Margot Restaurant

4.5
823 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
Margot salutes Italy and its many regions with an emphasis on great food and great service. Celebrating the glamour and charm of Italian design and craft in simple elegance, Margot combines comfort and refinement in a lively setting.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00
Mon–Sat 17:30–23:00
Sat, Sun 12:00–15:30
Sun 17:30–22:00
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Phone number
020 3409 4777
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Alessio Piras
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Cross Street
Freemasons’ Hall
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Parking Details
The nearest NCP is located on Parker Street, Parker Mews, (off Parker St onto Parker Mews).
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Public Transit
Covent Garden on the Piccadilly line
Holborn on the Central and Piccadilly lines
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Club Room at Margot offers a versatile space for a truly bespoke event seating up to 32 guests. Menu options are tailored to highlight the authentic Italian cuisine using the best seasonal ingredients throughout the year.

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Special Offers

Seasonal Set menu 2 courses £25, 3 course £29

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 10 September 2018

Ends: 10 December 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-12:15 13:30-15:30 21:00-21:00
Mon-Sat 12:00-12:15 13:30-15:30 17:30-18:30 21:30-23:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 9:15PM - 9:45PM
Mon - Sat 9:15PM - 10:45PM

What 823 People Are Saying
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L
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food and service were fine. It’s good if you live in the area or for theatre dinning.

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Ever feel like someone is asking questions out of obligation without ever listening to or caring for the answer. This is the Margot wait staff. Food great, severely let down by the service. So much potential to be great, but you feel like they are more interested in turning the table and moving you on than ensuring the experience is great.

Took the cheese platter for dessert, after being told we wanted red wine, server pushed the recommended accompanying wines. My eyesight in the dim light a little poor so reinforced we wanted red wine. Our table waiter assured us that they were. Out comes Sherry and port. Both were good but service staff unable to distinguish between red wine, port and sherry are in the wrong job.

Lacks attention and polish for what it is trying to be.

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MS
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening at Margot. The food was superb, the staff are fantastic. We had previously been for lunch which was excellent and dinner was of the same quality.

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the 3 course set menu pre-theatre, wonderful creamy mushroom soup. Main was a sausage tagliatelle ragu which was so tasty. Can come across as quite a posh establishment but all the staff were very attentive and all made you feel welcome, set menu or not.

I would definitely go back

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MF
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful place with great service. Beautiful central location and fun bar.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I was really disappointed with Margots. We arrived at 20.50 for a 21.00 reservation and were told our table would be ready in 10mins. We were taken downstairs to the bar for a drink, the barman was fantastic, attentive and engaging and I thought we were off to a good start. No one came to get us until 21.30 which by this time I was extremely hungry.
Two breadsticks were put on the table and we didn’t see anyone for at least another 15mins. The waiter came to take our food order and we hadn’t even ordered a drink. He said he would send the sommelier over which took another 15-20mins. The wine was brought and we then had to keep trying to catch the waiters eye to order our food as by this time it was after 10pm.
The food was ok, we had soup which was just lukewarm, my pasta was nice but my partners was average at best.
No one ever came to check on us to see how it was or if we needed anything and our wine glasses were constantly empty. This looked to be the case not just at our table.
We were then offered desserts only after we asked for the bill and for the first time ever I didn’t have one as it was nearly 11.30pm and just too late.
All in all the restaurant is beautifully decorated, the food average and the service lacklustre but still with the £££ price tag. A meal for two with wine was £300. Save yourself the money there are much better restaurants in London than this.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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TP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went with my wife on a busy Friday evening after attending a civic function. Arrived 30 mins early so had a drink at a table in the basement. It would have been a nice touch to offer some nibbles with our drinks. Was seated upstairs at the front of the restaurant on time. My wife had the crab starter which was very good. I had the scallops which were disappointing, more style over substance. Our respective mains from the a la carte menu of chicken and lamb were good if not outstanding. The restaurant had sold out of Tiramisu (unforgivable for an Italian restaurant) and on ordering an alternative I ended up with a half scoop of ice cream with an expresso coffee poured over it. The restaurant was extreamly busy as the London Fashion show was being staged nearby and I believe that the service may have suffered as a result. Frenetic and functional rather than smooth would be my description.
The bill arrived and we had been charged for three glasses of champagne rather than two. The Assistant Manager apologised and rectified this immediately and also knocked off the cost of the dessert. I would probably give it another try but perhaps when it is a little quieter.

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I
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We really like this restaurant. Very good service. We started with a ruccola sallad which a little bit to much ruccola, otherwise ok. I had a wonderful ossobuco. Perfectly prepared. My wife a very good ravioli. As to desserts my first two choices were sold out so I had the third option, a chocolate sphere with a delicious filling. We were very well compensated for the trouble with my dessert choice. So on the whole a very nice meal.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant service, and top notch food, good choice for a pre-theatre meal.

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AL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal with wonderful, hospitable staff. Would highly recommend!

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had an very bad experience at Margot which should be removed from OpenTable.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the main courses (monkfish) had to be sent back as it was tepid. Very disappointing.

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AB
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Booked Margot for a long late summer lunch with my wife. Spoke to one of the nice ladies and said I wanted cuddly seat. When we arrived, we were seated in a corner which is exactly what we like. Negronis were lovely, slightly slow to arrive. Our Barolo was absolutely excellent, so much so I ordered 6 bottles for home. Service first rate. Food pretty good. My wife said the pumpkin ravioli was a 10 out of 10 (and that is rare). Lovely cheese and salami to get us going. My wife slightly disappointed in the Vitello Tonnato, I liked it. Sea Bass tartare was fine, but not exceptional.
Restaurant itself is very stylish. Really nice feel, but to my surprise it was pretty quiet. Perhaps 1/3 full. My preference is a buzzy place with lots of people watching. This was not the case on this Sunday.

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NC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great find in the very heart of Covent Garden, authentic quality Italian food great value, would highly recommend

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wedding Anniversary – though it was busy we didn’t feel at all crowded, the service was excellent, wine helpfully chosen to complement the food was perfect and the courses were genuinely Italian, we really felt looked after. Should have ordered more vegetable sides as we like quite a lot of veg. all in all, a great night – thanks Margot..

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KW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food , great service , would definitely visit again

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EM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional restaurant with high quality food and service. Top notch!

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfetto! Delightful staff, beautiful setting and delicious food

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RN
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic service, modern cooking. Simply superb. Have enjoyed both post theatre dinners and business lunches and perfect for both.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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n
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very well executed osso bucco has me counting the days until my next visit!

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CB
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fresh creative, the staff is very friendly and will recommend you great wines if you are not too familiar with the Italien terroir.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent birthday dinner - lovely atmosphere and great food.

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OL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Now this is great Italian food! As a starter I went for a mozzarella di buffala with varied soft of tomatoes. Amazing
Then followed some parpadelle with ragu... OMG! So tasty

The service outside on the terrace was perfect and Overall I spent a perfect time.

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JE
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

To summarise my overall experience at Margot in one word; it was, delightful. The food was delicious although my scallops did feel a wee bit too soft but the wild boar ragú was fantastic. As for desert, I don’t remember what my bf had but it also tasted really good. I had a selection of cheese with bread which was for me, a great way to end a evening. As for the price-to-portion quality, I think it was fine. Also, Margot boasts an extensive wine selection to choose from. :-) I highly recommend Margot to any foodies, people looking for a neat place to go on a romantic date, a family dinner or even a business meal.

The staff were all very friendly and ready to give advise and recommendations.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Warm welcome and nice restaurant environment. Good attentive service and well looked after. Good food but Black Cod special was a bit expensive for what you got

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e
London
33 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu here is really appealling. Our food was competently cooked and enjoyable but main course of brill didn’t live up to my great expectations. The cocktails and wine were a higlight and the service was friendly and efficient.

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SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and service. The food was excellent, as was the wine. We ate here before a show with our nine year old and we all loved our dinners.

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KT
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Some of the food was nice. Quinoa salad was nice. Restaurant was empty. Service was good. Sea bass was tepid, cooked well but flavours didn't complement each other. Cheese serving was very small. Partner was not keen on the Ragu gnocchi, greasy. When booking on Open Table, it was showing that restaurant was fully booked except 12noon....yet restaurant was empty during our whole visit! This restaurant has potential...they need to listen to customers.

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N
Berkshire
15 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience again, service is impeccable and food is excellent.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Good food and portions. Friendly service. Good vine.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the whole experience service was impeccable, they made us feel special would definitely recommend. The wine was a little expensive but very nice.

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London
19 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointed that the second bottle of wine was poured without our party offered the opportunity to taste. It could have been “off” and tainted the wine already in our glasses. Not to be expected in a restaurant of this calibre. Otherwise a really nice venue in Covent Garden and would definitely return.

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AE
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb decor, great food and very attentive staff.

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JO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Really nice food, a little expensive. Friendly attentive service, would go there again.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with the service and food quality. Nice atmosphere.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellente soirée passée dans un ce restaurant . Service impeccable, repas excellent , personnel très avenant .

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MR
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited this restaurant on a weekend trip to London, been recommended to us by our daughter it lived up to her recommendation we had a lovely evening the food was excellent and the staff very attentive without being too fussy. Will be booking again on our next trip to London.

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j
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional and so was the service. Great ambience too.

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