Central London Italian


Smart Casual . Pasta . Bar

Smart Casual . Pasta . Bar

Bancone is a pasta bar, just off The Strand, with the closest tubes being Charing Cross and Leicester Sq . The menu at Bancone is concise – a few antipasti; a couple of pasta dishes; and 3 desserts. All the pasta dishes are under £15 and you can get a cacio e pepe for £9. When I went in Mar I had the Mafalde with madeira duck ragu which really hit the spot and I’d certainly re-order. For pudding, I had the Gianduja chocolate brûlée which was very decent. Most recently, I had the native lobster, semi-dried tomato, garlic & chilli with bucatini which was solid. As much as I love Padella, it’s nice to know that I can reserve somewhere that serves up good handmade pasta, at an affordable price, in an attractive, modern setting.


SERVICE Is professional yet laidback

TRY All Of It (pretty sure it’ll all be good)

BEST FOR Catch Ups, Work Lunch

GOOD TO KNOW Reservations Rec’d | c.£30

VIBE Buzzy (weekday lunch)

GROUPS They can cater for large groups

39 William IV St, London WC2N 4DD


Open Mon – Sun