Santini

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599 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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

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

B
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Very bad service and too expensive, starters were around £23 and Mains a lot more.

JF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As ever fantastic food in a great ambience

a
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started and ended stay in London with dinners at Santini. Close to Victoria station. Great experience and they have Francisco's by the glass, my favorite.👍

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great atmosphere and superb service.

DC
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely, quiet enough for conversation. Delicious food

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Ristorante accogliente con personale preparato ed ottimo cibo italiano

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the chicken liver and it was excellent!

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The wine per glass prices were significantly above expectations. The value for money is not great, while the ambiance is fantastic. Tiramisu was not ready (dry sponge), not sure that £13 is the right price for offered quality.

CM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favourite restaurants. The food was excellent, staff were attentive and the setting, we sat outside, was lovely. I will continue to go here often

D
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We have dined at Santini many times in the past and on this occasion the food was good but the staff urgently need more training and were seemingly under pressure. They were very disorganised. Very amateur and disappointing for us and our French guests.

C
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful restaurant, and wonderful service.

WL
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Even understanding its a London postcode, although not in the heart of the city , its hard to justify spending £33 on a moderate portion of spaghetti vongole and £13 for a small lemon tart.
The cheapest bottle of white wine starts at £29 .....
Enough said!

TA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place and amazing service. The food was really good.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More than perfect

NH
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal of tricolore salad, veal Santini, tender and tasty marbles cheesecake.

Only reasons not 5 stars is servers were a few servers shared us without regular checking and my martini was a bit short.

Still would recommend it

IM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Santini is now on my favourite list, love the food ,service, atmosphere, especially the terrace and my favourite Lugana wine 👌👌👌

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So delicious we ate there 3 times in 5 days!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure - have been going to Santini for over 10 years and never disappoints!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Possibly my favourite restaurant, great service and perfect ambience. I would have preferred my sea bass with skin crisped, but otherwise food was excellent too.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Wonderful restaurant and they brought a small cake with candle for our daughter. Fabulous.

SA
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

good ambience and very good service. Is quite pretty outside although they were extending
The outside terrace area so it was a bit messy with building work. They did try to section this off
However. Spaghetti carbonara and seafood linguine wencouldnrecomment highly - they were delicious. As was the mango prawn cocktail starter.
We also had a few extra nibbles at the start and they were
Good too.
The only point I would make is that it is expensive. I would return but it would be for a special occasion.
Overall I would recommend.

p
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Stunning decor inside and out...nicest terrace in london ..great atmosphere and service. B+ food

CG
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor was stunning as you arrived the beautiful pink flowers. Frank the waiter was so attentive nothing was too much.The food was delicious I had the carbonara. Also the prosecco was divine.I will be coming back.Highly recommend 10/10

LS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best terrace in London, great food,, wonderful staff.

J
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

DB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delightful lunch in June on Terrace, seafood risotto was devine

KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of our favourite restaurants and we were not disappointed with the quality of the food and service, which was, as always delicious and impeccable.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was not very warm.. food really disappointing- no flavour and very expensive for what it was..

JC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I felt the "MENU" listing on their website was a bit misleading. I thought I would be able to choose from one of the set menus but they are for the "Private Dining Area"! Other than that the service was very good and the food was excellent.

AF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Loved all the pasta dished we tried and am still dreaming about the stuffed courgette flowers

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was lovely, but incredibly pricey. We had a lovely meal, but found the prices excessive for what we ordered. Especially as we did not have any alcohol.

RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flowers and small lights give a romantic setting. Situated a short stroll from Victoria station, it is ideally placed to get to on public transport and close to the theatres showing Hamilton and Wicked. Would recommend for couples and groups alike for pre-theatre meal and a full dining evening.

A
London
23 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends from America and wanted something very unique.

RB
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

OK the seafood risotto was disappointing and the service was patchy

MT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb ambience staff and food The wine was excellent and I was torn over the menu It all looked so superb. In the end I opted for the seafood risotto which was outstanding

MP
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service, nice ambiance.

OT
London
84 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the refurbishment and menu. Good food with generous portions. Very nice setting.

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