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Il Borgo

$$ - $$$
South Kensington
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13 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PP, England
+44 20 7589 8031
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Nr Oxford, England
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here at about 5pm on the way to the Royal Albert Hall. We were given a choice of tables and chose one by the window but it was too cold. However they took in their stride our request to move further inside and moved all our bread, drinks etc with no complaint. I had lemon veal escalope... More 

Thank smilerviv
Saint John, Canada
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187 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice dinner starting with the minestrone soup and chicken livers. I had sea bass and DH had the veal scallops in a lemon sauce. The food was very good as was the service. The size of the first courses was such that it would be reasonable to order a second first course rather than a main course.... More 

Thank Susan7
Lakeland, Tn
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115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A wonderful meal! This was a delicious meal, our last for awhile in London. I highly recommend the excellent food and service.

Thank SweetTone
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went here because there was a long wait at Da Mario and this place wasn't crowded. Having eaten at both I can assure that there is a reason for the difference in traffic! The food wasn't bad at all - I'd call it adequate but nothing to write home about. The waiter was not friendly - bordered on being... More 

Thank FlowerGirl3
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Walked past this restaurant to start with as it was completely empty and a little earlier than we had planned to eat, after wandering past a couple of hours later it was still empty but thought we'd give it a try. Service was relaxed, which we loved as don't like being rushed. Olives and garlic breads served while waiting for... More 

Thank Mark P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I wouldn't have expected such shocking food from a restaurant in this area. The meal was awful, I wish we'd gone next door instead. If you do decide to visit, take a stroll down to the toilets, past the kitchen before you order. That should be enough to put you off

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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

On a recent visit to London, my wife and I wanted to go to the highly rated Italian restaurant next door, but with no reservations and a line out the door we decided to try Il Borgo...what a mistake! I suspect that the only reason this place survives is because of the spillover from their popular neighbor. From the start... More 

Thank Winston22_11
Bromley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We tried to book a restaurant for a meal before Classic FM Live at the Albert Hall. A last minute decision and we found everything local booked. Just a few minutes walk from the Albert Hall, we came across Il Borgo, Italian Cuisine. 'A table for two please', 'yes sir'. The service is good, the food excellent and reasonably priced.... More 

Thank royneileen
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Wife and I ate here and we liked the smaller feel, compared to the louder Italian next door. We were very pleased indeed with our starters and mains and the house red and white. We thought the food was very good for the price and service was very attentive from the Egyptian waiter. Nothing bad to say!

Thank Chris A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

About 500 meters away from the Royal Albert Hall, this charming restaurant provides good food at reasonable prices.

Thank Hendri C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7589 8031

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

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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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