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61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
+44 20 7499 2211
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (13 reviews)
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Open Now
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
61 Jermyn Street | St. James, London SW1Y 6LX, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Franco's
1. Delicious cooked Breakfast's
"The staff are attentive without being overbearing"
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2. Authentic Italian cuisine
"Franco’s would have to be one of the best restaurants in London."
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3. Private Dining from 5 to 50
"The best Italian I've tasted in 40 years!"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We wanted a cozy place for an Italian dinner. The service was superb & the food delicious. My only disappointment was with the biscotti that was served with the vin santo, but my companion’s cannoli more than made up for it.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have a meal in Franco's just about every time we are in London. As one enters the dining room the friendliness and enthusiasm of the staff is immediately apparent. The service is efficient and professional, the food is superb and the...More

3  Thank nickgstrong
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write of your recent experience at Franco's. We are most pleased that you noticed the friendliness and enthusiasm of the team. We are all passionate about what we do and it is our primary aim...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attend Franco’s regularly for breakfasts with clients as convenient to my workplace. When I needed to host a business lunch for 6 guests I requested a quiet table and discovered a whole floor below the restaurant I’d been seated at before. It was the...More

Thank Barnett_A0207
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my sister on a child and husband free day out in London. Lunch at Franco's fitted the bill for our day out. Food was delicious and service attentive. What more could you want, especially with a cold glass of reasonably priced champagne

1  Thank 260flossy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose to dine in this Central Italian restaurant for the first time because of it's history, but it was a most disappointing experience in terms of service, quality and price!!! I ordered the rib eye steak with roast potatoes and the roast potatoes were so...More

1  Thank TheLondoner2018
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It is never our intention for anybody to leave our restaurant unsatisfied with their meal. Fortunately we serve between 300 to 400 customers on a daily basis that leave happy and return, some every day. We are sorry that your meal experience was not as...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you appreciate great service, professionalism, classic surroundings and of course a truly great breakfast, lunch or dinner, then Franco’ is for you and not to be missed. Or put another way, original authentic Italian at it’s best.

1  Thank mrgrumpy11
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, we loved reading your description of Franco's which reflects our dedication and enthusiasm for what we do and hope our guests appreciate. Hopefully we'll have the opportunity of welcoming you back soon. With kind regards Jason Phillips

Reviewed 14 May 2018

Franco's was perfect for our pre-theatre dinner. Loved the food choices, location, service and ambiance/decor. We had a fantastic 3 course meal with a glass of Prossecco included for £26 per person, special menu deal booked on Open Table. Excellent value for the delicious food...More

1  Thank FionaRR R
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your super review following your recent pre-theatre dinner. We were delighted to read that you appreciated not only the food but the hospitable nature of the waiting team. We hope that you will return soon where a warm welcome awaits....More

Reviewed 3 May 2018

This has been one of my regular business breakfast places over the last 10 years in London. The dinning room has always been a great place to have a calm business breakfast and lunch with professional front desk and table service. However, yesterday, Franco's disappointed...More

FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

We are exceptionally disappointed that your experience of breakfast this morning fell below your expectations, particularly as you have been a regular guest for over 10 years. Our breakfast have become extremely popular for good reason with many guests making advance reservations. We often receive...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

At first I was a bit surprised when the lady asked me to wait outside for a few more minutes until they open at 7:30am. After all this was for breakfast. Well I was in for a treat. After being seated and helped by very...More

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FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

We are so pleased with your feedback of our breakfast following your recent visit to Franco's. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your breakfast so much and that the eggs of the Benedict were perfectly cooked. I showed your review to the...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

Using a wheelchair can often rule out decent restaurants, so I was happy to read this one could accommodate us, and that we could book for a late dinner after the theatre. Choosing off the menu was not easy as I honestly could happily have...More

2  Thank CardiffRuggerhugger
FrancosJermynStreet, General Manager at Franco's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

We are delighted that you have discovered Franco's as a Wheelchair friendly restaurant. I know the chef will be pleased to read your feedback on his menu and that the food you ordered was to your liking. The restaurant manager will also be pleased that...More

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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
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 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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