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Franco's

61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
+44 20 7499 2211
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“swordfish” (6 reviews)
“petit fours” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Delicious cooked Breakfast's
"The staff are attentive without being overbearing"
debss28
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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!"
Molly166
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for lunch. Enjoyed the truffle pasta with beef and a half decent glass of Barolo. Friendly staff.

1  Thank NHL45
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Great location away from the throng of Piccadilly in Jermyn Street. Nice ambience that feels like cecconi’s uncle. Good service although the tables are a little close together to enjoy privacy. Unremarkable fresh crab on avocado was too cold to taste. Rib eye was perfectly...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a good start of the evening. Girls with an attitude. We booked for 7:30pm but had to wait while receptionist was talking to manager as they didn’t know what to do. A part for that, the food was very good and well served. Very...More

2  Thank ab33nd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in without a booking. Lucky to be squeezed in, and we weren't disappointed. Fantastic food, great service and superb atmosphere. It's Jermyn Street so you pay for the privilege but it's money well spent. Well worth a visit.More

2  Thank JSC2003
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review following your recent visit to Franco's. We are all exceptionally passionate about what we do so reading your review makes our hard work all that more rewarding! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. With kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been passed this place on numerous occasions and today I decided to see what the hype is all about. Basically it caters for corporate and well healed clientele and if money is no object and your company is paying then this is for...More

3  Thank humerous60
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are delighted that you finally decided to try Franco's for the first time. Hopefully we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back again as we do for countless regular guests that we see often several times a week. With best wishes Jason

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is an absolute must. The food is excellent with a wide choice of dishes. It’s chic, funky and the staff are superb. There is a fabulous choice of wines and the desserts are to die for. We eat all over the world and...More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review. You could not have described Franco's any better. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. With best wishes Jason

Reviewed 8 January 2018

Franco’s would have to be one of the best restaurants in London. The service is excellent, and the food exceptional. The restaurant is not very big but provides outstanding Italian cuisine. We have eaten there on several occasions and have never been less than totally...More

2  Thank Allan D
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you for your wonderful recommendation of suggesting Franco's is one of the best restaurants in London. We certainly pride ourselves in offering the best ingredients in our dishes that remain true to our Italian roots. Of course a warm welcome awaits you on your...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

I first lunched at Franco`s ( then known as Franks ) in the 1970`s when it was popular with property professionals wanting a leisurely lunch to negotiate deals. It expanded into the adjacent cafe area and now has more of a brasserie feel to it...More

2  Thank Nigel M
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

We would like to thank you for returning to Franco's having visited the restaurant in it's former capacity before we gave the restaurant a makeover in 2005. We did not want to loose the true identity of Franco's being at the hear of St James's...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017

Our visit was quite unexpected and although not cheap it is worth a visit. They were very accommodating, we had not booked and they were well in to lunch time service. I have eaten in a number of very good restaurants just lately and this...More

2  Thank Stephen P
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your recent experience at Franco's. We are dedicated to providing exceptional quality of ingredients, drinks and service. It is for this reason that it is lovely...More

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Mooki C
17 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
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No. Francos is smart but casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40
Meals
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:30 - 23:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
07:30 - 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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