Locanda Locatelli

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Gold Award

“Still a top restaurant providing true Italian food and style at its best”, Giorgio Locatelli’s “sexy” Michelin-starred Marylebone flagship is the very essence of la dolce vita – a perennially glamorous masterclass in design, complete with gauzy drapes, cream leather and dramatic fish-eye mirrors, plus some capacious but discreet booths for those who have romance on their minds. There’s even a special lining in the ceiling, “so you never need to talk loudly to hear one another”.

Meanwhile, Locatelli’s kitchen delivers value, authenticity and culinary cred as it rings the seasonal changes with an array of clear-flavoured dishes inspired by provenance-led cucina rustica.

Incomparable hand-crafted pasta is the undisputed star turn (lobster linguine, tagliatelle with kid goat ragù, cod ravioli with chickpea purée and rosemary oil, for example), but everything is imbued with earthy freshness – from a flavour-burst green bean salad with potato, rocket, shallot dressing and black truffle to roast monkfish with walnut and caper sauce or char-grilled spring lamb partnered by stewed peppers and aubergine caviar.

To finish, try the crema limone or the ‘bunet’ (chocolate and amaretti budino with Amaretto caramel and fresh whipped cream); otherwise, indulge in some artisan cheeses, offered lovingly with Italian honey. Service is “terrific, not flashy, just very slick and professional” – a bit like the food itself.

On the drinks front there are some “amazing cocktails” to be had, while the “rich” wine list never fails impress with its line-up of “brilliant” gems from top Italian producers – although you’ll need to be seriously well-off to fully appreciate its breadth and depth. Nevertheless, dining here is still a “thoroughly enjoyable and unforgettable experience”.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cool, Fine dining, Fun, Glamorous, Lively
Other Awards
One Michelin star
Child friendly, Romantic, Special occasions


Does Locanda Locatelli have a Michelin star?

Locanda Locatelli has one Michelin star.

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Location for Locanda Locatelli

8 Seymour Street, London, London, W1H 7JZ

020 7935 9088


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 6-11pm (Fri-Sat -11.30pm Sun -10.15pm)

Reviews of Locanda Locatelli

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45 Reviews 


Overly self-assured cooking and service failed to meet expectations.....
13 February 2020  

We have normally enjoyed solid good cooking at LL, but this was a truly LL performance, viz. ‘Lack Lustre’ starting in the kitchen and with so much wrong with front of house too.

Most of the waiting staff are arrogant and indifferent, except for the sommelier who, with delightful demeanour, recommended a good wine which outshone the food.

My husband sent his main course back to the kitchen. A serious shake-up is desperately required. Pasta starters were good but unremarkable.

Such a level of complacency has crept in to spoil the whole dining experience. It survives probably as a result of serving unsuspecting hotel guests!

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Pat S

26 July 2019  
Excellent food, service and location.

Virginia B

08 July 2019  
The standard of food is extremely high anyway, but the best bit is the cheeseboard, the best cheeseboard in London. Seven local Italian cheeses paired with seven local Italian honeys.

Neville D

30 June 2019  
Always great.

Simone K

29 March 2019  
Skilful service producing excellent quality Italian in comfort.

Don S

28 June 2018  
Over attentive service (wine pouring).

Maria G

27 June 2018  
Amazing food, excellent service and brilliant choice of wine never fails to impress and give a thoroughly enjoyable and rather unforgettable experience.

Stefano P

27 June 2018  
Nice ambience and decor, excellent service and very good food. A rich wine list with some gems by Italian producers. After so many years still a top restaurant providing true Italian food and style at his best.

Neville D

27 June 2018  
Superb, relaxed, welcoming, professional.

Thomas A

27 June 2018  
Classic. Favourite chef. Produce. Cooking.
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