Review on Bancone

Just around the corner from Trafalgar Square and the National Portrait Gallery, Bancone comes from the same stable as Joanna's in Crystal Palace. However this latest venture looks to Italy for inspiration with a menu dedicated to in-house made pasta dishes. A long narrow room in a neutral palette, there's small booths seating two with white marble table tops, or the best seats in the house are at the counter, where you can watch the chefs hand-roll the dough.

The affordable menu has been created by former Locanda Locatelli chef Louis Korovilas and it has been given glowing reviews by critics and foodies alike. For starters you might opt for panelle with smoked duck breast, lardo and whipped anchovies or from the sea braised cuttlefish and saffron polenta. After that, consider slow cooked ox cheek and Sauternes ragu with tagliatelle or maybe native lobster, semi-dried tomato, garlic and chilli with bucatini. There's a choice of four desserts for a sweet finish along the lines of peanut butter pannacotta and raspberry jelly or chamomile poached pineapple, coconut foam, basil and honey tuille.

Bancone has a well-priced wine list with a choice of Prosecco and European wines available by the glass, as well as Italian cocktails.

Bancone is also featured in: Michelin Guide

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Louis Korovilas

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 (1.00pm Sun) through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (10.00pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Bancone

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties


39 William IV Street
Covent Garden
Central London

Nearest tube station: Charing Cross

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