Quirinale Restaurant

4.6
495 reviews
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Italian
Virtually on the very banks of the Thames, Quirinale is a casually elegant restaurant with charming service and delectable Italian food. A favourite of discerning Londoners including a good number of politicians from the nearby Houses of Parliament, Quirinale is a simple, classy spot where you’ll experience refined but attentive hospitality from the superb front of house staff. Known for producing some of London’s best high end Italian food, Quirinale eschews the rustic in favour of contemporary elegance, offering delicately presented dishes created with a focus on simplicity, quality of ingredients and just a touch of imagination. Of note is Quirinale’s cheese selection – the perfect ending to the perfect meal.
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M
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sehr gutes Essen, toller Service! Auf jedenfall zu Empfehlen. Vielen Dank für alles!

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone's food was absolutely delicious and we had excellent service.

Thoroughly recommend.

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PT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very conveniently situated for a business lunch. Excellent choice in fixed price and a la carte menus, with some very attractive specials explained to us by our waiter. Personal attention from the chef was greatly appreciated, with all dishes being presented attractively but with any pretentiousness or excess. Delicious food throughout, with every dish a hit. Our Sicilian white wine was interesting, good value and a fitting accompaniment to our three courses. Highly recommended.

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AG
London
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and delicious food. Definitely recommend.

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, very good service. Slight musty smell in the toilet prevented it being 5 stars.

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a
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I really like this restaurant. They treat you well, even if you’re a single lady. But this time was a bit of a let down. Maybe the head chef had a day off? The fennel soup came straight out of the microwave oven, not even stirred, massive amount of factory produced (= tasteless) bread cubes on top; needed a touch of cream and perhaps some fresh fennel sprigs. Duck breast was well cooked, but really very chewable, almost every mouthful ended in part I could not eat or swallow. It sat on top of what was announced as artichokes, but these are thistles and need trimming seriously to get their edible parts. Side order of spinach was good, as usual. Glass of Chianti riserva did not trigger the Sangiovese feel.
Service is 1st class and personable.
Reserve as they often are closed for private hires!!

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food and perfect ambiance. Good value for location and quality. Service is excellent.

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PP
London
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our first time in Quirinale. We were very impressed with the quality of the food especially with the set menu being £19 for 2 courses and £23 for 3. The Buffalo mozzarella with mushroom starter and the Tiramisu were particularly good.

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k
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food really really excellent.... great selection and interesting tastes. I always like a restaurant where I feel there's no way I could have cooked that myself... Quirinale is just that.... truly interesting and flavoursome.
Will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we first arrived we were only people in restaurant. Received personal service from chef with quiet private dining experience with great ambiance and decor. Food was outstanding with attentive staff. Located downstairs in an “off-the-beaten path” location, we found it to be a less crowded place to have good conversation, food and service.

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M
London
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Took a client here - never been before so bit of a gamble. I needn’t have worried. Service was excellent, food excellent (had set menu - portions generous and amazing value). The room is a little soulless - could do with breaking up somehow and creating a little more mystery - but nonetheless a very safe place for a business meal - good stuff.

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not crowded for Friday lunch, large portions perfectly prepared and good vfm. Will be returning.

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EI
London
215 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! Great food, very friendly and attentive service, beautifully decorated, light & bright dining room, tables comfortably spaced and NO NOISE! My type of place :-)

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p
London
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food in a cosy and intimate dining room

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner for three on a Saturday night. The restaurant is tucked away a little distance from the Houses of Parliament, in a basement. The food was tasty and plentiful, the decor simple understated elegance, the ambience relaxed and quiet, the service pleasant and polite (although at times it was difficult to get the attention of the two waiting staff). My daughter was in raptures over her sea bass and we all loved the fresh bread we were offered. One surprise was the huge portion of pasta that came for the main course - my partner and I had ordered starters on the basis that the portions might be small, but the opposite was true! I would go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

C’etait Un régal!! Servi par le chef 👨‍🍳 c’est une petite attention qui fait toujours plaisir.
Les repas sont délicieux et de qualité.

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NP
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and lovely food - we arrived early but were made very welcome. Food was beautifully presented and menu choice includes specials - risotto excellent! First visit but will definitely go again.

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BC
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This truly is an excellent Italian restaurant, with first rate authentic Italian food and uniformly courteous service. Somewhat of a well-kept secret due to its basement location in a mansion block - yet with full height and width glazing onto the front basement area it feels surprisingly light and airy.

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RT
Bath
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute gem. Environment, service and food all faultless. Especially good for Gluten Free diners.

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CP
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked for my birthday on the day so short notice had an amazing lunch and they even surprised me with a beautiful decorated plate and cake as well at no extra cost

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff lovely - food good value considering quality and venue intimate. We would definitely recommend

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was superb. It's a little hidden gem in the heart of Westminster.

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v
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food and service were fantastic. A brilliant local Italian restaurant with real flair.

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IL
London
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were out looking for a special place to celebrate my wife’s birthday and found Quirinale after an on line search and reading some rave reviews. We were not disappointed. Exceeded all my hopes for great food and wine. Was a little bit quiet but it was mid week and we had to book early as we were out on the town for the night and at my age after 11 rarely happens. We both loved it and highly recommend it. Would love to go again tonight.

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FW
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, well prepared food and excellent service

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M
London
50 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant situated near St. John's Smith square and we were there for a pre-performance supper. They offer a wonderful set menu that didn't disappoint. I highly recommend the bolognese, the pasta was cooked perfectly and the flavour was robust and rich without being overwhelmingly heavy. The nougat was great for dessert. Nice and friendly staff as well.

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NT
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely ambience and excellent service. Highly recommended. Thank you for being patient with us.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal in well appointed surroundingz.

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TS
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant all three of us who dined enjoyed the attentive service and outstanding Italian food. I’ve walked past a million times

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BC
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I seldom write reviews, but could not fail to this time. This is a wonderful restaurant, with superb Italian food and the most gracious service - Italian culture and manners at their best. I shall certainly return.

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ZB
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and amazing food! Really tasty! I went there with my boyfriend and he was so impressed as were from Toronto!

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine; amazing place to go on special occasions.

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ES
Kent
44 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and a lovely Greco di Tufo white wine which went very well with the halibut and the pasta special.Its a great restaurant slightly off the track but that’s good for a usually quite and non public meal.There was a large group of noisy men in when we were there which was a bit unfortunate as they must have known they were disrupting other guests but didn’t do anything-neither did the staff. service was good and we were able to be there for as long as we wanted over coffee.

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IR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We used Quirinale on the recommendation of a friend, and were not disappointed. We had a superb lunch on a very special day. Our ages were 10 - 69, but there was something for everyone. Would return anytime.

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NL
London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always nothing was too much trouble. Food and wine fantastic. Welcoming and personal. Great place for long lunch meeting!

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has been a favourite for a long time and never disappoints us. We love to visit Quirinale for special occasions, family celebrations and lunch with friends.

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the early evening menu, served until 7.30. My home made soup was very lovely and My pasta was cooked to perfection. The tiramisu was delicious and home made, served in a tuille. The chef checked out our satisfaction with each course in a non intrusive way or ‘tired’ way when approaching customers. The table staff were also very subtle in their attendance. The lighting and ambience is very restful, a really lovely change from modern noisy eateries. I/we will certainly go back again.

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

close to Parliament it is ok.
My Pasta was a bit tough and the sauce a bit bland.
Friendly service.

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b
Surrey
30 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service makes Quirinale a special place to dine and entertain

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SW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is not often you can impress your Italian guests by taking them to an Italian restaurant but Quirinale did just that.
The food was amazing. The staff very attentive. Most of all you could talk and be heard.

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