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9 Cosmo Place | Southampton Row, London WC1N 3AP, England
+44 20 7837 0904
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (45 reviews)
“tiramisu” (31 reviews)
“arancini” (17 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Cosmo Place | Southampton Row, London WC1N 3AP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this little bistro in Bloomsbury last night. I couldn’t recommend it more. The food was beautiful and good value for money but the staff couldn’t have been friendlier. We had such a lovely evening! Thank you. Highly recommend.

Thank Kate N
Reviewed 1 week ago

£80 for two with a shared starter and two glasses of wine each. The starter garlic bread was two slices of ciabatta (ie one each) with melted garlic butter on, no herbs or garnish - very disappointing. we both had sea bream which was tasty...More

Thank Marygregb64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times over the years as we regularly visit London. On this visit our meal was disappointing, salad not as described on the menu but made with cheaper ingredients, my husband's starter, arancini were hard and inedible, no comment made when...More

1  Thank francophileEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked at table for 5.30pm after a Matinee at the theatre. On the day it was snowing heavily and freezing hard so we were worried about catching a train home safely, and didn't want to be delayed. We explained our predicament on arrival...More

Thank cavershamcaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The appearance from the quiet street is a buzzing happy restaurant. We just rocked up and asked for a table, it was a Thursday evening around 7:45. The manager could accommodate us and we were shown to a fairly austere back room with just a...More

Thank StephenR744
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic dinner with attentive, friendly waiting staff. Authentic, family run Italian restaurant in great location.

Thank AlyCda
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Just off busy Russell Square, so close to the British Museum, is this small Italian restaurant run by the same family (originally from Parma) for 50 years. A very good-value lunch of a pasta dish, bread and coffee was super (nicely done Trofie for me,...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Having enjoyed dinner and lunch at Cosmoba previously, I went with a friend on Wednesday night, when it emptied early. My calves' liver was excellent, though the accompanying friend potatoes were undercooked, and I was very disappointed to be made to feel that our continued...More

2  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 6 January 2018

5 of us had agreed to meet in London for a reunion lunch and one of our number knew Cosmoba plus it is not too far from Kings Cross/St. Pancras and Euston - so it was a logical choice. Turned out to be a very...More

Thank YorkshirePud_7
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Well not quite the night before, but near enough. Another lovely evening in the best Italian restaurant in London. Small but perfectly formed - the food is delicious, always fresh and authentic. We don't visit as often as we'd like, but we are always welcomed...More

Thank Suzieboots
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Jane P
27 April 2016|
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Response from Anne S | Reviewed this property |
It's on their website and there's a link from Tripadvisor
Lewis R
21 August 2015|
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Response from katherine r | Reviewed this property |
If you sit outside in the front terrace it's accessible but to get inside as I remember you had to go up a step or two.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Cosmo Place | Southampton Row, London WC1N 3AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7837 0904
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