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Bocca di Lupo

#584 of 17,858 Restaurants in London
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12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB, England
+44 20 7734 2223
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Today
12:00 - 15:30
17:15 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
17:15 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
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Bucuresti, Bucuresti, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As I said in the title, the place is nice, quite crowded, but not more than a good Trattoria in Milano or Rome. Maybe I was misinformed, and I came wit too high expectations! I had "spaghetti con ricci di mare". Their taste was too hardcore for me, even if I'm quite used to the taste of sea urchins.

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Thank Florin M
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was incredible and service was very good - very much look forward to going back. The dinner was business orientated, but would visit with friends and family - the bill was not expensive for the quality we received

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice small Italian restaurant. You could be in Italy. We sat at the bar and watched the chef and team busy at their work. Any questions were answered in a very relaxed way. No rushing all under control. Would recommend and hope to go again.

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1 Thank Paul H
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have loved Bocca di Lupo for a long time. I've always had great food here. This night was not one of your best. The pasta was overcooked and under-seasoned. The squid cold and rubbery - even the salad dressing on the treviso wasn't up to par. I understand that the chefs can have a bad night but the way... More 

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Thank RoseM555
Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked an early evening reservation for dinner between Saturday matinee and evening theatre in this small conveniently located West End restaurant. If you are looking for a bowl of pasta and a green salad this is not the place for you. The menu is eclectic and interesting and should be taken literally. The selections are reasonably priced and very... More 

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Tunbridge Wells, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Managed to get a table here for a Friday lunchtime with around a month's notice, was very pleased. Last visited about five years ago. The meal started off very well with excellent starters but went a little downhill from there. My rum baba dessert was dry, it just didn't hang together. It was quite disappointing. Generally though I couldn't fault... More 

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Thank Paul V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location in soho. Really good food. Chicken was great and could easily have a whole one between 4. Tables a bit close together. Waitress was excellent.

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Thank richard d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really reasonably priced, great atmosphere and amazing food. It's very small and is always busy so you have to book in advance. The pasta was delicious, we had a nduja pasta and also a ragu. The Seabass covered in salt is also faultless. Highly recommend this place but get in quick!!

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Thank Eliot T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb food and great atmosphere sitting at the long bar. We had a range of excellent dishes complemented by good wine. In the heart of Soho with fun bars on the doorstep. On the expensive side.

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Thank Matt C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a large group of nine adults and were accommodated at the rear of the restaurant at a large round table. Although the space was a little tight it was a lively restaurant with a great buzz and exactly what we were hoping for. The food is mainly from the Puglia region of Italy and so a little different... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
17:15 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 2223
Description
Tucked away on Archer Street in the heart of London's Theatreland, Bocca di Lupo is a vibrant Italian trattoria restaurant catering to Soho socialites and luvvies alike. Ex-Moro chef Jacob Kenedy and his partner, general manager Victor Hugo, have created this chic restaurant renowned for its regional Italian dishes. As soon as Bocca di Lupo opened, it began earning enormous critical acclaim and ever since, this buzzy and highly accessible restaurant has continued to receive numerous awards and accolades for its simple, well-executed Italian cuisine and casual ambiance. The dining room at Bocca di Lupo is dressed with canvases by Haidee Becker, or if you���re seeking art in motion, curious culinarians may dine at the chef's counter with views of the kitchen at work. Signature dishes include the rustic pork and foie gras sausage with faro and porcini; and the burnt almond granita with bitter chocolate sorbet.

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