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Franco's

61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
+44 20 7499 2211
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tiramisu” (9 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
Closed
07:30 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Franco's
1. Delicious cooked Breakfast's
"The staff are attentive without being overbearing"
debss28
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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
"The best Italian I've tasted in 40 years!"
Molly166
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1 - 10 of 540 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant has improved since our last visit. The food selection is much more interesting and the food tasted good.

2  Thank GoPlaces825677
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are pleased that you feel Franco's is even better then before, hopefully we will have the pleasure of seeing you more often now. We look forward to your return where a warm welcome awaits. With kind regards Jason Phillips

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Franco's upon the recommendation of our hotel concierge. We were not disappointed! The hotel has a very pleasant atmosphere, the food is delicious (we also loved that you get to choose from their homemade breads), but the service is what absolutely made the experience....More

2  Thank Caroline0706
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very pleased that you were recommended to come to Franco's by your hotel concierge. We like to focus on the whole experience both the food and the service as good food can be made disappointing with poor or surly service. We are delighted...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Went for dinner with a friend without a reservation. Despite this, the staff were very warm and accommodating and we were seated quickly. The food was divine, as was the wine. Service was excellent - formal, but friendly and never rushed. We asked for a...More

3  Thank Jonathan F
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful review following your recent dinner with us. We're delighted that we were able to accommodate you inside for dinner then outside for dessert outside, that you found the food divine and the service excellent, I know the team...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The food is great. Very authentic italian restaurant. Staff are very friendly it's a must try in St James.

Thank AliaMo
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Please come and see us soon where a warm welcome awaits. With kind regards Jason Phillips

Reviewed 1 week ago

Franco's is a vibrant restaurant, well priced and great lively clientele. I recommend it for lunch with friends or business, if business then ask for a table downstairs. I have rarely been so early (8am) but just as good service and nice quiet corner table...More

1  Thank SeonaidMack
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are delighted that you joined us for breakfast and enjoyed equally good food and service to that you usually experience when coming for lunch. We are pleased that you've discovered down stairs for private business lunches as it is quieter down there and perfect...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Franco's is situated in one of my favorite streets in St. James. Fine food, very clean (spotless) and great friendly service. In fact faultless. I was there with a business colleague , very surprised how busy it was on a Tuesday evening. Very good menu,...More

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

We are all very pleased to read your recent review of Franco's. Fortunately we continue to be very busy from morning to night and enjoy being kept on our toes! Our recently introduced additional a la cart vegetarian and vegan menu has proved exceptionally popular...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with a friend for a meet up after a couple of years away! We chose a table near the entrance but there are bigger tables in the larger room beyond the bar. The waiter began his work with us by asking if...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write of your recent experience at Franco's. We are delighted that you enjoyed our newly launched vegetarian and vegan menu which has proved to be a massive hit. We hope that you will return soon and sample more...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took some friends for their first visit to Franco's and as always that is a worry when you've recommended somewhere that you know and love - but there was no need to fret! Franco's came up to it's usual high standard and our friends...More

3  Thank paultims0n
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you for such lovely feedback. We are delighted that you and your friends had an enjoyable evening recently and we did't let you down. Fortunately Franco's remains very busy from morning to night and we aim to deliver the same...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant situated in Jerrmyn Street and favoured by financiers. Great menu with plenty of choices for breakfast and good service.More

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your breakfast with us, fortunately we are very busy throughout the day from breakfast through to Dinner, we are particularly thankfull that you took the time to write your review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. With...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried the leek and potato soup and then the chestnut tagliatelle mushroom pasta, the soup was perfect and pasta is best I have tasted, fedor impeccable, service excellent and service excellent, best Italian food in London.More

6  Thank carldawkins75
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We would certainly like to think that Franco's offers some of the best Italian food to be found in London. We all take great pride in what we offer so hearing your feedback is very inspiring and motivates us to try even harder to exceed...More

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Mooki C
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:30 - 23:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
07:30 - 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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