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Bancone

39 William IV Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4DD
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A modern Italian pasta restaurant in the heart of Central London.
Bar dining is perfect to watch the kitchen at work and tables are available for groups of 2-6.

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  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
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About Bancone

A modern Italian pasta restaurant in the heart of Central London.
Bar dining is perfect to watch the kitchen at work and tables are available for groups of 2-6.

Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

I booked well in advance yet on arrival I was offered a table at the counter as if I was just a walk in customer

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Fabulous dinner - great wine and really fabulous pasta dishes that taste amazing. Book in advance as it gets really busy and now I know why!

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Great pasta . Very fresh with distinctive flavors

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

The place to eat in Covent Garden

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Exceptional lunch in the private dining room. The selection of dishes were utterly incredible. Fabulous variety of surprising flavours. Bancone is a truly superb place

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

Terrific

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

Very disappointed - this is just a bar not a restaurant and is far too cramped. Antipasti was more like an amuse-bouche - miniscule. Bread was cold. Pasta was undercooked (not al-dente, undercooked) and lacked flavour as well as texture. Service was spasmodically inept. Someone tried to serve our antpasti to us a second time, while we were actually eating the pasta! Pichet of red wine for my wife was poured into my glass which still had a mouthful of white wine in it, and then he had the cheek to argue about his careless and stupid mistake! The whole concept seemed like a good idea but the execution is a big failure.The biggest flaw is the inability to make decent pasta - I can do better at home.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Great dinner. Just too hard to choose what to eat!

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Absolutely loved it! Great food, amazing team! Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Excellent food as always.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Food was delicious as usual

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

Very very good. Best dining experience of 2018.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

I almost don’t want to recommend in case it becomes too popular. Seriously delicious food, will be back soon

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Food was absolutely beautiful. Bit awkward that we had to watch two chefs have an argument and then two waiters have an argument next to our table!! Bit of a squish in terms of space but great price for great food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Fantastic meal and fantastic service. Sit at the bar if you can. This was our back up to padella, which as usual had a stupidly long line at 5pm. Giving up on that place.... And don't see how it can be much better than bancone!

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Great atmosphere and fantastic service, will definitely be back!

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

A delightful experience. Wonderful food with the added benefit of being able to watch it prepared. Loved it!

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Fab food and lovely casual atmosphere

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Superb food and attentive, but non-intrusive, service. Meraviglioso!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

We had a lovely meal. Loved the arancini - just wished they were twice the size. Overall very happy with the food (though a bit too much fat in the oxtail ragu). 4 stars instead of 5 also because we had to wait for a fairly long time for our main courses (at the beginning of lunch service, so huge backlog unlikely). But great atmosphere, good service, and well priced for location.

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

Food was amazing. Service was good and efficient. Saffron butter and the pasta with cacao were the highlights! Will keep coming back

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Awesome meal and service - thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Delicious food however the wait staff were pushy and inflexible when it came to the menu. I attended with a friend who has serious allergies and instead of coming up with potential options for them, the staff said there was nothing to be done and all they could eat was zucchini! We were also told as soon as we arrived that we had to give up our table in 1hr and 30 mins, which rather soured our excitement to be eating there. The food was, however, delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Delicious great value food! Took my parents and they loved it. Fantastic desserts too

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Pasta the best I’ve ever had. Seating is squashed and almost all seats on busy through way so not very relaxing. I would ask to sit at the rear of the restaurant if I visited again.

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