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Cosmoba

#660 of 17,575 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Bloomsbury
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9 Cosmo Place | Southampton Row, London WC1N 3AP, England
+44 20 7837 0904
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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New Orleans
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181 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been eating at Italian restaurants in the area for many years and recently tried Cosmoba. The atmosphere is great but the food was good, not excellent. I tried the crusted lamb chops special and was seriously disappointed. The lamb was tender, the dish beautiful, but the crusting was tasteless. Other diners had the mozzeralla salad and the arancini... More 

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely Family run independent Italian restaurant tucked away off Queen's square .We had booked in advance as it was a Saturday night.Excellent food I had prawns cooked in an Arribiatta sauce ,followed by a lovely fresh pasta dish and finished with a delicious light zabaglioni.Friends had the pizza ,deemed very good and catered for a vegan member of our... More 

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Arles-sur-Tech, France
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quick lunch on a Saturday. Eggplant parmesan for one of us, pappardelle in wild boar sauce for the other. I specified al dente, and it was served that way. Both dishes surprisingly good, better than what I remember from 33 years ago! Reasonably priced food, but £8 for a glass of bad red wine is really too much. Service... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Early eveing dinner with a friend on Friday. The food and service were as good as they have always been. I can find no fault in this local gem. Third generation in this traditional restaurant. Fabulous!

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Thank PaulaMellon
London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small, busy tucked-away restaurant authentic Italian. Every November, I go to a literary event - the Slightly Foxed Reader's Day in Queen's Square- and every year I have lunch at Cosmoba. It's good at all the things it should be good it- good totally Italian food, efficient and friendly service, reasonable price so I keep going there.

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Thank wrighteous2015
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went to Cosmoba last night on a recommendation, we were not disappointed. The welcome was warm and friendly, the food very good, atmosphere, lightly buzzing. Service and attention to detail was excellent and stimulating friendly conversation with Umberto made for a very pleasant evening. A place to which we shall definitely return. Thank you Umberto and staff. Ricardo. Approx 3-4... More 

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Thank richardclarke
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

3 generations reserved a table here on Saturday evening & weren't disappointed. Refreshing to enjoy an independent family run italian in the heart of London. Fabulous food, good wine & limoncello served by friendly, genuine staff . Thank you !

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Thank Frances P
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Six of us have just had a fantastic evening at Cosmoba's. The food was delicious. The ambiance perfect and the friendly, efficient service second to none. I picked this restaurant as it is advertised as family run which is usually a good indication of the standard. The lasagna was one of the best I have ever tasted, the sword fish... More 

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Goring by Sea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were hungry and this place was perfect. Cosmoba provides a limited menu choice - but the food was brilliant. The accompanying wine was lovely and the Moretti. The ravioli special starter was excuisite. Carbonara and tagliatelle were plenty of great pasta, finished off with th best Zablione we had ever had.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been for ages but we were delighted to find that everything is as we expected and remembered. Always a joy, we were made to feel like old friends - the food was fabulous as ever and the digestif at the end was very nice - thank you - loved the mandarin twist on a limoncello! We promise not to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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