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61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
+44 20 7499 2211
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
7:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Franco's
1. Delicious cooked Breakfast's
"The staff are attentive without being overbearing"
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2. Authentic Italian cuisine
"Franco’s would have to be one of the best restaurants in London."
Allan D
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3. Private Dining from 5 to 50
"The best Italian I've tasted in 40 years!"
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1 - 10 of 494 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an excellent meal at Francos. Food was delicious and the service first class. There is a real buzz and atmosphere in this restaurant. We will be back.

1  Thank Rob M
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

3 meals on 3 consecutive nights. Need I say more. We have eaten at Franco’s as often as possible over the last few years. It is consistently fabulous. We have always been treated as the most valued of customers. The food is always fantastic. Most...More

2  Thank Marnie-kiwi
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Dear Marnie Thank you so much for not only for visiting us three times consecutively but writing to thank us for being consistently fabulous! We are truly delighted that you continue to enjoy our fantastic food and that you really appreciate our genuine, friendly and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Francos last night and had the most amazing meal. The staff were extremely attentive and made us feel very welcome. The food here was outstanding and would definitely recommend it to all of our friends. Looking forward to visiting francos again.

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great restaurant in St. James. There is a wide choice of excellent food. The portions are generous. The wine list is excellent and enjoyable to read.

1  Thank Ian G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to celebrate an anniversary. Great welcome from staff. Slightly disappointed table was down a long flight of stairs, but on same level as toilets. I had mentioned gluten free request when booking & was very pleased to be given a gluten free menu....More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been gong to Franco's over the years and it doesn't disappoint. We had another enjoyable lunch. We don't tend to go through the menu, but we had a salad and a pasta dish, both of which were very good. Service is good and...More

Thank AKW5457
Reviewed 19 March 2018

4 of us had dinner at Franco's pre-theatre. The food was superb and the service was great, but then we have eaten at Franco's when it has been very busy and the food and service is always excellent. It is not cheap but it is...More

2  Thank rooftopcrow
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

All of us would like to thank you for taking the time to pass your wonderful feedback following on from your recent visit. Hopefully you will have the opportunity of returning again soon. With kind regards Jason

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have a meal in Franco's just about every time we are in London. As one enters the dining room the friendliness and enthusiasm of the staff is immediately apparent. The service is efficient and professional, the food is superb and the...More

1  Thank nickgstrong
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write of your recent experience at Franco's. We are most pleased that you noticed the friendliness and enthusiasm of the team. We are all passionate about what we do and it is our primary aim...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018

We booked this restaurant as it was close to the theatre we were going to and we are very glad we found this place. The ambiance, service and comfort were all very good. Service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. It was a family...More

1  Thank Barbara V
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review of Franco's following on from your recent visit. We all take great pride in creating a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment. It is for this reason that reading your review is such a pleasure. We have taken on board...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Sweet-natured, helpful and efficient staff, and a great location - what can go wrong? This is not an ideal place for a leisurely quiet chat. At tea-time the retaurant turned on very loud boom-boom music, which was at odds with the dark wood interior and...More

1  Thank MS4866
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much for passing on your welcome feedback about Franco's staff, location and service. We have taken on board your feedback regarding the volume of the Jazz we play in in the bar area. We completely agree that the most harmonious restaurant...More

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
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Mooki C
18 March 2016|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Like many restaurants jackets are not obligatory but the type of clientele Franco's appeals to veers to the more well-groomed, presentable, conventional wing. It is most definitely not a stuffy place, plenty of fun, laughter... More
Mooki C
18 March 2016|
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Response from Gillian A | Reviewed this property |
No. Francos is smart but casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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