| Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

Popular from the moment it opened, Bancone's main event is its freshly cooked pasta, with the "silk hankerchiefs" being a huge draw.

Test Drive

Test Driving Bancone - a fresh pasta bar for Covent Garden
Bancone is the latest fresh pasta bar to hit London, this time with a Giorgio Locatelli alumnus. We head along for a look.
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Restaurant details

39 William IV Street, London, WC2N 4DD
Nearest tube: 
  • Charing Cross
Telephone number: 0207 240 8786


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39 William IV Street, London, WC2N 4DD


Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Grace Dent Guardian
Reviewed on August 17, 2018
"It’s just a long pale room that serves pasta. Bancone’s gimmick is that you get a really lovely dinner and you don’t weep when the bill appears. It’s a trend that I hope will run and run." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Jimi Famurewa Evening Standard Estimated score
Reviewed on July 26, 2018
"As we looked up and prepared to leave, we noticed that the room had begun to fill with curious walk-ins and solo diners up at the counter. If there’s any justice, Bancone will keep filling up, a worthy victor in the capital’s unpredictable hospitality Hunger Games." READ REVIEW