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“Good value tasty Italian food. ”
Review of Il Blandford`s

Il Blandford`s
Ranked #1,265 of 22,834 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$32
Cuisines: European, Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Marylebone
Description: A young Italian transforms old English greasy spoon into the greatest traditional Italian Trattoria in MaryleboneOwner and manager Jessica Colli a young business woman from the island of Sicily, wasn't afraid to take up the challenge to transform Blandford's Café after 40 years of very little change. Jessica loves authentic & traditional Italian food so she went on and decides to open her own Restaurant where she committed to herself to deliver nothing less. Blandford's café is now a relax diner with a festive and family atmosphere open every day from 7am till 9pm, offering the greatest variety of traditional Italian dishes ranging from home-made lasagne to eggplant parmigiana and the best crispy pizza in the area, as well as freshly cooked meat items basted with the authentic Italian seasonings. Jessica want to make sure you still get the best fresh cooked English breakfasts accompanied by traditional English breakfast tea, if you are a fan of the Italian espresso or Cappuccino the choice for the new owner was simple "Illy coffee", a brand known as the master of Italian espresso brand. A wide selection of pastries, and fresh pressed juices are available, and if you fancy all that as take away Blandford's café will organise that for you.Jessica challenges you to think that Blandford's café is not just another Italian restaurant, so please go along and she and her team will prove you wrong! The young Italian that loves what she does!
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Good value tasty Italian food. ”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Came upon this place just around the corner from Baker Street. It's not big, in fact quite cosy.

We ordered a very tasty caprese salad to share to start who had lovely mozzarella and good oil.

For mains we both had pasta, mine really tasty spaghetti, cooked perfectly with garlic, oil and chilli and my partner a rigatoni with aubergine and tomato.

All good food and the plates were all cleaned.

We paid £26 for 2 soft drinks, bread, salad and 2 mains which for top notch food in London is great value. Another good sign is that it was full of Italians having Sunday lunch.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“BYO and more”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

9 of us went for lunch from work on Thursday. I had auberge with parmesan. 5 stars. Very personal service and please don't tell anyone about this place. Don't expect the Ritz but imagine working man's home made food. AND BYO what value

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Eamonn A
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast”
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

We took our breakfast there twice during a recent weekend in London. It proved to be a very good choice as the food was good and the service efficient.

Visited March 2014
2 Thank Marqc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great service and food!”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Our group (six of us) went here and loved it so much, we went back for a second time. The folks who work here are very friendly and provided great service.

I had the Focaccia breakfast, which was delicious! (2 fried eggs on focaccia with tomatoes, avocado and bacon, drizzled with super tasty olive oil)

I'd definitely come back to Blandford's on my next trip to London.

  • Visited March 2014
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Burlington, North Carolina
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great food,good value”
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

While vacationing in London we decided to eat at Blandfords. The atmosphere was nice and relaxing. The menu had a good variety of food on it and it was priced fairly too. The staff was amazing throughout our meal. We were very pleased with our experience.

  • Visited February 2014
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