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Red Pepper

#3,676 of 17,867 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Paddington / Maida Vale
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8 Formosa Street, London W9 1EE, England
+44 20 7266 2708
18:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 18:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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719 reviews
588 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live locally so inevitably land up here once in a year or so to grab a late quick bite purely because of geography and lack of choice. Each time the service is consistently bad and rude to everyone - they don't seem to understand that this is not cool. Pizza is average and expensive too. Avoid unless you have... More 

Thank Sidji
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We have been regular customers for years since we are local residents of Warwick Avenue, and I the service has got worse and worse. Last month I booked a table for 4 for dinner through Open Table. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were sat on a tiny table where we could barely fit the menus. When we asked... More 

1 Thank AlexandraS_BCN
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Simple Italian food, well cooked, in a simple environment, service was OK to good, the chicken I had was delicious and a decent bottle of red brought a bill of just over £100. Difficult to say specifically what they could improve but lacked a little charm and character, I would probably give it another go if I was in the... More 

Thank 361gavin
Swansea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I visited Red Pepper with a friend after a concert at Maida Vale studios last night. It was fairly late so we were pleased to be accommodated. We both ordered the duck ravioli and a garlic bread to share. The ravioli was some of the best I've ever tasted (and I've lived in Italy!) and the garlic bread was delicious.... More 

Thank Rebecca S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This establishment is terrible. We were turned away at the door even though we had made a booking which was confirmed online. The guy who turned us away (the manager I guess?? God help them if that is true) was rude and generally unhelpful. Took him over 10 minute of us complaining before he even attempted to apologize.

1 Thank maur0649
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have been going to The Red Pepper for many years and rate the Pizza's as one of the best 3 in London. Our last visit we decided not to enjoy a Pizza and we had 1 starter the Octopus Salad at 11.50 , We had 2 main Pasta Dishes the Linguine Spaghetti with Prawns at 15 Pounds ( Very... More 

Thank Watermelondreams
London, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Small restaurant in Little Venice.Positive service.We ate 3 pizzas,2 were very good one pizza crudo was extremely mediocre.Monkfish dish was very good.We drank a carafe of wine and two small bottles of mineral water.Cost was just over £100.

Thank Michael S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our waitress was absolutely lovely. We went in for my boyfriend's birthday, a booking for us and his parents. :) As a surprise, I bought a birthday cake and snuck it over a couple of hours before. Said waitress was happy to be in on the secret, and lit the candles and brought the cake out for desert. Boyfriend was... More 

Thank Anna M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

They make mistakes with orders and all they can say in response is "I wasn't the one to take the order, I'm sorry". Unhelpful.

Thank Roberta R
Burlington, Canada
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Other guests enjoyed their dishes. My shrimp linguine was light on shrimp. Asked for more and they delivered pronto at no extra charge.

Thank paul m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Formosa Street, London W9 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Paddington / Maida Vale
  • Neighbourhood: Paddington / Maida Vale
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7266 2708
In 1994, Red Pepper Restaurant set the standard for independent mid-price Italian restaurants in London by opening its doors to the public. It's secret: authentic pizza baked in its wood-burning oven brought over from Italy. Some of our regulars swear it's the best pizza in London and who are we to disagree? But Red Pepper is not just about pizza. We are dedicated to the best regional Italian cooking, from places seldom featured on most "nouveau Italian" menus - dishes from Sardinia, the Campania and the south; home-made, melt in the mouth pasta; sauces based on game and seafood, grills of the best, freshest catches of the day. Red Pepper restaurant is small, cosy, informal and welcoming. Whether you eat inside or alfresco, when you come to Red Pepper you come to a place where you can feel the pulse of London. Many locals, some of them good cooks and cookery writers regard it as their "second kitchen". It has been acclaimed time and again and been awarded for its honest rustic take on regional Italian food and service through the years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?