At Sambuca London we pride ourselves with the ability to offer our customers delicious and authentic Italian food, created at the highest standards. Every single meal we make is unique. We guarantee that you won’t get disappointed.
DAILY LUNCH SPECIAL
Served Mon-Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
Plain Garlic Bread or potato skins
Any Pasta or Pizza dishes marked with (*) not includes
Ice cream or Americano Coffee
Evening Steak Special
Served Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-10:00pm
Garlic Bread/Potato Skins/Garlic Mushrooms
Any Steak from the menu, with a choice of sauce & side
Mixed ice cream/ Home made cheesecake/ Any coffee
Delicious food, great value for money and service - If you're off to the theatre then Sambuca is a top place to pre or after.
Best garlic with jalapeños (a meal on own) ever. Fresh food and great pasta... read more too.
February 8, 2023
Great place to dine at Trafalgar Square - Nice restaurant, the steaks were cooked and seasoned to a very high standard, the service was friendly, attentive and timely.
Took advantage of the evening steak offer, fantastic value for... read more money.
January 19, 2023
Amazing Pizza and great service - Stopped here on a family trip to London even though they were very busy there was no problem and we were seat quickly,
They have a good choice of... read more fresh food and all Italian pizza pasta steaks and salads are all on there menu.
We had two amazing pizzas to share and a feta salad and it was all cooked to perfection, after we had eaten they weren’t pushy to move us and when we were ready to go they gave us the bill and it was a very fare price for London.
December 29, 2022
Excellent experience - I was a bit reluctant with this restaurant but the food turned out to be excellent. We had the Alfredo Pasta and the children some nuggets and pizza. Everything was... read more freshly cooked and very tasty and excellent value for money.
December 10, 2022
Couldn't fault it - Great location with amazing food and good service. Portion sizes are very generous especially the starters, can recommend the risotto but everything we had was spot on.
December 2, 2022
A Little Gem ? - Dined Saturday late tea time, lovely welcome by pleasant staff - great food, nice and hot, tasty, and good portion sizes. Very reasonable prices for food and drinks considering it’s... read more location, owner ensured we had a great night, never felt rushed and even though a couple of things went a bit awry they were quickly rectified with apologies and good manners, definitely worth a visit and wouldn’t hesitate to return. Well done all, I know we said thank you on the night but obviously couldn’t see the chef so a big thank you to her too , best food we had during our 5 day visit xx
November 6, 2022
Awesome atmosphere : got fancy for food. - We, gang of friends, went to visit Trafalgar Square,the historical place, yesterday. After passing some time we got hungry and were looking for a good place to have food. We... read more got the Sambuca Italian Restaurant. The person was behind the door was very welcoming and pleasant and all the staff were very friendly, specially the owner. He was very shinny young man.
Now time to write about food. First of all i would like to say the chef got god's hand. We had 1 fillet, penne romana and pizza beef. Everything was just amazing. I got fancy to go there again and again.
Now we are feeling very guilty because we did not take any pictures of our food for memory.
Thank you Sambuca for fed us a great lunch that we are never gonna forget.
November 4, 2022
Fabulous and very nice staff - I have been eating here with my family last Saturday, We had the table booked for 7pm for 4of us and we had been given the window table. What a... read more lovely experience was for the start until finished everything was just as perfect as can be. We had really enjoyed our food specially the stakes. They also have a wide selection of deserts and Italian gelato wich my brother loved it. Not to forget the staff which was very attentive and polite. Thank you guys and see you next time.
November 4, 2022
Something went wrong - Have to react here!
Been there last month with my wife and son. Food decent, nothing really special, wouldnt call it really "italian". For that you need more garlic... read more and onions and pasta needs to be more al dente. Mine wasnt. Prawns were good, missed their taste in a sauce tho. All in all good value for money. Here comes a real problem: they forgot our table. Whats even more worse non of the staff notified us that it might take a while. We are very patient people who have a lot of compassion for restaurant staff because we used to be in their shoes in the past. Oh how I wish we weren't that patient because after very long period we finally asked staff about our order. We realized people who came in after us started getting their dinners served. Staff's explanation was "they ordered steakes" but you could see on their faces a panic because they realized something went wrong, later it became clear they forgot our table. We made it clear that we are leaving in 10-15 mins if we don't get our dinner. Our son almost fell asleep waiting. A couple that was sitting next to us noticed all of this. That evening was chaotic there for sure because some peole waited long too. Not this long tho. Im gonna also react on owner's reaction on my wife's true comment about this. We were waiting for more than an hour our dinner. No one told us that it might take a while. I was really pissed off! Reading owner's response to her comment now I'm even more! Check your cameras in restaurants and talk to your staff before accusing customers in a childish tone. Your answer is unacceptable and I'm appalled by your patronizing tone to her and your confidence that you checked reservation list and that there is no record of her. You really think she would make a reservation with Tripadvisor nickname PeggySue07? You really think she is that bored in her life that she would make up something like 70mins long wait? You think it was funny to our child? This happened on Saturday evening, October 1st so please YOU double check, admit and apologize. The only positive vibe from that evening was one very polite guy who kept saying "we are sorry, we are so sorry" and who brought us a free cheese and garlic pizza as an apology for waiting so long. Too bad the owner doesnt know how to apologize!
November 1, 2022
Undecided - Looking at the good reviews, must have caught them on a bad day
Negatives Waiter was a genuinely nice guy but there is a problem with the service... read more standards in general. If you are charging 15% for service, please do provide a good service, not much point going in to details about how to serve, you should know better than me anyway.
Food Fried squid was the worst I had in my life Cheesy garlic bread, kids really enjoyed it, looked good. We asked for two pineapple juices. When they arrived, they looked totally different. One looked like a pineapple juice, other one looked like apple juice. Yes, u got it, shake the carton before you pour it, it’s simple. You didn’t? Then you should realise the difference between two drinks you pour ♂️
Chicken breast.. Must have been waiting in the oven all day, needed a saw to cut it, was that dry.. No ribeye left so my son had the fillet steak and really enjoyed it. Margaritha pizza was good too. Realised some of the cakes in the fridge are from Bookers, Costco type of places. It gives a bad impression.. Didn’t have them anyway. Had ice cream Expect a bit better in a place that claims to be “ Italian “..
Positives Like I said, I liked the waiter guy, he was Nice Paid 100 pounds for 3 people, 2 starters, 3 main courses, 3 soft drinks, 2 ice creams, including %15 service Not bad for the location, the place is fairly priced. Made me think “ These guys know that the food is not great, so they are keeping the prices down at least” £6.50 for 2 scoops of ice cream and £8.00 for 5 bland squid rings is still too much tho.
Anyway, left the place undecided. Would I go back? No I wouldn’t. Was it a disaster? No it wasn’t too bad, but could be better with a few simple changes.
October 24, 2022
Chaos! - We made our reservation there and were looking forward to try something from their menu. Our table wasnt ready when we arrived so we waited few minutes. Thats not a... read more problem. After 1h of waiting (guests who arrived after us got their orders) we said to the staff that we dont want to wait more than a 5 mins because our son was really tired and hungry. Our dinner came 10mins later after 70mins waiting. It was a tasty one but chaos and lack of organisation ruined that. Shame. The good thing they did for us is their cheese and garlic pizza - for free.
October 23, 2022
Best spaghetti Bolognese we have had in awhile. So good! Great dinner stop before the theater. Prices good also and service was great as well.
October 7, 2022
The place is really cool, it faces to Trafalgar Square. The food is really good according to the wines as well. Great experience after a visiting day. The prices are... read more corrects (around 35 pounds per person for the main plate, a glass of wine and dessert !) I recommend it 100%.
September 28, 2022
Visit to London, was stopping near Trafalgar Square, on looking for an Indian restaurant, went past a few, but remember having a lovely meal at Sambuca in Hartlepool so decided... read more to eat at this one. The owner (also front of house) was very friendly and welcoming.
We had starters and mains and a few wines and beers. Food was lovely and very fresh and portions plentiful.
We thought was excellent value too, especially bearing in mind the location, and was cheaper than the others we looked at by Leicester Square.
When visiting in the future will definitely come back, and would recommend to anyone.
September 26, 2022
Actually I was heading to Prezzo @Trafalgar but suddenly I saw a small place named Sambuca.
As I stepped in, I was unsure if I would like to stay... read more - the smell from the open kitchen was very strong. The ventilation could be a bit better there. But the personnel - Jaman - was so lovely, welcoming and sunny, that I decided to stay for a starter and a glass of something.
OMG! It was the choice of the day and I am not trying to exaggerate. Not only it was delicious but the portions were unexpectedly huge. I ordered mushrooms in garlic sauce and marinated grilled chicken wings. Something simple. But it was great - the taste and look, how it was served. The glasses and cutlery clean. You made my day guys and girls of Sambuca @Trafalgar.
September 21, 2022