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Opened in the mid-90s, this straight-down-the-line, intimate Italian plays it safe and tasty. The long, narrow dining room is an ode to that decade with a mix of browns, golds and doily-lined bread baskets, while prices remain behind the times too: a list of classic cocktails is cheaper than this postcode's standard. Equally classic food covers pizzas, pastas, risottos and daily specials such as smoked paprika-sprinkled whitebait. Our mushroom gnocchi definitely fell on the lighter side of thick and creamy, while a plate of seafood linguine was studded with plenty of plump prawns. If you only order one thing, make it the tiramisu, a strong barometer for any Italian: Forty’s is a moist, balanced bargain. With a collection of breezy but smart staff and a smattering of pavement tables, this Soho mainstay delivers simple Italian pleasures. 

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Forty Dean Street

Forty Dean Street

40 Dean Street ,London W1D 4PX

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Fantastic customer service and hearty portions

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Jun 2016

I cannot fault this restaurant at all, the service was fantastic. We went on a Friday evening and were given the option of a two course menu for approx £16. We ended up ordering from the a la carte menu, the seafood linguine was one of the best I have had, lots of seafood unlike most places you visit. The staff were incredible, someone on the table next to us knocked their red wine over a friend's bag which had clothing in that she wanted to return to a shop. The staff immediately took...

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

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Essential Details for Forty Dean Street

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £23
  • Wine: £16.5
  • Champagne: £25
  • Lunch: ££10.90 2 courses (Mon-Sun)
  • Dinner: ££13.90/16.50 2 courses (Mon-Wed/Thur-Sat)

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