Theo's Simple Italian

3.9
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163 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Theo’s Simple Italian in Kensington Earl’s Court, is an all day restaurant serving a classic rustic Italian menu by acclaimed chef Theo Randall.

Executive Chef Theo Randall and his brigade of chef to create casual Italian dining, using top quality ingredients and perfectly balanced flavour combinations.

The bar features locally sourced beer on draught, artisan Italian beers by the bottle and classic Italian cocktails.

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What 163 People Are Saying
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3.6
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3.7
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kevinc
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I know the would have been great but with the lockdown we couldn’t travel to the restaurant but we will be going back when we can

Stay safe

Kevin

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WendyR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dining experience, delicious food very well presented. Attentive but not over bearing staff. Excellent wine list.

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GuillaumeR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

No ambiance, not bad
Good restaurant but nothing more...

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PeteL
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We booked for a mid evening meal and were looking forward to a really good evening. However, whilst the food was excellent the service was pretty average, the staff seeming quite disinterested, on arrival booking in and then being left standing, bread ordered to accompany pre meal olives arriving with the first course and overall little atmosphere or feeling that the staff really cared. So whilst we enjoyed the food very much the evening was a disappointment.

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DIANEH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Went for early Saturday lunch. Builders doing work in restaurant. Completely watered down cocktails. Not worth the money and not usual taste. Food was ok but not special. Environment poor.

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LIZD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The duck pasta dish was excellent, 2 other dishes were tasty however the prawn and courgette pasta dish was unremarkable and easily cooked at home- which was disappointing. The staff were generally OK, if a little unengaged- lots of trying to catch someone's eye to get service....we left after a nice enough meal, but sadly not the 'special' one we had hoped for in terms of food or service.

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent,
Food is amazing along with the service highly recommend Theo’s we will definitely be going back

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RebeccaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, authentic Italian food. Enjoyed it immensely.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service poor and no ambience due to feeling like a hotel lobby area . Shame we love Theo’s food .

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh products, each dish was bursting with flavours. What a beautiful experience with a professional staff. Quiet, intimate place with gorgeous interior design. Very reasonably priced for such an experience. Special note for the perfectly executed Papardelle al Ragu.

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toonsarah
London
20 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our Italian style afternoon tea and found it great value for money. The service was friendly and the restaurant not too busy and nicely decorated for Christmas

Theo's Simple Italian
Responded on 28 December 2019

Dear Guest, It makes me so happy to read all the amazing things you have to say about Theo's. I am surely going to pass it on to our staff and it will certainly make their day! We love when a guest leaves with a full stomach and a smiling face. We hope you come to enjoy yet another delicious meal with us at Theo's! Compliments of the season! Jane Wirdeson Restaurant Manager Theo's Simple Italian

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harryp
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food and the restaurant is a lovely peaceful space. It wasn’t noisy but still had plenty of guests. Fantastic service. Highly recommended!

Theo's Simple Italian
Responded on 28 December 2019

Dearest Guest, Thank you for choosing to come dine with us at Theo's. We are so glad you enjoyed our food and top notch service. We appreciate all the lovely things you have said about our restaurant and we hope you come back for another scrumptious meal soon! Compliments of the Season! Jane Wirdeson Restaurant Manager Theo's Simple Italian

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

horrible service, when we asked for more silverware the server replied "do I look like an octopus?" and the server fought with us when we said a dish was cold

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HelenaM
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and friendly service. Very nice ambience. We all enjoyed our dinner.

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LesleyH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this lovely restaurant after a quick search to see what was nearby during our stay in Kensington. So glad Theo’s came up as a suggestion!

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vipLargeBirthdayGroup
London
82 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Nice spot of lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Came in for dinner and was seated by our reservation. Sat at the table for 20 minutes before leaving and was given no service except for water upon arrival. All other tables were being serviced except for my table. There was one server assisting with more tables than they should have and one bar tender with no customers at the bar not assisting.

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SimonG
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Having sampled Theo’s at the Intercontinental several times, I was eagerly awaiting to try Theo’s Simply Italian.

I must say the food and service was excellent as you’d expect. The quality of food was superb, maybe not so refined and high class as the IC but still very good. When we dined it was very a very quiet Saturday night, which was surprising. However, overall it was well worth going and experiencing.

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TimH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Just surprised there were only a few people there.

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vipKlaus286
Berlin
13 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Italiener, aber leider ein Hotelrestaurant. Gutes Essen, aber es fehlt an Atmosphäre und aufmerksamem Service. Ein Einmalerlebnis.

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vippinkA
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food in a neighborhood location. The service was very good and we had no wait.

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vipAJKB666
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Mostly good. Just need more staff on to cater for a relatively busy period.

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Trickynicky
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Having dined at Theo Randall at the Intercontinental many times I was excited to try his new restaurant. Although I was not expecting fine dining it was a little disappointing. Overall I had a pleasant meal with quite good food except for the Artichoke and Spinach Tart which I thought lacked flavour and that the pastry was bit dry. The ambience is a more like a casual cafe than a good restaurant. The service was very friendly but staff are not very knowledgeable and a bit slow. It's difficult to understand what Simple Italian is trying to be because the prices are quite high but the surroundings and service don't reflect the cost. I would not recommend it for a special occasion and would rather pay a little more and return to the Intercontinental next time.

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HannahW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great place to eat alrhough not sure about indigo hotel guests walking past a few times to use lift across from table area

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MatthewsT
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

A little disappointed with the menu variety and lack of imagination on this occasion. The wait staff are run off their feet and need more assistance - two or three servicing a busy restaurant will lead to slower and less personalised service. They do a great job under the circumstances.

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CassandraC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe and attentive staff. Simple good quality ingredients, beautifully cooked. The monkfish was excellent.

Theo's Simple Italian
Responded on 29 May 2019

Dear CassandraC, Many thanks for your kind comment. We are very happy that you enjoyed the monkfish. Hope to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Warm regards, Jane

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vipMatt22
Tasmania
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Efficient service. Interesting menu. Lovely ambiance.

Theo's Simple Italian
Responded on 28 December 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for coming and dining with us! It makes us so happy to read all these amazing things you had to say about Theo's. We are glad you appreciate our top notch service and lovely ambience. We hope you come eat with us again and rest assured you are going to leave content with the food! Warmest of Regards, Jane Wirdeson Restaurant Manager Theo's Simple Italian

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CarolD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice place and people. Service was just excellent. Very pleasant bar staff. The food was good. As a vegetarian there was a reasonable choice and the food was nice. But I'd prefer the zucchini fries thinner - I'm not sure thick cut courgette chips really work. My friend is a meat eater and she was very happy with her food. The place was nicely done up but even though it was nearly full by the time we left wasn't very buzzy. I wonder if there's more they could do to make it less like a hotel restaurant? But I'd recommend it and we had a very pleasant evening. It's also worth mentioning the chairs. I hate eating in uncomfortable surroundings - but these chairs were lovely - very comfortable.

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BrianC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food very good, service very friendly and attentive we had a lovely afternoon here and although not on the menu we managed to get Frangelico affogato for dessert! And we were very happy with the bill. 👍👍👍

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ClintonS
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of an Italian restaurant hidden down a side street. The food was a taste delight from start to finish, and the wine selection complements the dishes available. Looking forward to another visit.

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FionaN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We were really disappointed with the poor quality of the food and although the staff were friendly they did not ask why we had not eaten the food. Because we were with old friends who we had not seen for a long time and they asked us not to mention the disappointing food we did not address this at the time.

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TomM
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was top notch.

Will consistently return to this restaurant when in London!

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LouiseH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful delicious food. We were a party of 6 and everyone raved about the food. If we are in London again we will definitely return.

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Zvika
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

First courses (Primi) were MUCH better than the main ones (Secondi). If I would go there again I would order only Primi ones.

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FrancescoF
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, quality of the food service, location.
Definitely coming back soon!

Well done guys!

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vipRK17
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had great experiences in the past but this time the service left something to be desired. Maybe that’s why the place was empty on a Thursday night when in the past it was busy. Ordered an appetizer and never received it. Server never checked on us after our mains were delivered. Pasta was still great though.

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rumbletums
N. Ireland
11 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food as before was delicious. A small menu but enough choices to suit. We visited for a special occasion which we had noted with our booking but no mention was made of this. The restaurant was quite quiet compared to a previous visit and we had to wait for a table to be cleared even though we had booked. Would highly recommend the ragu. Excellent wine list to accompany the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
83 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely but expensive.

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JennyS
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Superb Italian food, great value for money on mother’s day special menu, knowledgeable service and wine service from the host, but ignorance from inattentive waitress. But I would return happily!

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Micky
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The starter of Salumi Misti was nice, some tasty meats and well sized portion but the bread with it was hard and dry. The main house Ragu was disappointing, it was only warm, the amount of pasta was a starter size and it lacked seasoning. The waiters were friendly.

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Theo's Simple Italian does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Theo's Simple Italian also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7370 9130.

Theo's Simple Italian is rated 3.9 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.

Theo's Simple Italian does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.theossimpleitalian.co.uk/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.