Cecconi's

Restaurants, Italian Mayfair
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Cecconi's

Cecconi’s, located just behind the Royal Academy, shows London at its most cosmopolitan. A chic restaurant and bar with wraparound windows and striped marble floors, it’s part of the cool Soho House group. Service comes from classy white-jacketed staff and food is served all day – everything from egg white omelette to lobster spaghetti. The fare is pleasingly simple rather than imaginative. We sat at the marble-topped bar next to a blonde bombshell sipping pink champagne and a suave Italian businessman tucking into veal milanese. Our starters were perfect – a fresh courgette flower stuffed with creamy ricotta, and a single, just-so scallop served in its shell. Crab ravioli, silky textured and laced with basil, was impeccable too. Prices for main courses are high – this is Mayfair, darling – but a selection of crostini or a roast chicken salad might be all you need. Or almost: Cecconi’s vanilla cheesecake features a luscious medley of fruit heaped over a filling so rich it’s practically criminal. Bag a pavement table in summer, order an £8 glass of prosecco and count the Ferraris and the facelifts.

 

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Venue name: Cecconi's
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Address: 5A Burlington Gardens
London
W1S 3EP
Opening hours: Breakfast served 7am-noon Mon-Fri; 8am-noon Sat, Sun. Brunch served noon-5pm Sat, Sun. Meals served noon-11.30pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Green Park or Piccadilly tube
Price: Main courses £14-£28. Set breakfast £18 2 courses. Set meal £50 3 courses
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Avatar for Emily W

Albeit very dear, and there is always a need to book no matter what day of the week, the food here is unmatched. Cecconi's offers a range of meats, seafood, pastas, salads and much more, I have never had a bad meal here!. The portions are sizeable and the cocktail list is extensive. They have a bar with counter dining perfect for a pre or post dinner sup. I would recommend going here for a special occasion if you are willing to splash a little cash, you won't be disappointed.  

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tastemaker

Nice address in London but always full. We booked a table at 10:45PM, but we had to wait 15 minutes before to have our table. Hopefully the food tastes really good and you seems to be in Italy. I recommand the veal canneloni and fries zucchinis. The huge bar in the middle of the restaurant is beautiful.

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Staff WriterStaff Comp

Great buzz every time and always feels like a special night out. Love the Prosecco on draft and the seafood pasta

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Staff Writer

Always buzzy, I love coming here for the lobster spaghetti and champagne :) Excellent service.

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Tastemaker

Very lively! Completely full on a Monday night, it had a vibrant vibe – and it was loud. Not for a quiet or intimate dinner... The service was great, the waiters were friendly and attentive. The suggestion for the wine was perfect.
We were in 7 people, all ordered different dishes, and all of us were impressed. May be a little pricey, but the portions are somewhat generous, so most people could just order a main dish (or two starters – as one on my table did).
We only tried the cheesecake in the dessert menu; I thought it missed some cheeseness (!), but the texture was dreamy and the wild berries compote delicious.

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Great spot for a glass of wine and a light bite to eat post-work. Not cheap but the location and opportunity to people watch are outstanding