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Villandry - St James's

St James's, 12 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AU +44 2081281700

((((* French
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 10:30 - 22:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00.

Great location and building. Good food with portion size allowing for a comfortable 3 course meal.

Nathanael Elliott 17 February 2017
from London

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A striking food emporium in a grand Edwardian building, Villandry St James’s is a continental-style French Mediterranean restaurant. All day dining can be enjoyed in the sophisticated restaurant dining area, or in the more relaxed café space.

Sumptuous dishes on the Villandry menu include pea and ricotta risotto, grilled sea bass with salsa verde and pomegranate, and chicken supreme marinated with green harissa. Melt-in-the-mouth steaks are 28 day-aged and served simply with a choice of sauce and sides, while desserts include a wickedly tempting warm chocolate fondant with salted caramel ice cream.

Evoking an elegant bistro-style ambience with striking red leather banquettes and classic French décor, Villandry in St James’s offers a wide range of breakfast dishes, a laidback brunch and a select pre-theatre menu. Classic cocktails partner sophisticated wines, and there’s an enticing cake counter.

Simple modern European cuisine is executed perfectly at London restaurant Villandry, which also offers private dining. Piccadilly Circus Tube Station is a 5-minute walk away.

Villandry - St James's

St James's, 12 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AU

Contact +44 2079303305
Reservations +44 2081281700

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Customer reviews for Villandry - St James's

4 ((((* (based on 69 reviews)
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (32)
  • lunch (25)
  • dinner (23)
  • business (14)
  • luxury (11)
  • breakfast (10)
  • value (10)
  • private dining (9)
  • romantic (9)
  • large parties (7)
  • trendy (7)
  • views (7)
  • al fresco (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • ((*** 27 February 2017 by Sally Smith from Orpington

    We was disappointed with our visit for afternoon tea for a number of reasons. We didn't get a choice of tea only breakfast tea in offer and the food that was presented was not the menu when booked but unfortunately as I didn't have a coy of the menu we couldn't query. We never got offered re fills of drinks, tea or water, and when requested the waiter was quite rude. When we requested the bill it took a while to get to us and I then had to get up from my table to find someone to request to pay the bill. Was looking forward to going back on a separate occasion to try brunch but don't think this will be happening now. Very disappointed.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Joanna from London

    Enjoyable evening - lovely food and very good service.

  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by Jane Gill from London

    Food and service excellent. We very much enjoyed the dining experience.
    Only flaw in organisation is that my guest who arrived after I did was seated at a table elsewhere in the restaurant for 10 minutes before it dawned on the staff that he was with me as the booking had already been moved to the "arrived" list on my arrival and wasn't found when he arrived subsequently!
    The lighting was rather dark in corner tables and the special menu had very small print. Luckily I had a torch with me......

  • ((((* 17 February 2017 by Nathanael Elliott from London

    Great location and building. Good food with portion size allowing for a comfortable 3 course meal.

  • ((((* 16 February 2017 by Sally Beeson from London

    Very high standard of cooking

  • (((** 15 February 2017 by John Zhang from Lonson

    great service

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Rebecca Dempsey from London

    Unlimited prosecco was really what it states. My glass was never empty. The food was superb. The staff were friendly and professional at all times. Would definitely dine here again.

  • (((** 9 February 2017 by John Dodd from Alton

    Disappointing- poor service and much too much salt used. It was much better previously- nice location but spoilt by above.

  • (**** 27 January 2017 by Geoff Shepherd from London

    I thought the restaurant was average only . The staff were rather unfriendly and not very attentive . I shall not be revisiting or recommending

  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Clive from Princes Risborough

    We booked a table for 9 (incl 4 kids) for a special Xmas festive tea. The staff were attentive and helpful, for example willingly changing sandwiches to a veggie option for one of the kids. They immediately realised that in fact we would not need 9 Xmas teas, and were quite happy to change this to 6 without being prompted. It was a very good experience which everyone enjoyed. Well done !!

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