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Franco's

#890 of 17,954 Restaurants in London
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61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England (St James's)
+44 20 7499 2211
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Falirk
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a lovely meal here. The only reason it's not 5 stars is because it was a little overpriced. However, the service was excellent and the food delicious.

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1 Thank DomandPerry
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, delighted you enjoyed our food and service. Hopefully we'll have the opportunity of welcoming you back soon. With kind regards Jason Phillips More 

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The title is the highlight--they have one of our (Italian wine snobs) favorite wineries and wines. Dinner for two, we had carpaccio and a salad for starters, then lasagne and duck for mains. Food was good but not special. Service was excellent. One minus (often noted in restaurants) is the practice of underage Barolo/Barbaresco on the wine list. You do... More 

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2 Thank Scott T
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

We are honored that as self professed 'Italian wine snobs' you chose Franco's as a venue for dinner recently. We take a lot of pride in our wine list and try to offer a wide and diverse selection as possible. We acknowledge your observation that restaurants occasionally list Barolo wines that are younger than may be found in Italy or... More 

London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Francos has an atmosphere of its own - quite unique. So let me try to set this out.. a mix between formal dining, lounge atmosphere, coffee relaxation pod, meeting room, old-time cocktails and relaxed dining. Sometimes all sliding into one another. It really depends why you chose to visit and how much time you have at your disposal. For me... More 

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2 Thank Stephen W
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

What a pleasure it was for us to read your recent wonderful review. You managed to capture the essence of Franco’s and our desire for the restaurant to effortlessly morph from a formal breakfast to meetings, which may lead on to a formal lunch or a later more relaxed lunch, perhaps even outside on our terrace. You like many I’m... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Franco's is still one of our favourite restaurants in london, the food, the service are exceptional and why we keep returning. we especially like the fact that you can have your deserts and coffee sat outside watching the world go buy.

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1 Thank sandwellsgarage
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to read your recent review of Franco's and we're delighted that we are still one of your favorite restaurants in London. Now that the summer is almost here, outside dining is becoming increasingly popular. We can't wait to launch this years Rosé wine list which will list over 70 different Rosé wines. Where better than to... More 

stevenage UK
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I came in to eat in the sunshine on Thursday. We managed to nab a table outside which catches the good weather. Having lived in central London for a long time I thought the food was very reasonably priced, especially for the area of London. We shared a beef carpaccio to start - The beef looked great... More 

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1 Thank baybee_bash
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

We very much enjoyed reading your recent review of your recent meal at Franco's. You're not the first to notice that we are deceptively larger that you initially believe with the advantage of being able to use the downstairs part of the restaurant for private dining as well as part of the restaurant ordinarily. With regard to our wine pricing,... More 

Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I recently ate at Franco's in London. We are attending a play around the corner, so we grabbed an early dinner. The restaurant is within walking distance to the Prince of Wales Theatre . Our meal was very well done. One of the best in the 2 weeks of travel. I would recommend this restaurant without question.

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2 Thank RPATT
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Franco's recently. We are delighted that you came in for an early dinner before going to the Price of Wales Theatre. Your suggestion that your meal was the best in two weeks of travel is a huge complement, one which we are very proud of receiving. Hopefully you will be able to return... More 

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a last minute reservation for dinner and enjoyed a well prepared meal. The restaurant was busy, the staff very busy and service was highly efficient. Large menu, perhaps too large for excellence in every element. Not particularly sophisticated. Tables a bit close together but this didn't detract from an enjoyable meal.despite my star rating this place is in... More 

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2 Thank BLS590
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

Thank you every so much for taking the time to write of your recent dinner. We are so pleased that you received friendly and efficient service even if we were very busy. Hopefully we will be fortunate to serve you again, hopefully in the near future. Once again thank you very much for your feedback. With kind regards Jason Phillips More 

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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bold claim, but without doubt the best breakfast in London - consistently excellent. Ainsley and Alex on front of house are first class.

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1 Thank Cha-67-0
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your 'bold' claim but we're delighted that you think Franco's breakfast is the best in London. Of course we try out best every day so it's fantastic to read that our hard work is appreciated. I know Alex and Ainsley thoroughly enjoy looking after so many regular guests each morning. Once again thank you for... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed lunch here with a colleague. Great service. great food...quickly served. We both had the house dish and only drank water....we split the bill at the end and I frankly didn't look at the details and having had a great lunch went on our individual ways....Imagine my surprise when I looked at my cc statement at the end of... More 

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1 Thank DavidHBlair
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

It was a pleasure reading your recent review of Franco's. We are naturally very pleased that you enjoyed the food and service. We were confused about the amount of your bill and very much hope your colleague was not charged the same amount!? If they were please let us know and we'll gladly rectify this. With kind regards Jason Phillips More 

London, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and quality make this restaurant a very good option for your Italian-style dinner. Everything comes with a price... Overall definitely recommended!

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FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you wonderful review. Please come and see us again soon. With kind regards Jason Phillips More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 40
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
    (St James's)
  • Public Transportation: Green Park, St James's & Piccadilly tube stations are all 5 minutes walk away.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7499 2211
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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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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