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Le Caprice

#320 of 17,939 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
St. James's
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Arlington House Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RJ, England
+44 20 7629 2239
11:30 - 17:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 17:00
17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We went there on a Saturday afternoon tried the eggs benedict and the eggs with crab sauce. The hollandaise sauce was just amazing and really delicious dishes overall. The atmosphere was really good and made you feel that you found a peaceful place right next to the city's busy life. The only minor thing that I can say is that... More 

Thank Bill K
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Simply this is one of the best restaurants in London. I have been regularly coming here for 10 years. The wine list is great, the food is exceptional and the service with a smile. It's a bit pricy but quality isn't cheap. Can't recommend enough.

Thank Andrew L
Brough, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you have had a busy, dusty day in London it is always a relief to walk into a calm, clean atmosphere, you immediately relax and look forward to a good meal. I found the staff to be very helpful and professional however, the food was lacking. I was disappointed with the table, we ate early, the restaurant was fairly... More 

2 Thank pac111
inverclyde, scotland
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate in November 2016, as a group of 6 people. The staff were friendly, fun and attentive, giving great advice about food and wine. Every member of our table had a fabulous meal. The steak tartare was definitely the best we had ever tasted. The champagne was pretty awesome too......!

Thank cvnorm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was referred here a few years back by a colleague who used to live in London as one of her favorite places, i always try to eat at Le Caprice every time I visit London..food is always top notch and great prices for central london

Thank Ryan C
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pre lunch cocktails... excellent and I don't like cocktails!, food superb and 100% professional friendly service... Decor top quality, 60's??.black and chrome.. evocative...not cheap but good value...we'll go again...thanks Le Caprice....

Thank martin h
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could give 0 stars, I would. We booked weeks in advance for our table. The morning of our dinner we received a call to confirm our table. Once we arrived, we were given the most atrocious table anyone could ever be seated in. Right next to the kitchen, the kitchen's door being open and closed — staff coming... More 

1 Thank Pierre H
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two for lunch on Easter Friday, only one other table seated at 1200. We ordered a bottle of Gavi (we only drink Italian wine so happy to see this on the list) and both had Chicken alla Milanese. Service was attentive. Portion was large enough for two, very well prepared. As the noon hour continued the place filled to 75%... More 

Thank Scott T
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had high expectations since the restaurant has been a staple of London for so long. We went for an early dinner, but I felt that we were being constantly hurried, had just finished an unimpressive starter (burrata salad) when my main arrived, literally less than 60 seconds between courses. The service was poor...I was made to feel as if... More 

1 Thank JasonElToro
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307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visitor to this British icon of a restaurant. When I arrived the place was packed and very noisy, just what I like in a lunch venue. As with many of the traditional restaurants the tables are packed in and whilst it did not ruin the experience l was apprehensive when I sat down. Lunch was good, everything well... More 

1 Thank DDFarnham

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$52 - US$77
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arlington House Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 2239
The classic St James's restaurant, Le Caprice is close to the Royal Academy, Burlington Arcade and Bond Street and moments from Piccadilly, Mayfair and the West End.
Le Caprice's menu features classic British, European and American favourites and its timeless black and white interior is complemented by a collection of iconic photographs by David Bailey. For your evening's entertainment, our pianist plays from 6.30Pm until midnight. For more relaxed dining, the full menu is also available at the bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in St. James's

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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 junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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