Le Caprice London

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£41 and over
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Modern European
The classic St James’s restaurant, Le Caprice is close to the Royal Academy, Burlington Arcade, Bond Street and moments from Piccadilly, Green Park, Mayfair and the West End. A full à la carte menu is served from midday throughout the afternoon, featuring classic British, European and American favourites, prepared with carefully sourced seasonal game, meat and fish, and boasting a renowned list of desserts.
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AD
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Normally difficult to get a table at short notice but we virtually had the whole restaurant to ourselves at 7 pm on a Thursday. This was due to local hotel occupancy rates being severely depressed and people working from home due to Covid 19. This empty, there was atmosphere lacking but service excellent. Good choice of all courses and I particularly enjoyed the octopus starter. Grilled cod main course cooked to perfection with large moist flakes of fish. Crime brûlée with rhubarb and coffee to finish. A good choice of wines but the markup is excessive.

FS
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars. No addicts, well only
For 30 years.

C
London
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Met a friend for dinner here. It is hardly outstanding food but well presented, tasty and not massively overpriced considering its location. £170 for 2.5 courses including a decent bottle of wine and sparkling water. The atmosphere was vibrant by the time we left, having started early when it was comparatively quiet. Recommended.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not good- thought it would be more upscale. Food wasn’t even good for value

JR
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening; great food, charming staff and a fun and buzzy atmosphere!!
Can't wait to return.
Jane Robertson

s
London
352 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always of a high quality and one of us was tempted by the watercress soup special starter and was not disappointed. Equally one of us went for the main venison special & was not disappointed. Star of the day though was the aubergine side dish - very tasty! Service is always good as there are plenty of staff. Decent value for money in the West End

L
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Close relatives visiting from Edinburgh. So we took them to Le Caprice which is a favourite restaurant of our. However, the restaurant was unbearably noisy at times because of a table of 7 very loud men. I’m sure others were disturbed by the over intrusive noise of this group of men. Air conditioning was too cold on our backs and the woman at the table next to us had to wrap herself in scarves to avoid getting colder. Other than that, the food and service were good but the noise and the cold was a big negative for us.

SN
London
26 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Timeless and still excellent, one of London’s best

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Been several times before but this visit was disappointing. Ok but not really worth the price tag!

G
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friday lunch with two friends was as comfortable and enjoyable as usual. Classic fare delivered with appropriate politeness and speed. look forward to my next visist.

b
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Always lovely. Monday night and surprisingly quiet. Disappointed with the ceviche and sashimi - too much soy and fish cut by an amateur. Fish and chips though was awesome. Staff attentive at times and slow at others.

IF
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent evening. Always have good food with great service. We were sat too near the Jazz trio and couldn't speak to each other easily.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Le Caprice - a very over priced and noisy restaurant with poor service. We all left hugely out of pocket and disappointed.

J
London
29 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Our favourite restaurant

M
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourites 5 star
Food was excellent, service was great

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. From start to end. This restaurant and the team of professionals running it were just tip top and executed at a high level. But! Without one really noticing them. Not fussy or overdone-just extremely competent and attentive to our entire visit.

A welcoming Maitre d, hostess and coat check greeted us. A lovely pianist was gently playing-great background but could still hold a conversation and led to a table just perfect for our party. I don’t believe one could complain about any table choice-it’s a just right sized establishment.

The menu selections are enough variety but not so many one needs to overthink order.
If wine of particular importance? Guidance was offered but not pushed and their reserve visually looked well stocked and well curated. The two in our party who ordered were quite pleased to try something new based off suggestion by server and they both were surprised it met/exceeded what they had planned on ordering a familiar label.
We had the tuna, yellow belly sashimi(2) & beet salad as starters. The Dover Sole, Salmon w/poached eggs and the lamb as entree’s. Desserts we splurged and each ordered a choice: chocolate mousse dipped in /chocolate ganache, apple pie compote, cheese cake and creme brûlée.
There was not a misstep in the entire dinner service. It was delicious, visually beautiful and we were delighted.

The reason I gave 4 stars for value is I would not want to misdirect anyone who might be using my review to make a decision and misunderstand my intention. We felt it was a huge value. In this respect-to get all the elements written in review? Easily our tab could have been almost doubled at a few other dining choices we were contemplating for that night’s reservation.
But this establishment is in Central London and 1 block behind Ritz Carlton. Dining in most restaurants of the caliber of Le Caprice in this area is a higher tab commitment. We felt worth every bit and then some.

We each left vowing to return to Le Caprice.

M
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s always a great experience at Le Caprice. If you are looking for a restaurant in Mayfair that is open late, this is the place for you. You’ll enjoy live music, a friendly staff and excellent food.

BG
London
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect.

EM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service, always consistent and no surprises.

J
London
34 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Such a lovely experience at the bar. Always love that Caprice is consistently good and the service perfect.
One note - they need to up the game on their chips!! Could have been much better - were rather common - unlike the rest of the food!

MT
London
127 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely evening, food was nice and live music was good. Service charming if a little patchy, had to draw attention on a number of occasions for wine and water

DT
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were introduced to Le Caprice by Canadian friends a number of years ago and usually try to dine there whenever we’re in London - this evening was great - food was excellent, service was attentive and, as a bonus, we were able to enjoy the Sunday evening jazz combo - we were initially a bit dismayed with the table we were put at (next to the kitchen door), but it turned out not to be a problem at all - we’ll return to Le Caprice again next time we’re in town

AD
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with warm service and delicious food.

L
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Unfortunately we felt quite rushed by staff to order (despite our initial drinks being wrong and waiting for these to be re-done). At one point the manager of the restaurant came over and said he wanted us to enjoy our time so suggested we order. Felt unnecessary for him to say anything given we had the table for 2 hours and actually finished 30 mins before the 2 hours was up. Won’t visit again

c
Hertfordshire
58 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Enjoyable lunch with fiends for my wife’s birthday
The service was good although the constant topping up of half full glasses was a bit tiresome and very obviously upselling

LW
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Shocking service and one of the worst restaurants I have visited. We had to keep asking for our wine to be topped up (the bottle was not on the table), in the end we found the wine and topped up ourselves. I had to ask for the vegetarian menu several times. I ordered the mac and cheese and what came out looked similar to what comes out of a packet at home. We asked for one more drink but they requested the table back which was fair enough and were advised we could have a drink at the bar. Once we got to the bar, we were told they were too busy and had to leave....we had just spent £480 (there were four of us). The front of house manager was just as rude as the rest of the waiting staff.
There are far nicer restaurants in the area where the service is far better, do not waste your time and money in here. AVOID

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality breakfast. Great food and attentive service.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overbooked disorganised and overcooked fish. Good service but what’s going on if you can’t cook a fish.

JP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always.

j
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, attentive staff and delicious food.

L
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Table squeezed in beside a pillar which was a great shame. We’ve eaten there before several times years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the position of our tables then. However, atmosphere was very good and music didn’t drown us out. Nice restaurant and nice food. Will probably go again if we can get a better table.

c
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, my first visit there, menu and service was very good, and staff attentative.

r
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Usual chic performance but food average on the day service great though

M
London
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Le Caprice is a wonderful place for a dinner. Wine list is great. Extra like from us for the live piano.

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All so professional with great food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have been coming to Le Caprice for years as a treat when in London. I was extremely disappointed. It felt like the spark had gone

JO
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual le caprice lived up to its reputation. Although not an extensive or flashy menu there was enough choice & everything was delicious. The most outstanding thing is the quiet but attentive service. Thank you

AL
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a first class venue and occasion, probably the best restaurant in London.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - a fab meal and fab evening. No more to be said!

AR
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent....plus a wonderful pianist which combined for an excellent evening