Bocconcino

4.3
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Bocconcino is a Mayfair destination restaurant serving both classic & modern Italian cuisine, with an extensive wine list in a beautiful & chic space. The restaurant follows the best culinary principles of Italy: excellent quality ingredients, honest cooking & first class service.
Our menu offers simple Italian classics balanced with a touch of contemporary flair; with an excellent range of antipasti & modern main courses from diverse regions of Italy. Larger dishes include fresh seafood, catch of the day, & meats cooked over an open fire adding a beautiful flavour. Perfect wood-fired pizzas are made on site daily by our team of pizzaiolos & cooked traditionally. Ingredients are key to recreating the authentic flavours of Italy, & the produce will always be the star of a dish at Bocconcino.

Specials

Winter Set Menu: 2/3 Courses £29/£35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: November 12, 2019

Ends: May 12, 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-10:30PM
Mon-Fri 12:00PM-11:00PM
Sat 12:00PM-6:30PM

What 730 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
service
4.2
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3.8
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not impressed of the food

D
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location and good value for the quality and all they offer.

GS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We have been to Bocconcino a number of times and have usually had a great experience, food-wise, atmosphere-wise and service-wise. We usually have a table upstairs but this time we were in the basement area.
No complaints about the food (very good) and the atmosphere (pleasant) but I have to say the service was as disinterested and indifferent as could be; I actually regretted leaving an additional gratuity in addition to the 13.5% automatic service charge already added to the bill :-(
Hopefully this was just one of those “off” nights and we will try again perhaps after the Christmas holidays.

GU
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

When making the reservation we were not advised that they apply table time 1h45min. when making remark about it they refered to common knowledge??

Staff not organised several times we were asked the same question within 1 minute. further not very polite

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could eat there everyday the food was sooooo good!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Terrible pasta. smelly truffles

NS
London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolute recommend Bocconcino, it was a lovely dinner with an extremely warm and impeccable service. Thank you very much for this experience with you, I will certainly come back to your restaurant
Best regards.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent thanksgiving week in London with the family and found this place close by the hotel. Amazing. Small and intimate, the pizza was the best we’ve had, the wild boar fettuccine, the wine recommendation was spot on, and the service was perfect. Even the starters; burrata, focaccia, and artichokes, were amazing. Highly recommend!

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a perfect spot for dates, family dinners and catching up with friends. The prices are not cheap, but the quality and quantity of food are outstanding!
The staff are super friendly

TS
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious food ! Perfect for client lunches and parties.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

ik vond het erg lekker. wijn werd wel snel geschonken

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BA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was basic, service was meh. Overpriced for the service you're getting

CH
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great meal and service

Z
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Bocconcino on Thursday evening and loved the music and the luxurious design. I tried the tagliatelle with white truffle and the Cannolo Siciliano... Both were very delicious !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for a date

JA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! Where do I start with this place! It’s so gorgeous and modern, and the food OMG! Out of this world. The staff are so welcoming, offered to take my coat as I walked in. Want fine dinning? This is your place.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant and great food and ambience in a fab location.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good ambiance and food, low chairs

r
Hertfordshire
34 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We were shopping locally and we all fancied Italian. We were seated upstairs in the quieter area - it was last minute so couldn’t grumble, though downstairs was far buzzier.

Limited beer menu - has Peroni as option but ran out of the chosen beer for my husband, so he had to revert to a pint. Thought this a little odd - no Moretti or other Italian beer?

Had burratta to start, daughter had mozzarella - both dishes were the same, different cheese. Husband had oysters and minestrone, both were delicious. Soup was plentiful.

As mains, daughter had pizza - very basic and nothing stood out about it - husband had spaghetti with clams, which was very nicely seasoned but did not taste of the sea, nor any chilli which was an ingredient and also extra requested. I had crab with homemade pasta. I love crab linguine but this was sooooo fishy tasting, even my husband didn’t like it and he loves fish/shellfish. Again, despite it being an ingredient, and extra requested, no chilli.

Had simple affogato for dessert, can’t remember what daughter had, but she enjoyed in.

In all, a very stylish restaurant, very friendly staff, but the food was lacklustre. Would go again if I could sit downstairs and only order off set menu as the cost for lunch did not justify the experience (or the other way round).

EW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible meal with great service.

JO
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food we did the set Menu and fabulous service - thank you

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food and a beautiful restaurant overall. I will definitely be making a return.

i
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Booked this restaurant as my daughter is a big fan of Italian food. Very disappointed.
Food is below average. Raw fish is not fresh. Dessert is like bought from supermarket. Wine is over priced and we were given the wrong wine. Service is below average. Overall a bad experience.

g
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this place just is consistently good! Amazing food and wine

EB
London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Lunch was pleasant but nothing special for the price. Wine was ridiculously overpriced. Room was very noisy. Coffee cup was only half full. 13.5 % service charge added made half a cup of Americano £5. There was a pillar between guests at the table. Overall we were very disappointed and we will not return.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service is so annoying

RA
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The restaurant has great ambiance and the food was tasty. However, even taking into account the prime time Mayfair location and price premium you expect, I still felt a little stung paying over £50 for 2 courses off the set menu and a normal glass of red. The starter was prawn and courgette tempura and a vegetarian pizza, which I have no compliants about but hardly elaborate or could be classified as expensive cuts. Therefore on value I have scored the restaurant down.

BS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very modern restaurant with modern decoration, food and ideas. The staff are all very polite and friendly. The food tastes great and the portion size is very good. The set menu is best value. The restaurant is a little pricey but you got to expect that being in Mayfair. The restaurant plays up tempo music, doesnt fit with the ambience and setting in my opinion. Its loud enough to hear but wont drown out the conversation. Biggest negative is that the courses come out literally one after the other and you feel rushed out the door. All in all though a very nice meal and would go back

SK
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Hugely expensive wine list. One of our orders was taken wrong but rather than take all the food back they left one person eating alone and the vegetables on the table to be cold when the correct food finally came out. Shame as a lovely restaurant - does explain why it was so empty though!

g
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wild Boar ragu tagaliattelle i highly recommend

m
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

amazing Focaccia rosemary bread and sicilian Wine!
great atmosphere for saturday night out !

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. Had to ask for bread and they just wanted to get us out of there. Food was not good. Waste of money.

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere of this restaurant is very refined and you can tell the food is prepared very meticulously with very fresh ingredients. Felt a little pricey all things considered but still enjoyed the dining experience. Staff were lovely and considerate throughout.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worst dinners I had recently! We had the autumn festival menu and it was by far the worst menu I tried during this season, ridiculously overpriced for what it was: boiled beetroot with a sprinkle of goats cheese (no special seasoning) plus a tiny piece of badly cooked fish.
On top, they charged 7£ for bread. Will never go there again.

E
London
27 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal with a colleague. We tried the Rosemary Focaccia, and Burrata for starters. And had grilled shrimp and Dover Sole for mains. Everything was amazing.

j
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Set out well, we expected a lot from previous reviews, the reality was quite different. The food is at best very average, but very expensive. The wine list is good but you will pay £20 for a small average wine. We wanted a nice easy Italian so had 2 pizza and a Tuna steak. Pizza were very average and under cooked, Tuna steak, cold and not cooked how it was requested. Best part of the meal, a chocolate fondant, actually worth the 15 min wait. So to sum up 2x poor pizza, 1x cold Tuna steak, a chocolate fondant, 2x coffee , 2 x small glasses of wine and a bottle of water= £200.. poor experience, won't be going back, good looking place let down by its food.MUST TRY HARDER.

RD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food service and ambiance. Glad to have found this place while traveling in London. From the light as air focaccia to the wonderful dessert sampler and everything in between a wonderful meal. They happily accommodated my vegan dining companion can’t wait to go back

d
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Just average. Nothing to rave about

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It used to be affordable but now it's quite pricy, dinner for two with a glass each for 170£ is not great

E
London
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I tried this impecable restaurant. Tried the Burrata, Mixed Salad and Rosemary Focaccia for starters. And had the Seafood Risotto. All great.