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Santo Mare

4.6
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194 reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
Santo Mare is born from our idea of rediscovering and offering on our table in London the true Italian seafood cuisine and its tastes. For this reason, we sail every day through the Tyrrhenian Sea, with our fishing boats back in Italy, to catch the best quality food. We then ship daily the fruits of our efforts to London and provide our clients with the chance to live an authentic experience. Tradition, authenticity, quality and freshness are the commandments that we follow every day, with the aim of making Santo Mare thelandmark for seafood cuisine lovers in London.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 194 People Are Saying
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vipGiuseppeS
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

was at the table in front of the entrance door and 1) too many waiters passing by 2) could feel cold every time the door would open
not the best experience to be fair
food is magnificent

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. One of the best meals we’ve had in a while. The only thing that we particularly didn’t like was the table we were sitting at. It was placed right in between the entrance and the till, waiters kept passing by us really closely. The entrance door kept opening every 2 minutes, so it was pretty cold, people in the outwear kept hugging and kissing right behind my back, it was quite disturbing. I have no idea why someone decided that one more table could fit in their, but nonetheless, it did. It was really annoying, if not for that, our evening would be much more pleasant. I strongly recommend the managers to remove this table, seems to be just a way to make some extra money. The restaurant of that standard (with spectacular food, service and atmosphere) should never do things like that.
Apart from that, the best dinner I’ve had in a long time. Every single meal was literally outstanding.

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Alina
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful seafood, loveliest service, great wine list

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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Horrible service! We got kicked out before even finishing our mains and wine! The waiters were awful and wouldn’t make the pasta dishes vegetarian

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vipSam13a
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with fresh seafood. Would definitely go back.

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vipXxxxx
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outstanding fresh seafood, very well prepared. Not cheap, but the quality supports the prices.

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CatherineA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally delicious Italian seafood. Attentive waiters (but not too much). A real treat .

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AsetV
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing, so was the service. Im pretty sure that this extremly fresh and tender octopus is the best in london.

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LawrenceS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening. Food was amazing, service was incredible, vibe was perfect

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FeyoS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious fresh fish imported daily from Italy and a very good experience overall.

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vipGreenOmad
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great wine list too!

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John
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply one of the best restaurants we have ever been to. An absolute delight!

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vipasyae
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rafael is always excetional with service. He always takes great care of us.

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vipHTOM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & services. Music selection is also fantastic and at the right volume. Slightly on expensive side but portion is generous. Highly recommended

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JohnB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overpriced!
It’s a difficult time for restaurants with Covid-19 and we are trying to be supportive. However, honest and fair reviews are important. The staff were friendly and efficient. The food was ok but certainly not exceptional. However, the prices were exceptional! They had also all been increased by around 10% from the online menu. For example £42 for a mixed fish grill comprising a single langoustine, red fish, tuna and squid, with a few salad leaves is too much. Prices were higher than in the three Michelin restaurants visited recently and the quality was no where near as good.

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BillC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We had the dish of the day which was full of bones and fish tail

3 small beers, two glasses of wine, one starter and 2 main courses plus two side dishes for 270 pounds.....and then we were hurried out as the table was booked again

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Rose
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening out and great ambience. Whole family enjoyed immensely. The sea bream picked out was amazingly cooked. Sea bass balls were delicious. Great service with interesting information provided by waiter on the dishes and seafood on offer. The homemade pistachio ice cream was the best I’ve ever had - a must try if you visit!Covid measures were observed with hand sanitizer on entrance and waiters with masks. All round a great evening and experience.

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vipGlobalfoodie
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, fresh seafood. Great service, a must for fish lovers

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CHPLONDON
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Amazing food and wine. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. It was such a special meal.

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vipbeltrao
London
22 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fourth time at the Santo Mare. It remains spectacular. Attentive service in the right measure. Among the best seafood in London: without a doubt. Try the Langoustine Carpaccio for starters and Tagliatelle with lobster as a main dish. There is no mistake. In the photo: Gnocchi with shrimp. We took delicious Primitivo 2018 from Masseria Cuturi. Fantastic gastronomic experience.

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Esta foi minha quarta vez no Santo Mare. Continua espetacular. Serviço atencioso na medida certa. Entre os melhores frutos do mar de Londres: sem dúvida. Experimente o Langoustine Carpaccio de entrada e o Tagliatelle com lagosta como prato principal. Não há como errar. Na foto: Nhoque com camarão. Tomamos delicioso Primitivo 2018 da Masseria Cuturi. Fantástica experiência gastronômica.

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vipDavidZ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for discreet business lunch or romantic dinner. Try sea bass carpaccio or tuna steak with Antinori

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Gluciano
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We loved the atmosphere , the elegant decor and the background Italian jazzy tunes from the 50s. The staff was very welcoming and attentive.
The red prawns carpaccio was good but served pretty warm, the artichoke salad had shaved parmesan which was very dry unfortunately but when the parmesan is dry it changes colour and shape and one can notice it easily so I am a bit perplexed on how the chef or the waiter hadn’t spotted it before serving the dish.
The fettuccine with Scampi though were simply amazing
and the sparkling wine was really perfect for the seafood.
Overall pricey for one out of three good dishes. I would go back if they improved the starters.

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vipLondonfoodie
London
15 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fav Italian in town

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing I loved it definitely coming again

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Cataztrophe
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff were very helpful however not totally competent .. we were two so it didn’t have a major impact on our evening .. for a table of eight it might have been a challenge 😉

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, really good service. Such enjoyable experience! Highly recommend! Will come again

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vipAnneR
London
24 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a family favorite - has a table outside, staff all wore masks - service was friendly and food was terrific

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AnastasiaM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service n food loved it

Waiter complained to another waiter to rearrange my food 3 times to make sure I was happy

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MSlondon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was disappointing. Surprising poor quality of food.

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Pips
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicous but sadly very quiet but i would highly recommend to others

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Pangea
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and excellent selection of Italian wines

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foodielove
London
22 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Italian seafood restaurant in London! The food is fresh and just so good! Always get excellent service. Nice local restaurant relaxing, it's a hidden gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great products, good wines. Added to my fav in London

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SilviaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been an amazing experience! One of the best places to eat raw fish in London!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Uncomfortable, rushed and expensive experience.
Before we had even sat down, a waitress was asking us if we wanted still or sparkling water. We were being persuaded to try the fresh fish option, but as the pricing was unclear as to how much it would be, we choose from the menu. The sea bass balls were bland and the broccoli and prawn dish was disproportionately large for a starter. The langoustine linguine was tasteless with a very small amount of langoustine, the plate was cleared without asking why we had only eaten 1/3 of it. My seared tuna was not hot and served on a cold plate. I asked for it to be warmed up and it came back 2 mins later with very little change. We felt rushed and a wine glass was cleared from our table whilst it still had Prosecco in. The ladies toilets were filthy. However, the chairs were comfortable and the ambience was good, but not worth the £192 we paid for a 2 course non impressive meal.

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ElizabethM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable evening, excellent experience thank you.

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vipsymphonydenim
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent on all counts! ❤️❤️❤️🥂

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Camilla
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The oysters were absolutely delicious and perhaps the best we’ve had (£6 each) but we didn’t think the spaghetti vongole was that good at all, especially for the price. The cheapest bottle of wine was £40 and the service overall a bit slow. We would have expected something a little more special for these prices.

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AntoniaL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, good menu and a lovely ambience

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vipFabs1971
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly Recommended. The Best Italian Fish Restaurant in London!

FAQs

Santo Mare does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Santo Mare also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7486 0377.

Santo Mare is rated 4.6 stars by 194 OpenTable diners.

Santo Mare does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://santo-mare.vouchercart.com/14001/santo-mare-london-gift-card.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.