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61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
+44 20 7499 2211
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate downstairs and had a wonderful lunch. The place was packed due to the terrific food. This is a truly authentic Italian restaurant. Pastas were fresh and everyone enjoyed their food selection. Make sure to save room for the desserts and cheese plate!

Thank Charles N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with my colleagues for business dinner with guest speakers. We had a private room underground and set menu. Main course was nice piece of veal or fish for vegetarian. Every one enjoyed the generous portion of food and impeccable service. I will of...More

Thank MCourtemanche
Reviewed 1 week ago

They look after people very well. As we hadn't booked, we waited for our table over a bottle of wine. We were very well looked after.

1  Thank 104Guinness1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An Italian restaurant, with a cozy environment, friendly staff and most importantly good food. I have been here several times, and it has always been a very nice experience. It is also open late enough to have a post-theatre dinner.

2  Thank Jonas H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excelent experince. Ainsley very good and friendly. All the staff was to be honest. Food was perfect plenty off choice and specials. Good location and good price especially for Mayfair. Will defiantly be making a stop here againMore

2  Thank lee1979bpool
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is so lovely to read that your evening was such a success at Franco's. It is pleasing that both our food and service exceeded your expectation. I know Ainsley will be very pleased to revive a mention, we all take delight in looking after...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having shopped ‘til we dropped on Jermyn Street, we were so happy to be welcomed here. Great food, great wine and great service. Happy and professional staff. You won’t be disappointed . Thank you to all the staff. Enjoy!More

2  Thank Susan C
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We feel that there is no other better pace to go shopping than on Jermyn Street, followed of course by a hearty meal at Franco's. We are delighted that you were warmly welcomed and enjoyed delicious food and wine in comfortable surroundings. We look forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best Italian I've tasted in 40 years! Service amazing. Price reasonable! I plan to go back with lots of friendsMore

2  Thank Molly166
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are over the mood that you enjoyed your meal so much you conciser it the best Italian meal you've eaten in 40 years. Of course the floor staff will also be pleased that you thought the service was amazing too. Of course we're looking...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

As soon as we arrived we were greeted and taken to our reserved table. The choice of wine was exquisite and those we chose were superb. The choice of meal and the atmosphere throughout the whole evening was magical

2  Thank VeteranDen
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed reading your review, thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback. Hopefully you will have the chance to return before not too long. With kind regards Jason

Reviewed 2 November 2017

This restaurant is a lovely place it sems to me for having a nice meal with friends and also to meet people for business . That s why I first tried it on my own , to confirm this.The food was very tasty, the selection...More

4  Thank Frederic F
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

We were delighted to read your review of Franco's and so pleased you felt comfortable to come and try the restaurant on your own. I am delighted to say that you are not the only sole diner that comes to Franco's and have many that...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and great food. Staff very polite and understanding when one of our party was late. Would definitely recommend.

4  Thank Joseph M
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted that you were well looked after. With kind regards Jason

St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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Mooki C
18 March 2016|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Like many restaurants jackets are not obligatory but the type of clientele Franco's appeals to veers to the more well-groomed, presentable, conventional wing. It is most definitely not a stuffy place, plenty of fun, laughter... More
Mooki C
18 March 2016|
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Response from Gillian A | Reviewed this property |
No. Francos is smart but casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
    (St James's)
  • Public Transportation: Green Park, St James's & Piccadilly tube stations are all 5 minutes walk away.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7499 2211
Opened in 1946 in Mayfair, Franco's restaurant has been one of London's most popular Italian establishments ever since. It continues to offer local gourmets a tranquil oasis away from the buzz of the city. Set at the St James���s end of Jermyn Street, Franco's is fantastically located for the galleries, private clubs and hotels of the area. And the pre-theatre and afternoon tea menus are a delight. The restaurant���s character evolves throughout the day from the early morning breakfasts to laid-back lunches and romantic candlelit dinners in the evening. The elegant 1940���s-inspired d��cor is bright and modern, with light wood, off-white walls and comfy upholstered dining chairs. Franco's sumptuous Mediterranean menu has been developed by Head Chef Paulo Parlanti and showcases fresh seasonal produce in traditional and modern Italian dishes. Popular dishes include the duck breast with Castelluccio lentils; ossobucco ravioli with veal jus; and the classic tiramisu. Service is flawless and the wine list is a winner too.
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