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Forty Dean Street, London,

Forty Dean Street

4.5
4.5
2433 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Forty Dean Street is the pinnacle of affordable Italian cuisine in busy Soho. We are a small, family run restaurant dedicated to providing incredible food at incredible prices. Our set menu boasts a variety of sensational dishes built around fresh, seasonal produce and has customers coming back on a daily basis. Our à la carte menu is a favourite with our regulars, the media crowd and tourists alike.
Italian food has been served at Forty Dean Street for more than 17 years, so we like to think there’s nothing we haven’t mastered. So pop in for an Aperol Spritz!

We are fully Covid-19 certified by Food Alert.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7734 1853

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

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What 2,433 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. CB

    CharlotteB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really delicious. Highly recommend the seafood linguine! Just a shame we had to rush off to the theatre as the starters looked amazing. Wine was very good value at £23 for a bottle.
  2. TP

    TheProfessor

    Norfolk

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service
  3. AM

    AndrewM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was good and certainly plentiful but a bit heavy for my taste. There are salads on offer though so possibly I could have made better choices. I enjoyed the ambiance and we were mercifully cool on a blisteringly hot day.
  4. SC

    SarahC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Made my mams birthday really special! Best meal in years! Thank you!
  5. LL

    LinaL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I met up for lunch. We had such a lovely time and didn't even notice the restaurant fill up with guests. I had the Ragu (with spaghetti) and my friend had the aubergine parmigana. Yum, yum, yum. Thank you for the friendly service, delicious food and lovely ambience.
  6. W

    Westy

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Burrata starter, lobster spaghetti and ice cream were all delicious. Staff are absolutely lovely - welcoming and helpful. The place was really busy on a Monday night and the two serving staff did seem rushed off their feet, we felt for them, but did their best to keep quality high anyway
  7. l

    lliketodine

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely restaurant with fantastic Italian food. Staff are extremely helpful
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and friendly service. Great atmosphere, highly recommend
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing! Perfect portion. While the service was good, I didn’t feel it was special Pot any better than a fast food place. There was a young man who was very personable as well as a young lady who took our order. The young lady who sat us and took our drink order and occasionally brought us items, she had no personality.
  10. R

    Rachel

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, lovely wine and ambiance. The staff are all lovely, really professional but friendly and create a warm atmosphere. Great place for a meal with friends or date x
  11. T

    Tigger

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very prompt, all our dishes were delicious. I recommend you try Forty Dean Street for a lovely dinner location.
  12. MK

    MichaelK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service and an enjoyable atmosphere.
  13. HW

    HayleyW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab customer service. Great attentive and polite. Didn’t get a bread basket for some reason even though everyone who arrived after us seemed to, but didn’t overly bother us. Great meal food was absolutely on point. Couldn’t of been a better treat for my friends birthday.
  14. HB

    HannahBL

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal at Forty Dean street, it was just lovely. Amazing service, friendly staff, delicious Italian food… perfect!
  15. MS

    MidoriS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We all enjoyed our dinner. We had pizza, pasta, and a schnitzel. All very nice. The only criticism I have was that it was a bit noisy. Tables are close together. Service was good.
  16. DB

    DanB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Stunning food in a small Soho old skool looking restaurant. Loved it
  17. l

    lamiller

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant, great ambience & the food was excellent. Good menu & perfect size portions, everyone in our party enjoyed their choices.
  18. AD

    AlanD

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very noisy, but overall lovely and food good. Difficult to hear people who I was with.
  19. JT

    JenT

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really great that we had all the time we needed for our gathering, not being rushed or hurried. Food was very good with good portion. Will certainly go back again!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit and didn’t disappoint us, the team were great as was the food and the vibe, great way to end a great weekend. Thanks
  21. KD

    KateD

    Northampton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed with my meal if I’m honest! Wasn’t anything particularly tasty or different. Waiting staff were polite but seemed rushed. Wouldn’t eat here again sadly
  22. IT

    IvanT

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good service from Sophie. We sat outside which can be a bit busy on the street. Food was excellent and all our party of 6 enjoyed it esp the seafood eg spaghetti vongoli was exceptional.
  23. BP

    BigPanda

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really good night out with friends. Cosy restaurant but front open so great for a hot evening. Very friendly service and we weren't rushed off our table. Lovely Italian food with decent range. Starters good but perhaps a little pricey. Overall, really good.
  24. F

    Fiona

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual outstanding on everything and lovely service . Lobster ravioli is a must !!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch in the sunshine with Great food
  26. CS

    CarolynS

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit and these guys did not disappoint. The service was fabulous, bearing in mind it was so busy. The food mouth watering. Can’t wait to come back again
  27. HW

    HonestWords

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Food definitely mediocre. Service left more to be desired. We were not offered a desert menu, or asked if the food was okay. When we mentioned the above at the time of paying the bill, the gentleman looked bemused and offered a weak apology. No ‘can we make up for that with complimentary desert or coffee etc Don’t waste your money here……
  28. d

    dj1498

    London

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time we have been to 40 Dean St after finding the place by accident the first time around. The food was of a very high quality and the service wonderful. We will definitely be back again.
  29. AL

    AndreaL

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lunch was run as a dinner service. We arrived around 12.45 pm and left around 2.10pm. We would have wanted to have a quicker service for lunch as this was a work event. I would recommend for dinner.
  30. B

    Becky

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Italian in Soho, excellent every time I go! Will be back
  31. C

    Colxxxx

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Our meals were delicious and the service was prompt and friendly.
  32. TA

    TrishA

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, ambience, perfect location, delicious food. We got dinner here before our West End show, and it was the perfect way to start our evening. Thank you!
  33. DC

    DavidC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, great atmosphere, great service, great food, great value. We think No. Forty is great.
  34. SA

    ShiviA

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We were hoping for a quick work lunch however due to the slow service, we were there approximately 2.5hours. The food and ambiance was lovely but service could have been much quicker.
  35. MN

    MartelN

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful and classically trattoria experience . This restaurant is not just about food or drink but an experience for good living. The staff and vibe transport you to La Dolce Vita.
  36. A

    Amnon

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious straightforward and unpretentious food in a charming place
  37. N

    Navya

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my most favourite places in London. The staff is super friendly, the food is delicious and I love the overall vibe of this place. Highly recommend!
  38. SL

    SibellaL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, really lovely staff. This is easily one of my favourite places!! 100/10 x
  39. MD

    MarianD

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    There are much better Italians out there. The parmigiana was really cheese heavy. The burrata was disappointing. My pizza was very underwhelming. My husband’s pasta was over cooked and gloopy. The wine list was poor too. Location is great
  40. CE

    CarolineE

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal here last night service good etc all superb v enjoyable highly recommended.

FAQs

Forty Dean Street is rated 4.5 stars by 2433 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Forty Dean Street

40 Dean Street, London, W1D 4PX

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Soho

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    5 minutes walk from Leicester Square Station

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

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