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Bocca di Lupo

) #644 of 18,123 Restaurants in London €€ - €€€ Italian, Mediterranean, European
12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB, England
+44 20 7734 2223
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
17:15 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB, England
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1 - 10 of 1,553 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Unlike other reviewers our online booking was fine but would have happily sat by the chefs anyway as that is where the drama happens! The atmosphere in the restaurant is good and the service helpful and efficient. The food is not typical Italian restaurant fare...More

Thank AnonLondon23
Reviewed 5 days ago

Outstandng, authentic Italian restaurant. There was a wide variety of dishes not usually found in Italian restaurants in England, including lots of small plates. Everything was utterly delicious and attractively presented. Service was helpful, informed and attentive. Can't wait to go back. My only complaint...More

1  Thank Shegravia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were sitting at the bar, looking into the kitchen, passionate people preparing super nice delisious italian food, serve was really nice and gentle, wine was perfect, evening perfect.

Thank Werner H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, back here after a very long time and this time round I have made a booking online and the food, still great. Tasty and main dishes was lovely. Can't fault on that. I have read few reviews about the online booking (been seated at...More

Thank LondonFood2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal sitting at the bar that overlooks the kitchen chatting with the sous chefs as they prepared our meal. It is crowded and a bit noisy, but that just adds to the ambiance. Prices are reasonable and the food is true,...More

Thank Harris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

booked online a month in advance for a special celebration. arrived full of excitement only to be offered a seat at the bar. worse was to follow when the manager tried to claim she had made us aware by phone - fake news ! I...More

Thank david j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with a couple of friends. The atmosphere is very nice, with candles and dim lights. One aspect that I really enjoyed was the fact that next to each dish there was the name of the Italian region where it traditionally comes from....More

Thank Lorenzo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the third or fourth visit for us and despite being a Sunday evening the place was heaving. Unfortunately as we had booked online we were allocated a table at the bar, not what we wanted at all. We initially sat down by the...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little disappointed with the lack of vegetarian choice on the menu (actually no mains) initially. However, my disappointment didn't last long, the staff were extremely helpful and chef cooked me something special to my tastes. I honestly couldn't fault the customer service,...More

Thank MrsAFG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five dinners and every dish was perfect. Unusual for an Italian restaurant, but entirely traditional, is the selection of fried dishes such as zucchini blossoms, artichokes or anchovies wrapped in sage leaves. Try them!

Thank Christopher B
Nearby
Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
...More
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Jitsujess000
Do you allow small well behaved dogs in the restaurant?
25 September 2016|
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Response from Bmccall07 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they don't. It's Avery small restaurant.
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Do you have vegan options?
1 September 2016|
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Response from JDetre | Reviewed this property |
Vegetarian yes but you will have to phone the restaurant for Vegan
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deborah.w
Am taking my 17 year old god-daughters to Bocca Di Lupo in a couple of weeks and wondering if it may be too grown up them. Would like others opinions.
31 July 2015|
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Response from 1Row | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they would love it - especially if you manage to get seats at the bar where they can watch all the food being prepared - it's a great place with a fabulous atmosphere - my 16 year old son loves it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
17:15 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 2223
  • E-mail
Description
Tucked away on Archer Street in the heart of London's Theatreland, Bocca di Lupo is a vibrant Italian trattoria restaurant catering to Soho socialites and luvvies alike. Ex-Moro chef Jacob Kenedy and his partner, general manager Victor Hugo, have created this chic restaurant renowned for its regional Italian dishes. As soon as Bocca di Lupo opened, it began earning enormous critical acclaim and ever since, this buzzy and highly accessible restaurant has continued to receive numerous awards and accolades for its simple, well-executed Italian cuisine and casual ambiance. The dining room at Bocca di Lupo is dressed with canvases by Haidee Becker, or if you���re seeking art in motion, curious culinarians may dine at the chef's counter with views of the kitchen at work. Signature dishes include the rustic pork and foie gras sausage with faro and porcini; and the burnt almond granita with bitter chocolate sorbet.
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