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Franco's

61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
+44 20 7499 2211
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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££££
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61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
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1 - 10 of 445 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Franco's is a cosy Italian restaurant that serves authentic Italian food which is incredibly tasty. It has a good atmosphere and the staff are attentive and friendly in every possible way. We very much enjoyed our time here, and I would come again. Do be...More

2  Thank lpt_1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in here for supper, very friendly staff and delicious seafood pasta and crab risotto. Bread and crispbread brought to the table too.

Thank Elizabeth B
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to Franco's and taking the time to write your review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. With kind regards Jason Phillips

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for the second time and wasn't disappointed. We booked ahead and actually had the restaurant virtually to ourselves for an early dinner before the rest of the guests arrived. The staff were all very attentive and knowledgeable about the dishes and wine and...More

1  Thank cutebum6
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for returning for a second time to Franco's on your recent trip to London, we're delighted that you visited us twice during your stay. Of course we are very pleased that you appreciated the food, decor, wine list, service and ambiance. Please return...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant while strolling Picadilly and we had a longing for Italian. We got a table easily enough although we were told we had to be done in under an hour and half, so I kind of felt rushed. The food was...More

Thank Palcar246
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Franco's. We're sorry that you felt rushed as this is never our intention. When we can accommodate an unreserved table we will do this according to other tables that have booked. It is generally not our policy to offer...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on a weekday lunch time after reserving a table 2 days before. The reservation staff were extremely helpful in meeting our requirements of a table for 4 in an area that wasn't too noisy. We ate downstairs and had meals from the...More

1  Thank BetrixOtter
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your recent review of Franco's. We are delighted that you noticed the attention to detail in our food, drinks and service. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to Franco's, hopefully in...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Having been to Franco's many times we know the food is always good but have never been so rushed. Got a table at 6:45 and everything was so rushed we felt compelled to leave by 8. Plates taken the second we had finished and coffee...More

1  Thank Richard L
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write of your recent experience at Franco's. We are very sorry that you felt rushed as this is never our intention. Many of our earlier evening tables are dining in advance of the Theater and prefer faster service....More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Feels Italian from the moment you walk through the door. Had dinner to celebrate an older person's Birthday so style, quality and attention were important and were amply offered by the staff. Tremendous Wine cellar for the wine connoisseur. For bookings and full info go...More

1  Thank AZorkot
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your delightful review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. With kind regards Jason Phillips

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Came here for a business meeting and the food was not timed right. I'm a slow eater and it was a business meeting so we were also taking our time and talking. The result was my main course was left under the lights. I could...More

1  Thank tydfil777
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write of your recent experience with us. We like to offer a fast and efficient service, particular at lunch time. I am sorry that on this occasion our timings were not as accurate as they should have been....More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

You've got to try this place, it's been around for years. The food is very passable, but it's the clientele that make it. Hedgies, Sloanes, Yummies, MILFs etc etc. As much a feast for your eyes and ears as for your tummy. Try Franco's and...More

2  Thank porky_11
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the people watching and the whole experience from our longevity, food, atmosphere and service. Please come and visit us again soon. With kind regards Jason Phillips

Reviewed 6 July 2017

For excellent Italian food in a very pleasant atmosphere at the heart of St. James this is the place to go.

1  Thank David T
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

We are delighted to read your review, thank you so much for taking the time to post it. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. With kind regards Jason Phillips

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Mooki C
17 March 2016|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
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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No. Francos is smart but casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
    (St James's)
  • Public Transportation: Green Park, St James's & Piccadilly tube stations are all 5 minutes walk away.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7499 2211
Description
Opened in 1946 in Mayfair, Franco's restaurant has been one of London's most popular Italian establishments ever since. It continues to offer local gourmets a tranquil oasis away from the buzz of the city. Set at the St James���s end of Jermyn Street, Franco's is fantastically located for the galleries, private clubs and hotels of the area. And the pre-theatre and afternoon tea menus are a delight. The restaurant���s character evolves throughout the day from the early morning breakfasts to laid-back lunches and romantic candlelit dinners in the evening. The elegant 1940���s-inspired d��cor is bright and modern, with light wood, off-white walls and comfy upholstered dining chairs. Franco's sumptuous Mediterranean menu has been developed by Head Chef Paulo Parlanti and showcases fresh seasonal produce in traditional and modern Italian dishes. Popular dishes include the duck breast with Castelluccio lentils; ossobucco ravioli with veal jus; and the classic tiramisu. Service is flawless and the wine list is a winner too.
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