19-21 Great Portland Street , London, W1W 8QB

SquareMeal 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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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Oxford Circus Tube Station 103m

Bond Street Tube Station 532m


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

Area: Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Opening times

Mon-Fri 11am-12M Sat-Sun 12N-12M (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Topshop (Oxford Circus) 101m

Great Portland Street 115m


Telephone: 020 7268 0080


Cuisine: Italian


Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 6.5

Atmosphere: 7.5

Value: 9.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Siobhan F. 15 August 2014

I'm living in London for over a year, and they do my favourite pasta. It's very very cheap, with no service charge, the quality is absolutely great. There could be a long queue, but it's always quick. The place is tidy and clean. Go there for a mid week dinner , or Saturday afternoon.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

europa 01 November 2012

Superb value, given that the food is excellent. My only gripe is with the service: far too few pasta counters, which means service is slow.