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Carluccio's South Kensington

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1 Old Brompton Road | South Kensington, London SW7 3HZ, England
+44 20 7581 8101
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09:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:30
Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had great breakfast here last Saturday before a day of museums in South Kensington. Good service, in a light, airy restaurant, with a great ambiance. It's a handy location, only a couple of minutes from South Kensington tube station. Good food and ample choice, with very good service. We had ebetween up Eggs & pancetta, Eggs & Mushrooms, both... More 

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Thank Eddie C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, how difficult is it to do a review if you have no account with trip advisor? Pretty hard but I was determined to praise thee professionalism of our waiter I believe was Leo. It's not often I would post a review unless it was bad. This is the BEST service I have had from a waiter in years! He... More 

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2 Thank Craig H
Kasia K, General Manager at Carluccio's South Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Craig, Thank you very much for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your food and our friendly and professional service from Leo:) Just to le you know he was prized with a nice bottle of wine. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes, Kasia and the team. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a superb meal tonight. The restaurant was bustling with barely a free seat in the house, and yet the service was fast, friendly and very efficient. Our waiter Leo was excellent. The food was delicious. Will be coming again soon.

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1 Thank Alec J
Kasia K, General Manager at Carluccio's South Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Alec, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us some lovely feedback. I am very glad you enjoyed your recent visit with us. We llok forward to seeing you again soon. Kasia and the team. More 

Los
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place for pasta, chicken milanese, The staff is always very friendly. Definitely going back to Carluccio's next time in London.

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Thank J B
Kasia K, General Manager at Carluccio's South Kensington, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind words. Hopefully we will see you very soon. Best wishes Kasia More 

London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious with good sized portions but was so noisy we could not have a decent conversation with each other. Was a busy lunchtime and we had to sit on communal table which lacked privacy and elbow room - though the other diners probably wouldn't have heard us!

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Thank ElspethSurrey
Kasia K, General Manager at Carluccio's South Kensington, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your nice comments about our delicious food. We are looking into combating the noise level issue and hope to resolve this in the near future. Best regards, Kasia More 

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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family of three visited during Half Term Holiday. I've never visited a Carluccios before but I certainly will be again after this. I hope they are all as good. We visited at around 4pm on a Wednesday. The place was busy but with a large dining area there was space found quickly for us. The 3 course fixed price... More 

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1 Thank Joey B
Kasia K, General Manager at Carluccio's South Kensington, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for the review. We are so glad to hear that the food and service was excellent:):) We hope to have you back soon! Best wishes, Kasia More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited this restaurant quite a lot during the past few years so was very disappointed when here last week. The staff are very attentive but didn't really want to listen to my concerns. The beetroot, pumpkin and goats cheese salad sounds gorgeous, but in truth, is utterly horrible with large chunks of undercoooked beetroot with very little pumpkin involved.... More 

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Thank angieh935
Kasia K, General Manager at Carluccio's South Kensington, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you haven't enjoyed the beetroot salad. I will address that matter to my Area Head Chef. Best wishers, Kasia More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

It's nothing special, but reliably good food, very friendly staff and very reasonable prices. A safe bet if you're looking for a place to eat in the area. Definitely recommended.

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Thank Skiffy73
Kasia K, General Manager at Carluccio's South Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Skiffy73 We wish to thank you for your review and let you know how much we appreciate your feedback. I am proud of my team and gratefully they haven't let you down:):) Kind Regards, Kasia More 

Central Scotland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

One of the worst meals out ever. First of all the waitress got my starter wrong - ordered arancini and she brought calamari - and asked if I didn't like calamari in the vain hope I might decide just to eat it anyway. Husband's prawns tasted as though they were just defrosted and the sauce was bland and lukewarm. The... More 

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1 Thank NWarner
Kasia K, General Manager at Carluccio's South Kensington, responded to this review

Dear NWarner, I am very disappointing to read your review please contact me direct at southkensington@carluccios.com to discuss further I would appriaciate it very much. Best wishes, Kasia More 

Boston, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had just finished at one of the nearby museums but so had lots of other places so the restaurant was packed. We did eventually get a table but very close to all other tables and very noisy- difficult to hear my children talking to me! The waiter was very friendly and very good at getting us to order extras....... More 

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Thank DonDons369
Kasia K, General Manager at Carluccio's South Kensington, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that the olives never showed up and you had to wait for the drinks. I will address that matter to my Management team. Just to let you know we are looking into combating the noise level issue and hope to resolve this in the near future. Best wishers, Kasia More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Old Brompton Road | South Kensington, London SW7 3HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7581 8101

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  • 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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