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Vapiano - Great Portland Street

#734 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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19 Great Portland Street, London W1W 8QB, England
+44 20 7268 0082
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brilliant meal. My dish Crema di Funghi with penne pasta was freshly cooked in front of me and delicious.

Thank Wychwoodman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had fusilli al fungi and ravioli with pesto and rocket and I have to say it was delicious, the staff very friendly and the place clean and tidy.

Thank Jesús M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On mainland Europe, this chain runs super quick and efficiently. On the island, another story. Tasty yes, but you need lots of patience standing in line for 1hr if you go at peak times so a frazzled cook can heat your pasta dish live in front of you. Victim of its own success, so go before or after the hoards.

Thank Paul M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can't find a place where you can have a quick home-made pasta dish, made in front of you. I waited ten minutes and saw my food being cooked, and I was asked what I wanted on it etc. It is a tailor-made experience which is innovative and works. The pasta is very good! overall, it works, and i will... More 

Thank Francesco G
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't see the point of a place you have to queue for more than half an hour to get a simple bowl of pasta. Sure, it's cooked right in front of you. Big deal. It really didn't make it that special. So while two of us stood and waited (and waited, and waited) in one queue our friends lined... More 

Thank James B
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can afford to stand in the queue for 30 minutes to order food...then go for it. The wait is actually forgotten once the food arrives. Amazing Italian food. Love it.

Thank prashan3253
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long day spent sightseeing and shopping my son and I went in to Vapiano's. It was about 5:30ish so we were expecting it to be crazy busy and slow service. What a pleasant surprise! The good is amazingly good and cooked in front of you. There are a couple of chefs who make fresh pasta at the front... More 

Thank Brigitte H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I still remember the first time i came here with my gf, the experience is really awesome. They cook just in front of you with a really fresh ingredients and the Price is really Budget. Nice location. Great experience

Thank 270davtraveller
Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know Vapiano very well and visited quiet some in several cities. This one has been the, by far the most chaotic and a complete disaster. We were two and decided that one would wait and hold a table (very busy on a Saturday evening) while the other one would order his dish. He waited 45 minutes at the pasta... More 

Thank Dimitri V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually the pizza here is amazing, but yesterday my pizza was burnt. The chef apologised, but didn't offer me another one instead of the one he gave me. I was annoyed because I come here a lot. The food here is actually 5* but I was just annoyed at what I was served yesterday.

Thank Mark O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Great Portland Street, London W1W 8QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7268 0082
Laid back, buzzy restaurant, loved for it's freshly made pasta, pizza and salad dishes. Pick up a card on the way in, choose your dish from the counters and watch it made in front of you. Pay on the way out

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This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is conveniently located between the major retail thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of well connected Tube stations dotted around the area for easy transport. This neighbourhood is a favorite among foodies as well, with an impressive number of quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops vying for your patronage – especially along Charlotte Street and near Goodge Street Station.
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