Le Caprice London

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Modern European
The classic St James’s restaurant, Le Caprice is close to the Royal Academy, Burlington Arcade, Bond Street and moments from Piccadilly, Green Park, Mayfair and the West End. A full à la carte menu is served from midday throughout the afternoon, featuring classic British, European and American favourites, prepared with carefully sourced seasonal game, meat and fish, and boasting a renowned list of desserts.
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AR
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent....plus a wonderful pianist which combined for an excellent evening

TD
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was top-notch across the board, and the food was also excellent (though some was more flavourful than others). The veal and the duck salad were particularly impressive. Very well looked after on the evening, and made a point to bring out some chocolate truffles with 'Happy Anniversary' on the plate FOC. A truly excellent experience. Thanks to the team for looking after us so well!

OT
Frankfurt Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, good service.

t
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Very average food while prices are over the roof. I would not recommend it.

n
London
80 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food high standard. Service a bit inexperienced and inconsistent. Prices reasonable for quality. Overall a good if not excellent experience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service. The main courses were a little bit disappointed especially the fried chicken was too dry. Desserts were good and the birthday greeting was perfect for birthday celebration.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I joined friends for Sunday lunch - we hadn’t been there for many years and were really impressed with the high quality food and service but also by the menu range and relaxed, welcoming ambience - an establishment that is justifiably very comfortable with itself.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I came here with a friend for dinner. The food was amazing but we had an issue with our waiter who was unfriendly, didn’t get our drinks order right and was fairly absent throughout the whole meal. However, the senior staff were amazing and when we highlighted the issue were very receptive to feedback and gave us champagne to apologise! I’d like to think he was having a bad day...
Despite the waiter, I would still recommend and would come back again.

TC
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As always, Caprice was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was mostly at tentative and our meal was good.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was slow. This was probably our 10th time to this restaurant with the same other couple. The lady at the next table fell off her chair hitting one of us and throwing her red wire all over and literally covered our table mid meal. The restaurant’s response was to put down some napkins over the table but when they soaked through and with a bit of prodding they changed out the table cloth. Then as our desserts and coffee were arriving the waiter said our time was up and we needed to leave the table. Stupidly we complied and were seated in the doorway entrance to the restaurant for the desserts and coffee. No apologies or concessions. No offer of an after dinner drink. Just the same haughty attitude and slow service which along with having to redo the table because of the thrown wine caused the two hour rule to be exceeded and it was rigidly enforced. We are still talking about it days later. The

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent. But table was right by the entrance so we had people walking past all night, and we were very close to the bar. I was also presented with the WRONG bill. No one checked on any course if we were ok with our food.

JD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Worst service ever at a 'fine' restaurant. Not only was the service horrible, but no one gave a flip about it. We were a party of four. Most of us are 'glass half full' kind of people, but we all left aghast at the experience, and not in a good way. The reservation was for 2 hours. We arrived at 6:30 pm and ordered cocktails from one server. The order was apparently lost. We ordered again from another server and were brought the wrong drinks. Finally at 7:40 pm we got them. We told them we would probably not be out in 2 hours now that we only had 40 minutes to eat, and someone (a manager?) said no problem! At 8:30 pm someone else came and asked if we would move tables to accommodate the next party. We never saw the same waiter/manager twice. The atmosphere was chaotic, no one knew what they were doing. This is only a hint of how bad it was, due to space here in the comments. The details would horrify you. I stopped before leaving to speak with someone (a manager? couldn't tell) and express my disappointment. The basic attitude was 'Sorry, we're busy, please leave." Btw, the food was just passable.

JJ
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent with very good service and buzzing atmosphere. Only criticism is that you have to be out within 2 hours if you have an early table.

LP
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive and friendly staff with great food. No downsides at all!

TR
Zurich
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

PR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to go for a late lunch / early dinner at 2:00 since we had theater tickets later that evening. I expected it to be quiet but it was hopping on a Monday!

It worked out perfectly for us. As we headed back to our hotel for an afternoon siesta before the Tina Turner show - which was fabulous as well!!

We had dinner here last year for dinner when the pianist was playing with a few others and it was wonderful. The food is very much a fusion of flavors from around the world and the vibe is too.

Love the small retro environment - and the staff were outstanding.

k
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

my dinner restaurant of choice - good food, service and ambience and consistent

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around, was delicious and service was prompt and helpful!

A
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Le Caprice is a favourite of ours, and I take my wife there every year on her birthday. This time the place wasn't firing on all cylinders, but it was still a lovely night out. As always, the management and senior staff were exemplary; it would be difficult to find a warmer welcome to a restaurant outside of Italy. However, this time the more junior staff, including our waiter, were Eastern European, and although they were courteous and polite and professional, they lacked the warmth that we are used to. The food was just a bit below par this time. Although our starter of prawns and my wife's fish were both outstanding, as was the side of courgettes with salsa verde and a fennel pollen crumb, which I am determined to replicate at home, subject to finding fennel pollen, my pork dish was dry and lacking in the succulence I have come to expect of Le Caprice. The bread, which we normally have to work hard to avoid touching because it is so warm and addictive and apt to spoil our appetites, was room temperature this time and easily resisted. Our desserts were both too sweet, my wife's blueberry pie with blueberry ice cream particularly so, with no counterbalancing sharpness flavours to relieve the monotony. However, all this was redeemed when the waiter appeared at the end of the meal with glorious frozen truffles on a plate. One has to see Le Caprice in the round rather than as a culinary masterclass.

NH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a late lunch so restaurant was empty so ideal for a business discussion. As usual service was
Professional and discreet . Food was very good, overall 10/10

A
London
43 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at The Caprice is always a delight. Day or night the room lends itself to the time and tempo of the hour.
Food is reliable and you can count on it’s quality and presentation. For the adventurous there are selections of new dishes and for those who want to stick to more traditional fare there are items that go back to the day they opened. I find this restaurant especially appealing for the excellent staff who have been there for years and always make you feel welcome

s
London
339 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal let down by me not feeling great. Hardly the restaurants fault that I could not eat my fish and chips which has to be said looked amazing. However I managed to eat my first course of the Cornish fish soup that was everything I hoped it would be, after that I let the side down. The service at Le Caprice is some of the best you will receive in London.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great atmosphere great food. We were celebrating the Middlesex Hospital ‘s 260 year service which sadly closed in 2005 and was amalgamated with University College London

p
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I felt rushed by staff as if they were under pressure to get the table back

AH
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smaller venue. But everything you want in a high quality restaurant..outstanding food with excellent service. Will be back.

KD
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, very enjoyable, we will go back again.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great service, nice atmosphere. Very enjoyable long lunch

F
London
78 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Have to Caprice many times over the years either lunch or inner & always enjoy it.

Nice ambiance, good food

F
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. They are always keen to solve any problem and very funny when got sauces mixed up on our deserts. Pretty much my favourite in town.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous evening for our anniversary dinner.
Really lovely traditional restaurant with top notch food and great service.
Can highly recommend.

L
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance is always wonderful and the 1920s Art Deco decor is my favorite in London.
The menu planning and multiplicity of entree choices are appreciated.

For the first time, I found that, in an attempt to be modern, interesting, or whatever, some of the entrees were too spiced and had conflicting tastes. This is a growing plague in modern restaurant cuisine, with the constant pressure to be new and different. For example, the addition of spiced cashews completely destroyed the subtle tastes of the crispy duck and watermelon...when redelivered from the kitchen without the cashews, and when I removed the large pile of useless greenery, the underlying dish was a brilliant combination of tastes, textures and colors.

e
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As usual Le Caprice never fails to deliver after all these years. Food ,service and ambience were all perfect

R
London
72 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful retro feel restaurant with excellent food and service at a decent price point. Will go again..

SV
Aberdeen
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Le Caprice is a London classic, providing great atmosphere, great food and excellent service. The interior has not changed for a long time but is, again, classic and a bit understated 90's glam. It was frequented by the odd celebratory back in the day. Tucked behind the Ritz, I think it's still a gem.

LM
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Go Here - one of the best

CM
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, staff and ambiance were great. We had amazing serving staff.

AL
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always an excellent occasion and by far my favorite restaurant. It was also very good to be greeted by the director outside in the garden area.

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing!

t
London
94 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I had dinner at LE Caprice and I was very impressed. The service was very good, the ambience was lovely and the food was excellent. We had the set menu and it was excellent value, great tasting food and well presented. I would highly recommend LE Caprice

n
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Sharp service.