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#725 of 17,858 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Kensington
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8A Thurloe Place, London SW7 2RX, England
+44 20 7581 5553
09:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:30
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So happy to have found a good value restaurant near the V&A. Came here tonight with my parents - the food was excellent as was the service. The restaurant really does have a family-run feel about it which makes such a change from the chains nearby. We all had pasta and couldn't fault it (especially the 4 formaggi special). The... More 

Thank Shellblanket
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying at The Rembrant Hotel which is next door almost! By the time we arrived it was lunchtime and after looking on Tripadvisor decided to try this place, excellent food friendly staff, it is small but that is a plus and yes they probably would struggle with a table of twelve but the food is proper Italian and... More 

Thank jimmackman
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The place is very understated because is they let the food do all the "talking". Friendly and knowledgeable staff, delicious food ( I'm Italian and always find something to criticise about Italian food abroad). I leaved in England for several years now, this is the first Italian restaurant that I can honestly say serves authentic Italian food. Not for large... More 

Thank Ombretta O
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a small cute family run resteraunt near knightsbridge area. For geoups of 2 max 4 it is fine, we were a group of 12, and honestly they could not cope. Food was not bad, caprese, lasagne, calamari, salmon were very good. Bruschetta and gnocchi dishes were average. I had called in the morning to specifically request a cake... More 

Thank Dialla K
Hong Kong, China
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590 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

After an event at the V and A I wanted some relaxed food and came across Orsini's. Staff were friendly and welcoming, the clientele were a mix of Italians and locals and I was shown to a good table. The menu is limited with an excellent selection of pasta, some traditional Italian main courses such as veal escalope and great... More 

Thank ESVincent
Zurich, Switzerland
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I selected this restaurant for an evening meal based on the close location to the V&A and a good rating on Trip Advisor. Staff were friendly and food was fresh and tasty. Portions were sized well so you didn't have to manage a huge plate of food. It was value for money in a central London location. For two people,... More 

Thank Anna B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Food = average. Portions = small. Price of food = expensive and wine = very expensive. Not recommended. Very uncomfortable seating.

Thank Martie v
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Given the many favourable reviews this restaurant has had the very disappointing experience I and my friends suffered came as an unwelcome shock. To start with they had no record of our booking despite it having been made direct and confirmed by them in an e-mail. ( Did we get an apology? No.). And whilst the pasts dishes are quite... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

So handy to the Rembrandt Hotel and such good food we went to Orsini a couple of nights in a row. Great gnocchi! Great value for money.

Thank Dale H
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Dinner on the Thursday before Christmas before going to the carol service at The Brompton Oratory. Very welcoming, unpretentious staff and atmosphere. We both had Calamari - crisp and succulent in the right places accompanied by a good garlicky mayonnaise. We went for the menu of the day for our mains - the Seabass fillet with pesto sauce was declared... More 

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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
Average prices
US$19 - US$37
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8A Thurloe Place, London SW7 2RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7581 5553
A small family run Italian restaurant cooking fresh home made meals daily for breakfast/lunch & dinner,and a special worthy mention are the desserts made by Anna Orsini.

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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