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Bocca di Lupo

#616 of 17,954 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB, England
+44 20 7734 2223
12:00 - 15:30
17:15 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
17:15 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
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King's Lynn
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked on line whilst travelling to city. Greeted by someone who clearly found us tiresome. Seemed to deliberately make a meal out of pronouncing my name .then insisted we sit at some kind of counter. Call me old fashioned and perhaps I've missed some trendy happening ,but when I take my wife to lunch I use a table unless I'm... More 

Thank Nick D
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyable evening sat at the bar with excellent food. Need to,ignore the hyped up chefs in open kitchen but will return. Booking essential.

Thank MiaOrsini
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we'be been there quite a lot in the past as it is handy for theatreland and used to really enjoy it but what a disappointment now. You are squeezed 4 of you on a table hardly large enough for 2, you can't hear yourself speak and a lot of the food is mediocre. That deep fried artichoke at over £10... More 

1 Thank banquette
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant seems really nice as you walk in, with nice decor and a nice climate. The small dishes are extremely small (2 spoonfulls of pasta) so we had to order a large dish of the same after. For starters we ordered the deep fried artichoke (mammole artichoke) which was horrible, the caponata dish which was the best of what... More 

1 Thank Alkyoni A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome Italian food. They had a special Easter menu, but also their normal food is stunning. Specialties from all regions and incredible deserts plus the best ice cream and sorbet of London. The only downside is that you need to reserve well in advance.

Thank Severin M
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a lunch at Bocca di Lupo given by the ever excellent Martin Randall. The four courses, all delicious, represented four different areas of Italy. The service was good, the wines lovely and the private dining area was warm and intimate, though it made conversation a little difficult. Entering the restaurant is very pleasant as you arrive from a... More 

Thank 330SandraM
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a business client to this restaurant as they were particularly keen on Italian food. I had been here before though a year ago and had enjoyed the experience but that was then and this was now. We ordered four bocconcini - two each from the stuffed olive and the mozzarella - 4 pieces in total. Three arrived and before... More 

1 Thank SignorCapitan
Royston, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst not the poshest ambience, this is a lively restaurant with nice friendly service. We had several plates to share for starters, of which the carpaccio of sea bream and stuffed sage leaves were both outstanding. The mains were also good. The wife and I shared a beef sirloin with a side order of aubergine. The beef was absolutely delicious... More 

Thank David R
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners of this restaurant have scoured the length and breadth of Italy and chosen the best dishes from each region, resulting in a most innovative menu at this small eatery in Soho. You can either dine at the long bar as you walk in or from wooden tables at the back of the restaurant. Gone are the chequered tablecloths... More 

1 Thank David A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently based on a recommendation from Andrew Fairlie of Gleneagles! 5 of us shared a number of dishes - so we could experience lots of different flavours! Loved it all, in particular, the pigeon Lasagne! Don't expect your standard Italian fare here, this restaurant raises the bar and does it brilliantly! Some of the dishes aren't for the faint... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:15 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 2223
Tucked away on Archer Street in the heart of London's Theatreland, Bocca di Lupo is a vibrant Italian trattoria restaurant catering to Soho socialites and luvvies alike. Ex-Moro chef Jacob Kenedy and his partner, general manager Victor Hugo, have created this chic restaurant renowned for its regional Italian dishes. As soon as Bocca di Lupo opened, it began earning enormous critical acclaim and ever since, this buzzy and highly accessible restaurant has continued to receive numerous awards and accolades for its simple, well-executed Italian cuisine and casual ambiance. The dining room at Bocca di Lupo is dressed with canvases by Haidee Becker, or if you���re seeking art in motion, curious culinarians may dine at the chef's counter with views of the kitchen at work. Signature dishes include the rustic pork and foie gras sausage with faro and porcini; and the burnt almond granita with bitter chocolate sorbet.

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