friendly, helpful and welcoming. This restaurant is great for shellfish, meat and vegetarians. The cost represents the quality. Just great for a celebration 🎉

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FamilyP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding Italian and Sardinian food. Every time. Lovely attentive service if you want to ask anything.

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DanielS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent fish, very good wine, try the ice cream and sorbets.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonello looked after my daughter and I very, very well. The food was nicely executed and beautifully served.

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HungryHorse
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice restaurant lovely food and service. The garlic ice cream was amazing!

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AELR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dishes. We ordered two starters that were fresh, well presented and delicious. And pasta for main course which was fantastic, and the chicken was excellent too.
Good service. Friendly staff.

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SimonG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food with a large selection of daily specials. Friendly welcoming staff. We will certainly go back. One negative comment. Nothing was written down when our order was taken and a primi piatti course never arrived which was a shame. I dont understand why someone taking your order wouldnt write it down.

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Teddy
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal there. I had the steak, which was lovely, and we shared a large sage ravioli to start which was perfect!

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JontyR
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been intending to visit this 'local' for years and never got round to it. Our loss! It was exactly what you need from a local italian. Authentic everything (staff, ambience, menu, ingredients, wine list) and delicious food. We'll be back.

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ChristopheB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always great food, friendly service and best pizza in London.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, authentic food without pretension

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FamilyP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always superb. The staff are always kind, friendly and attentive with good advice. And I will say again that the food is always superb - you can’t say it enough. Such a great local treat!

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Steve
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent meal again! The wine was amazing and the food so tasty. I had the spaghetti sea food linguine, which was fantastic. So lucky to have in our neighbourhood.

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fillDee
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't imagine there is an Italian restaurant anywhere in London that serves food as good as Le Querce. Everything about the whole experience was magnificent - including the birthday treat they gave us at the end!

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been for a for a few years as no longer live in the area but it was as excellent as me and my wife remember. Interesting, tasty food. No problem with late additions. Complimentary prosecco as it was our anniversary, moved to the terrace to have our coffee. Just a really lovely place with great food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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IainM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's been a while since we've been here and almost forgot how good it was. Unfussy, great flavoured food and great ice cream to finish!

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JoWilkes
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Four of us had a very enjoyable evening eating main courses of mostly pasta and finishing with ice-cream and coffee. There was a bit of a wait to order but it was worth waiting for when the food arrived. My ravioli was delicious and the green beans complemented it very well. As always the different ice creams were tasty and provided a good talking point. The cost of the meal worked out to be about £27 pp, including tip.
A return visit will be planned!

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aeih
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and would highly recommend Le Querce

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Antelope
London
24 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a friendly, family run business. We have been going to Le Querce fir many years, and the food and service is always special.

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