Forty Dean Street

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1581 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian

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Forty Dean Street is the pinnacle of affordable Italian cuisine in busy Soho. We are a small, family run restaurant dedicated to providing incredible food at incredible prices. Our set menu boasts a variety of sensational dishes built around fresh, seasonal produce and has customers coming back on a daily basis. Our à la carte menu is a favourite with our regulars, the media crowd and tourists alike. We also welcome well-behaved dogs so please don't hesitate to bring your canine friends in!

Italian food has been served at Forty Dean Street for more than 17 years, so we like to think there’s nothing we haven’t mastered. So pop in for an Aperol Spritz!

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London Restaurant Festival: Best of the Best £23

Oct 1-31, 2020·Mon-Thu 12:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-17:00

A showcase of some of the unsung heroes from the menu, all homemade and favourites among staff and regulars, We love dishes and hope you will too!

Dine Local: 2 courses £14.90

Jul 1, 2020-Sep 30, 2020·Daily 12:00-16:30

3 courses £16.90

Dine Local: 25% off total bill

Jul 1, 2020-Sep 30, 2020·Daily 21:00-23:00

25% off including food and drinks

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Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:00PM

What 1581 People Are Saying
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ValerieM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was very busy but we still received very good service. We enjoyed the cocktails, and the food was delicious

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CK21
London
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Quality of food and presentation always exceeds expectation. It's my go to place for authentic Italian.
Sat outside for the first time and was disappointed as it was too close to traffic and also little social distancing guidelines observed as tables were place very close together.

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vipKPATEL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience overall

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edwardd
Miami
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

great lunch with the puppy. amazing food and wine

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HughS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service, friendly staff, and great atmosphere.

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LadyJ
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were able to sit outside and enjoy the lovely late summer weather. I ate the seabass with prawns on buttered spinach and sides of courgette chips and seasonal veg - it was absolutely delicious - fish perfectly cooked - the whole thing felt very indulgent, which is what I wanted! Desserts not too large but equally lovely. Service very good - not obtrusive but friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine. Will definitely come back.

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LindaH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, lovely surroundings, excellent service. We'll recommended.

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ThomasF
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very welcoming. Service was outstanding. Food really good.

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TomiO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was okay, seafood linguine wasn’t what I would usually expect as they had actual pieces of fish mixed in as opposed to just prawns, squid etc. The garlic bread was decent

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Pascal
London
27 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice lunch but it works have been nice to sit outside as no atmosphere inside

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vipSierra
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food! Carpaccio was amazing

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GaryN
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Combination of the usual traditional Italian fare and some unusual originals. Beetroot and goats cheese arancini for example. Sea bass with prawns highly recommended. Located in the heart of Soho with additional tables outside (at least for now) Great for people watching. Friendly staff. Effective distancing whilst still managing to keep a lively ambience. I’ll be back

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Jamie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely setting and we had a great booth down the back.

Food was fantastic and the service as good. The champagne glasses are to die for.

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Jemzach
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

We went to the restaurant for our 15th wedding anniversary and researched prior to book this resurant.
The food wasnt nice , very cheep ingredients just a tin of tomatoes mixed into spaghetti.
Wasnt worth the money .

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LauraR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great vibe, great food, friendly and efficient staff

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GuyJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service - wouldn’t hesitate to return

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good portions, tasty food, good value, lovely staff

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David
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service and food were generally quite good. It was busy but we did not have to wait too long to be served.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

The food was delicious and enhanced by the busy atmosphere and mood lighting however the experience was slightly dampened by the service. It took a couple times asking for items of food and some food didn’t even turn up. It was our first time going but because I feel service is a big part of the overall experience I probably wouldn’t be rushing.

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AmitabhT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Pros: Nice and flavourful dishes and good size portions, good ambience inside

Cons: Long wait before we got seated (despite being the first customers of the day), ordered lobster pasta and was informed that they’d run out of lobster (again, we were the first customers) and it could be replaced by crab meat - however we still got charged the full price for lobster!, they do a 2- and 3- course deal which we were not informed of before I looked it up online and asked about it

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely little restaurant with beautiful ambient. Waiters were very friendly and food great! Would recommend:)

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Sneki
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was fantastic and service was very good. Manager Sophie was very helpful and polite. Definitely will go back again and recomend the food.

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MT13
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service and a good price for the quality of food!

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Vickys
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely evening I would return the staff were amazing

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RobS
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent will definitely be returning.
Food and staff fantastic

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vipLadywinkfield
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, attentive staff

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Wispa1
London
18 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

An outside table means on the street amid the roadworks, so we opted for inside. Social distancing is dubious. Food was some of the best Italian in London. Seafood linguine was exceptional. Service attentive without being intrusive. We had a great time!

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MadisonT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, great food, great service. Will be going back again!

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MathildaH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been coming here for several years. Great food, great service, great ambience and great value for Soho.

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Samuel
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great restaurant all round. Great staff, service, food. No complaints

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Glenn01
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived at this busy little eatery at 9pm on a busy Saturday evening. We were greeted by a very cheery Sophie who showed us to our table. The interior of the restaurant was full but not overly crowded and I did feel that socially distancing measures had been adhered to. It was also spotlessly clean and our table didn't have a single crumb on it ( yes I checked) and there was a very faint and reassuring whiff of antibacterial spray. So from a covid safety point of view I would rate this highly. The food was simply delicious!! I had the tiger prawns followed by the chicken risotto and I was not disappointed. The prawns were succulent and perfectly cooked and the risotto was just perfect in both flavours and texture. My Wife and my son both had a pizza and my daughter had a rib eye steak, all of them were happy with their choices. Ive never been there before but would definitely go again, it would be perfect for a group couples night out. It is situated within the pedestrianised area in soho (we got a taxi but if you were driving then consider parking) there is seating outside and the whole road of around 7 or 8 eateries also had seating outside so it has the feeling of a busy square or Piazza. Overall great location, great food, lovely friendly but professional service and really good value.

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JimiB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Attractive friendly restaurant, good vibe. Food was terrific, needed to be a bit proactive with the drinks but generally the service was good. Well worth a visit, good value too. Will definitely return ⭐️

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PaulN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal, team really helpful and friendly

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AliceJ
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

They didn't have out booking, but were very pleasant

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JoeA
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

After reading reviews I thought I’d check this place out. Disappointing to say the least. Slow service and food was nothing to write home about. Expensive for what it is as well. Bread, 2 pizzas, a cola and a glass of wine came to £70. Seems a bit over the top of you ask me. Won’t be going back.

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Mickey
London
21 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Expense and not good value at all. Was rather disappointed in this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Had to wait for the table for a while past our booking time.

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IsabellaF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was so lovely, helpful and friendly. Food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was buzzing. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious, although was a little slow but no issue as starter was prompt and enough and time was spent chatting over a glass of wine in the nice outdoor dining area. Was a little expensive for a casual meal.

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. A little loud but not really an issue

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Forty Dean Street is rated 4.4 stars by 1581 OpenTable diners.

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