Quirinale Restaurant

4.5
511 reviews
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Italian
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  • Lunch
Virtually on the very banks of the Thames, Quirinale is a casually elegant restaurant with charming service and delectable Italian food. A favourite of discerning Londoners including a good number of politicians from the nearby Houses of Parliament, Quirinale is a simple, classy spot where you’ll experience refined but attentive hospitality from the superb front of house staff. Known for producing some of London’s best high end Italian food, Quirinale eschews the rustic in favour of contemporary elegance, offering delicately presented dishes created with a focus on simplicity, quality of ingredients and just a touch of imagination. Of note is Quirinale’s cheese selection – the perfect ending to the perfect meal.
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IB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Waited 25 minutes before anyone would take our order - despite asking twice. Asked for bread - none arrived. I have dined here many times and service was particularly poor this time. But the food is pretty good.

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BH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to this restaurant but it will not be our last.
We needed to eat in this area as we were attending an afternoon function nearby.
We were time restricted so the two course lunch suited with some wine followed by coffee.
The whole experience was divine.
The restaurant even though it's in a basement has great light and bucket loads of ambience.
We will return to sample the full menu.
Lunch was one of the major highlights of a special day in London.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The menu was extremely limited and the quality of the food served was poor. The venu was empty (which was of little surprise given the poor choice on the menu and the blandness of the meal). The service was fairly good and the waiting staff polite.

I would certainly not recommend this establishment to anyone nor would I return in the future.

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JV
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We will definitely return - lovely food and a gem in the heart of Westminster

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R
London
42 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Friendly staff and great food.

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DD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special place, just off the main road. Find this gem!

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JT
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding flavours, brilliantly blended in a sharing experience that really works. A must if you are in London

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S
London
14 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another excellent meal from Stefano and his team. Great risotto!!

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect location, food and wine. Not noisy at all, you can have a good conversation

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DH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Out of the way authentic modern restaurant, excellent food and all hosted by Chef du Patron.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine cuisine with elegant presentation combined with excellent and attentive service. Very tasteful decor.

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v
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb as always. The tagliolini with crab was scrumptious and the truffle tagliolini divine. The red wine was excellent and the staff attentive.

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always delicious food and lovely ambiance. Food is not quick but worth the wait for freshly prepared dishes.

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d
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sea bass is to die for! Creative seasonal dishes such as white and green asparagus are excellent!

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MH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We very much enjoyed our dinner - thank you. The food was excellent, as was the service. There were few people in the restaurant when we visited (which we gather is unusual) but the ambience was still very pleasant. We'll be pleased to return on another occasion, and to recommend the restaurant to friends and colleagues.

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LS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Absolutely superb, personal, service. Food was very good, and the wine recommendations spot on. I’ll be back!

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D
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I asked for a corner table and was given one. My carpaccio arrived laced with balsamico, i complained and they changed it gracefully and promptly. Their tagliatelle al ragu di fagiano was totally delicious. Good choice of wines, smily attentive service, a great easy dinner after a talk nearby. Thank you Quirinale.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sehr gutes Essen, toller Service! Auf jedenfall zu Empfehlen. Vielen Dank für alles!

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone's food was absolutely delicious and we had excellent service.

Thoroughly recommend.

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PT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very conveniently situated for a business lunch. Excellent choice in fixed price and a la carte menus, with some very attractive specials explained to us by our waiter. Personal attention from the chef was greatly appreciated, with all dishes being presented attractively but with any pretentiousness or excess. Delicious food throughout, with every dish a hit. Our Sicilian white wine was interesting, good value and a fitting accompaniment to our three courses. Highly recommended.

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AG
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and delicious food. Definitely recommend.

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, very good service. Slight musty smell in the toilet prevented it being 5 stars.

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food and perfect ambiance. Good value for location and quality. Service is excellent.

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PP
London
30 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our first time in Quirinale. We were very impressed with the quality of the food especially with the set menu being £19 for 2 courses and £23 for 3. The Buffalo mozzarella with mushroom starter and the Tiramisu were particularly good.

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k
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food really really excellent.... great selection and interesting tastes. I always like a restaurant where I feel there's no way I could have cooked that myself... Quirinale is just that.... truly interesting and flavoursome.
Will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we first arrived we were only people in restaurant. Received personal service from chef with quiet private dining experience with great ambiance and decor. Food was outstanding with attentive staff. Located downstairs in an “off-the-beaten path” location, we found it to be a less crowded place to have good conversation, food and service.

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M
London
19 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Took a client here - never been before so bit of a gamble. I needn’t have worried. Service was excellent, food excellent (had set menu - portions generous and amazing value). The room is a little soulless - could do with breaking up somehow and creating a little more mystery - but nonetheless a very safe place for a business meal - good stuff.

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not crowded for Friday lunch, large portions perfectly prepared and good vfm. Will be returning.

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EI
London
215 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! Great food, very friendly and attentive service, beautifully decorated, light & bright dining room, tables comfortably spaced and NO NOISE! My type of place :-)

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p
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food in a cosy and intimate dining room

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JL
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner for three on a Saturday night. The restaurant is tucked away a little distance from the Houses of Parliament, in a basement. The food was tasty and plentiful, the decor simple understated elegance, the ambience relaxed and quiet, the service pleasant and polite (although at times it was difficult to get the attention of the two waiting staff). My daughter was in raptures over her sea bass and we all loved the fresh bread we were offered. One surprise was the huge portion of pasta that came for the main course - my partner and I had ordered starters on the basis that the portions might be small, but the opposite was true! I would go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

C’etait Un régal!! Servi par le chef 👨‍🍳 c’est une petite attention qui fait toujours plaisir.
Les repas sont délicieux et de qualité.

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NP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and lovely food - we arrived early but were made very welcome. Food was beautifully presented and menu choice includes specials - risotto excellent! First visit but will definitely go again.

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BC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This truly is an excellent Italian restaurant, with first rate authentic Italian food and uniformly courteous service. Somewhat of a well-kept secret due to its basement location in a mansion block - yet with full height and width glazing onto the front basement area it feels surprisingly light and airy.

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RT
Bath
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute gem. Environment, service and food all faultless. Especially good for Gluten Free diners.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked for my birthday on the day so short notice had an amazing lunch and they even surprised me with a beautiful decorated plate and cake as well at no extra cost

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff lovely - food good value considering quality and venue intimate. We would definitely recommend

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was superb. It's a little hidden gem in the heart of Westminster.

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v
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food and service were fantastic. A brilliant local Italian restaurant with real flair.

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IL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were out looking for a special place to celebrate my wife’s birthday and found Quirinale after an on line search and reading some rave reviews. We were not disappointed. Exceeded all my hopes for great food and wine. Was a little bit quiet but it was mid week and we had to book early as we were out on the town for the night and at my age after 11 rarely happens. We both loved it and highly recommend it. Would love to go again tonight.

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