Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. London
  4. West London
  5. Earls Court
Theo's Simple Italian, London,

Theo's Simple Italian

4.0
4
167 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Theo’s Simple Italian in Kensington Earl’s Court, is an all day restaurant serving a classic rustic Italian menu by acclaimed celebrity chef Theo Randall.

Executive Chef Theo and his brigade of chefs create casual Italian dining, using top quality ingredients and perfectly balanced flavour combinations. The restaurant is known for it's fresh, handmade pasta, with Pappardelle al Ragu being the common favourite dish.

The bar features locally sourced beer on draught, artisan Italian beers by the bottle and classic Italian cocktails. The wine section showcases some of the very best Italian wines.

Also located within the restaurant is a specialist food shop and deli serving the very best of Italian and homemade goods including; cured meats and seasonal artisan coffee.


Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable booking network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 07:30–10:45 Dinner Thu–Sat 17:30–21:45

  • Phone number

    020 7370 9130

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Theo Randall

  • Private party facilities

    Theo's Simple Italian can host informal private dining for 6 to 18 guests seated or up to 40 guests for a drinks reception. Private Dining Options Set menus start from £24.95 per person, alternatively, if you have specific requirements our Chef can create a customised menu for you using the freshest seasonal produce. A NOTE FROM THE TEAM UP TO 6 GUESTS For parties of up to 6 guests our à la carte menu remains available for your dining experience. FROM 7 GUESTS For parties of 7 and more, we kindly ask you to select one menu from the enclosed selections. Please find sample private dining menus here Private Dining Room bookings: To make a booking please call us 0207 370 9130 or email ciao@theossimpleitalian.co.uk.

  • Private party contact

    Anna Milligan: 020 7370 9130

  • Area

    Earls Court

  • Parking Details

    Limited street parking available. If there is no parking available you can also park at the Holiday Inn, Kensington Forum located on Cromwell Road.

  • Public Transit

    2 min Walk from Earls Court underground station - walk north-west on earls Ct Rd and Cross the road/crosswalk. Continue the road on your right hand side and pass the black bird pub at the corner and turn left onto Barkston Gardens. The Restaurant will be on the left hand side attached to the Hotel Indigo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card

What 167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseQuiet

Sort by

Filters

  1. MA

    MatteoA

    London

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Poor food, poor service, pretty bad experience and high price. Don’t go.
  2. RC

    RegianeC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Order a gamberi pasta, no taste at all was charged 18, for a small plate of it 😢
  3. YT

    YoshioT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Despite the stylistic look, it's just a pizza and pasta shop. Though in the midst of go Eat Out campaign, a few customers were there, quiet night. One female was working on the floor and she often drifted away somewhere. The price was reasonable, so value for the money.
  4. R

    Rnb12445

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2020

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Appalling experience. Extremely poor limited menu with ridiculous prices. Totally empty too
  5. k

    kevinc

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    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
  6. WR

    WendyR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  7. GR

    GuillaumeR

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    No ambiance, not bad Good restaurant but nothing more...
  8. PL

    PeteL

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  9. DI

    DIANEH

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  10. LI

    LIZD

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  11. AH

    AndrewH

    1 review

    5.0

    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
  12. RS

    RebeccaS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, authentic Italian food. Enjoyed it immensely.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    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 .
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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.
  15. t

    toonsarah

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    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 ItalianResponded on 28 December 2019Dear 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

  16. h

    harryp

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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 ItalianResponded on 28 December 2019Dearest 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

  17. ES

    EmmaS

    1 review

    1.0

    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
  18. HM

    HelenaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and friendly service. Very nice ambience. We all enjoyed our dinner.
  19. LH

    LesleyH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can never go wring with Theo’s food! Simply amazing
  21. LB

    LargeBirthdayGroup

    London

    110 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Nice spot of lunch
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    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.
  23. SG

    SimonG

    Birmingham

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 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.
  24. TH

    TimH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service. Just surprised there were only a few people there.
  25. K

    Klaus286

    Berlin

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Italiener, aber leider ein Hotelrestaurant. Gutes Essen, aber es fehlt an Atmosphäre und aufmerksamem Service. Ein Einmalerlebnis.
  26. P

    Pinkalicia

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food in a neighborhood location. The service was very good and we had no wait.
  27. AJ

    AJKB666

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Mostly good. Just need more staff on to cater for a relatively busy period.
  28. T

    Trickynicky

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  29. HW

    HannahW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    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
  30. MT

    MatthewsT

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  31. CC

    CassandraC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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 ItalianResponded on 29 May 2019Dear 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

  32. M

    Matt22

    Tasmania

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Efficient service. Interesting menu. Lovely ambiance.

    Theo's Simple ItalianResponded on 28 December 2019Dear 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

  33. CD

    CarolD

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.
  34. BC

    BrianC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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. 👍👍👍
  35. CS

    ClintonS

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  36. FN

    FionaN

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    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.
  37. TM

    TomM

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 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!
  38. LH

    LouiseH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  39. Z

    Zvika

    Berlin

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  40. FF

    FrancescoF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect, quality of the food service, location. Definitely coming back soon! Well done guys!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Theo's Simple Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7370 9130.

Theo's Simple Italian is rated 4 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

Theo's Simple Italian does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable booking network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Additional information

  • Area

    Earls Court

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 07:30–10:45 Dinner Thu–Sat 17:30–21:45

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Limited street parking available. If there is no parking available you can also park at the Holiday Inn, Kensington Forum located on Cromwell Road.

  • Public Transit

    2 min Walk from Earls Court underground station - walk north-west on earls Ct Rd and Cross the road/crosswalk. Continue the road on your right hand side and pass the black bird pub at the corner and turn left onto Barkston Gardens. The Restaurant will be on the left hand side attached to the Hotel Indigo

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Theo Randall

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7370 9130

  • Private party facilities

    Theo's Simple Italian can host informal private dining for 6 to 18 guests seated or up to 40 guests for a drinks reception. Private Dining Options Set menus start from £24.95 per person, alternatively, if you have specific requirements our Chef can create a customised menu for you using the freshest seasonal produce. A NOTE FROM THE TEAM UP TO 6 GUESTS For parties of up to 6 guests our à la carte menu remains available for your dining experience. FROM 7 GUESTS For parties of 7 and more, we kindly ask you to select one menu from the enclosed selections. Please find sample private dining menus here Private Dining Room bookings: To make a booking please call us 0207 370 9130 or email ciao@theossimpleitalian.co.uk.

  • Private party contact

    Anna Milligan: 020 7370 9130

Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card
Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo