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#753 of 17,932 Restaurants in London
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9 Cosmo Place | Southampton Row, London WC1N 3AP, England
+44 20 7837 0904
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had booked a table for four to coincide with the closure of the British Museum at 17.30. On entering we were warmly greeted by the manager and shown to our table. It's a cosy little place in a side street and easy enough to find. We enjoyed our food. My sardine starter was nicely done. For a main course... More 

Thank Roy K
Matlock, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with a group of 5 ladies who needed lunch after a visit to Great Ormond Street hospital to present a charity cheque. We found this little gem quite by chance and the staff made us very welcome while we chose from the menu.We ate lasagne with garlic bread and salad,the lasagne was delicious, we all agreed that the... More 

Thank mama29772
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cosmoba for an early dinner after spending the day at the British Museum. At 5:30pm on a Thursday it was quiet and we didn't have to book. we received a warm welcome and enjoyed a delicious meal. My husband needs gluten free food and this was not a problem at all. The restaurant is small and cosy with... More 

Thank Eliza J
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened on this place by accident when looking for somewhere to eat near our hotel. We had the olives and garlic bread to start, which was very simple - but the best quality. The same for the pasta mains - full of flavour and really authentic. Although I was full, I had to try the Cannoli for desert and... More 

Thank lindaR516tl
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit London every February and always stay around Russell Square. It has become a tradition to visit this restaurant on the last night of our stay. Saving the best til last. Great food, friendly service, always with a smile. It is simply the best & our most favourite restaurant. It cannot be faulted.

1 Thank Z9527AMsarahm
Ruthin, Wales, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visted this little gem of a place whilst staying in nearby hotel. The food was delicious, friendly staff and great atmosphere, quaint and welcoming.

Thank Debbie E
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We love this place but sadly don't get to visit as often as we would like. Small but perfectly formed, the food is always authentic and delicious. We get treated like family and the next generation, in Alessio, is just as charming and welcoming as his father, uncle and grandfather. They even rearranged the furniture to fit us all in!!!... More 

1 Thank Suzieboots
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It's great to support independent restaurants and my last visit to Cosmoba was really good. Sadly, last night was a disappointment. The garlic bread starter was so so and the carbonara was mostly pasta. Our booking was lost so we were almost turned away. Would think twice about going back.

Thank Peter H
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Superb food and friendly, attentive staff. I had the best calf's liver I've ever eaten, and my wife said her meat ravioli was the best she had ever eaten. Outstanding bruschetta, very authentic. Our only niggle was that the calamari could have been a little crisper, but it was very tender and tasty. Good wine selection, nice desserts. All-around excellent.... More 

Thank pegandrob
Warwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this little Italian last night. Tucked down a side street, this is exactly the sort of place you hope to stumble upon when in London. Nothing pretentious, just genuine, honest food and great service. The prices are unbelievably reasonable too. This will be a regular haunt from now on. Loved it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Cosmo Place | Southampton Row, London WC1N 3AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7837 0904

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

Staying in Bloomsbury

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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