Swing past the Ritz, doozie on past The Wolseley and take a quick right-left onto Jermyn Street and you will find the lunching, brunching and all meals either side of this, culinary institution known as Franco’s.
Serving up all things delectable Franco’s is a covert restaurant for those in the know.
Now fully made-over Franco’s reflects the finesse of the menu through its rich interiors, vintage photographs of Italy and luxurious walled mirrors.
The menu reads like a song sheet, with all your favourite ingredients as the lyrics.
The first courses set the scene for what was to come with a tender beetroot salad with roasted goats cheese on top and a hand picked crab and avocado stack.
Taking the waiters guidance the mains selected were Franco’s specialties. We indulged on a pumpkin gnocchi with mushroom and black truffle and one of the infamous linguine’s with lobster, tomato, chili and garlic.
To round the feast off guests could choose from a list of Italian classics such as tiramisu, raspberry and custard mille feuille and a Sicilian cannolo with pistachio ice cream and of course and zinging list of coffees.
Just a moment away from Fortnum and Mason and a skip away from Dover Street Market, Franco’s is the perfect pit stop for a very classy afternoon in London.
61 Jermyn Street
T: 020 7499 2211
Breakfast: 7am-11am Monday to Friday (8am-11am Saturday)
Lunch: 12pm-2.30pm Monday to Friday (12pm-3pm Saturday)
Afternoon tea: 2.30pm-5.30pm Monday to Saturday
Dinner: 5.30pm-12am Monday to Saturday