20 August 2014


19-21 Great Portland Street, London W1W 8QB

£22.00 Italian Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia

Overall Diner Rating


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  • Wine: £11.95
  • Champagne: £40.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-12M Sat-Sun 12N-12M (Sun -10.30pm)

Square Meal Review of Vapiano ?

Perfectly pitched at the chip & pin generation, Vapiano’s USP is ‘swipe & dine’. Pick up an electronic card, then choose what you want from the food stations; everything is logged onto the plastic & you simply pay when you’re done. It may sound like a shopping-mall food court, but the no-fuss Italian menu fits well & ingredients are commendable. Go for some basic antipasti or a salad before choosing your favourite pasta & matching it with one of the sauces on display – say penne carbonara or pappardelle with king prawns & lobster sauce. Pizzas offer a similar range, with margheritas & diavolos alongside less-familiar toppings such as Parma ham with fresh figs. Stylish surrounds, reasonable prices & cheap vino make this a safe bet for express lunches or post-work catch-ups.

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  1. Vapiano

    19-21 Great Portland Street, London W1W 8QB
    Overall rating:
    Siobhan F.



    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 10

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  2. Vapiano

    19-21 Great Portland Street, London W1W 8QB
    Overall rating:

    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 8

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  1. Published : Friday, 18th July 2014

    #fatmY :: vapiano

    not a big fan of chains as i like originality but having said that i’m a sucker for maccy ds so who am i to talk??? vapiano is a global italian chain making fresh food to order. you enter the premise and a credit sized card is handed to you. at the back of the restaurant there are food counters under “pasta”, “pizza” and “antipasta & insalata”. now this is the dangerous part… you approach a food counter and place your order, a tab is then set on the card that was given to you earlier. all you have to do is touch in like you would with an oyster card and the bill is added. it makes you want to go wild because you don’t get to see the tab you’re running up!...
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  2. Published : Thursday, 16th May 2013

    ilovecakeandtea :: Review of Vapiano, London

    Situated just off the hustle and bustle of London’s Oxford Street is Vapiano, a restaurant that has taken the fresh casual style of Italian dining to a new level. Vapiano is an innovative European concept serving made-to-order fire roasted pizzas, fresh, house-made pasta and hand tossed gourmet salads...
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  3. Published : Friday, 5th October 2012

    Rate My Bistro :: Vapiano – Great Portland Street

    Vapiano is like an upmarket fast food pasta and pizza restaurant. They have been clever in the way that they have done their set out, which means minimum work for the staff and more work for the customer. You are given a card on entry and you use this to record your food and drink orders. It is a bit of a juggling act if you have a pasta order and a pizza order to do. I was advised by the staff to order the pizza and then go to the pasta section and order the pasta. Hopefully, by the time the pasta is cooked, then the pager for the pizza would go off indicating that the pizza is ready to pick up as well...
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Essential Details for Vapiano

  • Address: 19-21 Great Portland Street, London W1W 8QB
  • Telephone: 020 7268 0080
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-12M Sat-Sun 12N-12M (Sun -10.30pm)
  • Restaurant Facilities: Alfresco dining area

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