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#3,675 of 17,478 Restaurants in London
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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $31
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Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Paddington / Maida Vale
1.1 km from Paddington Station
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The “special” roast lamb and potatoes was nearly edible. My wife didn’t touch it but we didn’t complain. When we finished the waitress asked how it was and we replied that the meet wasn’t very good, but they didn’t seem to care. The only edible...dishes were the pizza I guess. I had calzone which was OK. Nothing inspiring.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 6 April 2022 via mobile

The Red Pepper is our go-to neighbourhood restaurant. The food is always excellent as is the service. They have nice specials - grilled sea bass with spinach and chicken Paillard with roasted potatoes are two of my favourites, but you can’t go wrong with their...delicious pizzas and pastas.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 January 2022

Great food with an intimate atmosphere. Quick and friendly service and some good options. It is very reasonable for the local area.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2021 via mobile

Although very welcoming, I’m afraid the food is very overpriced given the quality. It feels like having dinner at a friend’s, who tries hard but hasn’t quite mastered the art of cooking.In addition it was Saturday night and we were very much pushed to leave...by 10:30 - we were given the bill before we asked for it, the kitchen staff decided to put on their own music as they cleaned the kitchen etc.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2021

I don't often write bad reviews but the behaviour or the manager here was so comically AWFUL it does deserve it. We all know the moment in the restaurant meal when a staff member pops by the table and asks "is everything alright with your...meal". It takes a lot to actually say no. Owner/manager asks the question and I say "Actually No. There is something wrong with the wine it does not taste nice at all. I think there is some thing wrong with it." MANAGER REPLIES... "Of course it does not taste nice. You chose one of the cheaper wines on the menu. There are bottles on the menu that are 3 time the price. If you wanted it to taste nice you should have chosen one of those." He then proceeded to show me the wine menu and expected me to buy another bottle. I declined and he told me it was my fault that the wine tasted bad because I had not spent enough money. It was £30+ and tasted like water mixed with cheap perfume and vinegar. Advice to the owner - If you think it tastes awful - don't put it on your menu. Pizzas - average - but I live somewhere with a lot of good authentic Italian restaurants so I would not expect a run of the mill restaurant to compete. Side salad - nice very fresh tasting.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 October 2020

We visited Red Pepper in August and once again received a fabulous welcome. Staff and food were great despite having to adhere to Covid restrictions.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 26 August 2020

Food was extremely flavorless. I was served a chicken breast fillet with no seasoning. I could have made that better at home. Not worth spending your money here. Extremely underwhelming. Also, the wine by the glass had a significant amount of sludge in it. Eww....Yuk.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 21 July 2020

Phoned and asked for a pizza,told they on had 3 to choose from so chose a steak one.....collected it went home and found lumps of gristly steak and leaves of some sort !

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 22 June 2020

Had takeaway pizza during lockdown it was really good with nice crispy base. Friendly staff and fast service.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 2 February 2020

Friendly, warm, excellent food and service, we had pasta but the pizzas also looked good. Great little neighbourhood place.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes, Red Pepper offers takeaway services.

Red Pepper is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5