Cecconi's

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£26 to £40
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Italian
Grand Italian brasserie serving items from "Cicchetti" (Italian style tapas) to Veal Milanese and Lobster Spaghetti. Vibrant yet traditional environment.

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LK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I hadn't visited Cecconis for a few years where the food was excellent and the service fastidious. The food was superb again, but for the price, could have been slightly better. My Calamari Fritti was well cooked and seasoned, but not delicate like it should be. The Zuccini Fritti were slightly too thin which made the taste of the Zuccini too faint to offset the batter and oil. My crab raviol, however, did live up to expectations. The wine list is, as one would expect, wweghted towards Italian but the selection was very good and the prices fair.

The ambience is always wonderful with an ecclectic mix of people and an appropriate murmur of other people talking. The ambient light was a little too dark and even had younger people reaching for the torches on their phones to be able to read the menu. Even for a romantic dinner, it would have been hard to see your partner's eyes and appreciate them. Just a tas more brightness would have been perfect.

The service on this occasionan, however, was really not to standard and I was vexing between 2 adn 3 stars. They just seemed, in our area, one waiter short and our wine glasses sometimes remained emoty for quite some time; which wouldn't be a problem except that our wine bottles were removed from the table so we had to wait to be served. The time to take orders seemed quite extended as well.. and there vacant tables around us as well.. But even on entry and leaving, there seemed a deference to the patrons and leaving/picking up coats from the hosts seemed to take longer than it shoudl.

It is still a great restaurant, however, it isn't cheap or even moderatly priced by any means and I will go back again, but in as eager anticipation as this visit. It could have just been an off night

PD
Kent
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently excellent. I’ve been using it for many years and never had a bad experience. The food (in particular the crab ravioli) on Thursday was exceptional.

SW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, very fresh and tasty. Restaurant was very well decorated and clean. The receptionist was very friendly and efficient. The only criticism is that the service was a bit slow. However, it wasn’t enough to put me off going back, I’d just allow extra time.

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always. Although it does tend to get too noisy at times and sometimes the lighting is not sufficient. Staff very friendly and welcoming.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

La nourriture était très moyenne

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a lovely place.
They serve excellent quality food.
Unluckily it is noisy, they might have music :-)

AH
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous host in Sabrina, who couldn't do enough for us on New Year's Day. That said, everyone was wonderful. I had a juicy beef fillet and my wife had salmon, medium cooked - perfectly. But above all we're going back just for the Bellinis, you can take it from me, the best in London. All this, moderate prices, white table cloths, superb decor and views of the world going by. Never a dull moment here. Good luck getting in.

AP
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great atmosphere with good service

ZH
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and does not disappoint.

FD
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ottimo cibo e sempre bell’ambiente

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

No Christmas decoration at all ? Very dark and not so warm in the restaurant

G
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating here. Has just the right ambience, service very good. Good place to meet friends as you can have a conversation and hear each other. Love the veal milanaise - although I can never quite finish the generous portion. Desserts delicious.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We waited more than 30 minutes even though we had a reservation! But the waiters have been kind with us at the table and the service has been professional and kind.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed with this restaurant

K
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was cold and the waiter took it. I thought they would give me a new one, but what came back was my own pasta reheated (I think in the microwave) with a sauce that seems like mixed with water. Not even close to the first presentation. Trying not to complain, I ate the pasta but when telling the waiter after, he was extremely rude. We didn’t have mood to ask desert or anything else.

DG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, the crab ravioli was phenomenal. Very friendly staff and a very lively atmosphere.

MA
London
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not as good as I expected, and it's really noise in the party

AS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked for breakfast when the breakfast menu had closed as we were traveling from the Middle East and in London only one day. They were so kind as to accommodate- luxury service at its best and always top of our list! Thank you!

BO
London
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab u lous

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LT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Eggs Benedict with hard centres. Unfriendly staff at entrance. Style over substance.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always when I am in London I visit “my” favorite restaurant Cecconi’s. Never disappointed, always very satisfied.
Great food, very quick and observant service and a fantastic experience!

OT
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect everything!

HC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food:
Starter: Beef Carpaccio. It was old and smothered in oil. Had patches of brown.
Main: Lobster Linguine. Lobster was overcooked. Too much oil in pasta.
Side: Zucchini Frites. over salted. We didn't finish them.

Service:
Starter came too quickly. Main took too long.
Waiter never asked whether our food was good / ok. Otherwise, we would have mentioned the above.

Ambiance: Great.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always . Great breakfast and great maitre de

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant atmosphere, good breakfast and decent service, what more could you ask.

DO
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and good food. Don't go there if you want a business meeting or an intimate dinner - it was very noisy

RT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cecconi’s is a lovely restaurant with great atmosphere. The staff are very welcoming.

AB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Italian food. Buzzy Environment. Professional service. No skimping.

AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff fab as always. Good fab too

IB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always - just such a classy place! A window seat is fabulous to people watch.

TL
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, staff are friendly and professional. Service good and at a nice pace, cloakroom service is a great feature and the WiFi too.
Happy to make dishes off menu and of great freshness and quality.
Is always a must on our trips to London...

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere

MD
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian restaurant. This is great for a date / anniversary / celebration. Food is incredible

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Sunday breakfast service poor, not usual staff! Lovely food and venue but let down by service.

OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Comparing this Cecconi’s to the ones in Miami and Barcelona the food was not as good and the servants pretty rood and not paying attention to anything we asked. All and all not wat we expected it to be.

JB
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Consistent Quality Top staff.

SE
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Didn't fail to disappoint, usual excellence

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Been meaning to go to here for ages and cancelled two or three times. Loved the atmosphere. Even though it was loud with energy and had a real buzz, the way the tables are laid out meant that you were close enough, but equally far enough from people not to have your own conversation drowned out. Our waitress struggled to impart what the special was and the cost implication of having pasta with black truffle. I wouldn't have had it i.e. cost versus value/enjoyment of the dish i.e. it was £40, especially as I had the crab ravioli as the main course, which was good but not outstanding. Would have preferred a bisque or white type sauce as opposed to a tomato based one. I would have had the crab and avocado starter instead (& then changed my main course) which looked fabulous going to another table. Picked a lovely wine Laguna. Really enjoyed it overall though and will definitely go back.

S
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never fails to delight! Amazing food, lovely service. A really special ambiance.

PS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant when we visit London. Food is always great and staff always friendly.