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Bocca di Lupo

#577 of 17,605 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Soho
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12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB, England
+44 20 7734 2223
Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
17:15 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here many times and each time I can't wait to go back. Honest cooking and excellent food. Lots of dishes on offer inspired by the diverse regions of Italy. Based on my experience you cannot make a bad wine selection. Can get a little noisy because of the open space in the room, but who cares when the food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good variety of quality dishes at a high price. Probably not the best restaurant I've been in terms of value for money

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our 2nd trip to the restaurant, having enjoyed the food so much. Again we were not disappointed. The pasta in particular is superb, as is the bread. The desserts are super rich and tasty too. Friendly service, booking is a must as it's very busy

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Thank naomi1739
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for girlfriend's birthday: extra special service with kind provision of bubbles, delicious food with great service (shout out to Ramel who patiently guided through the menu to offer suggestions), lovely ambience.. Chef de cuisine Jacob Simpson runs one fine establishment! Would definitely recommend it for any special occasion - 5 stars

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Thank Alexis B
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to Bocca di Lupo with a business contact for a mid-week lunch. The food was fantastic. A very interesting and diverse menu, including sage leaves stuffed with anchovies and deep fried, and duck heart ragu. I am usually not a big fan of Italian restaurants (as I find in many cases the quality of the ingredients is missing... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at 5.10 pm for a pre theatre 5.15 pm booking but were made to stay out in the rain while they had their pre service meeting. Presumably the reason they couldn't let us hear this meeting was because the staff were being asked to try to be polite for once and to steer people away from the orchietto which... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! The impeccable service, the wide range of imaginative and beautifully prepared dishes and the moderate bill (for the quality) made for a lunch to remember. We really enjoyed picking a range of dishes to try whilst leaving it up to the restaurant staff to put these together in an order that made sense. The ambience was pleasant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very happy with this place, lovely atmosphere, great service and food is really delicious. We had a terrific sea bream carpaccio, extremely fresh sea urchin and the "fritti romani" were like being back home.

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Thank Elfo9
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here after a Saturday matinee theatre performance. We hadn't booked and it was very busy, but they fitted us in at the bar. We just had 2 pasta dishes and desserts - food was very good. Sitting at the Amin bar is unusual and there is lots going on but it was fun. It is quite pricey by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a wonderful lunch with my family at this restaurant. We ordered the small portion and got to sample quite a few dishes. Everything was delicious and I love how helpful the staff was in helping us with our selection. I appreciate that the dishes are not the run of the mill that one finds in most Italian restaurant.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
17:15 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 2223
Description
Tucked away on Archer Street in the heart of London's Theatreland, Bocca di Lupo is a vibrant Italian trattoria restaurant catering to Soho socialites and luvvies alike. Ex-Moro chef Jacob Kenedy and his partner, general manager Victor Hugo, have created this chic restaurant renowned for its regional Italian dishes. As soon as Bocca di Lupo opened, it began earning enormous critical acclaim and ever since, this buzzy and highly accessible restaurant has continued to receive numerous awards and accolades for its simple, well-executed Italian cuisine and casual ambiance. The dining room at Bocca di Lupo is dressed with canvases by Haidee Becker, or if you���re seeking art in motion, curious culinarians may dine at the chef's counter with views of the kitchen at work. Signature dishes include the rustic pork and foie gras sausage with faro and porcini; and the burnt almond granita with bitter chocolate sorbet.

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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