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Villandry - St. James's - Permanently Closed

4.0
4
462 Reviews
£26 to £40
Mediterranean

Located on Waterloo Place in St. James"s, Lower Regent Street, Villandry Grand Cafe is an all day restaurant, café and bar. Offering a light flexible menu at reasonable prices. Food is predominantly local and seasonal and the style of food is French Mediterranean.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, French, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11.30pm
    Saturday: 10.30am - 11.30pm
    Sunday: 10:30am - 6pm

  • Phone number

    020 7930 3305

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Mauro Petrozziello

  • Private party facilities

    Just off Piccadilly Circus, Villandry St James’s occupies a notable and architecturally interesting 1913 Edwardian baroque building. This makes a suitable venue for all kinds of occasions such as parties, weddings, business events and Christmas celebrations.

  • Private party contact

    Ana Pinto: 020 7930 3305

  • Area

    St. James's

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

WEEKEND OFFERS​

  • Unlimited Prosecco Weekend Brunch£40.00

    Selection of brunch items, pastries & a cake platter with unlimited champagne

    • Afternoon Tea£25.00

      Sandwiches, scone with clotted cream and raspberry jam, mini cakes and desserts with a fine selection of teas

      For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

      What 462 people are saying

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      4.0
      4 based on recent ratings
      • 3.8Food
      • 4Service
      • 3.8Ambience
      • 3.7Value

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      1. B

        Beee

        London

        47 reviews

        3.0

        47 reviews

        Dined on 31 July 2018

        overall3food3service3ambience4

        A nice restaurant with a grand interior. The food was ok, but not spectacular.

      2. j

        jassy

        London

        4 reviews

        5.0

        4 reviews

        Dined on 22 July 2018

        overall5food5service5ambience4

        Amazing experience The staff were extremely attentive The food was innovative, creative and most of all tasty!!!!! Will definitely recommend and be returning

      3. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        London

        1 review

        4.0

        1 review

        Dined on 14 July 2018

        overall4food3service4ambience4

        It was a great experience, very good atmosphere and service. Good was fairly standard.

      4. AA

        AamirA

        London

        8 reviews

        vip
        1.0

        8 reviews

        Dined on 7 July 2018

        overall1food2service1ambience1

        Served by bored and uninterested waitress who bordered on plain rude. Very slow service. Food was average. Pancakes drenched in syrup to the point in being inedible. Other brunch items of the standard to a sloppy cafe. Certainly not worth the money. Avoid.

      5. PD

        PaulineD

        London

        2 reviews

        5.0

        2 reviews

        Dined on 2 July 2018

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Lovely food. Really nice staff. Especially as I was taken ill suddenly at end of meal, they were very kind and helpful. Illness was no fault of the restaurant, most likely just the heat, I was fine the next day. Will definitely visit again.

      6. J

        Jane

        London

        17 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        17 reviews

        Dined on 15 April 2018

        overall5food4service5ambience5

        Fantastic service, Ramona the manager made sure we had a very enjoyable experience and will return. The prosecco is free flowing and the dessert platter is the perfect size. Would highly recommend.

      7. KB

        KatieB

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on 7 April 2018

        overall5food4service5ambience4

        This was my third visit and I loved it. They have the best brunch menu with breakfast and lunch choices and the waiters top your prosecco glass up very frequently! The service is great. Also, I love that it’s three courses as you feel it is good value for money and like a proper meal. One tip-lose the blue macaroon! :o)

      8. M

        Marianne

        London

        20 reviews

        2.0

        20 reviews

        Dined on 9 March 2018

        overall2food4service2ambience2

        Disappointing service, it was as if we were not really important......half empty restaurant, not too surprised. I'd blame the management - no one seemed to be in charge......shame since the food was excellent.

      9. S

        Sofia

        London

        31 reviews

        vip
        4.0

        31 reviews

        Dined on 3 March 2018

        overall4food5service4ambience4

        Villandry was great and I love the menu t St James! The service was a bit slow but we were happy to take our time.

      10. B

        Babsbesafe

        Bedfordshire

        5 reviews

        4.0

        5 reviews

        Dined on 27 January 2018

        overall4food4service5ambience4

        Very attentive waiting staff kept glasses topped up and the food was lovely...definitely recommend it as value for money in centre of London!

      11. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        London

        50 reviews

        vip
        4.0

        50 reviews

        Dined on 20 January 2018

        overall4food4service5ambience4

        The food was very good and well presented. There is a wide choice. The view from the window at night is delightful and the staff exceptionally friendly and helpful.

      12. l

        lovegreatfood

        London

        28 reviews

        5.0

        28 reviews

        Dined on 19 January 2018

        overall5food4service4ambience4

        Lovely pre-theatre dinner with friends. We all had the duck and it was great. The waiter was helpful and suggested a good Portuguese wine

      13. M

        Munchie

        London

        44 reviews

        5.0

        44 reviews

        Dined on 17 January 2018

        overall5food4service5ambience5

        I visited Villandry for the second time in two weeks. On both occasions the food was delicious. The duck salad was excellent as a starter or a main course. Both fish dishes were very well cooked. The ambience is very pleasant, we sat in comfortable red leather banquettes, and the service was attentive but not stifling. The position of the restaurant is well located for theatres and cinemas in a lovely part of London. They often do special offers which makes the prices attractive, and I will definitely be going again.

      14. AT

        ATG1977

        London

        29 reviews

        4.0

        29 reviews

        Dined on 17 January 2018

        overall4food3service4ambience4

        Been here a few times, so decided to go with the Salt Beef Sandwich. Unfortunately there’s way too much bread, not enough filling and it’s all very dry. Will stick to their classic dishes in the future.

      15. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        London

        2 reviews

        5.0

        2 reviews

        Dined on 17 December 2017

        overall5food3service3ambience4

        It was a brunch to celebrate birthdays/Christmas and also a catch up with a friend. We enjoyed every moment of it & will most likely recommend the place to friends & family

      16. DD

        DiningDeb

        Surrey

        9 reviews

        4.0

        9 reviews

        Dined on 13 December 2017

        overall4food4service4ambience3

        A tasty pre-theatre meal that was well presented and offered a good choice of options. Our table was in the window and had plenty of room. The service was quick but there was no pressure to hurry our meal and we were able to linger over coffee until the right moment to leave for our theatre which was just round the corner. A warm and pleasant venue for a cold winter's evening.

      17. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        London

        1 review

        1.0

        1 review

        Dined on 10 December 2017

        overall1food2service1ambience3

        The £25 Sunday menu was terrible value for money. A stake almond croissant, a tiny fish cake and a small desserts. The main course which didn’t come with with anything else was too small given there was no starter. The worst part was the service. The waiter simply placed a giant plate of 4 croissants on my place setting meaning we had to serve ourselves, the incorrect knives were given, and overall everything was very rushed. This is even more inexcusable given the restaurant was mostly empty at the time.

      18. m

        missyminnie

        London

        21 reviews

        vip
        3.0

        21 reviews

        Dined on 6 December 2017

        overall3food3service2ambience2

        Service was awfully slow... took an hour from taking our orders to bringing out the first course.

      19. P

        Pancakelover28

        London

        6 reviews

        3.0

        6 reviews

        Dined on 2 December 2017

        overall3food2service3ambience2

        We arrived early and our table wasn’t ready. Walked around the block for a bit. Returned to find a table ready although not what I requested (corner table as I was with a toddler and needed to be away from busy people as much as possible) another one was fortunately available however my initial thoughts from the first entry was it was super noisy. We enjoyed our meal, (cold blt) but the prosecco was flowing easily, though when the waiters changed I had to ask for a top up as the guy before had always topped our glasses before they reached the half mark. Pleasant afternoon catching up with friends and great service.

      20. s

        srah

        London

        78 reviews

        vip
        3.0

        78 reviews

        Dined on 29 November 2017

        overall3food5service3ambience4

        Food is always good, service very good 90% of the time too. Really easy choice to go to Villandry - you know what you're getting every time.

      21. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        London

        2 reviews

        vip
        2.0

        2 reviews

        Dined on 26 November 2017

        overall2food1service3ambience3

        A very poor brunch . The ingredients and overcooked sunday roast was a disappointment.

      22. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        London

        1 review

        2.0

        1 review

        Dined on 25 November 2017

        overall2food1service3ambience2

        As soon as we walk through the front door, we were greeted with a strong smell of fish. After sitting down, we ordered drinks and food. To start I ordered Salt and pepper squid, and a main of fillet steak ‘Medium rare’ with chips. Upon receiving my squid to start, I ate the first piece and thought, where’s the squid? The whole course was over cooked in the deep fat fryer, the squid had almost disappeared and was replaced with a crispy bland batter. It was sent back with no replacement. For main, the fillet steak arrived and once I cut it in half, the fillet was ‘well done’. As a medium rare fan, eating a well done steak does not go well, and so I again sent it back to get a fresh medium rare steak. The chip also were lovingly treated in the deep fat fryer and were extra crispy with more crisp inside, no potato. The atmosphere for a Saturday night was disappointing, with no background music or piano playing, and very little other customers. Restaurant was also freezing cold with no heating on, and a very blustery draft at the windows. Overall a very disappointing visit and would not return.

      23. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        South Wales

        1 review

        3.0

        1 review

        Dined on 25 November 2017

        overall3food3service2ambience2

        service was amiable but slow. Burger was ordinary and uninspiring, Hollandaise sauce rather than béarnaise served with (good) steak.

      24. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        London

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on 18 November 2017

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Every thing was excellent from start to finish

      25. c

        charlieg1984

        London

        1 review

        vip
        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on 16 November 2017

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Really lovely night and able to book at last minute!

      26. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        London

        2 reviews

        vip
        2.0

        2 reviews

        Dined on 12 November 2017

        overall2food2service2ambience2

        food came late, poor presentation

      27. T

        Timeoutwithmrp

        London

        11 reviews

        5.0

        11 reviews

        Dined on 6 November 2017

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Great atmosphere, food and service. Picture perfect!

      28. P

        Penny

        Hertfordshire

        9 reviews

        5.0

        9 reviews

        Dined on 19 October 2017

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Great service and great food would highly recommend

      29. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        London

        8 reviews

        3.0

        8 reviews

        Dined on 19 October 2017

        overall3food2service4ambience1

        No atmosphere, service was efficient but good was average with overlooked scrambled eggs.

      30. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        London

        3 reviews

        vip
        3.0

        3 reviews

        Dined on 1 October 2017

        overall3food3service3ambience3

        The service was incredibly slow. Average food.

      31. LD

        LuisaD

        London

        6 reviews

        vip
        3.0

        6 reviews

        Dined on 10 September 2017

        overall3food3service2ambience4

        The brunch was ok. We were not informed there was a brunch menu and when we asked if there was an a-la-carte option we were told it was not possible. The lady was not friendly .

      32. JP

        JohanP

        London

        47 reviews

        3.0

        47 reviews

        Dined on 29 August 2017

        overall3food3service4ambience4

        Villandry is a good option for business lunches, with menu options not over the top, tables well spaced, service efficient without being a bother. Quality of the food always good

      33. l

        lowregister

        London

        118 reviews

        vip
        4.0

        118 reviews

        Dined on 4 August 2017

        overall4food4service4ambience3

        Very convenient for the Haymarket theatres. The pre-theatre set menu is very good value and there are bargains to be found in the wine list. The food is well cooked and presented and the service pleasant and unobtrusive.

      34. D

        Denigma123

        London

        1 review

        4.0

        1 review

        Dined on 29 July 2017

        overall4food4service4ambience5

        Lovely Service Better ambience than expected Satisfying afternoon tea menu.

      35. a

        amberj

        London

        8 reviews

        3.0

        8 reviews

        Dined on 29 July 2017

        overall3food3service2ambience4

        OK food, although not quite the standard I'm accustomed to having been a regular customer at Villandry Great Portland St. Service was slow even with a half empty restaurant. It seemed they might not have had enough staff for Saturday brunch. We weren't given sugar with our coffee (had to ask the manager for that), a fruit juice was only brought to the table towards the end of the main course after staff were reminded of the order, and it took ages to pay (we had to ask the manager). Individually these aren't a huge deal, but collectively they made the occasion a bit frustrating.

      36. WT

        WTurner

        London

        8 reviews

        4.0

        8 reviews

        Dined on 21 July 2017

        overall4food3service4ambience4

        Went here for dinner; good location with a lovely ambience and attentive staff however we felt the quality of food didn't match the prices that were being charged and portion sizes were on the tight side. Will perhaps try for breakfast/lunch to see if better.

      37. J

        Jade2887

        London

        15 reviews

        4.0

        15 reviews

        Dined on 21 July 2017

        overall4food3service4ambience4

        Really nice looking venue and the service was great. The sandwiches for our afternoon tea were not nice at all but the scones were delicious!

      38. MV

        MVenn

        London

        3 reviews

        4.0

        3 reviews

        Dined on 21 July 2017

        overall4food4service4ambience4

        Fitted the bill for a fairly informal business lunch. Gazpacho and sea bream were both decent, my colleague enjoyed the fishcake. Over £80 for a dry 2-course lunch seems quite steep (with side dishes/fries, without coffee) but I'll go again - pretty quiet (less than 1/3 full) on a Friday in mid July.

      39. YF

        YurikoF

        London

        1 review

        4.0

        1 review

        Dined on 14 July 2017

        overall4food4service4ambience4

        This is the sort of the place you could relax and enjoy the occasion. Because you know everything is going to be not just OK but more than average. I would particulary recommend this restaurant for good quiet conversation to grownups. And moreover food is always good and reasonally priced. Excellent location and easy access to the public transportation as well.

      40. CE

        CrouchEnders56

        London

        74 reviews

        vip
        4.0

        74 reviews

        Dined on 5 July 2017

        overall4food4service3ambience3

        Meeting some friends for supper before the theatre. The pre-theatre menu was good value and the food was fine - the sea trout especially. Service could have been a bit more attentive given they knew we had a deadline. Consequently dessert was a bit of a rush and not as enjoyable as it might have been. Nonetheless we had an agreeable meal and got to the theatre in time.

      FAQs

      Villandry - St. James's - Permanently Closed is rated 4 stars by 462 OpenTable diners.

      Permanently Closed

      This restaurant is permanently closed.

      • Area

        St. James's

      • Hours of Operation

        Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11.30pm
        Saturday: 10.30am - 11.30pm
        Sunday: 10:30am - 6pm

      • Cuisines

        Mediterranean, French, Afternoon Tea

      • Dining style

        Casual Dining

      • Dress Code

        Smart Casual

      • Parking Details

        Street Parking

      • Payment Options

        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

      • Executive Chef

        Mauro Petrozziello

      • Additional

        Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

      • Phone number

        020 7930 3305

      • Private party facilities

        Just off Piccadilly Circus, Villandry St James’s occupies a notable and architecturally interesting 1913 Edwardian baroque building. This makes a suitable venue for all kinds of occasions such as parties, weddings, business events and Christmas celebrations.

      • Private party contact

        Ana Pinto: 020 7930 3305

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