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About Villandry - St. James's

Located on Waterloo Place in St. James"s, Lower Regent Street, Villandry Grand Cafe is an all day restaurant, café and bar. Offering a light flexible menu at reasonable prices. Food is predominantly local and seasonal and the style of food is French Mediterranean.

12 Waterloo Place
London, SW1Y 4AU
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, French, Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11.30pm
Saturday: 10.30am - 11.30pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 6pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7930 3305

Website:
http://www.villandry.com/

Executive Chef:
Jude Sam

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Villandry - St. James's Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

3.7

ambience

3.8

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (22)
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Pre/post Theatre (15)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
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Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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Outstanding Value (2)
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Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Been here a few times, so decided to go with the Salt Beef Sandwich. Unfortunately there’s way too much bread, not enough filling and it’s all very dry. Will stick to their classic dishes in the future.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was a brunch to celebrate birthdays/Christmas and also a catch up with a friend. We enjoyed every moment of it & will most likely recommend the place to friends & family

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 (Surrey)·Dined on December 13, 2017

A tasty pre-theatre meal that was well presented and offered a good choice of options. Our table was in the window and had plenty of room. The service was quick but there was no pressure to hurry our meal and we were able to linger over coffee until the right moment to leave for our theatre which was just round the corner. A warm and pleasant venue for a cold winter's evening.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The £25 Sunday menu was terrible value for money. A stake almond croissant, a tiny fish cake and a small desserts. The main course which didn’t come with with anything else was too small given there was no starter.

The worst part was the service. The waiter simply placed a giant plate of 4 croissants on my place setting meaning we had to serve ourselves, the incorrect knives were given, and overall everything was very rushed.

This is even more inexcusable given the restaurant was mostly empty at the time.

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 (London)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Service was awfully slow... took an hour from taking our orders to bringing out the first course.

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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We arrived early and our table wasn’t ready. Walked around the block for a bit. Returned to find a table ready although not what I requested (corner table as I was with a toddler and needed to be away from busy people as much as possible) another one was fortunately available however my initial thoughts from the first entry was it was super noisy. We enjoyed our meal, (cold blt) but the prosecco was flowing easily, though when the waiters changed I had to ask for a top up as the guy before had always topped our glasses before they reached the half mark. Pleasant afternoon catching up with friends and great service.

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 (London)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food is always good, service very good 90% of the time too. Really easy choice to go to Villandry - you know what you're getting every time.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As soon as we walk through the front door, we were greeted with a strong smell of fish. After sitting down, we ordered drinks and food. To start I ordered Salt and pepper squid, and a main of fillet steak ‘Medium rare’ with chips.

Upon receiving my squid to start, I ate the first piece and thought, where’s the squid? The whole course was over cooked in the deep fat fryer, the squid had almost disappeared and was replaced with a crispy bland batter. It was sent back with no replacement.

For main, the fillet steak arrived and once I cut it in half, the fillet was ‘well done’. As a medium rare fan, eating a well done steak does not go well, and so I again sent it back to get a fresh medium rare steak. The chip also were lovingly treated in the deep fat fryer and were extra crispy with more crisp inside, no potato.

The atmosphere for a Saturday night was disappointing, with no background music or piano playing, and very little other customers. Restaurant was also freezing cold with no heating on, and a very blustery draft at the windows.

Overall a very disappointing visit and would not return.

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 (Wales)·Dined on November 25, 2017

service was amiable but slow. Burger was ordinary and uninspiring, Hollandaise sauce rather than béarnaise served with (good) steak.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Every thing was excellent from start to finish

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 (London)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Really lovely night and able to book at last minute!

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 (London)·Dined on November 12, 2017

food came late, poor presentation

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 (London)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great atmosphere, food and service. Picture perfect!

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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great service and great food would highly recommend

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 (London)·Dined on October 19, 2017

No atmosphere, service was efficient but good was average with overlooked scrambled eggs.

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 (London)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service was incredibly slow. Average food.

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 (London)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The brunch was ok. We were not informed there was a brunch menu and when we asked if there was an a-la-carte option we were told it was not possible. The lady was not friendly .

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 (London)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Villandry is a good option for business lunches, with menu options not over the top, tables well spaced, service efficient without being a bother. Quality of the food always good

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Very convenient for the Haymarket theatres. The pre-theatre set menu is very good value and there are bargains to be found in the wine list. The food is well cooked and presented and the service pleasant and unobtrusive.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Lovely Service
Better ambience than expected
Satisfying afternoon tea menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on July 29, 2017

OK food, although not quite the standard I'm accustomed to having been a regular customer at Villandry Great Portland St. Service was slow even with a half empty restaurant. It seemed they might not have had enough staff for Saturday brunch. We weren't given sugar with our coffee (had to ask the manager for that), a fruit juice was only brought to the table towards the end of the main course after staff were reminded of the order, and it took ages to pay (we had to ask the manager). Individually these aren't a huge deal, but collectively they made the occasion a bit frustrating.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Went here for dinner; good location with a lovely ambience and attentive staff however we felt the quality of food didn't match the prices that were being charged and portion sizes were on the tight side. Will perhaps try for breakfast/lunch to see if better.

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 (Berkshire)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Really nice looking venue and the service was great. The sandwiches for our afternoon tea were not nice at all but the scones were delicious!

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Fitted the bill for a fairly informal business lunch. Gazpacho and sea bream were both decent, my colleague enjoyed the fishcake. Over £80 for a dry 2-course lunch seems quite steep (with side dishes/fries, without coffee) but I'll go again - pretty quiet (less than 1/3 full) on a Friday in mid July.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 14, 2017

This is the sort of the place you could relax and enjoy the occasion. Because you know
everything is going to be not just OK but more than average.
I would particulary recommend this restaurant for good quiet conversation to grownups.
And moreover food is always good and reasonally priced.
Excellent location and easy access to the public transportation as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Meeting some friends for supper before the theatre. The pre-theatre menu was good value and the food was fine - the sea trout especially. Service could have been a bit more attentive given they knew we had a deadline. Consequently dessert was a bit of a rush and not as enjoyable as it might have been. Nonetheless we had an agreeable meal and got to the theatre in time.

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 (London)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great day was had be all five of us on Father's Day. The staff were very attentive without being pushy. Had no trouble changing our table for a larger more accommodating one.

Will definately be back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Truly excellent service, friendly and flexible, and a great brunch/lunch menu. Relaxed atmosphere and the dining room set up is spot-on. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Leicestershire)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was excellent. The fillet steak was cooked to perfection!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Overpriced and no atmosphere

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Very nice for a brunch catch up with the ladies - can't get quite noisy though, be warned!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Eating prior to the theatre we had the pre-theatre menu which was quite small. We both started with an endive salad which was excellent - fresh and clean tasting. Then we had confit of duck which was properly crisp on the outside on a bed of vegetables. A very good meal for the purpose.

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 (London)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Nice place

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

One of the best afternoon tea in London

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 (London)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Great café/restaurant. Atmosphere is nice and not too casual which is what we wanted. The fillet steak is delicious. We all asked for Medium cooking and they came Medium-rare which was fine as the meat was very nice. If you don't like your meat rare, you might want to specify it to the waiter.
Service was very good and the wine decent.
Very happy with the experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined on March 31, 2017

The food was delicious, the waiting staff lovely, but the reception was slow and told us we had no booking - and despite there being plenty of spaces took 5 minutes to decided whether we could be seated and served or not.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Very good location, quiet atmosphere inside, staff were friendly and professional, great selection of food and wine with good value for money. What more can you ask for?

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on March 28, 2017

We go to the Villandry before show to have a pre-theatre dinner. We always enjoy our meal there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Mother's Day afternoon tea

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 (London)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Hi,

I had a terrible dining experience at Villandry – St James’s on the 25th of March – and made a formal complaint on the evening. The Assistant Manager, Joe Olding, confirmed that a full refund of the £75 Open Table voucher would be made and I would appreciate it if this could be followed up with him.

Many thanks

Lindsay Short

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