Theo Randall at the InterContinental

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Theo Randall at the InterContinental has been firmly established on the London dining scene since opening in 2006. Acclaimed Chef Theo Randall (former partner at the River Café) creates award-winning rustic Italian dishes with the very best seasonal ingredients that continue to attract rave reviews.

The restaurant is proudly informal and unpretentious, with back-to-basics menu highlights including handmade pasta and wood roasted meat and fish, which in Theo's words is, "A million miles away from the complicated fancy fare you would normally expect to eat in Park Lane".

Since its launch, Theo Randall at the InterContinental has won numerous awards including Best Italian Restaurant of The Year from the London Restaurant Awards, Best Italian/ Mediterranean over £50 in Harden’s 2013, and the highest ranked Italian on the Sunday Times Food List 2013.

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DharmeshP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the overall standard at Theo’s was at its usual high standard.

The staff were very knowledgable and made good suggestions in what food we might enjoy.

The range of wine and beers was extensive and what we chose was well suited to our meals.

The service was well judged and not rushed. Our meals were tasty, well presented and as usual on point.

We were then pleasantly surprised that Theo himself came out of the kitchen to say hello to my friend and I.

In my mind this is the number one Italian in London.

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Philip
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

staff are friendly and food is good. However in the recent risk of virus, it is suggested that waiters/waitress shall not talk to customers on top of food/drink. They shall talk at a certain distance from the table instead of talking on top of food/drink on the table.

in the journey from kitchen to serving the food on the table, shall there be a cover/lid to cover the food for hygine reasons, especially waiters/waitress may talk on they way of delivering the food.

otherwise, it is a good place to dine. thank you for the good service and good food. It was an enjoyable evening to celebrate our friend's birthday. we are coming back on 16 April to celebrate another birthday.

JP
JamesPalin
London
14 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Simply divine. Food was really good. The guys I went with were suitably impressed. We had the three course & half bottle of wine open table deal.

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Andrew
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about the evening was superb, from the restaurant itself, to the quality of all the dishes served and the friendliness and relaxed efficiency of the staff. As particularly praiseworthy, we would single out our sommelier, Roberto, who was charm personified. We were particularly impressed that a separate vegan and vegetarian menu were available as set menus to cater for our group. We will definitely be returning.

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NasirG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best, had waited for a long time to go and did not disappoint. We even met Theo and had a visit to his domain. Very impressive service, it’s the way things should be.

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Foodlover
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the fixed price (£49) Sunday Brunch. Range and quality of the food was outstanding. Bottomless Prosecco was plentiful and good quality. The Antipasti buffet was so extensive that we would happily have paid just to eat that. We had to skip the Porchetta and Crepes as we were just too full.

Top tip: The main courses are sharing dishes meaning you choose 1 dish for 2 people to share. We had 1 veggie and 1 carnivore so this was potentially a problem. However, the fantastic staff dealt with it by letting us order different main courses. Excellent!

This place is just fantastic and I recommend you go.

DJ
DandJ
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Superb food and staff. A fantastic lunch spot in town.

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JulietteW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with my husband and we had a fantastic evening. The food was delicious and our waitress, Katie, was delightful. So helpful and attentive, the service was brilliant. We will definitely be back!

JB
vipJamesB
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was dining alone and the staff made me feel like family. I especially want to comment about the Sommelier, Umberto. This gentleman is amazing. Not only knowledgeable but friendly and helpful. My meal of Truffle Soufflé, followed by lamb and then a marvelous cheese course....exceptional! Thank you

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vipPAC06
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Fine but very slow service, very pleasant but slow.

JH
vipJHLondon
London
128 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to the brunch several time snow and find it an excellent way to catch up with friends in a relaxed and friendly environment with delicious food and nice service.

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vipspwallis
London
353 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We dined on a Saturday evening & the restaurant was busy. None the less service was good. The food was excellent - always plenty of it and tasty. As ever the bread offered was sublime.

JG
JohnG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Sebastian our table server was excellent.
Overall food very good and atmosphere relaxing

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DavidC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Quality food and reasonable cost bearing in mind the location and being part of a top Park Lane hotel
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vipBruceG
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and wine on the set menu plentiful and delicious. Service excellent.
Recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb evening...flawless service and impeccable attention to detail. Yet another memorable night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!

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vipGary
London
181 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Booked by my children as an anniversary present for my wife and me. This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Relaxed atmosphere good food and lovely service.

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vipAmir
London
39 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Was disappointed. Hoped for so much more. Food lacked flavour and pasta overcooked

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Good lunch spot!

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vipFMota
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Staff were very attentive as we had 2 people with food allergies in our group. Thank you for a lovely birthday dinner!

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vipLunchman
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent Sunday multi-course menu. Everything first class with a special mention for the ravioli and the porchetta. Outstandingly good value with or without the bottomless booze.

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RSBrasnett
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This restaurant's food is very good but perhaps a little too much butter in the dishes and portions a little too large. The service was very good. Compared with the Mexican restaurant in the same hotel it is more expensive which is difficult to justify.

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vipNickD
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Good quality food with nice menu

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deboraht
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

I have been to brunch on many occasions and was disappointed taking our friends there this weekend with the changes that have been made
I felt the service was rushed and was quite impolite when talking through how it works now and that we only had 90 minutes
Pasta used to be served to each person after the cold buffet but it was put on one plate in the middle of the table whilst we had food we were eating
It was also difficult to share mains between two as we all would have chosen different dishes
I feel that it did make for a special occasion anymore

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WOWO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I have been to Theo Randall 4 times and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Will go again anytime. Everything is except!! Mrs Oliver

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fabatfifty
London
17 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, excellent value 3 course set menu including half bottle of wine. Choices were ample and Devine.

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anneg
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant never disappointed great food thank you

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Pelvey
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is such a fantastic experience, the food and service are always excellent.

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TimothyW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Birthday lunch at Theo Randall on a Friday and the restaurant was a little quiet. Super pasta dishes and the Amalfi lemon tart was outstanding. The waiting staff are lovely and look after you very well.

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Pelvey
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service , made my guests feel really special

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vipDavid
London
100 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This restaurant never fails. The food, the service, the staff just about everything is absolutely wonderful. We have been to this restaurant many, many times and always enjoyed ourselves.

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vipAziz
London
47 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant

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wellytelly
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Food wonderful. Service bitty and sporadic. Three hours from beginning to end for dinner. Lots of staff but didn’t know who was supposed to be serving our table as lots of different faces. Had notified when booked that it was my husband’s birthday - no mention of this and as service so odd decided to keep my mouth shut.

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EkeneO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Good location, good food, service is pleasant but inefficient

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SolomonO
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Some of the best Italian food I've eaten anywhere. The service was great and the off peak set menu is excellent value. Will go again.

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vipKinSF
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had an exceptional meal at Theo Randall’s. The first course of squash ravioli in sage butter was one of the most delicious pasta dishes that I’ve ever tasted. The lamb as second course was perfectly roasted. The service was very professional and courteous. I look forward to dining there again !

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience2

I was looking forward to trying this restaurant but was very disappointed with the food and service. Both my dishes came out totally different to the menu description, the appetizer ordered was a pasta and the kitchen sent out a risotto! My main dish was supposed to be a wood fired medley of roasted vegetables and I got a dish of fried tempura vegetables! On questioning the waiter he offered no apology and did not even try to rectify the mistakes! As we had a guest dining with us it was uncomfortable situation. Will never eat here again, what a shame that a great chef has his name on this type of restaurant!!

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AmandaG
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Our meal here was fine, but not special in any way. Unfortunately, the restaurant was just rather lacking in atmosphere. It didn't help that it was just bare tables, no tablecloths. Admittedly it was a Monday night dinner, but it was only about a quarter full. And it suffers from the problem that it is a restaurant inside a large hotel, so many of the other diners were business people or families who had come there to eat just because it was the hotel restaurant downstairs from their room so they didn't have to go out. And that's what it felt like. But other big London hotels do manage to create an intimate, special vibe in their restaurants, so it is possible.

On the plus side, the staff were all universally friendly and charming. However, service was very slow. We had to wait forever for our main courses, and no one came to acknowledge this. When we asked if they were coming anytime soon, the waitress told us that there was a very large private dinner in another room, so the kitchen had been busy with that.... The food is italian, and it was all cooked perfectly okay, but there was nothing amazing about any of it. My antipasto starter was just a boring plate of mixed salad leaves with a few pieces of tomato and goats cheese. I make a much better salad than that for my lunch most days. And when I go out, I want to eat food that's better than I make myself.

We had a cocktail each beforehand in the Arch bar. This just basically turned out to be an open plan space that is an extension of the hotel lobby. So zero atmosphere, and hotel guests at other tables having coffee and business meetings. We had the Open Table set price menu for dinner, and together with a cocktail each the whole thing cost £140. Which would have been fine if any of it had just felt a bit more special. I wouldn't recommend it for a date, but if you just want a quiet low-key dinner with colleagues it would maybe fit the bill.

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LynndenB
London
3 reviews