Con Gusto

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271 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Con Gusto is a fine dining Italian restaurant based on the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich. Based in a former Guard Room, it is a beautiful historic location with just 9 tables, making it perfect for date nights or business dinners.
Boasting expert chefs who prepare fresh pasta, focaccia, desserts and more each day, it is a restaurant to impress foodies.

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Saturday, 15 February, 2020

What 271 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

First time at con gusto. Been looking forward to going as my wife spoke highly of it. Managed to get a table the day before, so that was great. The place is lovely inside and the staff were polite, positive and not too attentive. Starters were good - wifey had prawns, I had a polenta based dish. Mains came. My wife enjoyed hers. I did too, but wouldn't say it was outstanding. The pasta was a minute away from being al dente - still a bit grainy for my liking, but the sauce was good. As usual with Italian dishes, they were both a bit protein light, so didn't expect that to be any different. Overall a nice place, decent enough food, lovely interior and a great location. Bit pricey for what you get, but it feels intimate - well it did, until a guy plonked himself a the vacant table next to us, whipped out his magic tablet and proceeded to watch MMA right next to me. It was worth a visit, but because of that, I won't be going back.

DW
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Intimate setting with enough space to feel comfortable. Reasonably priced food and drinks and very attentive service. Lovely venue for occasions.

AA
London
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous place. Authentic Italian food made with quality ingredients. Great selection of wines, beer and cocktails to cover all tastes and pockets. Good for casual meals, romantic dinners and special occasions.

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing New Year meal thank you - tasty food, generous portions and friendly and welcoming service!

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've eaten here a few times now and the food has been amazing every time. It is a little bit expensive but nice for an occasion. I've also been for their set price/menu pre-theatre sitting when you can have the delicious food for a fraction of the price! Well worth it.

The staff are really accommodating and friendly as well. Definitely recommend!

H
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb all round! Great food, excellent ambience & service

i
London
21 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent anniversary dinner. Delicious food and friendly service.

BH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional restaurant.

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DH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pre-theatre menu fantastic value. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend

RH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, well presented food with. nice flavour. The pork belly was a little over cooked but my partner had the lamb which was sensational! It’s such a petite restaurant so it’s intimate and nicely decorated which I really like! Perfect for an anniversary dinner or another special occasion. Even better that we live 2 mins away! Highly recommend 😊

NS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Pitched just right IMO - 6-8 dishes per course and a nice variety of dishes which were well presented and used fresh ingredients. Tiny gripe about my starter would be that my burrata was more like 1/4 of a burrata. The seafood pasta main was very flavoursome even if the sauce was a little excessive. A nice bottle of Puglian Primitivo (wine menu was also very good) and decent dessert wine. Came to £60 a head which was fine for London including the wine. Will go again.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gem of a restaurant in Woolwich. Excellent food, wine and service as always!

L
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We love this little restaurant. On this occasion there were 6 of us and we had the set meal menu for £39 which is great value. Our meal was amazing 10/10.
The set up and location are 10/10, the service again, fantastic - Alcohol - cocktails 🍷 are a tad pricey. See you in a few weeks, already booked to go back!

HL
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Food is great but the space is too small and music is too damn loud for dinner time.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food

B
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely phenominal meal, it was brilliant from start to finish! Outstanding service, delicious food for EVERY course and really lovely wine to go with it. Can’t recommend Con Gusto enough!!! A jewel for the Royal Arsenal and perfect for both special occasions and a treat on a Saturday night

O
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Disappointed with the beef carpaccio as it was swimming in tasteless olive oil, the beef ragu however was delicious.

JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everytime we go here we always have a good time. Food is so fresh and tasty.

GE
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is a true gem of the area. The food is always amazing, the service is always impeccable and I would highly recommend this to any in the area. You will not regret the choice.

SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly amazing food (up there with the best London has to offer), great value and great service...but the chairs are a bit oddly small.

AM
London
19 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourites

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy to have celebrated my birthday there. My favourite place in SE London :-)

GR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always love going to Con Gusto, such an interesting setting and cosy restaurant. Would have given the food a 5/5 if it wasn't for my Ragu that was rather over salted. The remainder of the dishes ordered were very tasty.

FC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The restaurant is charming and the food was very tasty. However, as the venue is full - with all tables occupied - and it there was just one waiter, the service was very time-consuming and the noise level was higher than the normal.

JO
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was our third or fourth visit, food always excellent and very friendly staff. Atmosphere very good as well due to the cosy size of the restaurant and decor also warm and welcoming.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Finally got to eat here, been meaning to for ages. Was much better than expected, food quality amazing and fantastic service. Will definitely visit again soon. Cannot fault anything other than we were un fortunate enough to sit next to some loud and rude people who were extremely noisy, however staff moved us to a different table. Probably best quality food in the area.

LJ
London
171 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice food, cosy environment.

S
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Con Gusto to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It wasn’t the first time but we loved every minute of it. The food is always exquisite, the place is cozy and elegant and the service is lovely. We will be going back.

MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Con Gusto remains one of our favorite restaurants in the world.
It's our first reservation any time we plan a trip to London.

Woolwich is lucky indeed to have such a gem tucked away by the Thames.

HR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our third visit here and we've never had a bad experience. Everything from the first greeting on arrival to - the ambiance - the meal, and the service was to perfection!
Such a special gem on our doorstep!

H
London
30 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Another lovely meal at one of my favourite restaurants

E
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Having ordered the strozzapreti pasta alla marinara, I was disappointed to discover that there were no large prawns in the dish. I was informed that the prawns had been cut up, which meant that you couldn't actually detect them as they were cut so fine upon close inspection. The dish was filled with mussels, which came across as if the cheapest option had been selected. Also, when we were finishing our dinner, rather than inform us that they were closing, our glasses (including water glasses) were removed from our table. When we asked what time they were closing, we were told it was 15 minutes prior, to which end the music promptly stopped creating the feeling of an unwelcome end to the evening.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the second time I’ve been here and both times were really nice. Great food, good atmosphere and really attentive staff! Could not fault it!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it all. 10/10

RM
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. We go every few months and have never been disappointed.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been to Con Gusto on a number of special occasions now, and it never fails to disappoint. It's a lovely venue, fitting so much into a very quaint building without feeling cramped at all. The staff are always pleasant, the food is always nice, and it's never too loud.

I rarely eat Italian out, as it's something my partner and I can cook very well - however Con Gusto do it beautifully, and their thick cut fresh pasta really is quite special.

We had a three course meal, with a bottle of pinot grigio for £120 between the two of us, including service. Decent value, though some of the items on the menu are a tiny bit overpriced for what you get. However, the meal as a whole is filling.

Will be back again for sure!

AM
London
19 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourites! Wonderful food. Lovely team

FB
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food, the wine and the service were all very good, although the wine we wanted in the first place was not available.
The only negative point is that unless you are sitting in the sofa then you might feel uncomfortable sitting in such "baby" chairs.

KF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Nice ambience, but the quality of the food had diminished since my last visit, just over a year ago. Our service was rushed and we felt the staff couldn't eject us quickly enough from the restaurant at the end of the evening, as they clearly wanted to pack up and go home. Whilst our waiter was very friendly, the restaurant manager was cold and surly. It's a shame, as the location is great, the decor appealing and the environment intimate. Tables a little too close together to ever feel we could enjoy a private conversation, however. I would on balance recommend as it's still the best option in the area for dining out, but the restaurant should not rest on its laurels. I'll look at other options before heading back myself.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Food was lovely the ambience and noise levels perfect and made for a really lovely evening. Im lucky as I live almost next door but clipper down then dinner here with clipper back would be a great evening out