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“Very mediocre food”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Franco's

Franco's
Ranked #921 of 22,367 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$40
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: St. James's
Cross street: St James's
Transit: Green Park, St James's & Piccadilly tube stations are all 5 minutes walk away.
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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“Very mediocre food”
Reviewed 23 January 2009

We celebrated my daughters birthday here which we combined with a trip to the theatre so we ate at 6.30pm, perhaps this was our mistake as the staff were frosty to say the least.
The food was extremely mediocre (we had eaten better at our local Italian restaurant in Milton Keynes) and overpriced.
The wine list was extensive but several of our choices were not available.
Not a very celebratory meal so we all had supper after the theatre at our hotel where the food was actually better and cheaper than Francos.
Pretentious italian restaurant, there are better in London.

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“Finest classic italian cuisine! And a classic dessert trolley!”
Reviewed 7 May 2008

Finest classic italian cuisine! And a classic dessert trolley!

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