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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.

Im not hoing to waste any time writing a review

Artemis Cooper 09 November 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
Reservations +44 2081281700

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Customer reviews for Villandry - St James's

4.1 ((((* (based on 56 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (29)
  • lunch (22)
  • dinner (18)
  • business (13)
  • luxury (10)
  • breakfast (9)
  • value (9)
  • romantic (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • views (6)
  • large parties (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • ((((* 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


  • ((((* 31 October 2016 by Michael Schachter from London

    Very good food, good service, pleasant ambience

  • (((** 29 October 2016 by Elisabet from Canyelles

    It was not bad but not worth for the money it costs. The place was nice and good location. Tea was good but cooled followed and we could not finish it. Cakes are no big deal. It left to be desired. The treatment of staff was correct but not very close.

  • (**** 12 October 2016 by Neesha from london

    Terrible service. One guest waited over 30mins before being asked for a drink. When we arrived to join our friend, The waiter then approached and when we were about to order, another table asked for something. The waiter ignored us then quickly went to the other table. We complained and the waiter said he wasn't 'thinking clearly'. Very slow and poor service.

  • ((((( 8 October 2016 by Gemma Caver from Norwich

    It was excellent, food fantastic and service was fabulous. We will visit again.

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