Theo Randall at the InterContinental

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5144 reviews
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Theo Randall at the InterContinental has been firmly established on the London dining scene since opening in 2006. Acclaimed Chef Theo Randall (former partner at the River Café) creates award-winning rustic Italian dishes with the very best seasonal ingredients that continue to attract rave reviews.

The restaurant is proudly informal and unpretentious, with back-to-basics menu highlights including handmade pasta and wood roasted meat and fish, which in Theo's words is, "A million miles away from the complicated fancy fare you would normally expect to eat in Park Lane".

Since its launch, Theo Randall at the InterContinental has won numerous awards including Best Italian Restaurant of The Year from the London Restaurant Awards, Best Italian/ Mediterranean over £50 in Harden’s 2013, and the highest ranked Italian on the Sunday Times Food List 2013.

Private Dining

As one of London's most sought-after locations for events and private dining, Theo Randall at the InterContinental presents a variety of dining options. Choose from a dining room for up to 24 people, a semi-private dining area for up to 50 people or the entire restaurant for up to 145 people.

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Special Offers

3 courses & half a bottle of wine: £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 11 January 2019

Ends: 30 March 2019

Availability: Daily 18:00-19:30 21:00-23:00

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Sun 5:45PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 2:30PM 5:45PM - 10:30PM
Sat 5:45PM - 10:30PM

What 5144 People Are Saying
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OT
London
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing value and delicious food, highly recommend

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

Food is amazing and service! Great value! Thank you

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ED
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the best deal in town. Theo Randall is incredible anyway and this meal and wine offer is tremendous.

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A
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

A disappointing experience. Very little atmosphere. This was our anniversary lunch and the restaurant was aware of this. At no time was any recognition made of the fact and left us feeling a bit flat. The luch set up was I feel very misleading... there was no hint or offering of a set price menu with prosecco. when challenged, reference was made only to having to book via open table . This is a complete nonsense .. if there is a set price menu option this should be clearly identified and offered to all customers.
The food was only passable and certainly not worth the cost. I will not be recommending the restaurant to my friends ... quite the reverse.

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The three course meal and half a bottle of wine deal represents excellent value for money. The quality of the food is superb. The wine very good. Attentive service. Excellent

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JL
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambience were excellent and we had a very enjoyable evening

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

Great food and service. Wine specialist was very friendly and gave the best advice on selecting the wine

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CH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We are hugely disappointed, as we had expected the food and the ethos of the cooking to be in line with Theo Randall's training and the views expressed in his cookery books of which I am a fan. The food on the night was poor in intrinsic quality and badly cooked and presented. The wines we drank were overpriced and barely drinkable. The staff were unresponsive, appeared to be poorly led and clearly moral is low. At one point the excuse was made that there was large party in a private room, this is not acceptable anywhere but especially not in a Michelin Chef's restaurant. It does appear that Theo Randall's good name is being abused at the Intercontinental. One of the most disappointing restaurant meals we have had, out of a huge number the we have taken in London.

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h
London
44 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the pleasures of living with good public transport connections to London is the accessibility to some very good restaurants. Few times a year, on important occasions, one can treat oneself to a special meal hoping that a chosen restaurant fulfills the rather high expectations based on dinning out in London. For a number of years now Sunday brunch has been our celebratory meal of choice and two London restaurants are responsible for setting a very high benchmark - unfortunately one of them no longer serves brunch and the other has now changed beyond recognition and, in my view, falls woefully short of its previous standard. And so, with a rather important birthday coming up we decided to try the brunch at Theo Randall's. What an absolute delight! All the starter dishes (and there were many!) were incredibly fresh and beautifully presented with the main ingredients themselves singing the loudest - perfection! Words fail me when it comes to describing the delicate and very, very tasty Ravioli di Zucca with its addictive sauce. Choosing the mains proved rather difficult but we finally settled on lamb and guinea fowl and both were delicious - cooked exactly the way we like our meat cooked. I love crepes and having one cooked to order was a real treat but by now I had no more room for any other desserts. However, it completely blew me away when, this being my birthday, I was presented with a selection of other desserts with which I could continue celebrating my birthday on the next day. The service was very professional and attentive, the prosecco was free flowing indeed and, very importantly for us, we were designated a quiet table as requested at the time of booking. We must thank all the fantastic staff who enabled us to have such a memorable meal and we are very pleased to have found a new venue at which to celebrate all of our important occasions. Moreover, I have already started recommending Theo Randall's restaurants to friends.

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SN
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Theo Randall at the InterContinental. Last time we had the tasting menu which was a great introduction. This time my husband had the cheese soufflé, Guinea Fowl and then the Affagato for dessert. I had the rare roast beef salad, the wood-roasted Turbot and then the seasonal sorbet. Everything was perfect – there was a lovely atmosphere and both the service and food were exceptional. We will definitely be back again!

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CH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening celebrating a couple of birthdays. The food was delicious and the service attentive, which made for a fantastic night.

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DN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pasta ever, I really enjoyed! I would definitely come back to try more dishes

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SH
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we looked forward to going for a long time, it did not disappoint, plenty of choice from the buffet starters, followed by the best ravioli I have ever tasted, and it just went on from there, lovely plate after lovely plate, the Processo flowed, service was very good, can't wait to go again

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EM
London
29 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful meal here and had a fabulous seafood risotto to start followed by sea bream and the most amazing lemon tart!!
Absolutely lovely!!!

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S
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think their Cappelletti di vitello is one of the best pasta dishes in London. Really a good restaurant!

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Food choice was very good and the food itself was well cooked with good quality ingredients. Portions are too large and a bit overwhelming. Service was excellent. The real problem with this restaurant is the ambience, the room lacks any character and the piped music makes it feel even worse. It’s too big and was virtually empty on a Thursday night. If you are staying in the hotel that might be fine but for friends going out for dinner there are better places. The staff and food deserve better.

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d
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a amazing time as usual
Delay in mains but this was explained that chef wasn’t happy with our dinner and started from scratch
Maybe could of offered a glass of wine whilst we waited !

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M
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All perfect,great service of greatfo0d and drink,buffet items continual replenishedas was the Prosecco on the Saturday/Sunday brunch event.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I would recommend the venue even if we had some negative points.
The food was very good but the desert for two of us was disappointing.The Affogato came with cold espresso.
The waiter was very helpful but had to go back and asked twice as he was not familiar with the menu. We ate of the set menu so not many dishesThe Maitre d' did only come to our table when paying the bill although he was around the dining room.The Sommelier was knowledgeable about the wine list but spilled some wine when serving and I had to wipe the fot of the glass to prevent staining.
Petty points maybe but should not have happen. My husband would have said something at the time but as it was a birthday lunch he choose not to.(He has extensive catering experience)

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We got there on time for our reservation, however there wasn't any tables available so they allowed us to sit at the bar and offered us complimentary prosseco. Very welcoming, and the food was amazing. Light and tasteful. Proper Italian food and worthy of having a Michelin star.

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R
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for a special birthday celebration. One vegan person in attendance. V little acknowledgment of the occasion. Service pretty slow from wait staff. He’d clearly highlighted but manager chose to ignore. Seemed more that he was inefficient as no others were struggling with same #of tables. Impressed that they had both veggie and vegan menus. Dishes (non vegan friends also chose from there) were relatively bland for such bold veggies. Better use of herbs and proper seasoning could have helped for sure. Also no vegan friendly dessert options. Would you like sorbet or not? Is not an option.
No acknowledgement of the birthday until just before the bill arrived. Seriously unsubtle way to get a tip. Neighbours had similar experience with big anniversary.
£95 per head for 3 courses and 1 bottle of wine is not good value in my book for the quality of food received.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went on a fixed price meal at 7.30pm. We thought the place might be a bit quiet but it was half full when we arrived & got busier. The menu choice was excellent & the food delicious especially the pasta & fish.
Unbelievable value for food if this quality. Thanks

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W
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal.

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Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent, ambience not so good

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Valentine’s Day

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Valentines set menu portion size a bit small but food quality and ambience was great

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D
London
16 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Exceptional food.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Fabulous food, excellent value. Will definitely visit again. Only negative is the decor of restaurant.

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p
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good,the tortelli,the soufflé and bred remind me of the one I always have in the south of italy.
Worth going for a casual lunch if you fancy a bit of italian taste.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here before but only as a last minute option, pre booking has to be the way forward, the level of service and attention to detail is second to none.
Went for a £35 three course meal that included half a bottle of wine each, outstanding value and the food was beautiful.
Will definitely be coming back.

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N
London
38 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food in a lovely setting, with friendly and efficient staff. The opentable menu was good value and the food came in generous portions and was great value for money. Would definitely recommend and would visit again!

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EA
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the fixed price menu with wine. As always the food was simple, well prepared and very tasty. The service was friendly without being pushy.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time at Theo Randall at the Intercontinental. The staff are wonderful and should be commended on their customer service. Will certainly visit again when in London next.

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g
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Extremely disappointing food. Agnolotti’s filling was very tough. Guinea fowl was a massive portion (please, it’s not a canteen), but rather badly cooked: slimy skin on the outside and raw on the inside. Just bad.

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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

3 courses and half bottle of wine for 35 pounds is simply exceptional value for money. Food excellent as always, atmosphere is ok but suffers from the complete lack of windows.

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RT
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Over priced and underwhelming unfortunately. The wine was delicious but that’s the best thing I can say about our experience

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P
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was slow re drinks but food was almost too quick - starter arrived very soon after we ordered and main within two mins of starter being finished. Wine arrived after we had nearly finished starter. Wine choice expensive. Shame - was looking forward to it but wouldn’t go back

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M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

My husband & I had aperitifs in the bar in the restaurant - Negroni & Aperol Spritz- which were very good. Service throughout our visit was attentive & staff most pleasant. The restaurant itself was very disappointing- no atmosphere at all - lighting was too bright, table settings average - it didn’t feel very upmarket - just clinical & soulless. The food was ok but nothing special. Ok for a business lunch or dinner but in general thought it very overpriced & nothing special.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love the food at Theo Randall. The ingredients are always fresh and the food is very innovative. I think it is one of the best Italian restaurants in London. It is also lovely and quiet, even when busy, I cant bear some restaurants where the acoustics are so bad you cant hear anything. The gin (from Lake COmo) and tonic was amazing!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality food made with simplicity with beautiful flavours and fine meat and fish. Well constructed plates and good portion size. Our waiter Sebastian and the sommelier Alberto both experienced in what they do and delivered excellent service. Looking forward for an excuse to go back !

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