Le Caprice London
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.
We are regulars. No addicts, well only
For 30 years.
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.
Not good- thought it would be more upscale. Food wasn’t even good for value
Wonderful evening; great food, charming staff and a fun and buzzy atmosphere!!
Can't wait to return.
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
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.
Timeless and still excellent, one of London’s best
Been several times before but this visit was disappointing. Ok but not really worth the price tag!
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.
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.
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.
Le Caprice - a very over priced and noisy restaurant with poor service. We all left hugely out of pocket and disappointed.
Wonderful as always. Our favourite restaurant
One of my favourites 5 star
Food was excellent, service was great
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.
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.
Great food, great service, always consistent and no surprises.
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!
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
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
Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with warm service and delicious food.
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
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
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
Excellent quality breakfast. Great food and attentive service.
Overbooked disorganised and overcooked fish. Good service but what’s going on if you can’t cook a fish.
Fabulous as always.
Lovely ambience, attentive staff and delicious food.
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.
Nice restaurant, my first visit there, menu and service was very good, and staff attentative.
Usual chic performance but food average on the day service great though
Le Caprice is a wonderful place for a dinner. Wine list is great. Extra like from us for the live piano.
All so professional with great food
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
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
Always a first class venue and occasion, probably the best restaurant in London.
As always - a fab meal and fab evening. No more to be said!
Excellent....plus a wonderful pianist which combined for an excellent evening