Cecconi's City of London at The Ned

4.4
1396 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
All-day Venetian brasserie, serving the same Northern Italian favourites as its sister restaurants in Mayfair, Berlin, Barcelona, Istanbul, Miami and West Hollywood – namely, lobster spaghetti, veal milanese, carpaccio and tartare, salads, risotto and pizza fresh from our two wood-fired ovens.

Cecconi’s Feast on a Sunday has been paused for the foreseeable future.

For the time being, the maximum table size is 6 people. For bookings of 4 or more please contact the hotel directly.

Please be advised bookings cannot be made for drinks only. Pets, other than registered guide dogs are not permitted in any public area or restaurant at The Ned. We will try to accommodate pushchairs where possible but please be aware there may not be space at the table. If you would like to request a highchair or for further information please contact the restaurant directly.

Please note The Ned reserves the right to refuse or cancel any reservation either ahead or upon arrival.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1396 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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3.9
Value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndreaL
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Superb food - could have easily eaten a larger portion.

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AmberW
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was perfect, and made my sisters birthday very special.

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KaylaC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Food was fresh and simply presented. It was fine, except the salmon on lentils and chickpeas literally was a beautifully cooked piece of salmon on what looked and tasted like baby food. Not good. However meatballs was a tasty generous portion. Just a forgettable experience. Overpriced I would say.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food & service was outstanding. They really made it feel special!

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RyanL
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We waited a while to get our drinks order taken and had to chase for it. I was also given the incorrect whiskey price - apart from that it was a lovely evening with good food, good company, good ambience, great live music and a lovely spot at the bar to end the evening!

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AyleaS
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal. Great atmosphere, vegan and gluten-free options!

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EmmaT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food atmosphere and service. Felt like royalty

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was better than expected and the live band added to the occasion! Would highly recommend

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IanM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and super tasty food! The staff were brilliant and the ambience with the band makes life feel relatively normal for what it is now!

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Fitzsimmonds
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Starting with the positive. Service was first class. But, we felt uncomfortable as tables were too close together and we were surrounded by people who were clearly not from the same households.
Suggest the chefs at Cecconi’s try the Zucchini Fritti at The Ivy. The Zucchini Fritti we were served was soggy and greasy. Food was under seasoned and 2 salt mills later we gave up trying to season it ourselves!
We visited Kaia at The Ned a few weeks ago and that was a much better experience.

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PMcPhail
London
20 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere and felt super safe in these crazy times

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Preet
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

A bit concerned with the social distancing when sat at a table.

JM
vipJoolsM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love it here! Set inside the gorgeous Ned hotel. Lovely food, outstanding service. Just a shame it was so quiet due to Covid, sad times.... but it didn’t spoil my birthday lunch!

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vipnick
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Just rubbish . Lobster spaghetti was chewy hard linguine threatened with a few miserable lumps of what could have been anything . Dover sole was swimming in what tasted like vegetable soup . Asked for mash only had roast potatoes. Asked for green vegetable only had spinach . Noisy , lacking atmosphere . Was like eating a meal behind screens in an exhibition centre. Two glasses of white wine , a Martini , starters of Borata was pathetic , Vitello Tunata was tastelsss. Altogether a thoroughly miserable experience and for £176 in these times I felt like we’d been mugged . My chair cushion was incredibly uncomfortable and my coffee tasted like it had been scraped off the bottom of a farmers old shoe
Appalling dining experience

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lisab
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant, I had the lobster linguine but pasta was very very under cooked. It was bordering on hard with a crunch. I didn’t eat it but waiter did ask if I didn’t like it. I just explained I wasn’t feeling very hungry as had lovely starter.

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Alice
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We dined at Cecconi's at the Ned on the weekend and had a wonderful time. The environment/vibe was 10/10 - a lovely romantic restaurant with great food. We had the burrata and mussels to start, and then the lobster linguine and beef tartare for the main. Just when we were leaving, a magician was approaching the tables for some dinner entertainment. Can't wait to return!

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Bone
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Very good atmosphere. Service was slow. Cocktails great.

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FLXNG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great restaurant in an impressive setting.

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EgleT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner with my boyfriend and it was lovely! Thank you for bringing as a Happy Anniversary dessert :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

The place is great and the staff also! but the food was not good at all

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HollyB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Love the setting at The Ned - it’s so lovely in there and it was a treat to have live music. Quite a let down was the food as it was average at best and I was expecting something really special. Also my fiancé asked for the chefs recommendation and it was just a huge chicken schnitzel on the plate with nothing else which was a real shame.

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Jooliepoolie247
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Disappointing!
Having visited the sister restaurant in Mayfair many times I’m afraid that Cecconi’s at The Ned is a let down. The service was not great. Our main course was brought to the table when my partner had gone to visit the rest room....poor. We were told at 9:10 that the bar was closing, this can’t be helped due to the current restrictions but were asked at 9:35 whether we would like dessert and when we asked for coffee were told that we couldn’t as the bar was closed. This was rectified by one of the floor managers but again very poor on the waiters part.
The food was average and certainly not to the standards set by the Mayfair restaurant in my opinion.
Although the live band at The Ned is a nice touch, it was way too loud and I found myself shouting to be heard.
I would not return sadly.

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Gerardo
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very tasty simple good. Pricey but the great venue does make up
For it

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foodielove
London
21 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

This was my second time visiting this restaurant in the ned. The first time I didn’t have a good experience with bad services and cold food, however this time I really enjoyed it. The service was excellent - our waitress was very helpful and spot on with wine and food choices.

We shared the burrata, arancini balls and zucchini fries to start. The burrata was very good. My main- the pork and truffle pasta and tiramisu for dessert was my favourite.

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Natalies
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Food wasn’t hot it came and was just warm. Visited this Cecconi’s to celebrate a birthday. when ordering the desert i asked if they could maybe write happy birthday or something nice and the waiter said yes and when the desert came it was just 2 scoops of ice cream.

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karenm
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great place to have dinner great wine and food.

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KayJones
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect for a special occasion, amazing food and the most amazing building to look at while you eat! There was live music and a magician for entertainment which was such a nice touch that you don't find often these days. Would 100% visit again.

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vipolivia
Essex
11 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such amazing service, delicious food and the most amazing service from every waiting staff!

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vipmxxx
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t fault this place, love it

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LylaB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t beat The Ned and Cecconi’s for ambience, service and delicious food and drink!

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Franklyfoodie
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

We had to keep asking for our drinks which came all at different times. The food was nice but portions were so small wasn’t filling at all. Also left our empty plates on the table for a good 15 minutes after we’d finished. Just felt forgotten about to be honest. Not sure I’d go back. Other Ned restaurants are way better and more attentive.

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KayF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had lunch here with my husband on my birthday and we were well looked after. The waiter came out with a dessert with Happy Birthday engraved on the plate - lovely touch. Food was lovely and great, friendly service. All covid friendly.

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KornelijaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Lovely live concert. The food I was not at all excited about. Everything tasted very mediocre

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FraserS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Was advised we could not sit at a table for five for coffee beforehand despite available chairs - not a good start . Then when two of us agreed to g to the table early we were told they needed the table back at 2.30pm . If we had been given tea in Millie’s then there was no need for any confusion !!! Spent £700 on a good lunch . Everyone was happy but there was a lack of personality from staff who were “ working in instructions” rather than common sense . Despite attending a wedding here . Dining regularly and socialising with Kirsty and her husband Nick Jones and their Scottish family I was not impressed in these difficult times when I expected more , Fraser Smith

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NigelC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything you would need for an outstanding evening. Excellent setting, perfect ambience and superb food. The live entertainment topped the night off. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Ned and in particular Cecconis to anyone.

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CCBloom
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was superb and the food was amazing. The live music creates a fabulous atmosphere and the table magician was great fun!

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KatarinaZ
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. I loved the live music and we experienced a great service. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was good, service was great. Only criticism would be they name a menu “all day menu” which we chose from but was then told we could only order from the brunch. Should be made clearer when booking that you can only order from the brunch menu and rename the “all day menu” as it’s anything but!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

service amazing! Staff couldn’t do enough for us! Can’t wait to go back!

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GerardB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cecconi's in the city is lovely. The waiters are very friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend.

FAQs

Cecconi's City of London at The Ned is rated 4.4 stars by 1396 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.