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#711 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
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South Kensington
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8A Thurloe Place, London SW7 2RX, England
+44 20 7581 5553
09:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:30
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London, England
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Orsini's! Whenever we are in the area, we love to pop by for a coffee and slice of their delicious cheesecake. All their cakes are homemade. It's so lovely to see a family-run Italian restaurant still going strong after all these years ... do pop by.

Thank Callie C
Petoskey, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful gem of a small , neighborhood restaurant. Food was delicious, pasta cooked perfectly al dente. Our waiter Lucan was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. This would be a regular experience if I lived closer.

Thank lorettaj45
caffeorsini, Owner at Orsini, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know of your experience. So happy you found us and loved us, we can only wish you will move closer one day! Kindest regards, Antonella Owner Orsini Caffe ltd 8A Thurloe Place More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just renovated this month and still an excellent little, Italian bistro that comes well recommended. A little tight but nice to meet other folks from Knightsbridge. Food well prepared and fresh.

Thank Robert281
Kansas City, Missouri
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Orsini is a couple of doors east of the Rembrandt Hotel and across from the Victoria and Albert Museum. The menu is full of Italian delights, including many pasta and risotto dishes, soups, salads, some seafood, lots of chicken and some beef. The prices are quite reasonable and the recorded jazz music is fine. Highly recommended!

Thank Michael C
Lucerne, Switzerland
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This resturant impressed us because we found the real italian taste for the first time in London. The black Tagliolini with octopus were exceptional because you could feel the taste and flavour of fresh seafood. The risotto was also well made like in Milan. Don't expect a luxurious atmosphere but great food.

Thank Bruno2124
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

So happy to have found a good value restaurant near the V&A. Came here tonight with my parents - the food was excellent as was the service. The restaurant really does have a family-run feel about it which makes such a change from the chains nearby. We all had pasta and couldn't fault it (especially the 4 formaggi special). The... More 

Thank Shellblanket
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We are staying at The Rembrant Hotel which is next door almost! By the time we arrived it was lunchtime and after looking on Tripadvisor decided to try this place, excellent food friendly staff, it is small but that is a plus and yes they probably would struggle with a table of twelve but the food is proper Italian and... More 

Thank jimmackman
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The place is very understated because is they let the food do all the "talking". Friendly and knowledgeable staff, delicious food ( I'm Italian and always find something to criticise about Italian food abroad). I leaved in England for several years now, this is the first Italian restaurant that I can honestly say serves authentic Italian food. Not for large... More 

Thank Ombretta O
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a small cute family run resteraunt near knightsbridge area. For geoups of 2 max 4 it is fine, we were a group of 12, and honestly they could not cope. Food was not bad, caprese, lasagne, calamari, salmon were very good. Bruschetta and gnocchi dishes were average. I had called in the morning to specifically request a cake... More 

Thank Dialla K
Hong Kong, China
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600 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

After an event at the V and A I wanted some relaxed food and came across Orsini's. Staff were friendly and welcoming, the clientele were a mix of Italians and locals and I was shown to a good table. The menu is limited with an excellent selection of pasta, some traditional Italian main courses such as veal escalope and great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 37
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8A Thurloe Place, London SW7 2RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7581 5553
A small family run Italian restaurant cooking fresh home made meals daily for breakfast/lunch & dinner,and a special worthy mention are the desserts made by Anna Orsini.

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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