Margot Restaurant

4.5
881 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: 1 - 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 881 People Are Saying
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London
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service from the staff at the restaurant and starting with drinks

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Not impressed by quality of food though the service was very good and the staff was very friendly. I had bad stomach ache after eating the food.

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DG
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal served by lovely people and would recommend this to anyone who appreciates good food.

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DD
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A very warm welcome. Attention to detail was outstanding, and our waiter was fantastic! Cocktails were amazing, food was good but not outstanding which was disappointing as everything else was five star. I especially liked the olive oil, so much so I bought a bottle to take home. Thanks for a fabulous experience Margot... :)

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A
London
45 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked for my parents and they had a gorgeous time, they keep talking about the amazing service and the lovely waiters. They also really enjoyed the fixed menu and the great cheese. Only the starter was a bit small.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Highly recommended. Comfortable. Monkfish wrapped in parma ham is best I have tasted. I would go back.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Very poor service.
A vegetarian friend had the waiter run through all the vegetarian options; made clear that she could not eat meat or fish and ordered the pumpkin ravioli.
When the ravioli arrived and first bite taken...she discovered she had been served crab ravioli!! Appalling mistake from the restaurant.

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C
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Was very pleased with our table position, upstairs. Service was very good. Gorgeous olive oil.

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service as usual. Would recommend this restaurant for quality and value for money. Thank you

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LA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Margot after the theatre and while we were expecting a fantastic meal, the experience exceeded our expectations. The service was welcoming, the food both beautifully presented and prepared and the space itself intimate and lively. I definitely recommend dinner at Margot.

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XY
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The venue is great, decoration is beautiful. The service was very good. Food wise: scallops as a starter was done very well, beef tartare was a bit bland, baked osobucco was good, lamb shank was over cooked. Maybe pasta would have been a better choice as it’s an italian restaurant after all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The service was slow and the food was very normal, overpriced...

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent restaurant with very good food and service.

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SN
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very quick meal pre-theatre and I have to say it was excellent, very nice food, excellent wines and very good service in a great room close to theatreland. I was happily surprised and wonder why have haven't been before. Well worth it, it's central London so don't expect a bargain but it was good value.

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff were very pleasant and attentive. They knew our timing to get to a theatre event and made sure we were out in time

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j
London
22 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistent high quality from starter and wine thru desert. clean stylish interiors and very professional waiters.

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JC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere and an ideal place for dinner before a show. The wait staff was very attentive but not intrusive. They offer a prix fix menu (2 or 3 courses) which was a good value. Food is very good and the fresh bread is delicious!

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

My wife and I both had the set pre-theatre menu and were thoroughly disappointed with the quality of the food, given the overall quality (and price) of the restaurant.

The bean salad starter was over-salted and very heavy on the onion. It had also, unfortunately, been prepared well in advance and in bulk. A good number of beans had obviously split in the mixing bowl, leaving the rest coated in a gritty residue that was thoroughly unpalatable. The dish would have been better suited to a canteen than a seemingly high-quality restaurant.

The main course was so lacklustre that I had to send it back. While one often expects menu descriptions to be minimalist lists of ingredients, one expects the dish to be more than a sum of its parts. Regrettably, rigatoni with anchovies, broccoli and pecorino proved to be just a bowl of pasta with some overcooked broccoli thrown in and some pecorino shavings (I couldn’t seem to locate the anchovies, either by sight or by taste). Its blandness and lack of inspiration would have caused me embarrassment to serve it at home on a weekday evening, let alone to a paying customer in the West End.

Thankfully the pan-fried salmon the main course was replaced with was better and the desert of tiramisu was genuinely excellent. It is also worth noting that the ambience was lovely and the serving staff truly excellent, and very apologetic about the food.

All in all this was a meal that I will easily forget. There was nothing exceptionally wrong with it but the lack of imagination and dare I say it, technical skill, in the kitchen was thoroughly disappointing. Had I received the starter and main course I did in a Zizzi or similar, I probably wouldn’t complain, but when main courses on the a la carte menu are pushing the £30 mark, one really does expect more.

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value post-theatre supper till 1 a.m. Just the right ambiance in which to unwind after a 5 hour opera. Food very satisfying without being outstanding, though we did stick to the reasonably priced set menu. Perhaps portion size could have been a tad larger. Decent bottle of Portuguese red went down well. Would certainly return.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience with professional and personable waiters. A very good feeling from the moment you enter the restaurant. The food was delicious! We’ll definitely be returning and recommending the restaurant to friends.

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SU
London
26 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Margot is a very fine restaurant, the Ossobuco was absolutely amazing.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience, one of the best Italian restaurants in London, will come back regularly

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AN
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Morgan has great food and nice ambience, we've been several times. Only drawback is occasionally when crowded the service is poor (they are nice enough but not attentive). They probably need to add one or two more staff. Followed by a bill with a whacking service charge, if the food wasn't great we'd have protested.

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MC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was not particularly busy as it was mid afternoon on a Sunday but the staff were very attentive and professional. Both the menu and the food served were wonderful a lovely experience or definitely go back.

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

My partner and I ordered what should have been a simple dish to get right; Linguini and clams. The clams were without flavour or taste and if you cannot get this right you should be in trouble. Service and atmosphere was very pretentious and wine very very overpriced for a mediocre bottle.

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O
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pre theatre booking and also to celebrate our anniversary. Food was exceptional. Service first class. Definitely will use again when in London.

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OL
London
39 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely dinner at Margot, very attentive service, great wine recommendations to complement the food by the Sommelier. We dined on the pre-theatre dinner which was tasty. Overall a great night

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and wine list. No brunello though for an Italian restaurant?

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l
London
21 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Third visit and as the others an enjoyable experience. My only issues are the startesr were very small relative to the price, and like many London establishments it would be nice to see some more moderately priced wines (might drink 2 bottles!).

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is quite delightful the decor being quite charming, the food is delicious and served by a team of efficient yet discreet waiting staff.0

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PM
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable lunch before heading to ROH. Very professional & attentive service from our waiter.

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NK
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and attention to detail. I took my mum for lunch here and the staff were extememly thoughtful. Food was delicious but it was the service that really stole the show!

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n
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there after Theatre and had a late,light dinner. Very High quality pasta. Our Wine waiter was great he suggested me a cheaper instead of the Wine i selected, made me taste, and it was really good.Staff was High class. Will come back next in London. Niels j from denmark

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IM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in London! Unbelievable service and amazing food! If they have the white truffle special, it's worth getting it. By far the best pasta dish we ve had in our lives!

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JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I have dined here regularly since Margot first opened, introduced many friends to the restaurant and consistently enjoyed great food, service and atmosphere. I have always booked a table and really like the seating style - often you are seated corner style to a partner/friend which is great for conversation.
However, on this occasion I booked bar seats... frustratingly, staff constantly ‘bashed’ into me despite me being a very petite girl and pushing myself in as close to the bar as I could, I received only one apology from a young waiter. As the evening went on My date and I were asked to move along the bar - not to assist me at all but because of another reservation (fair enough) but the next seats were even worse for staff colliding with me! It really was avoidable if staff took a little extra care and just moved a little slower with consideration for their clients. I just thought, well I will quietly mention to the manager and just won’t book the bar again... but then this happened and it really upset me, spoiling my Margot experience completely;
My date and I paid the bill, left and just as leaving the restaurant another young member of staff seemed to incorrectly think we had not settled our bill; instead of discretely checking with us she literally shouted across from the reception desk in front of other clients/diners ‘Excuse me? Yes! You sir (to my date) Excuse me would you care to pay your bill before leaving?’
Rude, sexist and appalling client care. My new date and I were absolutely stunned; he answered her most politely to confirm we had BOTH paid and she apologised (not so loudly) but the humiliation and damage was already done.
If this were my first visit I would possibly never return, however I love this otherwise gem of a restaurant, so I am going to put this down as a one-off, perhaps poor staff training and anticipate Margot’s client service is much improved when I return next.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fourth or fifth visit to what is now my favourite restaurant in London. Why? Because the staff and service are consistently faultless. It’s buzzy and stylish without being loud. The excellent wines are served with proper care and attention and finally because the food is delicious and authentic - you feel transported to Italy with every mouthful. All this comes at a price, but one I don’t mind paying for special occasions and showing off London at its best to friends from out of town.

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Houston
13 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food and wine service. Will definitely return

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NP
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was second visit and like the first it was fantastic on ever level, this restaurant offers the total package and we will definitely be going again.

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JE
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and ambiance, food was amazing, definitely returning soon.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Horrible food and slow service. Not worth the price.

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