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BanconeDescribed by Grace Dent as casually orgasmic and deeply affordable, Bancone has been making waves on the dining scene ever since it opened in Covent Garden back in 2018, and a placement on Michelin's 2020 Bib Gourmand list will no doubt increase its popularity further still. A neighbourhood Italian in the heart of London, the restaurant comes from former Pied á Terre and Locanda Locatelli chef Louis Korovilas and serves unfussy, comforting pasta dishes in a stripped back yet welcoming setting. Bowls of freshly made fazzoletti - or silk handkerchiefs, as they're known on the menu - and spicy pork ragu are served to diners perched at one of three dining bars looking on to the fully open kitchen. Cosy two-person booths placed under an exposed golden bulbs are also available, providing the perfect setting for a feast of honeyed garlic focaccia followed by pappardelle with sautéed chicken livers, brandy and sage butter. For dessert, tuck into peanut butter pannacotta with cherry gel or gianduja chocolate brulée.

 

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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Bancone
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £136  36% off
The Strand, WC2N | 2 minutes from Bancone
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  26% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from Bancone
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
37 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Bancone
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450 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Bancone
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10 Goodwin's Court, St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Bancone
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40-42 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | Same location as Bancone
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43 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Bancone
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31 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Bancone
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes from Bancone
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Bancone
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112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Bancone
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45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Bancone
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St Martins Lane Hotel
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24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Bancone
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8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Bancone
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