Theo Randall at the InterContinental

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Italian
Theo Randall at the InterContinental has been firmly established on the London dining scene since opening in 2006. Acclaimed Chef Theo Randall (former partner at the River Café) creates award-winning rustic Italian dishes with the very best seasonal ingredients that continue to attract rave reviews.

The restaurant is proudly informal and unpretentious, with back-to-basics menu highlights including handmade pasta and wood roasted meat and fish, which in Theo's words is, "A million miles away from the complicated fancy fare you would normally expect to eat in Park Lane".

Since its launch, Theo Randall at the InterContinental has won numerous awards including Best Italian Restaurant of The Year from the London Restaurant Awards, Best Italian/ Mediterranean over £50 in Harden’s 2013, and the highest ranked Italian on the Sunday Times Food List 2013.

Specials

Valentine’s Day Sharing Menu: £95

Begin with ‘antipasti’ and ‘primi’ to share, followed by a delicious ‘secondi’ dish each, finishing with an indulging selection of Theo’s favourite ‘dolces’ to share, includes a four-course sharing menu inclusive of a glass of Prosecco.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: February 14, 2020

Ends: February 14, 2020

Availability: Fri 6:00PM-10:00PM

Vegan Menu

Enjoy the indulgent Italian fare that Theo Randall is known for in the vegan menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: January 1, 2020

Ends: June 30, 2020

Availability: Sun 6:00PM-11:00PM
Mon-Fri 12:00PM-3:00PM 6:00PM-11:00PM
Sat 6:00PM-11:00PM

3 courses & half a bottle of wine £39

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: November 15, 2019

Ends: February 29, 2020

Availability: Daily 6:00PM-7:30PM 9:00PM-11:00PM

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Sat 5:45PM - 10:30PM

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London
347 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We dined on a Saturday evening & the restaurant was busy. None the less service was good. The food was excellent - always plenty of it and tasty. As ever the bread offered was sublime.

JG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sebastian our table server was excellent.
Overall food very good and atmosphere relaxing

DC
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Quality food and reasonable cost bearing in mind the location and being part of a top Park Lane hotel
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BG
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine on the set menu plentiful and delicious. Service excellent.
Recommend this place.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb evening...flawless service and impeccable attention to detail. Yet another memorable night!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!Great!!!Great!!!

G
London
178 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Booked by my children as an anniversary present for my wife and me. This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Relaxed atmosphere good food and lovely service.

A
London
35 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was disappointed. Hoped for so much more. Food lacked flavour and pasta overcooked

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good lunch spot!

FM
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Staff were very attentive as we had 2 people with food allergies in our group. Thank you for a lovely birthday dinner!

L
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Sunday multi-course menu. Everything first class with a special mention for the ravioli and the porchetta. Outstandingly good value with or without the bottomless booze.

RS
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant's food is very good but perhaps a little too much butter in the dishes and portions a little too large. The service was very good. Compared with the Mexican restaurant in the same hotel it is more expensive which is difficult to justify.

ND
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good quality food with nice menu

d
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I have been to brunch on many occasions and was disappointed taking our friends there this weekend with the changes that have been made
I felt the service was rushed and was quite impolite when talking through how it works now and that we only had 90 minutes
Pasta used to be served to each person after the cold buffet but it was put on one plate in the middle of the table whilst we had food we were eating
It was also difficult to share mains between two as we all would have chosen different dishes
I feel that it did make for a special occasion anymore

WO
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I have been to Theo Randall 4 times and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Will go again anytime. Everything is except!! Mrs Oliver

f
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, excellent value 3 course set menu including half bottle of wine. Choices were ample and Devine.

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant never disappointed great food thank you

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a fantastic experience, the food and service are always excellent.

TW
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday lunch at Theo Randall on a Friday and the restaurant was a little quiet. Super pasta dishes and the Amalfi lemon tart was outstanding. The waiting staff are lovely and look after you very well.

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service , made my guests feel really special

D
London
98 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant never fails. The food, the service, the staff just about everything is absolutely wonderful. We have been to this restaurant many, many times and always enjoyed ourselves.

A
London
46 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant

w
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food wonderful. Service bitty and sporadic. Three hours from beginning to end for dinner. Lots of staff but didn’t know who was supposed to be serving our table as lots of different faces. Had notified when booked that it was my husband’s birthday - no mention of this and as service so odd decided to keep my mouth shut.

EO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Good location, good food, service is pleasant but inefficient

SO
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Some of the best Italian food I've eaten anywhere. The service was great and the off peak set menu is excellent value. Will go again.

KS
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an exceptional meal at Theo Randall’s. The first course of squash ravioli in sage butter was one of the most delicious pasta dishes that I’ve ever tasted. The lamb as second course was perfectly roasted. The service was very professional and courteous. I look forward to dining there again !

OT
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience2

I was looking forward to trying this restaurant but was very disappointed with the food and service. Both my dishes came out totally different to the menu description, the appetizer ordered was a pasta and the kitchen sent out a risotto! My main dish was supposed to be a wood fired medley of roasted vegetables and I got a dish of fried tempura vegetables! On questioning the waiter he offered no apology and did not even try to rectify the mistakes! As we had a guest dining with us it was uncomfortable situation. Will never eat here again, what a shame that a great chef has his name on this type of restaurant!!

AG
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our meal here was fine, but not special in any way. Unfortunately, the restaurant was just rather lacking in atmosphere. It didn't help that it was just bare tables, no tablecloths. Admittedly it was a Monday night dinner, but it was only about a quarter full. And it suffers from the problem that it is a restaurant inside a large hotel, so many of the other diners were business people or families who had come there to eat just because it was the hotel restaurant downstairs from their room so they didn't have to go out. And that's what it felt like. But other big London hotels do manage to create an intimate, special vibe in their restaurants, so it is possible.

On the plus side, the staff were all universally friendly and charming. However, service was very slow. We had to wait forever for our main courses, and no one came to acknowledge this. When we asked if they were coming anytime soon, the waitress told us that there was a very large private dinner in another room, so the kitchen had been busy with that.... The food is italian, and it was all cooked perfectly okay, but there was nothing amazing about any of it. My antipasto starter was just a boring plate of mixed salad leaves with a few pieces of tomato and goats cheese. I make a much better salad than that for my lunch most days. And when I go out, I want to eat food that's better than I make myself.

We had a cocktail each beforehand in the Arch bar. This just basically turned out to be an open plan space that is an extension of the hotel lobby. So zero atmosphere, and hotel guests at other tables having coffee and business meetings. We had the Open Table set price menu for dinner, and together with a cocktail each the whole thing cost £140. Which would have been fine if any of it had just felt a bit more special. I wouldn't recommend it for a date, but if you just want a quiet low-key dinner with colleagues it would maybe fit the bill.

LB
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value food and service. Theo was a great host and took time to chat with our table and introduce the chefs. A perfect birthday treat for our guests.

JH
London
124 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for brunch and had a lovely time. The food and drinks pairings very generous for the price and the quality of the cooking is excellent. Can’t wait to go back!

AM
London
22 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, good size portions of splendid Italian food! Love it!

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute you enter the hushed loveliness that is Theo Randall’s restaurant to when you leave, full to bursting having eaten the most delicious food, the experience is one that you will want to repeat again and again.
The staff are lovely, attentive, but not overly so. The food is just sublime.
I think this is my favourite restaurant in London. I have never had a bad or even mediocre experience. It is always fabulous!

f
London
98 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably best Italian food I have had in the UK at Theo Randall. We were on a set menu but plenty of choice, excellent value. The staff were friendly and the restaurant had a great atmosphere without being noisy or overcrowded on a Friday night.

JG
London
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service at Theo Randall is beyond good. Always a great pleasure to go for dinner there.

AG
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Best pasta we have had, couldn’t recommend it more. Attentive staff and lovely interiors

WE
London
50 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and fantastic value for set menu with half bottle of very good white wine.

HA
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This last meal was a significant step down from the previous three times. We’ve loved all of those past three.

Food-wise, the mushroom risotto was a fair bit too salty and the ricotta cheesecake came with tonnes of raisins which was not advertised and my partner dislikes.

Service-wise, the sommelier didn’t quite seem to understand that I just wanted to finish my glass of champagne before trying the red. So we then didn’t see him again until we had to wait a good ten minutes after our first bottle of wine was finished to get another, which then didn’t arrive quite in time for the mains.

So the whole experience was still ok but when you’re paying that sort of money, you really expect better and we probably wouldn’t go again.

CM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having travelled from EDINBURGH to celebrate a birthday, it was well worth the effort.
Food was fabulous the Amouse Bouche of bruschetta was outstanding - best ever. We chose the baked cheese soufflé & Cappelletti di vitello as starters which were super tasty, mains of lobster linguine and the turbot which were both delicious and desserts of lemon tart and panacotta, which just finished off a beautiful meal.
Lovely atmosphere lots of chatter and ambience which was good as there is nothing worse than a restaurant where you’re afraid to talk.
Wine prices very reasonable and a good choice with the sommelier advising on what goes best with dishes.
Our server was excellent, unfortunately I can’t recall her name but she was very attentive without being intrusive.
All in all we had a fabulous time.

ND
London
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Good quality ingredients in interesting dishes (with some familiar amongst them). Service was a little slow, and not quite as slick as would expect.

D
London
98 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This is our favourite restaurant and it's convenient for us as we live in Kensington. Been to this restaurants many times. The food is just outstanding matched by the service. Our friends and guests from overseas also loved the restaurant.