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Venue says: "Lunchtime offer! Set menu - £10.50 for two courses."
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2 courses £10.50

From a set menu. 3 courses £12.90.

Offer valid until Dec 9 2015

2 courses £16.50

From a set menu, 2 courses £16.50.

Offer valid until Dec 9 2015

Amongst the swathes of hip new Soho spots sits this long-standing Italian restaurant on, yep, Dean Street. At number 40, in fact. It must be doing something right - it's been serving traditional Italian dishes to Soho sorts for nearly 20 years, alongside wines focused firmly on Lo Stivale. A few tables outside offer a good people-watching vantage come summertime. 

The food menu is pretty much a run-through of recognisable Italian favourites - think pizza, pasta and antipasto platters alongside carpaccio of bresaola with wild rocket, parmesan shavings and truffle oil, duck confit with a cannellini bean and rosemary stew, and herb-crusted hake fillet with fresh tomatoes, prawns, capers, olives and smoked anchovies. A burger is the only departure from authenticity, though it does feature mozzarella. 

The gavi di gavis, pinot grigios, trebbianos, sangioveses and montepulcianos show the wine list's Italian focus, though Chilean merlots, Argentine malbecs and sancerres, champagnes and pinot noirs from France also feature. Keep an eye out for set lunches and dinner offers, too.  


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Forty Dean Street says
Forty Dean Street is the pinnacle of affordable Italian cuisine in the heart of Soho. We are 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, and has customers coming back on a daily basis. From our hearty pork belly to our light, homemade lobster ravioli, the menu is diverse and offers a wide choice of vegetarian dishes. Italian food has been served at Forty Dean Street for more than 17 years, so we like to think there's nothing we haven't mastered.

Our extensive drinks menu is often praised for being very competitively priced. 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, which are essential in the media hub of Soho - many of our regulars come back not just for the food but for the bargain cocktails and bar snacks. The atmosphere at Forty is always bubbly, managing perfectly all occasions, from the romantic meal to the party for 20!

So pop in for an Aperol spritz!
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Venue name: Forty Dean Street
Address: 40 Dean Street

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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.