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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.

Absolutely lovely, we were an hour early for our meal and thought we'd checked if we could change our booking and there was absolutely no problem accommodating us, the staff were very helpful and polite and we were very well looked after.
The food was lovely, would definitely go there again

Marie 19 December 2016
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
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Customer reviews for Villandry - St James's

4.1 ((((* (based on 60 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (31)
  • lunch (24)
  • dinner (19)
  • business (13)
  • luxury (10)
  • value (10)
  • breakfast (9)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (7)
  • views (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • ((((( 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 !!

  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Marie from London

    Absolutely lovely, we were an hour early for our meal and thought we'd checked if we could change our booking and there was absolutely no problem accommodating us, the staff were very helpful and polite and we were very well looked after.
    The food was lovely, would definitely go there again

  • ((*** 16 December 2016 by John Birney from London

    Incredibly busy and understaffed. We were well looked after in the circumstances. The food, when it arrived, was excellent.

  • ((*** 16 December 2016 by Peter Mills from London

    The location is grand, but the Grand Cafe is only quite grand, and not in a Viennese type of way. The tables are a little cramped and close together. And while the service was polite, it was very slow. I mean, really slow. We went for breakfast. Not busy, but it took a ages for drinks to arrive and my eggs royale were distinctly plain looking, the salmon was mediocre and egg whites were not cooked through. (A full English on another table did look delicious, however.) The second cuppa we asked for never arrived. Tables around us also suffered the long delays. All in all, a big disappointment. The owners should nip along to the Wolseley or Delaunay to see how it is done properly.

  • ((((* 29 November 2016 by Jessica Barlow from London

    Best restaurant features? Loved the location!
    Favourite dishes? Afternoon tea was delicious - free champagne added on weekend bookings!

  • ((*** 12 November 2016 by Sally Jolleys from London

    Food was fine, atmosphere was poor - afternoon tea served in general coffee area, no table cloths, change of server without notice and 'on job and finish' approach.

    Was a special occasion with guests but didn't feel special.

  • ((((* 10 November 2016 by Vanessa Fernandes from London

    Nice atmosphere. Staff were not pushy and allowed us to take our time. Loved the fact that we got one of each type of cake per person. Only complaint would be that we didn't get the sandwiches as advertised on the website when we booked.

  • ((((( 9 November 2016 by Jacqueline Taylor from Heathfield

    It was great! Staff were very helpful,providing water for my neice to feed her baby. Very accommodating. Helpful, attentive.

  • ((((( 9 November 2016 by Artemis Cooper from London

    Im not hoing to waste any time writing a review

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Rosie Stewart from London

    Excellent

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