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Forty Dean Street, London,

Forty Dean Street

4.5
4.5
2359 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 56 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 2,359 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • West End London

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. ER

    EllaRae

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great Food! DELICIOUS! First waiter was great & so were the others but it was very slow service we had to wait a long time for our mains & had to chase the waitress up to get attention to find out where our food was as we had theatre reservations at 7.15pm. (table booked at 5.30pm) it was a shame as we had to rush in the end but the food was great they just need more staff & to be a bit more attentive.
  2. SW

    SarahW

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly restaurant perfect for a pitstop after a Sunday matinee. Staff were very friendly and accommodating and the food was delicious, a really enjoyable treat for the whole family.
  3. TA

    ToluA

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Staff was nice, and the pizza was bomb! The pasta was also delicious :).
  4. SB

    StuartB

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very attentive and helpful great food great service and a great place to eat!!! 5 star performance!!
  5. NR

    NickyR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Italian food, very friendly and efficient service - even on an extremely busy night during Pride. Will definitely visit again!
  6. GB

    GillB

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great restaurant. Great food and atmosphere. Definitely be back.
  7. R

    Rachel

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing ambience, service and setting were perfect!
  8. MM

    MichelleM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, food was delicious, service very good and prices for a restaurant in central London were reasonable. Definitely recommend.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great night out in London. Service was good even though they were busy. We ordered the green olives, eggplant, and buffalo mozzarella. I would probably not get the eggplant again just because it was too much and our mains were better. Gnocchi with mushrooms and papparedelle were both good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Loads of happy people eat good food. You can’t ask for much more.
  11. VC

    VictoriaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was super polite, helpful and super dog friendly. The food was amazing
  12. L

    Loop118

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful Sunday evening, sat by the open doors, was a lovely spot. The staff were friendly and helpful, but probably understaffed, as the service was quite slow, our drinks were forgotten, and we waited for a long time in between courses. The food, however, was really beautiful and tasty. All four starters and mains were great, the tempura courgette flower was particularly stand out. Everything you would want from an Italian menu. We will definitely go back
  13. CS

    CarlieS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had a wonderful time here for my birthday meal amazing food and good service. Would definitely return another time.
  14. NA

    NicolaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I had my 30th birthday meal here and all the food we ordered was fantastic. Also very reasonable priced for somewhere so central.
  15. TB

    TraceyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely fresh food.Very good service and quick.Also staff very friendly. Very good location for own theatre visit.
  16. AW

    AmeliaWomble

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    perfect spot for a pre-theatre lunch (my friend and I were going to a matinee of Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre). Friendly staff, quick service, no fuss, and - of course - lovely choice of classic Italian dishes to eat.
  17. MM

    MollyM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food here is incredible. The lobster ravioli is a must and the burrata starter was delicious. The lobster linguine was also divine, with big chunks of lobster on it too. Best Italian food in London. Really friendly staff and beautiful interior.
  18. Y

    Yumfortum

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Good menu but overpriced main dishes; sometimes lacking in flavour (pappardelle and chicken risotto; but lobster ravioli good). Good side portions sizing. Staff lovely and attentive.
  19. L

    Livh

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food would go again, only thing I didn't like was how close the tables were together but couldn't be helped as a small restaurant.
  20. M

    Marzia

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a pleasure to have dinner at 40 Dean Street, especially thanks to the lovely welcome they provide to our dogs :) And not least, true Italian kitchen!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely meal before we headed to a show. Food was delicious we both had the sea bream for main perfectly cooked and very tasty. Staff friendly great service.
  22. MK

    ManqobaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The Salmon Ravioli was amazing. Had a business lunch there which went very well.
  23. D

    Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Took my dad here for Fathers Day. Not sure if they did a price increase or we ordered expensive dishes but I just found them over priced. £10 for a small plate of Arancini is not good value for money. All the food was nice but just overpriced.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and staff were friendly and helpful:)
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the service was warm and attentive and the staff went out of their way to make my daughter’s birthday special. The food was fantastic. The lobster ravioli is in my top 5 meals and their desserts were incredible. Best panacotta I have ever had.
  26. f

    fatty

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful authentic Italian food and great service
  27. AM

    AlexMurphy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service more expensive than your average Italian but 100% worth the extra couple of pounds
  28. VI

    VIBE

    London

    184 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and menu with an alfresco atmosphere.
  29. K

    Kiwishell

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Unfortunately this place had been recommended to us and the service and food was good but we were next to two very noisy tables and the ambience was killed for me (we actually asked to be moved away from them). The food was ok - the garlic bread was gorgeous, but I think the profiterole dessert looked better than it tasted.
  30. AR

    AngelaR

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place the food was really great. In a perfect location.
  31. S

    Sophie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Food was good, however service was lacking, we arrived on time for our booking and our table wasn't ready, then we were seated 10 mins after and no one came to take our order, 35 minutes had gone by and the waiter comes over to say that the booking is only for 2 hours and we needed to leave by 8pm, bearing in mind he had not come to ask us for our order and we had been ready for some time.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here was amazing, the cocktails were also very nice and staff very friendly and helpful. A great experience overall, I would come back!
  33. JL

    JanetL

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food.. mushroom risotto and seafood spaghetti with some lobster and brandy. Crisp white wine. Friendly staff. Tiny table in corner window but wouldn’t complain.. it was fine for us and cool.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved this place. Great service, staff, food and cocktails. I had a delicious Apple Martini and I wish more places served this. My lamb was so tender and they allowed me to swap part of the meal for something else. The mussels were amazing, delicious and filling. Salted caramel cheesecake was excellent. None of us could fault our meal. They also gave us birthday shots for the table. I'd definitely go there again. I understand why it's so busy, I'm sure many of the customers were regulars. I had such a great time celebrating my birthday here.
  35. A

    Ambo

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food (especially the lobster ravioli), good value and prompt friendly service. I'm a returning customer and love this place!
  36. FG

    FrancescaG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Cute restaurant with a mix of traditional Italian food. Shame about the miserable staff.
  37. s

    stewart

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value for money and great quality food. Staff always pleasant and polite. This my 2nd visit and same consistent standard as first visit 5 weeks ago. Well done 40 Dean Street. 5 stars Stewart
  38. D

    Diner

    London

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Met up with friends to enjoy some authentic Italian and the food did not let us down. It was a busy night and the service was a bit slow. The restaurant allows dogs into the venue which I am personally not a big fan of I don’t mind outside eating area but not inside which for me was a put off. However, I have to say the food was very good
  39. GW

    GeorgWhi

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and atmosphere just amazing. Would definitely recommend and will be back when we are in the area. Thank you so much.
  40. DP

    DionP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very friendly. Food very well presented and full of flavour. Restaurant is clean and the furniture is very nice adding a lovely warmth and style to the evening.

FAQs

Forty Dean Street is rated 4.5 stars by 2359 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 56 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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