Beso London

4.3
152 reviews
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Beso is chosen "The best Covent Garden restaurant" by Conde Nast Traveler just recently. It is an award winning restaurant 'The Best London Restaurant in 2019 by British Restaurant Awards' with its Italian neighborhood look and feel in the heart of #CoventGarden theatreland. Ideal for lunch, pretheatre and dinner. It serves colorful dishes, hand made fresh pastas, ethically sourced top quality ingredients. It has full of flavors and a very welcoming setting. The menu is very strong for vegan-vegetarian and gluten free diners.
#lunch 11:30 ~ #dinner 17:00 - 00:00
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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great service was challenging. Just too many people and not enough staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

cheap food overpriced compares to quality, it looks like a ‘cold’ place

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C
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very fresh, high quality ingredients which are well prepared to create delicious meals. Portions are big enough to keep you feeling full without being too indulgent. Would definitely visit again!

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SH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty food, lovely staff, nice setting. Can't complain!

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GB
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I was late for my booking, and they were very accommodating and seated us outside which was actually really nice. The food was good but just not enough of it, I had to order a side after our main of pasta. Not sure if an ingredient was missing from my pasta of the day and maybe I should have said something. I ordered a side and it didn't turn up but they charged us for it so got them to take it off of our bill. Service is a bit hit and miss. Noticed someone else's order came out in duplicate by mistake. Drinks were good. I would go back as the ladies food next to us looked really good so would like to order other things on the menu.

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s
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liked the restaurant, good food and choice of menu.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food, service and venue was excellent
Disappointed that two of the items we selected weren't available, so had to choose alternatives. However what we had was fantastic.

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DF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Arrived promptly at 6:57 for a 7PM reservation. Requested to sit outside and were told we couldn’t because we were planning on having dinner, not just drinks. Waited for over 45 minutes for our entrees while a table outside with 11
young women were served multiple courses of food. LEFT when we had not yet been served by 8PM.

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LH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointed with my main course- ordered a pasta dish but it was so salty, I couldn’t eat it. I did mention to waitress but she told me it was meant to be salty. My mother ordered slow cooked lamb and it came in breadcrumbs- she wouldn’t order it again.

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PR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful restaurant with a lovely calm ambience
The staff were very attentive and friendly
I had the pre theatre set menu with a friend of mine and for just £24.95 for 3 courses was excellent value
I particularly enjoyed the ❤️ Shaped Ravioli with Basil 🌿 and Rocket Sauce 😃👍🏻 Truly scrumptious 😋
Have told quite a few friends about Beso
Would highly recommend this place and will definitely be coming back
5 STARS 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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YR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adepte from the Beatles, I was very happy to discover this restaurant. All was really perfect and price acceptable for Londen 👍

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to ask her to be my gf very soon

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B
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true gem in the theatre district. Homemade pastas, perfect sized portions, and great tastes. Loved it. And the team was attentive with superb pre theatre service. A bit of Beatles nostalgia as well.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly attentive staff, great service and a great atmosphere. What else could you ask for?

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Meal, food was amazing and staff very friendly

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good value quality Italian in Covent Garden . The best dish was Truffle and Mushroom pasta

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good wine, great service

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Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. Everything we ordered and ate was yummy! We sat outside and the waiter warned us that we would be approached by homeless asking for money, and he was right. No big deal as this is life in a big city like London.

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JA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Warm welcome from Andrea , waitress, and other staff.prompt service , good choice of meals.
Food good and well presented.
Overall achieved a very good pre theatre meal and we will go again when in London

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O
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fautless. Service was impeccable, the food was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful. I was very impressed.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with delicious food and cool atmosphere! When I return to London I will definitely eat there again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Bruschetta was overpriced for how underwhelming it was. The main sized portion of the porcini panzerotti was, perhaps 10 pieces of pasta at most and nothing too spectacular. Tried to help my friend finish the orechiette and couldn’t, it was incredibly chewy and tough to eat.
I wouldn’t believe it’s supposedly the best restaurant in london.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice friendly restaurant with good food. A little overpriced I found, especially the wines but great service. Music would be good for the ambience!

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DM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service! Nice to have a relaxing meal!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really gorgeous food

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AB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant serving what seems to be a fusion of Puglian and Spanish cooking. Overall food good and party pleased with the dishes. I had a black cod dish which I enjoyed. Only quibble was they wouldn't cut down the pasta dishes to starter portions and two of us fancied pasta to start. This felt a little inflexible. However it was nice and easy to get into at short notice.

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PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited on a Monday lunchtime and the place was very quiet. The food and service cannot be faulted and I would go back again without hesitation

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F
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with very tasty food and excellent service! I would certainly go their again and recommend to friends.

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HC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Quite a few things were not available on the menu, which is already small. The food was nice, however portions were small and the sirloin was very poor quality. The service was really slow, took 15 mins to order a glass of wine and a further 15 mins to arrive!!

Nice idea but poor delivery

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice food, the waiters and waitresses are adorable and offers really good recommendations if we don’t know what to choose. I’m a pizza lover so I was a little bit disappointed when I saw that they didn’t do it but the pastas are tasteful and delicious.
I recommend it 100% if you’re looking for a nice Italian restaurant in covent garden !

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was welcoming and wonderful! I would recommend before going to a show.

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RW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal.....good value....good service - all one could ask for!

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L
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Awful service, across the restaurant- most tables seemingly having an issue of some description, be it waiting for their table to be cleared, not being given menus for an age, a waiter bringing meals out and stating to the table he didn't know what it was. Generally it was a farce.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious high end Italian fair at quite a reasonable price.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Stylish place and stylish food. You probably need to order all courses if you're hungry. The food is good, but not as good as the price tag suggests. Its a small menu as well.

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New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service; great bar and they know how to make a cocktail! The food was fine but nothing that blew us away. However, the overall experience was very pleasant because the vibe of the restaurant and staff is warm and welcoming.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was very good. Service was dreadful. Had to chase up for someone to come and take our drinks order so sat at an empty table for 15-20 mins. They forgot my starter while the rest of my guests had to sit and wait. Again I had to ask for it. We could see the arguments between the chef and service staff so was obvious all was not well. Disappointing really as food was good but won’t be going back.

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DD
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, oredered off the pre theatre menu, good value. Pleasant and helpful staff.

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St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I thought Beso was a neat place to visit since the restaurant has a Beatles theme and says the Beatles ate here. Overall, I thought the food was just average. I would not recommend the fassona sirloin. I thought it was tough and just average on flavor. I would recommend the heart shape ravioli, as I enjoyed the flavor and presentation. For a drink, I ordered the John Lemon cocktail. I ordered two, as I enjoyed the first, and they both tasted completely different so there were some consistency issues. The bar did try and fix that as best they could. I thought the staff was friendly and attentive.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! Food was outstanding. Pasta was out of this world. So flavourful, creamy and delish! Great service and great ambience. We'll be back!

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