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Le Caprice

#247 of 17,608 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
St. James's
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Arlington House Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RJ, England
+44 20 7629 2239
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 17:00
17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A warm welcome was offered by the door and cloakroom staff. A choice of two tables was initially offered. We chose the area away from the middle of two swinging kitchen doors. The waiting staff descended immediately and the relentless pressure to gets us off the table by seven thirty began.A basket of quality bread and butter arrived. We ordered... More 

Thank Doug648
Birmingham, UK
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My better half and I visited Le Caprice for dinner after visiting the theatre (The Book of Mormon - excellent !!) and to be honest, we were a little disappointed. Accepting the fact that we were on a 'special' - a combined theatre-and-dinner ticket deal - we felt that the choice of food on offer was on the poor side... More 

Thank basspdc
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for an evening with friends and this is a regular top restaurant for us in London. I enjoyed the duck salad with pomelo flowed by roast Sea Bream. Beautifully prepared and presented. The food cost is very good value for a restaurant of this category. We did push out a little on the wines with a Corton Charlemagne... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Obsessive compulsive disorder is actually a very serious condition of which more later. However before I digress on the problems with this affliction I should first state that I have been a customer of this restaurant for over three decades and it is possibly my favourite restaurant in London or anywhere for that matter. I would never have considered reviewing... More 

1 Thank Nick S
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a party of six to celebrate my wife's birthday (which they knew from my booking). During the evening we dealt with about five different waiting staff; they were all perfectly efficient but there was absolutely zero warmth, charm or humour from any of them. It felt like being at a corporate event. The food was OK, but... More 

Thank Victor V
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an outstanding meal here with great service and good wine. Would definitely recommend and will be visiting again.

Thank David G
Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starter was crispy duck. Neither of us could chew it. Tasted like only the skin had been reused and recooked.. Replaced one with dressed crab. It was more like a terrine. Bisque for the other one of us was passable. Both ordered lamb and it was tasteless. We left without ordering, wine, dessert and coffee. We were at the restaurant... More 

Thank Pam B
Paris, France
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the decoration. The menu is relatively sophisticated but their flexibility for accommodating changes is limited and portions are small, but food quality is superb. I really like Le Caprice. Also I don't know what it is with the water that there is this one waiter cruising the restaurant with a jug of water for every one and thus... More 

Thank Diego M
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still one of my all time favourite restaurants in London. The food is always perfect and the service above and beyond. Staff are friendly, helpful and attentive. The general atmosphere of the establishment is lovely too, has a real buzz of elegance and sophistication. A frequent visit by any foodie or true Londoner. Couldn't recommend more.

Thank Charlotte B
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Le Caprice for a pre theatre meal. The service was excellent the staff were attentive without being intrusive. The food which I thought was very well priced was extremely tasty and although the portions did not look sufficient I left the restaurant feeling full. It happened to be my wife’s birthday and they made... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 49 - US$ 73
French, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arlington House Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 2239
The classic St James's restaurant, Le Caprice is close to the Royal Academy, Burlington Arcade and Bond Street and moments from Piccadilly, Mayfair and the West End.
Le Caprice's menu features classic British, European and American favourites and its timeless black and white interior is complemented by a collection of iconic photographs by David Bailey. For your evening's entertainment, our pianist plays from 6.30Pm until midnight. For more relaxed dining, the full menu is also available at the bar.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in St. James's

Neighbourhood Profile
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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