Forty Dean Street

4.5
1639 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
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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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:00PM

What 1639 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GarethT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and the service was splendid. The food was gorgeous and so fresh and delicious. Having told the staff beforehand about the occasion, they surprised us both by bringing out a beautiful delicious dessert on the house. It was a wonderful ambience and with excellent service, 100% will be recommending in future.

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KayleighD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Christmas dinner- delicious food and lovely staff would love a slightly larger selection of cocktails if possible :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Very nice atmosphere and attentive staff, starter and main was a little overcooked but we didn’t mind due to the decent prices, wouldn’t go again but was an alright experience

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matthewr
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delish and the cocktails were great too, only thing that let it down slightly was that you could only have the table for 1.5 hours so we didnt get to have dessert, would be fine at lunch but dinner shouldnt be that rushed - especially when you are paying premium prices but lovely none the less and worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, friendly staff and a good atmosphere.

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HelenH
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was just as we had expected! Delicious and all prepared to order. The belly pork was fabulous. The waitress was attentive, gave us excellent advice on wine choices. Glad we found the restaurant!

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great night here. It was a shame it was rushed but that was the new rules. I’ll come back again though.

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SDK1234
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good service, good food, nice atmosphere. Cocktail choice could be better.

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friends
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant and will return. Food and staff great.

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EmilyM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Came here with my partner the other night and honestly the nicest restaurant we’ve been too in a long time. It was so cute and Christmassy and the ambience was just what you wanted for a date night. The food was incredible and the service was great. 100% recommend to anyone!

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JordanG
Wales
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous meal at a lovely central London restaurant- small and intimate, friendly and great food

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BethS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, cosy restaurant. Great quality food. Great service.

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margaretr
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Pleasant little Italian with a nice cosy feel . Menu is typical of most Italian restaurants ...pasta , pizza and fish / meat dishes . Service was very attentive and food was fine . If looking for something safe before theatre or show it would be a good bet. I thought that the price was on the expensive side ...£140 for 3 for two courses ...this included 4 large glasses of wine and a beer . It isn’t the most amazing place I’ve been to but it hit the spot for our needs pre a theatre production in Waterloo .

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HannahM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, attentive staff and complimentary glass of wine for my friend (for her birthday) was a nice touch

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vipNickJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a great evening at this cozy place in Soho. Wonderful service and food!

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YogeshP
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service given wa excellent despite how busy they were. Our server gave us great attention and services. He had a good conversation with us and we appreciated his attentiveness

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London
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to forty dean street to celebrate our one year anniversary in london. The meal was perfect and was some of the best Italian food we have ever had.

Thank you very much! Would eat here again!

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PatrickQ
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food, cozy and busy atmosphere, not overly expensive and lovely cocktails. Can't go wrong really.

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SeanM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening. All the staff were incredibly friendly and the food was delicious.
Also, very reasonably priced, especially for such a central location. What more can you ask for?

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GeorginaG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, wonderful service and a cosy atmosphere. Loved it!

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FlorenceH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

the worst food i have eaten in ages not enough lobster ravioli and the starters were so bland.

JC
JustinC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice restaurant with friendly staff and we’ve only dogs, which is a great plus.

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AlinaP
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff and amazing food. Would definitely recommend

JC
JaneC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WE had a brilliant evening , the service was great especially from Alex and the food as always was superb , we will miss going until December !!

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YinkaO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really good food! Value for money! Ant wait to go back

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arons
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very welcoming and warm. Paid lots of attention to our dog and got a nice treat from the waitress.

Fantastic food and always lovely to visit.

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MairiT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Italian restaurant with excellent food and attentive service.

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YannisK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My soho fave ! Good Italian with lovable staff and owner, oh and super friendly to my little furry babies !

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Tier 2 compliant as you can book seats outside. They had those overhead heaters so it was toasty.

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vipQwerty
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Pizza was more Papa John’s style than Italian, service was quick and very friendly staff.

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TamsinB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

We were able to sit outside. The staff were friendly & welcoming, but the service was slow and the food was average - we had to send one of our dishes back.

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AbenaM
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great food. Really good set up during these covid times

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vipConorMcEnroy
15 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I lived in Italy for four years and acquired a discerning palate. The food here is fabulous! It reminds me of genuine Italian food in Italy.

Crunchy ciabatta with fresh chopped tomatoes, the red prawns sautéed in lobster sauce, the steamed mussels in white wine sauce; each plate is a delight.

The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

If this restaurant was in Mayfair, it could easily double its price list.

Most of us end up going to the same five restaurants in any city. This one is going on my core list!

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NeleW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for my birthday. The staff were super friendly, sang happy bday, baked complementary brownie, overall delicious food And cosy restaurant. Highly recommend!

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Beckymgb
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dog loving restaurant where dogs get treats and water and we had a lovely meal

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GemmaT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were 1 hour early, but we were still met with a warm smile even though nearly every table was taken.
All pasta dishes can be made gluten free which is great for me!
The food was proper Italian homemade food, surprised yes - we’ve not eaten Italian food in a restaurant as good as that in years ( we are Italian so hard to please)
The venue is small but intimate and easy to get to
Will def be going back again ( actually I can’t wait to go back)
Thank you to the staff and the chefs

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SallyA
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will definitely be going back! The lobster spaghetti was amazing.

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ToriW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Food was great, however service was really dissapointing. Was told when we arrived that there was another booking on our table 90 mins after us, so courses were rushed. When given the desert menu I asked if we could have a few mins to decide and was told there wasn't enough time. Our basket of bread was also taken from infront of us before we'd even finished. I understand the need to get through bookings in the current climate but feel it could have been handled much better.

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JaneC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great find friendly staff and great value for the area

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Journey2together
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So incredibly welcoming. Attentive without being intrusive service. Made a real fuss of my dog which i felt was genuine. Had the balance right between relaxed friendliness and professionalism.

Staff knew their menu (rarity in UK). Plenty of vegetarian options.

Quality of food was superb in all dishes in all courses. Diverse and reasonably priceed wine menu.

Will be back and will continue telling all my friends about 40 Dean Street.

FAQs

Forty Dean Street is rated 4.5 stars by 1639 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.