Sale e Pepe

9-15 Pavilion Road , London, SW1X 0HD

4 reviews

50 Italian Knightsbridge

SquareMeal Review of Sale e Pepe

Fondly recalled by all who dine here, Sale e Pepe is a Knightsbridge institution that’s been serving Italian favourites in the shadow of Harrods for more than three decades. The warmly decorated dining room is an inviting prospect for passing shoppers with its cream tiled floors, mirrors aplenty & red-brick walls hung with colourful varnished plates & rustic canvases of fruit – as are the restaurant’s competitive fixed-priced deals (£19/23 for two/three courses). The kitchen turns out the full gamut of tried-&-tested trattoria staples, from beef carpaccio with rocket & parmesan or mozzarella en carrozza to seafood risotto or veal chops with butter & rosemary, as well as daily specials. Wines cover every region of Italy, while stalwart manager Tony Corricelli & his front-of-house team provide charming service.

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8.8

Food & Drink: 8.8

Service: 8.8

Atmosphere: 9.3

Value: 8.5

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 2.0

Onella F. 25 August 2015

Sale e Pepe has not changed for years. Its busy and the waiters work hard to make two sittings which makes it feel rushed and mechanical. The difference between a 3 star and 5 star for the food is dependent on what you order. The restaurant seems popular with young tourist which can add to the chaos.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Charles N. 06 November 2013

A lovely visit – my second – to this lovely friendly place. Staff are great and the food does not disappoint.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Continental Diner platinum reviewer 14 February 2012

Three words: Classic. Friendly. Dependable. Sale e Pepe is a cross-generational Italian which has gone from strength to strength. Every time I go, I think they must have eased up, but no, they carry on delivering on all levels. The food is “real” italian, very well executed and the wine list is surprisingly accessible for this part of town. Let's be clear: the restaurant has been aided over the decades (yes, it must be close to 30 years…!) but this kind of ultra-long-term success doesn't come coincidentially. Mille Grazie!

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Charlene L. 29 October 2008

Sale e Pepe is a delightful restaurant and I fully enjoyed myself. Not only were all the staff very welcoming and helpful but the food was delicious. The wine was also superb. The steak was cooked to perfection, and the desert was luscious. I would gladly recommend Sale e Pepe to anyone who wishes to have a pleasant evening. Sale e Pepe is a place I would gladly dine at again!

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