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La Gourmandina

#1,315 of 17,833 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Bloomsbury
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57 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1N 3NB, England
+44 20 3746 5298
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Today
08:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon 08:30 - 18:00
Tue - Fri 08:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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London
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First time in a while i felt like tipping. The food was excellent and the service so friendly. Would recommend for lunch, dinner, drinks, all.

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Thank Prmayes
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a regular customer the the nearby hospital, we've also been fans of this cafe/restaurant. It seems the busyness of the place has created an atmosphere where the owner doesn't care if that particular customer stays or leaves. In the past month we've popped in quite a few times and most times been greeted with the same attitude. Whilst the... More 

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Thank Satu H
Maciste76, Owner at La Gourmandina, responded to this review

Dear Satu, Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, when necessary, improve upon the service that we provide to our valued customers. I was very sorry to read of your negative experience during your most recent... More 

Ham, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect combination. French and Italian love of food, imagination, excellent skills, and a lovely friendly team of staff. We went for Saturday brunch. The stuffed baby squid was delicious and beautifully presented. The brandade de morue was delicate and full of flavour at the same time. A good and not overpriced wine selection..... Yes. We'll be back.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a meal with a bunch of friends at Gourmandina on Lambs Conduit last night... wonderful... the food was excellent - I can personally recommend the pappardelle lamb dish - beautiful, and my mates all loved their choices too... Brilliant.

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Mamhead
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful cafe, quite small but worth the squeeze. I think it is possible to reserve a table but we walked in and found a place to sit. The baguettes are amazing and come accompanied by wonderful ''salad'' choices (grain and ham/cous cos and cheese etc). They also have yummy looking savoury tarts and filled galettes. It is very French in... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited La Gourmandina several times, for personal and business dinners. The quality of the food and service has been excellent every single time. The food is a good mix of Italian and French cuisines. During the last visit, my friend and I shared the La Panelle; the chickpea bread just melted in my mouth. We had the pan... More 

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london
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I popped in for a quick lunch only to be confronted by rudest french waitress I have ever met. I politely asked for a glass of water and boy was that not received well, interrupting me to tell me how busy she was before I had even finished my sentence. She purposefully then ignored me for next ten minutes and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a friend on a wet Wednesday evening not really knowing what to expect. From the outside you see a little Italian deli, but what you don't see is the large room at the back. Now, this room isn't going to float everyone's boat as it is quite bare, almost stark and the floor needs a bit of... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked through the back room - large, central wooden table perfect for a groups of 8-12, with smaller side tables around the edges of the room. Decor mainly wood and wine bottles. Clubby atmosphere, not in a clique-y way, but relaxed vibe. We only stopped for a cup of tea and a coffee, both refreshing and excellent. Makes me want... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

At first glance it looks like your standard high end Italian deli however through the back there is a delightful dining room serving some of the most authentic food I have had in London. The menu is small but perfectly formed, my family shared all our dishes and none of them fell short of fantastic. I would highly recommend the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 43
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Italian, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 22:00
Thursday
08:30 - 22:00
Friday
08:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1N 3NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3746 5298
Description
La gourmandina is an Italian and French Restaurant, owned and managed by a Franco-Italian couple, who like to define themselves as "French and Italian Enogastronomic Ambassadors". They bring together the best of both worlds by making London discover traditional regional French and Italian dishes that can't be easily found elsewhere. The menu changes regularly with the seasons to offer only the freshest ingredients at the right time. Everything is prepared with the highest quality ingredients to put Products under the spotlight and let their best natural flavors speak. Selection of natural, bio-dynamic and high quality wines.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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