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Friends of Flavours

#1,228 of 17,948 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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4 Green Lane | Penge, London SE20 7JA, England
+44 20 8659 7427
12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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289 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on a busy corner in Penge, SE London, this restaurant was recommended by a friend. Spacious interior, extensive menu serving italian food. Montepulciano available by the glass. Recommend the linguine scolio & bread starter. On street parking.

Thank nicolecostello
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live locally and had been intending to try this restaurant for a couple of years. I wasn't sure what to expect but was really pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Dishes were well presented, flavours were excellent and the pasta was cooked perfectly. I shall definitely return. It is great to find such good food just a... More 

Thank 201shh
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is for me the best and most authentic Italian Restaurant around. The pastas are to die for. I love the seafood pasta. My wife had a seafood main course which she thought was cooked perfectly. A great eating experience.

Thank Richard B
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a regular visitor as this is one of my favourite restaurants in south east London. Great food, warm friendly atmosphere but book in advance as it is very popular. In the summer I love to dine with friends in their courtyard garden.

Thank Roger T
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed the night in a local Travelodge, didn't have a booking for this place. Arrived at 8:30, it was very busy, waiter said that we could wait in the covered, heated garden for a table to come free, and that it would not be long. Other guests were also waiting here. It was about 45 minutes passed before we got... More 

Thank moonrakermark
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've visited FOF a number of times and it is our favourite local restaurant by a mile. The food is always delicious and the service is friendly, they have the right balance of timings - you never feel rushed but don't ever wait too long. We visited today with our 18 month old for Mother's Day and the staff could... More 

Thank Zoeka
Beckenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I have visited friends of flavours various times now and every time is as amazing as the last, last night I took my cousin and her partner and they loved it! The food was incredible as always, the atmosphere is cosy and busy providing a real Italian feel, and the staff and owner make you feel so welcome you don't... More 

Thank Charlotterow86
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is a fantastic, local restaurant serving real food, beautifully cooked, imaginatively and lovingly put together. Fantastic, friendly staff. the only trouble is, it has ruined us for all other places. If there is a place this good in Penge, South London, why can't all places be this good?

1 Thank My Aerial Home A
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We went on Valentine's day evening with our son. We didn't have any reservation but they were kind enough to allocate us a table on a very busy evening. The food was amazing. My 3 year old loved his mushroom pasta. Great food and efficient staff. Will return again.

1 Thank VasundharaSai
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Went to Friends of Flavours on Valentines evening with my wife. Very good meal and wine. Great atmosphere in the Restaurant. Good to see the same staff there - that shows loyality. One waitress remembered me from their previous location - several years ago. If you like Italian food I recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank Barry W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Green Lane | Penge, London SE20 7JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8659 7427
Friends of Flavours is the result of a long lasting passion for fresh and tasty food. We specialize in the delicious highlights of food and wine from all across Italy. Our restaurant has an excellent reputation for serving authentic Italian food, appreciated by people who love everything about Italian cuisine. Our experienced Italian chefs create every day a unique dining experience for you and your friends.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?