Carluccio's Bond Street

1 reviews

Fenwick, Bond Street , London, W1A 3BS

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SquareMeal Review of Carluccio's Bond Street

Carluccio’s signature blue & white awnings have been brightening up high streets (& boosting house prices) since 1999. These classy-looking caffè/delis are places to use rather than adore, whether for a mid-shopping pit stop or for an impromptu lunch with pals or family. Open all day, they’re a good shout for a pick-me-up espresso or Prosecco (depending how the day’s going). The mid-priced food is ‘reasonably good’ rather than stupendously so, but the chattering classes still pile in for their fix of Puglian olives, wild boar ragù, pasta alla puttanesca & osso bucco milanese. ‘Stick to the simpler stuff’, advises one regular. The produce in the shop is rather more drool-worthy: ‘I would refuse to leave without making a purchase from the deli’, insists one fan. Wise words.

Carluccio's Bond Street Location

Fenwick, Bond Street , London W1A 3BS

Opening times

Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm (Thurs -7.30pm)

Carluccio's Bond Street's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 5.0

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Service: 5.0

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Atmosphere: 6.0

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Value: 6.0

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Food + drink: 2

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 3

Platinum Reviewer
24 August 2010

It’s so easy to pop into a Mr C’s not just because they are ubiquitous, but also because they’re open all hours….well nearly. This branch is definitely not chosen for good location and like Windsor, the cooking had historically been reasonably good, but the standard does vary, and especially from branch to branch. So my advice is avoid a cooked meal and stick to the cold combinations such as Foccacia with Prosciutto and marinated peppers or something equally as straightforward, but I’d hesitate to venture beyond the Insalate. I don’t like to knock that rotund man’s chain, but it is possible to get simple food wrong and it seems they’re becoming more capable of doing just that, though I would refuse to leave without making a purchase from the deli.