Smart Casual . Pasta . Bar

Bancone is a pasta bar, just off The Strand, with the closest tube being Charing Cross. 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. 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. 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.


BASIC OR BOUGIE? In Betweener

SERVICE Is professional yet laidback

TRY The Mafalde with madeira duck ragu

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

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Open Mon – Sun