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Franco's

61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
+44 20 7499 2211
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“swordfish” (6 reviews)
“petit fours” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate downstairs and had a wonderful lunch. The place was packed due to the terrific food. This is a truly authentic Italian restaurant. Pastas were fresh and everyone enjoyed their food selection. Make sure to save room for the desserts and cheese plate!

2  Thank Charles N
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you! We loved your review, particularly your description of us being a 'Gem'! We are all very passionate about the food, drinks and service we provide so it's always lovely to receive such positive feedback. With kind regards Jason Phillips

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Went there with my colleagues for business dinner with guest speakers. We had a private room underground and set menu. Main course was nice piece of veal or fish for vegetarian. Every one enjoyed the generous portion of food and impeccable service. I will of...More

2  Thank MCourtemanche
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It is always lovely to receive such positive feedback from our guests that have experienced either breakfast, lunch dinner or been a guest in our private dining room. We are very pleased that you had a memorable experience with us and look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017

They look after people very well. As we hadn't booked, we waited for our table over a bottle of wine. We were very well looked after.

3  Thank 104Guinness1
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are very pleased that you were well looked after on your recent trip to Franco's. We take customer service very seriously and therefore I am pleased that you had an enjoyable time. Please come and visit us again soon. With kind regards Jason Phillips

Reviewed 23 November 2017

An Italian restaurant, with a cozy environment, friendly staff and most importantly good food. I have been here several times, and it has always been a very nice experience. It is also open late enough to have a post-theatre dinner.More

3  Thank Jonas H
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you ever so much for your lovely review. We are all very passionate about our food drinks and service. We are pleased that you continue to enjoy your experiences whit us. Of course we look forward to welcoming you back soon. With best wishes...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Excelent experince. Ainsley very good and friendly. All the staff was to be honest. Food was perfect plenty off choice and specials. Good location and good price especially for Mayfair. Will defiantly be making a stop here againMore

3  Thank lee1979bpool
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

It is so lovely to read that your evening was such a success at Franco's. It is pleasing that both our food and service exceeded your expectation. I know Ainsley will be very pleased to revive a mention, we all take delight in looking after...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Having shopped ‘til we dropped on Jermyn Street, we were so happy to be welcomed here. Great food, great wine and great service. Happy and professional staff. You won’t be disappointed . Thank you to all the staff. Enjoy!More

3  Thank Susan C
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

We feel that there is no other better pace to go shopping than on Jermyn Street, followed of course by a hearty meal at Franco's. We are delighted that you were warmly welcomed and enjoyed delicious food and wine in comfortable surroundings. We look forward...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The best Italian I've tasted in 40 years! Service amazing. Price reasonable! I plan to go back with lots of friendsMore

3  Thank Molly166
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

We are over the mood that you enjoyed your meal so much you conciser it the best Italian meal you've eaten in 40 years. Of course the floor staff will also be pleased that you thought the service was amazing too. Of course we're looking...More

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Mooki C
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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