Santini

4.6
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637 reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
Established in 1984, Santini is one of the oldest, family run restaurants in London, with style-a-plenty. Its al fresco terrace, chic and atmospherically lit restaurant and sophisticated private dining room make it a stylish and comfortable venue. Santini is known as a favourite haunt of the great and the good, celebrity clients, tourists and locals, and all are made most welcome. Santini’s menu celebrates the simplicity of the most authentic Italian cuisine, using fresh, light flavours of the best ingredients Dining at Santini is a must: a relaxed lunch inside or with or without “well-behaved” dogs on the unique terrace, which is dotted with olive trees during warmer months, to an intimate dinner either in the restaurant or a larger party of private and business diners in the private dining room. Look no further for a business presentations venue as Santini’s boardroom caters for them too. Smoking of cigarettes and cigars is available on the terrace throughout the year.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OT
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best fish stew ive ever had (and I eat it a lot).
Pricey but worth it.

J
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience! I would be returning.

JF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really delicious meal and wonderful service. Would definitely recommend to others.

LC
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have been going to this restaurant for 30 years and it is consistently good

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb Italian food, excellent service

N
London
31 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santini is always exceptional. Highly recommended.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and great service with full attention to details

C
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great setting, great food, will defiantly be back.

a
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously amazing. Superb food, wine and service. Delicious. Best Italian Iv had in a long time. Can’t wait to go back.

GV
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

overpriced for good but unexceptional food. One of our waitresses was poorly trained - maybe new but struggled to open a bottle of wine and was constantly patrolling so not relaxing. The cheapest bottle of white/blush wine available was £48.00 +13.5% servicce (£54.53) again overpriced and any decent restaurant shoud have a moderately priced house wine in stock circa £25.00 - £30.00.

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

they ran out on a lot of their wine, need urgent restocking

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent

K
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with excellent service and delicious pasta

AD
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Pretty good experience after all. Nice place and fine food, particulary the tiramisu which was superb.
Have to say that the service was not on the same page.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional special occasion place. Extremely well run front of house, and very good food. No rush, great vibe, easy to get to.

CR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Santini and it was superb. Excellent attentive service and my tagliatelle was delicious. Definitely going back again. 👍🤩

M
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best luxury italian Restaurant in London, well refined and chic. The food is really of top quality and they are very kind.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Love it- their Milanese is the best in London!

k
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice with the right balance as a venue for dinner, quality service and food and not ridiculous money for its location

a
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I love the restaurant for its atmosphere and the quality of the food. The steak was this time slightly overdone.
The annoying thing is that for the second time in a row (with 3 months in between) I am told that the ran out of Brunello. I sort of wonder if they just do not want to serve the Brunello by the glass. Should that be the case, they just shouldn’t indicate it on tgeir menu.

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best restaurant experiences I’ve had in a while. The food is magnificent. It’s not cheap but the portion size makes it great value and the flavours, even in the simple dishes, were excellent. The ambience was lovely, not too busy but a great vibe of what seemed like locals and people in the know. There was no jostling us off our table after 90 mins.

The restaurant is nicely designed and the bar area feels very New York. Probably my number 1 choice in London right now.

The location is perfect and very atmospheric.

No wonder it’s been there for 34 years.

The only Slight downside is that the staff seemed a little stretched.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brilliant service staff very friendly and attentive food was lovely felt a bit over priced but was west London so can expect that restaurant was very nice had a beautiful ambience

j
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere in restaurant so nice as very pretty decoration wise. Superb service and food. My 3rd visit but my friends first visit and they all said they would return.

PP
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First thing I noticed was the warm welcome as I arrived on my own. I then had a top class cocktail as I waited for friends.

Our table had plenty of room for 4 of us to eat comfortably.

The food was delicious, my only comment, it would be good to see more vegan options. However the meal I had was great.

Very happy with the wine selection.

The service was flawless. Great team of people.

This restaurant is beautiful. Ambient, warm, comfortable and was a bit of paradise to be at on a cold, rainy blustery night.

The outdoor looked beautiful as well.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food, Service everything else was just amazing.

AA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service is very friendly and the don’t mind you telling them your needs , very respectful.
We love the taste of the food , it’s well balanced in flavors without too many spice .
The Dover sole and steak are our favorite. The salads are very creative , we all loved the green bean with avocado salad .

LS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly yet classic service,nice ambiance (even better in the spring with the terrace), good food. Should chose a bigger typeset for the wine list which requires a magnifier and a pair of glasses and good light to be read!
One of the best Italian in London.

GA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Yes. If they had money to burn.
£27 for a slice of lemon tart!
Nice place though.

GS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

the food quality was reasonably good and I liked the presentation but given the prices i was expecting to be more impressed. Service was ok but not exactly a warm atmosphere. an enjoyable evening but wouldn't rush back.

MB
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Early lunch so it was very quiet for me and my guests. Simple pasta dishes were tasty but over-priced for what they were. I had to deal with several broken clam shells in my dish.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

There is no doubt - the restaurant looks great, with an excellent menu and choice of food and an extensive wine list.

The evening was le

S
London
49 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times and was a reunion dinner with a freind from Europe - as always it was a great experience and well looked after - amazing food and service

MH
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice Italian restaurant in London. Drinks at the bar were very good. Food good but not outstanding. One plate was too spicy and could not be enjoyed. It was taken off the bill without asking. Nice gesture. The decor could be a bit updated and modernized. Overall a pleasant dining experience though.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dinner at Santini. Very experienced staff and delish food!!

PD
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good place for business meetings, quiet nice place with delicious food.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very intimate restaurant with great choice on menu. Service attentive but not intrusive . Only slight irk is the high service charge that on our bill was £40 !

N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - excellent barman with the best Bourbon sours. Food great. Could do with a little work on the wine list.

JD
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent tasty food, interesting menu, pleasant ambience, and polite and helpful staff

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Wine server was not grate. Thank food was not good as before.