Fumo

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73 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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The culinary focus is on small plates or cicchetti using the freshest seasonal ingredients – mostly sourced direct from produce markets in Milan. The cuisine represents local specialities from the varying Italian regions and includes dishes such as Tagliolini Lobster, Cod Vicentina - Venetian style cod, Homemade Gnocchi Truffle (crispy gnocchi with cheese fondue with truffle) and Guazzetto di Cozze e Vongole (mussels and clams with tomato sauce, chilli and white wine) and Tuna Tartare made at your table with the best Sicillian tuna
What 73 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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vipColmJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great quality food. Enjoyable evening with a friendly service.

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vipbwhitt2000
London
43 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended

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EdoardoLeone
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was astounding, and the food was possibly even better

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Person
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

The ravioli was undercooked and hard. The vongole was the most tasteless pasta I’ve ever had in my life. Truffle risotto was the only decently tasting fish we had, but had been plopped on the plate in a most unappetising looking manner. Terrible, overpriced food. We will never return.

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robertc
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

first time i tried Fumo and it wont be the last. loved it

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RapW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food! It was my first time but I will definitely go there again soon! The ambience was great and quiet! The service was a bit slow but that’s ok.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, impeccable. Not one of us left with a less than perfect experience. This is how a great restaurant operates.

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annel
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Friendly but efficient service. Delicious food and reasonably well priced.
We shall be returning in a few weeks time.

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vipParky
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Very poor vegan options (£15 for some marinated vegetables!) and a disinterested waiter. Far better options nearby.

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vipJohnS
London
21 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

An Italian restaurant that has jumped on the ‘small plates server when we can be bothered band wagon’. This concept works where the dishes are similar sizes and cooked fresh but in an Italian where the menu follows the typical Italian pattern (antipasti, primo, secondi) with traditional Italian menu items, it just doesn't make sense. It doesn't work either, as the random order in which the food arrived meant we got our bread and olives at the end of the meal!

You could forgive this attempt to follow this annoying restaurant trend if they lived up to their claim that ‘you get your food when it is cooked and ready’ but it’s difficult to excuse when you are served lukewarm pasta that's clearly been sitting in a pot or under a heating lamp for an hour.

The quality of the food was average at best. The pasta was overcooked, the sauce was gloopy and the presentation was non-existent, with food randomly slopped onto the plates. Four Mozzarella balls about the size of a walnut (£6.25) thrown onto curled-up lettuce and one sliced plum tomato. Absolutely no creativity, finesse or care.

The portion sizes do not warrant the cost either (i.e. £13 for a starter size pasta), and you get the distinct feeling that the small plate concept is simply an excuse to reduce cost whilst preserving their bottom line.

The service was attentive but having my pronunciation of "Paccheri" corrected by a sneering Italian waiter grated with me and set an uncomfortable mood for the rest of the lunch.

This restaurant must either change its menu to reflect their small plate philosophy or revert to a traditional restaurant serving Italian how it should be served; ideally the latter. There is no place in the London food scene for this over-rated, pretentious and under-performing restaurant. For a decent Italian at similar prices, go to Cecconi's or Margot where you won't leave feeling like you've spent two hours in a hospital canteen.

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vipJAC1934
London
81 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Convenient, but staff were not very attentive and I thought quite pricey for the size of portion.

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MarinaO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved this restaurant-fantastic for families great food and super service

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Billy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great attention to detail in both food and service!

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Myka
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really a perfect experience at Fumo. The service is nice and deliberate. The food are tasty, especially the duck salad and ravioli...definitely will visit there again.

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PeterT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Small portions poor value for money, too fast service doesn't give you enough time to appreciate good quality of the food. Food is always good and we always come back.

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EdwardW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was very nice however the price was a bit high

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vipCurtis
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I was very impressed the first time I went, but they need to work on their service. They took over 45 mins to slowly collect the plates and I ended up asking if we could see dessert menu. Food also turned up cold. Was waxing lyrical about this place the first time I went, but think I might leave it a while before I return.

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Emkf
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

This restaurant is very overpriced for what it is. They don't make this very clear on their menu, and certainly not on the opentable listing, but they serve Tapas, so you have to order 2-3 small plates, that come out when they're ready. Personally I think Tapas is the biggest con out there to get you to pay more for less. And the pleasure of dining out is eating together, as in at the SAME TIME, not one person eating while the other waits for their dish. Thre service was slow and frankly rude rather than unfriendly. There are much nicer italian restaurants out there that cost a lot less.

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Londoneater
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful decor, flavoursome food and great cooktails!

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the grazing aspect of this restaurant. It was a great atmosphere service was quick and professional and the food was delicious.

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AlenciaT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely food as always. The regular cocktails leave much to be desired. Perhaps the bartender was having an off day?
Would always recommend.

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steveq
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful family lunch at Fumo. We have been to the one in Manchester and Selfridges London before but the ambience here is the best. Serv ice was exceptional and each dish was so tasty

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jjbt
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Birthday. A little underwhelming by the restaurant, they just stuck a single candle in the birthday girl’s dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It was lovely.
Not rushed even though some of the party were late.

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vipClareM
London
21 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service & tasty food. Buzzy ambience

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great truffle risotto, buzzy vibe and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service excellent. Tasty food. Perfect wine. Thank you.

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SharanD
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a nice atmosphere, with nice food that’s a little expensive. The portion sizes were good although you do need a few plates per person. The restaurant were very accommodating of bringing a baby with us. Overall, a nice, pleasant experience.

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TerriB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, great menu. Friendly, efficient, professional staff.

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VictoriaE
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Although we were advised the food would come at different times it would have been good to have the meatballs with the veg. Other than that we loved it there and would go back

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GourmandBev
London
18 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We really enjoyed our evening at Fumo on Friday . Very busy pre Christmas so staff were fairly pre-occupied but everyone was very friendly and the food delicious. Would definitely recommend, and will revisit!

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ClaudiaMD
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Service was appalling. Waited 20 minutes before even being offered a drink and when we asked to order it was slammed down on the table.

Food was tasty and served quick but was cold. we were made to feel quite unwelcome for no apparent reason and only upon approaching a manger to discuss the poor service did we receive a service of a regular standard.

Very disappointed.

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was exceptional, but the service was disappointing. Drinks left on bar and had to ask for them, and the same with the food. Amazing restaurant just the service let them down a bit.

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Twink
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely lunch with friends following a recommendation although I was not aware it was tapas. Food was excellent but the dishes were rather small especially for what you pay. Service and ambience excellent.

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Howie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy our meals at Fumo. Staff are excellent, ambience is very good and the food, as always, is of the highest quality.

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larainej
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, great choices, easy to find will be back soon.

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a very tasty meal, and for a chain italian it offers more than your bog standard pizza and pasta. Definitely need to book as the restaurant is full of theatre goers all day. Staff were a little disorganised initially, but the restaurant was full and they were all very charming and service excellent in that we were checked many times. The middle size plates vary in size, so it's difficult to know how much to order. But all were very tasty. The atmosphere was busy in an authentic Italian way, but welcoming and enjoyable. I would go definitely go back. It's also perfect for the Duke of York Theatre.

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Jinga
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the food! It really is exceptional. The staff are friendly and were helpful choosing the wine. It's such a find in the heart of the westend with a lovely interior and great service.

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Mich
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A really buzzy restaurant with very friendly staff. Some of the service was a little slow but it wasn’t an issue for us on this occasion. The food was superb. Will definitely be returning and would highly recommend it.

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GiuseppeG
Monaco
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Cibo e ristorante molto buono servizio un po’ lento prezzi ragionevoli .

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