Franco’s beautiful private dining room which can be split in two separate rooms accommodating 34 on one long table, 50 in the whole of the lower ground or 14 in the wine cellar.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Everything was lovely for my first ever visit to Franco’s. It was so beautiful inside. Then I was taken to a staircase and walked down to a basement dining room. If I was not with my guest I would have left. Sitting in a basement is not the same, not right and you get forgotten -which did happen to us. Food was so good but no eating in the basement for me.
Up to their usual high standard. A peaceful, private atmosphere.
As a couple we really don’t want to be seated next to a large group of loud swearing people
Excellent. Just Excellent
Excellent service and better pasta. Consistently.
Very kind and attentive staff, the sea bream was light and delicious. Social distancing was good as well.
Having enjoyed all that Franco's has had to offer over about a 27 year span
Monday's brunch visit was yet another delight from every angle! Thank you for all the personal attention and efforts made. We will be back. And I have since bought the full Alan Bennett CD too 🐅🐻🐘...
Great food and service. Authentic Italian.
Great food and lovely service would definitely go again
Very good service, excellent wine list and delicious food.
Amazing place - didn’t really want to put in too good a review otherwise it will be even harder to get a table
Food and service are outstanding as is the wine list
All staff members been friendly and helpful , amazing food. My family came to visit me from Lithuania and we celebrated my birthday.
Friendly and enthusiastic. Fantastic food and a must have is their signature dish of lobster pasta
This is a great restaurant with an extensive menu and wine list. I met my friend at Franco's for dinner and we had a great time. I would always recommend this place for their professional, friendly staff and very good service. Thank you.
Not always easy to find an excellent Italian restaurant but this was fantastic - food was executed to a high standard. If you like Sartoria, you will love this more. Would recommend the buratta starter and the mushroom tagliatelle for mains. Will definitely be back again.
It was really nice food, pleasant staff and good service we really enjoyed it.
It was a Monday evening. The impact of Coronavirus was hitting home. Central London was quiet and I was not hopeful of finding a a place to eat that would raise my spirits.
I decided to make a last minute search on O/T for somewhere in the nearby St James/Mayfair/Piccadilly area.
In my numerous visits to London and my shopping strolls long Jermyn St. I must have passed this place dozens of times without even taking a look at its menus.
Well let me tell you had a very pleasant surprise. A brief look on-line at the food menu and a closer look at the wine list together with a modest (i.e. not over-engineered) set of photos, including the restaurant's interior, were enough to stir me out into a chilly, dark March evening. I was hungry!
A wonderful welcome awaited me - the broad smiles and the cheery demeanour of its staff together with clear enthusiasm for their product were very apparent.
The food choices offered were varied and relatively sophisticated without undue pretence. The wine list was very well structured (i.e offering options in geography, appellation, grape varietal, vintage as well as quality and expense.) Something not always evident as a matter of course.
The food was beautifully prepared and presented and delightfully flavourful.
This was a serious restaurant trying to do its best on a dark March evening when the world's spirits (including mine) generally needed lifting. And I for one want to both thank all concerned for persevering and providing encouragement in addition to a very good product. What it displayed is true character in an increasing faceless and less self-reflective world at a time when it was needed.
Try it and see.
Service has lost its magic. Firstly they squeezed us on a sofa while much smaller groups later joined had bigger tables. Our table wasn’t for 5 and it was quite obvious!! they just improvised one more chair where it didn’t belong. When going to the toilets all the way down we struggle as they leave chairs around as obstacles. Manager stumbled into me rushing after toilet and said “sorry gents” and barely gave us a nice look or more than 1 sec of his time going back to chat out loud laughing in Italian with his colleagues. I felt terribly looked afire. What a shame, this location used to be so special
Fabulous food and great service. Highly recommended . Seating is a bit tight esp for 4 persons and above
Excellent hospitality as always!
Had a really lovely lunch from the set menu. Food was delicious and very filling, couldn’t eat all of the dessert. The restaurant is very elegantly decorated and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely go again.
great service, great ambience and great food. We had a lovely evening
Excellent food, service and value for money! Can’t wait to go again!
Great staff and fabulous food. Never fails to impress
What stands out the most about Franco’s is the service. Friendly, professional and efficient, I was really impressed. The food was delicious and I would highly recommended this restaurant.
Always a great experience but after tonight it seems Franco s 2020 is even better !!!
Great place for business breakfast meetings. Good food and pleasant ambiance.
It is Christmas time in London. A hugely busy time. We are visiting from the states and in recommendation of our friends we choose this restaurant to meet up and celebrate the holiday. We showed up 2 minutes past their procedural waiting time. The traffic and Friday night London congestion contributed. No one called to check our ETA. When we arrived the nature of the dismissive hostess and the smug manager was the biggest disappointment. They had to have sat our table within the 15 minute waiting period. They did not once try to accommodate or help us through this process. We were customers yet you would think not. We went down to the street to a fully booked restaurant and they made it possible for us to have a dinner. I will never ever recommend or suggest for someone to dine here. The attitude of the staff was a shame and does not at all have the culture of service.
I can’t comment value as my dad paid but it was great overall
Wait staff rude and inattentive.
I like Franco’s very much. The food is great. The service is also great. I always sit in the ground floor. This trip I was seating downstairs. It was a bit disappointing. I prefer the ground floor. We had pasta with truffle. Also venison. They were really good.
The pasta with white truffles was great and although it
was white truffles at £ 80 the portion at this price was I felt still too steep !
My steak was super and appreciated the chef adding some white truffles as they had run out of veal chops which I added ! Overall a great meal but a bit steep !
Franco’s is a very traditional Italian. We booked a table for a Saturday evening. When we arrived we were sat downstairs, unfortunately there was no atmosphere and not very busy. The food was nicely presented and the service was good, however as a dining experience there are many better Italian restaurants to choose from for the price.
Honestly, the food was fine, but you can get way better in London! Found a piece of metal in my food too so that didnt help.... not worth it ngl
This was the second visit to Franco’s and probably the last. The food was mediocre if anything. Two of us soup that was nothing special and then both had the halibut as a main course which again was nothing special yet very expensive for what it was.
Service was haphazard with too many people waiting on us and led to confusion about what had already been ordered. I’d expect more from Franco’s.
Excellent service. Food is mediocre at best.
Exceptional food, wines and service and staff. Highly recommend this superb establishment.
Franco’s is always delivers on quality of food/wine, level of old style efficient service and ambience. A wee bit noisy but always busy. A ‘banker’ for a good business lunch if seated upstairs.
Great food and good wine. Seating is a bit tight
We felt rushed and pushed through quickly. My spouse' swordfish was so/so
Franco's is rated 4.7 stars by 1234 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.