Forty Dean Street

4.5
1654 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. We also welcome well-behaved dogs so please don't hesitate to bring your canine friends in!

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!

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:00PM

What 1654 people are saying
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vipJudyB
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was not special. But, we should have expected that, given that it’s in SOHO and everything was closely packed.

LJ
LJPdesign
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch and superb staff. Food was amazing and very reasonable

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AlexP
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very tasty, nice atmosphere although the tables were extremely close to one another. Overall a lovely experience.

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Mick
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Amazing service. Cup could have been cleaner.

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Kuma
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. Made to work well despite being outside dining due to Covid restrictions.

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sangz
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service really well situated in the heart of soho

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and lovely as always. Food was absolutely delicious. Thank you so much!

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Rodders
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely time, just a bit rushed at the end. Great team and nice food

HS
HuwS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, very good service, well-placed central London location

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

V friendly and relaxed

CS
ChezS
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Wear something warm to eat outside. Food was good; had the tiger prawns for starters and the salmon for entree. Took a while to get our dinner though and my friends well done beef still had pink portions.

CS
CliveS
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had lunch on Wednesday with a friend.
Food was excellent and service was fine although the tables outside were right on top of each other so not much social distancing.
The only disappointing thing was that wine stocks seemed to be low as the first two bottles we requested were out of stock although that being said, the third choice was very good.

RM
RobertM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was he second day after lock down easing but there was no sense of overcrowding,. Social distancing was good and the staff were very friendly. Additionally, the food was very fresh and well prepared including a delicious gluten free pasta offering.

As we had to sit outdoors the restaurant had extra seating including blankets and heating to make sure the dining experience was a comfortable as possible.

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AlastairC
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you so much for making our night so special. Great service and loved the lobster spaghetti - we had a load of drinks and quite a lot of food and it came to around £50 per head so great value!

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was very good experience, only small thing was a shame that they kind of wanted us to leave so they could turn the tables over for more customers (I understood though as it was the day lockdown ended), so I didn't mind too much. I liked the staff, the location, the food and the atmosphere. I will go again

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GarethT
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and the service was splendid. The food was gorgeous and so fresh and delicious. Having told the staff beforehand about the occasion, they surprised us both by bringing out a beautiful delicious dessert on the house. It was a wonderful ambience and with excellent service, 100% will be recommending in future.

KD
KayleighD
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas dinner- delicious food and lovely staff would love a slightly larger selection of cocktails if possible :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very nice atmosphere and attentive staff, starter and main was a little overcooked but we didn’t mind due to the decent prices, wouldn’t go again but was an alright experience

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matthewr
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delish and the cocktails were great too, only thing that let it down slightly was that you could only have the table for 1.5 hours so we didnt get to have dessert, would be fine at lunch but dinner shouldnt be that rushed - especially when you are paying premium prices but lovely none the less and worth a visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly staff and a good atmosphere.

HH
HelenH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was just as we had expected! Delicious and all prepared to order. The belly pork was fabulous. The waitress was attentive, gave us excellent advice on wine choices. Glad we found the restaurant!

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night here. It was a shame it was rushed but that was the new rules. I’ll come back again though.

SD
SDK1234
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service, good food, nice atmosphere. Cocktail choice could be better.

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friends
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and will return. Food and staff great.

EM
EmilyM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here with my partner the other night and honestly the nicest restaurant we’ve been too in a long time. It was so cute and Christmassy and the ambience was just what you wanted for a date night. The food was incredible and the service was great. 100% recommend to anyone!

JG
JordanG
Wales
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fabulous meal at a lovely central London restaurant- small and intimate, friendly and great food

BS
BethS
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, cosy restaurant. Great quality food. Great service.

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margaretr
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pleasant little Italian with a nice cosy feel . Menu is typical of most Italian restaurants ...pasta , pizza and fish / meat dishes . Service was very attentive and food was fine . If looking for something safe before theatre or show it would be a good bet. I thought that the price was on the expensive side ...£140 for 3 for two courses ...this included 4 large glasses of wine and a beer . It isn’t the most amazing place I’ve been to but it hit the spot for our needs pre a theatre production in Waterloo .

HM
HannahM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive staff and complimentary glass of wine for my friend (for her birthday) was a nice touch

NJ
vipNickJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great evening at this cozy place in Soho. Wonderful service and food!

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YogeshP
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service given wa excellent despite how busy they were. Our server gave us great attention and services. He had a good conversation with us and we appreciated his attentiveness

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London
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to forty dean street to celebrate our one year anniversary in london. The meal was perfect and was some of the best Italian food we have ever had.

Thank you very much! Would eat here again!

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PatrickQ
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, cozy and busy atmosphere, not overly expensive and lovely cocktails. Can't go wrong really.

SM
SeanM
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. All the staff were incredibly friendly and the food was delicious.
Also, very reasonably priced, especially for such a central location. What more can you ask for?

GG
GeorginaG
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, wonderful service and a cosy atmosphere. Loved it!

FH
FlorenceH
London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

the worst food i have eaten in ages not enough lobster ravioli and the starters were so bland.

JC
JustinC
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant with friendly staff and we’ve only dogs, which is a great plus.

AP
AlinaP
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and amazing food. Would definitely recommend

JC
JaneC
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE had a brilliant evening , the service was great especially from Alex and the food as always was superb , we will miss going until December !!

YO
YinkaO
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good food! Value for money! Ant wait to go back

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Forty Dean Street is rated 4.5 stars by 1654 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.