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#150 of 2,040 Italian in London
#783 of 16,988 Restaurants in London
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CUISINES
Italian, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

Have an aperitivo in the clubby bar before sitting down to eat at one of London’s oldest yet rejuvenated Italian restaurants. The kitchen focuses on th...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
Sponsored by: Franco's

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Delicious cooked Breakfast's
1. Delicious cooked Breakfast's
"The staff are attentive without being overbearing"
debss28
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2. Authentic Italian cuisine
2. Authentic Italian cuisine
"Franco’s would have to be one of the best restaurants in London."
Allan D
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3. Private Dining from 5 to 50
3. Private Dining from 5 to 50
"The best Italian I've tasted in 40 years!"
Molly166
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Reviewed 1 November 2020

I've been coming to Franco's for many years now, even when it was Café bar. The staff foremost are amazing. The food is delicious, even better when you are sat outside on a lovely summer's day enjoying an after lunch Cuban cigar and coffee. Just...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

Lunch at Franco’s was a new experience for me but it won’t be my last. Great food and excellent value. We had the afternoon menu for £35 a head for which we had wonderful sea bass and a glass of excellent wine. Very nice service...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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JasonaPhillips, Owner at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2020

We are so pleased to read when a guest has enjoyed an memorable meal, all the more so when we learn that it is somebody discovering Franco's for the first time. We are very pleased to read that it is your intention to return, hopefully...More

Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

Been a long time since eating at Franco’s. Popped in for brunch after a night in London from the nearby Cavendish. Popular even in these times with outside tables if needed. Excellent food and friendly service as expected. Very cool historic place.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2020

Very pleasant evening. Service friendly and very efficient. Not very busy this Sat eve so atmosphere was a little lacking. Cured meat starter was of high quality, but could have done with a little garnish of something. Pan friend cod was a decent super thick...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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JasonaPhillips, Owner at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2020

Thank you for your review, we have noted your comments on the Cod main course. We are pleased that on the whole you enjoyed the experience, hopefully you can and will return so that we can try some of our other delicious dishes from our...More

Reviewed 18 September 2020

It has seasonal, fresh and delicious food. There is always an incredible atmosphere and very friendly staff. Would highly recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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JasonaPhillips, Owner at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2020

Thank you very much for this positive feedback, we are delighted to be open after the summer and look forward to continuing where we left off. Continuing to focus on delicious, great value, fresh and delicious food, served in a comfortable surrounding with friendly and...More

Reviewed 9 March 2020

When I was working in London, prior to retirement Franco’s was one of my regular restaurants, as you always knew that food and service would be of a high standard and you could pop in for a quick lunch. Certainly it’s as I remember. Food...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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JasonaPhillips, Owner at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. It has always been our intention for Franco's to offer fantastic food in a comfortable environment with friendly service. It is the little touches we enjoy offering such as Happy plate with candle...More

Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

Close to the St James end of fashionable Jermyn St. Long standing classic Italian, always very good for breakfast, morning or afternoon coffee, lunch, and dinner. A la carte menu has classic starters, mains, and desserts, with specials each day, smaller and slightly cheaper set...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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JasonaPhillips, Owner at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Thank you for your recent review, mentioning our range of services, despite being an Italian restaurant at Lunch and Dinner we offer on of the best English Breakfast's in London. Our set menu changes weekly and we always have a range of specials to tempt...More

Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

Excellently located in the posh The Ritz hotel neighbourhood and the upmarket shopping streets, this is a high end place with a certain attitude. The overall atmosphere is elegant chic with a charming Italian touch, and professional staff. We were seated in the basement floor,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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JasonaPhillips, Owner at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

We would like to thank you and the Ritz for recommending Franco's to you. You described the restaurant very well and like that you enjoyed being seated in the basement floor which lot's of guests prefer as I can be a little quieter than the...More

Reviewed 21 February 2020

We have dined here several times over the years, the breakfast is exceptional as was the service. with so much choice in london franco's is still hard to beat.

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?3  
JasonaPhillips, Owner at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write of your recent experience with us at Breakfast. Hopefully we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back soon. Jason Phillips

Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

So many restaurants offer good or perfect service but Franco’s Rertaurant is outstanding! The team, the service, the location, the style and the food are absolute perfect. The pasta with truffles, the Vitello tonnato even the Espresso is a perfect taste - and a perfect...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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JasonaPhillips, Owner at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

We are delighted with your delightful review. It is so rewarding for the team to receive such lovely feedback. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back again soon. Regards Jason Philips

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Like many restaurants jackets are not obligatory but the type of clientele Franco's appeals to veers to the more well-groomed, presentable, conventional wing. It is most definitely not a stuffy place, plenty of fun, laughter... More
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    Franco's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4