Con Gusto

4.8
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290 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian

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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KristenW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We only managed to get a reservation at the bar on Saturday night, and so were a bit hesitant initially about eating here. We decided to give it a go anyways, as we were staying close by, and are so glad we did! The food was fantastic - some of the best hand-made pasta I’ve ever eaten and the service at the bar was excellent. We’re so glad we tried this restaurant out and will definitely eat here again when we visit in the future. Thanks!

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Happyfromwoolwich
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent little place. Food was amazing. The best pasta I have ever eaten.

Book early as they only have about 10 covers.

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MikeP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Fantastic food as ever. May be a limited menu but every tasted amazing

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PawelB
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Tasty food, friendly staff and good music. Highly recommended

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vipBradleyH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Con gusto was a very nice meal

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supermac74
London
20 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top restaurant. Wonderful meal and service. Maybe a tad expensive but worth it.

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PhillipM
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Excellent food in a really quirky setting. Not too expensive, good wine as well.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was delicious and although the staff were extremely lovely, the wait to order food was 20+ minutes, which wasn't appealing. Overall, lovely experience

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hywelr
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time we visit London we make a point of visiting this restaurant and it never disappoints. Friendly and efficient service and the food is excellent

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StevenG
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Food was very good, but on a quiet Tuesday winter evening, the dining area was quite cool, and all evening there were only 3 tables in use but they grouped my quiet table next to a very loud table when they could have spaced us out nicely. Plus a staff member was using a noisy hand blender in the dining area instead of the kitchen - why?

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vipAnneMarie
London
20 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most wonderful eatery

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LauraS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff very professional and welcoming

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LaureenC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing and the venue is sooo cute. We will definetly be returning here again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. So glad to have discovered this place.

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Joao
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the most genuine Italian in London, requires booking in advance most times

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vipHumphrey
London
17 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb as always!

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GeorgeJ
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Con gusto was honestly excellent Especially considering the price of the food. £25 for three courses of really rather great food! Something that’s a little confusing though is that they advertise themselves as fine dining. In this respect it’s not fine dining. One (very good) waiter isn’t enough to provide the fine dining experience but I do realise I’d expect to pay three times that At a truly fine dining restaurant.

Honestly I’d definitely go back here, the place is lovely and the food and service is excellent. And the price can not be beaten, we paid £117 for two with a decent bottle of wine and some extra bits too. We’d expect to pay double that for what we were provided with at Con Gusto. Excellent job guys!

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AmieJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner, food delicious as usual, prices seem to be increasing.

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AndrewB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First class as ever. The pasta is perfectly cooked and the flavours are excellent. Only a suggestion maybe a couple of other exytra dishes now and again, having been a few times, whilst I love the food they do it would be nice to try something different occasionally but this is NOT a criticism, its fab

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DanB
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.

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DavidW
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.

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vipAAOS
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.

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LindsayC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JennaB
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!

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vipHumphrey
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb all round! Great food, excellent ambience & service

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ianglasgow
London
21 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent anniversary dinner. Delicious food and friendly service.

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vipBradleyH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional restaurant.

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DavidH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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RebeccaH
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 😊

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NicholasS
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Loopyllu
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!

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HugoLuz
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food

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Becky
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

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Overpriced
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.

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JamieH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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GrantE
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.

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SimonL
London
4 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.

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vipAnneMarie
London
20 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourites

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Con Gusto is rated 4.8 stars by 290 OpenTable diners.