Sale e Pepe


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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cool, Cosy, Quiet conversation
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Wheelchair access
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For, now, over 50 years Italian restaurant Sale e Pepe has stood in its iconic location in Knightsbridge, loved by locals, out-of-towners and the press, with Vanity Fairy describing it as "perfection". Since 1974, the restaurant has hosted everyone from royalty and Hollywood stars, to rock and rollers and politicians. To celebrate its recent milestone, the place has undergone a glitzy renovation which sees the interiors updated with a sleek, deep grey dining room, alongside a statement, marble bar and a whole new menu. 

The menu follows a typically Italian format and is designed for sharing, 'famiglia' style. It holds dear the Mediterranean sensibilities of simple recipes and fresh, seasonal ingredients, always with a focus on high-quality produce. First up, start off with some antipasti such as grilled langoustines, alongside Burrata La Latteria with Datterini tomatoes. If crudo is more your thing, try the Oscietra Royal Caviar blinis, topped with crème fraîche or Mediterranean bluefin tuna tartare with avocado and Pimiento de Espelette.

For mains, you can't go wrong with the catch of the day at market price or signatures like bone-in pan-fried veal chop, or grilled herb-marinated rack of Welsh lamb. Of course, there's always pasta, so tuck in the likes of ravioli with spinach, ricotta, San Marzano tomatoes and basil, or tortellini with pumpkin, sage and pea purée. From skin-on fries to sautéed broccolini with roasted garlic, the sides sound great, too.

Finally, you can't leave without indulging in a dessert, so how does a classic mille feuille or homemade tiramisu sound? The wine list focuses on Italy but offers glasses and bottles from both the North and South, while the cocktail menu showcases a mix of classics as well as the more experimental, like the Cafe Shakerato with Grey Goose Vodka, Averna, espresso and Borghetti Coffee Liqueur


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9-15 Pavilion Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 0HD

020 7235 0098 020 7235 0098


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-22:30
Tue 12:00-22:30
Wed 12:00-22:30
Thu 12:00-22:30
Fri 12:00-22:30
Sat 12:00-22:30
Sun 12:00-23:00


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6 Reviews 

Colin M

27 June 2018  
Delightful Italian restaurant tucked away at the junction of Pavilion Road and Basil Street a short walk from Harrods.

Zoe W

30 May 2017  
Making a reservation is recommended - the place is highly popular, and rightly so. Delicious food, splendid wines and very alert and friendly service. Why not five stars then? Because of prices, which are a bit high, and because the restaurant is always really crowded and not too big, so you are sitting close to your neighbours' tables. But everything else is great, and I think we will visit the place again.

Onella F

25 August 2015  
Food & Drink 3
Service 3
Atmosphere 4
Value 2.5
Sale e Pepe - expensive for ordinary Italian food
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.

Charles N

06 November 2013  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
A lovely visit – my second – to this lovely friendly place. Staff are great and the food does not disappoint.

Patrick B

14 February 2012  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5
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!

Charlene L

29 October 2008  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
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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