Forty Dean Street

Restaurants , Italian Soho
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Venue says: "Lunchtime offer! Set menu - £10.50 for two courses."

Located in the heart of bustling Soho, this family-run restaurant has been serving up hearty Italian fare for nearly 20 years. The decor is slightly dated yet charming, with a cosy candlelit atmosphere in the evening.

The menu includes the usual Italian staples of pizza, pasta and seafood. A starter of pan­fried tiger prawns was served piping hot and cooked to juicy perfection, while the gnocchi main – complete with wild mushrooms, smoked mozzarella and about five litres of truffle oil – proved a tasty way to sabotage one’s waistline. A generous portion of lobster ravioli was equally as filling, if a bit dry. And for those craving more, there are a variety of homemade desserts available, from a zingy lemon tart to a silky­-smooth vanilla panna cotta.

But the real star of the show here is the set menu. Available all day, every day, it offers filling Italian fare at great value (the price differs by the day – go early in the week), making Forty Dean Street an ideal destination for hungry Londoners on a budget.

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Forty Dean Street says
The pinnacle of affordable Italian cuisine in the heart of Soho. We're a small, family-run restaurant dedicated to providing incredible food at incredible prices. Our set menu boasts a variety of sensational dishes built around fresh seasonal produce. From our hearty pork belly to our light, homemade lobster ravioli, the menu is diverse, offering a wide choice of vegetarian dishes. Italian food has been served for more than 17 years. Our wines bring out the best in our food and our friendly, inviting staff are always ready to recommend an ideal accompaniment for your meal. But let's not forget the cocktails - many of our regulars come back not just for the food! The atmosphere is perfect for all occasions, from romantic meals to big groups!
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Venue name: Forty Dean Street
Address: 40 Dean Street
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £75
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Sonny C

Great for pre theatre eats. Fantastic location, friendly staff, delicious food, decent prices & good menu which regularly changes makes this a perfect Soho staple.

Staff Writer

Definitely one of the best lasagnes I have ever eaten.

Great little place in Soho, the staff really know how to take care of you and the food is fantastic too. My girlfriend had the mushroom tortellini and was very impressed. The menu changes from day to day, so there is always something different to try.

Would recommend it to anyone looking for a gem in Soho.

Staff Writer

I had been meaning to check out Forty Dean Street for some time, I finally made it last week and was really impressed. It was the hottest day of the year so far so being able to dine outside was a big draw! The atmosphere was great we sat outside with a bottle of wine, ate some authentic Italian food and watched Soho go by - great spot to people watch.

The service was excellent and the staff were very accommodating we never once felt rushed on a busy night. It was my first visit, but it certainly wont be my last.