Santini

4.6
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605 Reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
Established in 1984, Santini is one of the oldest, family run restaurants in London, with style-a-plenty. Its al fresco terrace, chic and atmospherically lit restaurant and sophisticated private dining room make it a stylish and comfortable venue. Santini is known as a favourite haunt of the great and the good, celebrity clients, tourists and locals, and all are made most welcome. Santini’s menu celebrates the simplicity of the most authentic Italian cuisine, using fresh, light flavours of the best ingredients Dining at Santini is a must: a relaxed lunch inside or with or without “well-behaved” dogs on the unique terrace, which is dotted with olive trees during warmer months, to an intimate dinner either in the restaurant or a larger party of private and business diners in the private dining room. Look no further for a business presentations venue as Santini’s boardroom caters for them too. Smoking of cigarettes and cigars is available on the terrace throughout the year.
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MH
Zurich
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice Italian restaurant in London. Drinks at the bar were very good. Food good but not outstanding. One plate was too spicy and could not be enjoyed. It was taken off the bill without asking. Nice gesture. The decor could be a bit updated and modernized. Overall a pleasant dining experience though.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dinner at Santini. Very experienced staff and delish food!!

PD
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good place for business meetings, quiet nice place with delicious food.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very intimate restaurant with great choice on menu. Service attentive but not intrusive . Only slight irk is the high service charge that on our bill was £40 !

N
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - excellent barman with the best Bourbon sours. Food great. Could do with a little work on the wine list.

JD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent tasty food, interesting menu, pleasant ambience, and polite and helpful staff

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Wine server was not grate. Thank food was not good as before.

B
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Very bad service and too expensive, starters were around £23 and Mains a lot more.

JF
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As ever fantastic food in a great ambience

a
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started and ended stay in London with dinners at Santini. Close to Victoria station. Great experience and they have Francisco's by the glass, my favorite.👍

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great atmosphere and superb service.

DC
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely, quiet enough for conversation. Delicious food

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Ristorante accogliente con personale preparato ed ottimo cibo italiano

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the chicken liver and it was excellent!

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wine per glass prices were significantly above expectations. The value for money is not great, while the ambiance is fantastic. Tiramisu was not ready (dry sponge), not sure that £13 is the right price for offered quality.

CM
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favourite restaurants. The food was excellent, staff were attentive and the setting, we sat outside, was lovely. I will continue to go here often

D
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We have dined at Santini many times in the past and on this occasion the food was good but the staff urgently need more training and were seemingly under pressure. They were very disorganised. Very amateur and disappointing for us and our French guests.

C
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful restaurant, and wonderful service.

WL
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Even understanding its a London postcode, although not in the heart of the city , its hard to justify spending £33 on a moderate portion of spaghetti vongole and £13 for a small lemon tart.
The cheapest bottle of white wine starts at £29 .....
Enough said!

TA
London
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and amazing service. The food was really good.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More than perfect

NH
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal of tricolore salad, veal Santini, tender and tasty marbles cheesecake.

Only reasons not 5 stars is servers were a few servers shared us without regular checking and my martini was a bit short.

Still would recommend it

IM
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santini is now on my favourite list, love the food ,service, atmosphere, especially the terrace and my favourite Lugana wine 👌👌👌

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So delicious we ate there 3 times in 5 days!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure - have been going to Santini for over 10 years and never disappoints!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Possibly my favourite restaurant, great service and perfect ambience. I would have preferred my sea bass with skin crisped, but otherwise food was excellent too.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Wonderful restaurant and they brought a small cake with candle for our daughter. Fabulous.

SA
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

good ambience and very good service. Is quite pretty outside although they were extending
The outside terrace area so it was a bit messy with building work. They did try to section this off
However. Spaghetti carbonara and seafood linguine wencouldnrecomment highly - they were delicious. As was the mango prawn cocktail starter.
We also had a few extra nibbles at the start and they were
Good too.
The only point I would make is that it is expensive. I would return but it would be for a special occasion.
Overall I would recommend.

p
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stunning decor inside and out...nicest terrace in london ..great atmosphere and service. B+ food

CG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor was stunning as you arrived the beautiful pink flowers. Frank the waiter was so attentive nothing was too much.The food was delicious I had the carbonara. Also the prosecco was divine.I will be coming back.Highly recommend 10/10

LS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best terrace in London, great food,, wonderful staff.

J
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

DB
London
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delightful lunch in June on Terrace, seafood risotto was devine

KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favourite restaurants and we were not disappointed with the quality of the food and service, which was, as always delicious and impeccable.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was not very warm.. food really disappointing- no flavour and very expensive for what it was..

JC
London
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I felt the "MENU" listing on their website was a bit misleading. I thought I would be able to choose from one of the set menus but they are for the "Private Dining Area"! Other than that the service was very good and the food was excellent.

AF
London
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Loved all the pasta dished we tried and am still dreaming about the stuffed courgette flowers

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was lovely, but incredibly pricey. We had a lovely meal, but found the prices excessive for what we ordered. Especially as we did not have any alcohol.