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La Caprice, London by Qype User emmade…

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  • 5.0 star rating

    Le Caprice has always been my favourite restaurant in London and the fact that my other favourite restaurant, the Rivington Bar and Grill, is part of the same group of restaurants is no coincidence.

    From the first time I stepped through the swing door some 15 years ago, I have has a love affair with this place and no doubt you will too. It's perfect from family affairs, a quick bite at the bar or a quiet romantic evening.

    What else could a man want?

    • Qype User laisse…
    • London
    • 29 friends
    • 61 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    I've been to Le Caprice twice, once for lunch and once for dinner, and enjoyed it a lot both times.

    Le Caprice is a classy place that hasn't lost its little 'je ne sais quoi', despite recent changes to the kitchen and the fact that it is a bit of a dinosaur in the London dining scene. I like the simple design, the classic cuisine, the precise kitchen, the warmness and professionalism of the staff and the fact that you can eat comfortably at the pleasant bar counter.

    It is often little touches that make the biggest difference, and the doorman with bowler hat, the piano man who has no written music and chats to regular customers while playing, and the polished front-of-house act help to make Le Caprice a restaurant at which I hope to have many happy returns with my friends and family...or just alone for a cheeky long lunch at the bar.

    See full review here: wp.me/pwXBH-cx

    • Qype User Gastro…
    • London
    • 7 friends
    • 34 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    Le Caprice is in my view the jewel in Mr Caring's crown.

    Everything about this restaurant is professional from the stove to the front of house.

    Excellent simple well prepared food , good service and understated decor.

    The Wolesley near buy owned by the original founders of Le Caprice , Ivy et al cannot match Le Caprice their vulgar pursuit of mammon is too obvious.

    • Qype User purple…
    • Haywards Heath, West Sussex
    • 6 friends
    • 14 reviews
    3.0 star rating

    Been a couple of times now, and was consistently unimpressed. It is always hard to get a table - presumably because it's rammed with celeb spotters and celebs that don't know any better - so book in advance.

    Service is good even when busy, and despite the well-heeled crowd the staff are not snooty. The wine list is comprehensive, but expensive. However, the food is what lets La Caprice down - overpriced and uninspiring. There are too many nondescript dishes for transatlantic visitors with no gastronomic sense of adventure, and even the more interesting choices are just not that special. You are paying for the kudos of eating there, not for quality - there are better, cheaper restaurants elsewhere.

    All that said, we did see Alan Sugar on one visit and Peter Stringfellow on another.

  • 4.0 star rating
    First to Review

    Had a very nice lunch here: winter-warming broth which was very good, followed by the chicken which went down well too (although you need to like butter). There was indeed some celeb spotting with Kirsty Allsop and Mary Archer in attendence.

    • Qype User emmade…
    • London
    • 4 friends
    • 12 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    Le Caprice is the sister restaurant to The Ivy and has a similar menu if not the same. My food was very memoriable......a fresh questy squid salad, really good and i am not easliy impressed! The main course was salmon fishcake with spinach & sorel sauce, this was rich, creamy and was mostly salmon. I was very satisified by it! The wine was nice too. The service was quick, not fussy and despite other people complaining that they felt rushed, I didn't feel this at all. The restaurant itself is relaxed, with a piano player and a jazzy kind of feel. I would recommend this place for a birthday or a special occasion with friends. Also lots of celebs go here so people do tend to look around a bit trying to spot someone famous but that all adds to the fun!

    • Qype User nycu…
    • Banbury, Oxfordshire
    • 2 friends
    • 9 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    Very impressive, better now than it's sister restaurant The Ivy. Rich, tasty, diverse menu. Quirky decor. Busy, intimate, bustling ambience. I didn't like the idea of being seated to eat at the bar though this is a reataurant, not a diner. I felt that we should have been told about this when we booked on the phone, but we weren't. Still - the maitre d' found us a table when we requested one so no faulting the service. Recommended!

    • Qype User xsma…
    • Berlin, Germany
    • 9 friends
    • 5 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    nice place
    u shuld go.

    • Qype User natash…
    • Berlin, Germany
    • 0 friends
    • 5 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    Great food and very good service. A little bit desperate for you to vacate when you are on your dessert however.

    • Qype User simone…
    • London
    • 3 friends
    • 4 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    delectable food, high qualified service, nothing to complain about  classy restaurant that is perfect for special occasions

    • Qype User stacey…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 3 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    It is a nice place with delicious food, decent service and a pleasant atmosphere

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