Beso London

4.2
301 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian

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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
02039728888
What 301 people are saying
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4.2
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4.1
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been so many times
Staff are so friendly and the food is absolutely incredible
Get yourself to beso!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Opentable bookings for specific seating; eg outdoor seating is not correctly communicated to Beso

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just out of this world. Real hone made pasta

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all round!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Food was served extremely quickly

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Alam
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good pizza, close to the busy road so good for everyday dining not really for a romantic dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The outside dining was very poor. You were literally dining on the street in the way of pedestrians. Once our order was placed it was at the table in minutes which is never a good sign as clearly not made from scratch. Had to send my sweet back as it was inedible. Toilets were disgusting

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Nataliaaimee
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were booked for 5:30 on Friday. Arrived at 5 hoping to get seated as we were desperate for wine, we got seated no problem. The staff were all so lovely and accommodating.
The food was beaut, especially the pizza and great wine.

Obviously we were only able to sit outside luckily the weather held out and even if it was chilly we would have been fine as the heaters are super Powerful so we kept warm.

The only thing that let the restaurant down was the blocked ladies toilet and it smelt pretty bad which was so unpleasant

Apart from that one thing would 100% return again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

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GiveItAMiss
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Tables were set up inches away from each other "to get as many people under the heaters as possible because they'd double booked them". Food was just okay - carbonara pizza was disappointing.

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vipJann
London
24 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent Italian restaurant, one of the best Neapolitan pizzas in London, sublime, authentic and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food was very good but the tables were very close together and the toilets were disgusting.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The tables had literally 10 cm distance from each other and we felt very uncomfortable having lunch with people just sitting right next to us. It was also raining and when we ask if they have umbrellas to cover our table they said no sorry we can’t do anything about it. If you are thinking to book for this place ensure its a sunny a day.

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vipJann
London
24 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent sourdough pizzas, one of the best in London, deserts were great particularly the tiramisu, and delicious fresh pastas with good selection of wine. Good value for money

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vipLionheart1957
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tasty food, friendly service , nice atmosphere 👍

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely place

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food is ok but service is awful. We booked a table but got asked to move from under the heaters (despite there being lots of walk in tables) to accommodate someone else.

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vipJann
London
24 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent sourdough pizzas, top notch ingredients, very addictive

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TianneS
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, great food and overall lovely experience very sweet birthday surprise - thank you x

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KT215
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Really enjoyed the food, shame the outdoor seating is on the main road with bins etc near by. Can imagine eating inside would be great. Get the gnocchi

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The servers were so lovely and the food was quick - however we asked for Prosecco, rose wine and hot chocolate which were all out of stock which was quite inconvenient and we weren’t offered any sort of compensation which I think was quite poor. But otherwise we had a lovely experience and would come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Shame the end of the night we we was told we was going to get a dessert menu and then when we asked for a drink kictchen and bar were closed but not told about no last orders not got a dessert...but the food was lovely regardless

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NicolaT
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly and the food was great! I would recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and lovely staff!

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vipOdyssey
London
20 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First experience of eating out since the end of Lockdown, a very pleasant dining experience. Services was very attentive throughout. Recommend the sourdough pizzas. Dining outside on the street on a warm spring afternoon added to the ambiance. Recommend for lunch time dining.

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euanmcm
London
18 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A pleasant spot for an al fresco lunch. Although adjacent to Shaftesbury Avenue, the outdoor area is quite far back from the road and the noise level is acceptable.
The food and service were good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my parents to Beso for my mams birthday. Immediately the staff were so accommodating. Giving us blankets to brave the outdoor dining. Would absolutely recommend booking a heated area if it’s available. Sara ( supervisor/ host/ waitress) customer services was expert and she really made sure we had a lovely evening. Bolognese was a bit dry, no wine, no sauce. The first pasta on the list of pastas (don’t know the name) , my mam said it was the best pasta she’d ever had. Thank you besos. Perfect that bolognese pleaser, We will be back!

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vipHUGHC
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Given lockdown! food fun and lovely Service relaxed and kind

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

We enjoyed the pizzas at Beso but not the poor customer service and outdoor dining experience.

Note to all those dining outside - request a table under the canopy and heaters, otherwise you will be placed on a table very near the road, exposed to the elements. Apparently requesting a heated table when you book is the only way to ensure you have a pleasant dining experience!

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vipJann
London
24 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a sunny day alfresco dining, authentic sourdough pizzas and fresh pastas, I felt like in Naples, food was delicious, loved the Amarone red wine and homemade tiramisu, excellent service, great spot to dine with family and friends in Covent Garden, I will definitely visit again.

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RosaB
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, some of the best Italian food I’ve had in London. Pasta was divine, obviously had been handmade, it as delicious. The service was great and there was a great wine list also.
The only slightly let back was that the outside area was right by the main road however this is not the restaurants fault!

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Lara
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and customer service. Will be back!

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Loki
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely food but very small pasta portions. The Pizzas are fantastic!

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Npd235
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was very poor, too high price for what it offers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pasta was good. Not a big fan of the bruschetta

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vipMirabeau
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Difficult opening after lockdown but one server was off the planet in terms of weak. Kept on not putting outdoor heater on. Lots of drinks and menu not available. Disappointing but not typical and hopefully will be back up to speed in May.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good staff was excellent the food was exquisite

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rings001
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed my first post lockdown meal here! Waiters were clearly busy but food still served promptly and was tasty.

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Emily
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked last minute for a birthday meal - what a wonderful surprise! Pizzas and wine were both fantastic and at such a reasonable price. Service was good also. Will 100% return after lockdown

FAQs

Beso London does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Beso London is rated 4.2 stars by 301 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.