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Filled with timeless Gatsby-esque grandeur, The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo is an intimate restaurant in Knightsbridge overlooking Egerton Gardens. Modern Italian recipes are served alongside signature afternoon teas, while the glamorous cocktail bar is a stylish spot to enjoy heady mixes.
The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo menu crafts inventive Italian recipes using premium ingredients and with stunning presentation. Begin with antipasti options like slow-cooked octopus with Piedmont potato foam, capers and olive iced powder, moving on to saffron and gold risotto. There is succulent beef fillet with truffle, warming casserole, and colourful salads too.
The Franklin Restaurant currently serves afternoon tea inspired by V&A’s Tim Walker: Wonderful Things exhibition. Designed in partnership with La Fête, the afternoon tea takes its guests behind the lens of a celebrated Vogue favourite in a kaleidoscopic gourmet treat for all the senses,
A grand yet wonderfully intimate London restaurant, The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo is a 7-minute walk from South Kensington Tube Station.
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- breakfast (1)
- business (1)
- dinner (2)
- large parties (1)
- lunch (2)
- luxury (5)
- private dining (1)
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16 September 2019
We came for the first time last Monday evening to celebrate my daughter's 18th. It was an excellent experience. We had the set menu and all the choices of starters, main and dessert were enticing and delightful. The hen tortellini, octopus, and veal dishes deserve special mention. The food is of a high quality, and the restaurant has a luxurious yet intimate ambience. The touches such as amuse bouche added to the first class feel of the meal. The staff were helpful and courteous and we appreciated the gesture of sweets and biscuit plates with a birthday message piped on. Highly recommended and we would definitely come back to try more dishes. Many thanks to all the kind staff.
31 May 2019
Beautiful restaurant, extremely welcoming staff, creative and delicious food. We ordered lunch menus, with Russian salad as amuse bouche, beef tartar with truffle and red mullet with tomatoes and smoked aubergines, all beautifully presented, fresh and delicious. Homemade bread was served warm with italian olive oil. I would say excellent value for money. Thank you chef and especial thanks to our waitress for exceptional service.
4 March 2019
Staff were very pleasant However poor English and food service skills The appetizer was forgotten. No cutlery Food was satisfactory but not Michelin Star. Great ambience
3 March 2019
We thought the welcome to the restaurant, the ambience and service were all first rate. The scallop amuse bouche was lovely and we both had the tuna-stuffed peppers to start with, which was unusual and absolutely delicious. We also both ordered the veal which, we were told would come 'medium/rare', which suited us both. When it arrived, it most certainly was not medium/rare but an obviously slow-cooked, braised cut (as stated on the menu) which was, nevertheless, tender and melt-in-the-mouth. I had the zabaione and hazelnut tart dessert which I enjoyed, although I felt that the zabaione itself was a little too much, as it was very rich and the broken pieces of hazelnut tart not enough. If it had been the other way round, it would have been perfect. The wine list was comprehensive and we thoroughly enjoyed our choices. Altogether a good experience.
14 October 2018
After having difficulty finding restaurant because of road works and confusing signs,we were welcomed warmly. The tea was very different and even a lady friend who does not normally like Afternoon Teas agreed it was worthwhile. The black bread was particularly soft and the fillings different to the usual fare one gets at Teas. The choice of teas was excellent and the service very good without being "in your face!"
8 September 2018
Great Frida Kahlo themed high tea. We went with 6 adults and 2 kids, everyone loved it. Attentive staff
20 August 2018
The staff were uniformly delightful, made us feel really welcome, turned down the music when we asked, opened the French windows so we could enjoy the fresh air, made sure we were truly comfortable. The Mexican themed afternoon tea was superbly presented and interesting to eat (probably wouldn't want most of the choices again but we knew what we were getting from the website and were "up for it" - I'm not complaining!). The exotic fruit salad and lime scones were very good as were the little churros. The hotel's breakfast tea was absolutely first rate and it was lovely to be offered new pots of tea after a while - I must have drunk at least 7 or 8 cups...
29 June 2018
Excellent!very good service ,friendly ,beautiful garden.
16 June 2018
I was very disappointed with the selection and variety of food. I am a plain eater but I found it impossible to find a starter I liked. I admit, I should have checked the menu online before booking the restaurant.
2/3 course lunch menu - £29/£33 per person
3 course dinner including a glass of wine - £45 per person