Le Caprice Arlington House Le Caprice
Arlington House
Arlington St.
London, SW1A 1RJ
020-7629 2239
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Le Caprice remains unaffected by the capriciousness of fashion.
Openings: Mon.-Fri. noon-midnight, Brunch & Dinner Sat.-Sun.

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Le Caprice, London, uk


Le Caprice Restaurant Review:


In a changing world, it is places like Le Caprice that people come back to again and again. Jesus Adorno, the maître d’ here since 1981 when it opened, greets old customers by name, welcoming new ones in such a way that they feel instantly part of the family. The restaurant serves consistently good food, with no leanings towards more outré culinary ventures. There’s a feeling of solid comfort and familiarity in the black-and-white décor with its once cutting-edge photographs on the walls. Females on their own and waiting for their fellow diners are treated with an old-fashioned courtesy. The bar, where you can eat, is a delight. The cooking is contemporary European, simply conceived, as in artichoke and puntarella salad, char-grilled squid with romesco, padron peppers and chorizo croquette, or broad bean soup to start. For mains, expect the likes of chicken alla Milanese, steaks, deep-fried fish and burgers. The sophisticated wine list is not greedily priced. Service is professional. A weekend brunch menu is available, as is a pre- and post-theatre menu at two courses £21, three courses £26.

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