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4.7 /6 Excellent 77 Reviews

Josephine's Restaurant

Fitzrovia Asian £££ +100
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About Josephine's Restaurant

Finest Filipino cuisine on Charlotte Street: Josephine’s restaurant pulls out all the stops, presenting you with a tantalizing array of dishes and specialties from the Philippines. Situated in central London, Josephine’s makes experiencing the many flavours of the Philippines a treat: fresh ingredients and a love for cooking are central to Josephine’s, and maybe this is the secret formula to gaining popularity and success. No wonder then that this London restaurant is a much-beloved celebrity hangout. Please book a table in advance.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
Josephine's Restaurant, 4 Charlotte Street, W1T 2LP London

Further Information

Finest Filipino cuisine on Charlotte Street: Josephine’s restaurant pulls out all the stops, presenting you with a tantalizing array of dishes and specialties from the Philippines. Situated in central London, Josephine’s makes experiencing the many flavours of the Philippines a treat: fresh ingredients and a love for cooking are central to Josephine’s, and maybe this is the secret formula to gaining popularity and success. No wonder then that this London restaurant is a much-beloved celebrity hangout. Ricky Gervais is a regular, and so are Gino d’Acampo and Charlie Green, among others.

Try their tantalizing pork dishes, chicken and beef. Trying to eat lighter? Go for some impressive vegetarian dishes that make light and healthy eating a feast. Filipino cuisine takes inspiration from the individual cuisines of the countless islands that constitute the country. It also fuses together the cooking traditions from the Americas as well as Spain. It’s a very interesting and sophisticated cuisine that should rank high on every food lover’s list. Josephine’s on Charlotte Street make sure that you’re getting high-quality insight. Please book a table in advance.


77 Reviews

4.7 /6 Excellent 77 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
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35 reviews so far 6
08.09.2017 11:16

Such a great view with a nice food for sure.

8 reviews so far 6
01.12.2016 21:23

It really was excellent: very good food with subtle flavours, attentive, friendly service and an ambience of old-fashioned charm. We enjoyed the lunch and will definitely return. A little gem in Fitzrovia.

1 review so far 6
17.11.2016 08:56

Great food and really friendly staff! Staff are more than happy to help you with recommendations (which is quite handy as we'd never eaten Filipino).

1 review so far 6
11.11.2016 09:14

Was very good. The food and the service was excellent. I will recommend this place for sure. I will be back definitely with friends, family,...

1 review so far 5
11.05.2015 14:16

I first found Josephine's Restaurant last year when I was in London for work. I'm half Filipino and miss good food like my lola would make. So craving that deliciousness, I found Josephine's and was not disappointed. Best Filipino food I've had outside the islands. So this time I found myself with the ability to take an overnight layover in London on the way home from Malta and did not hesitate. I arranged an overnight in London specifically so I could eat dinner at Josephine's, and again, I was not disappointed. Their Adobo is heavenly. The lumpia is fresh and crunchy, just like lola's. The leche flan was sweet and because I couldn't decide, I got a piece of Cassava for take-away that I enjoyed once I got back to my hotel. Their food is completely authentic, well prepared and presented and absolutely delicious. My only complaint is that the non-Filipino wait staff seemed overwhelmed or confused at times. I even had to show two of them how to use the credit card machine for a non-chip-and-pin card (Sadly, most American cards still don't use Chip and Pin). But other than that hiccough, once again I had a great experience and you can be sure that the next time I'm in London, Josephine's will be serving me dinner again.

1 review so far 6
12.06.2016 16:07

Excellent food and great family run business since 1975 : Filipino food deserves a much wider recognition. I am now married to wonderful woman from just south of where the owner comes from near Baggio, so the standards had to be high, as my wife is an excellent cook. We were not disappointed as the food selection covers just about every specialty and don't forget to end the traditional way with a shared tall glass of Halo Halo. If you are Vegan or a carnivore you are in for a treat : so leave some space for some of the very best eating in the West End and surely at some of the most affordable rates in the whole of the media belt this cute little restaurant sits in.

1 review so far 6
29.04.2016 20:54

We celebrated our grandmother's 79th Birthday at this restaurant on 23rd April and customer service was EXCELLENT! The staff were friendly, patient and always willing to help! Food was DELICIOUS and Josephine was always present to make sure that the food was up to the highest standard. It was a big meal well presented and with complimentary dessert for my Grandma's. OVERALL we were very happy and glad that we picked this restaurant to celebrate the special occasion. I cannot recommend this place enough!

1 review so far 3
14.05.2015 12:10

Overall food was average but service was poor. Waited over 15mins everytime someone from our group ordered a coffee. The waitresses didnt even know what food they were bringing out. Expecting people to know by the look of the food. When I myself have never had Philippino food before So didnt have a clue. They are very popular and were filled to capacity so maybe it was just an off day when we went. But staff kept telling us they didnt have enough glasses and whem we asked for more milk for the coffees we were asked....is that not enough. It was a small cup of milk for two coffees and a dark hot chocolate. We also had soup poured over 2 of us and we even helped to clean it up. But the soup wasnt reserved. We were just given that bowl. If it wasnt for the people we were with it wouldnt have been an enjoyable night.

1 review so far 6
27.03.2016 00:59

The restaurant served good food and the service was superb. If you would like to try classic Filipino food, this is definitely a place to visit. The restaurant is not hard to find and is in a very good location. Though it needs a bit of refurbishment with the toilet and decor, but nonetheless the very honest and accommodating waiters made our visit worth it and would definitely come back with family and friends.

1 review so far 4
30.06.2016 19:54

The food is good and the staff is friendly, accommodating, and service orientated. The only concern I have is that the food takes a while to be served. The food came up to be pricey as well for a single person for a drink and a 3 course meal. For this matter, there should be a set menu for a single person. On the contrary, I was allowed to take home my leftover food but the thing is I did not want to carry cooked food Round when I go shopping. I suggest that there should be a menu for a one dish meal to make it more affordable.

1 review so far 6
14.09.2016 07:35

It doesn't get better ! Great friendly service started with a warm welcome soon followed by a refreshing cold Red Horse beer. Really great selection of Filipino Cuisine. Can recommend the Adobong Baboy it was tasty and tender. The Lechon Kawali was perfect tender succulent and beautifully crispy. My girlfriend had the Special Pancet and loved it. This restaurant comes highly recommended from us. Thanks to all the staff at Josephine's

1 review so far 6
28.05.2015 09:41

A lovely meal and very pleasant staff - and a free short guide to holidaying in the Phillipines as an extra (while stocks last I suspect). If there are two of you, go for their set menu which is excellent value. Even for one with drinks, I paid less than £25, including service charge. So good value too for Central London.

1 review so far 4
17.11.2014 19:56

Overall customer service at a fairly high standard, main dishes came at a suitable rate and the food was of a good standard however the dessert we ordered (Cassava CAke) came with mould all over it. Upon telling the waiter he acknowledged it but did not apologise and offered a free dessert. Bemused that he did not apologise we assumed that he would apologise as we left but alas he did not. We will not be returning to this restaurant due to this experience.

1 review so far 4
30.09.2015 09:34

Lovely food, good service. It was very busy, all tables taken and it was clear that this is a local favourite. The meal was not expensive, standard London prices and a good range on the menu. I had tilapia in coconut sauce, pork belly and it was delicious. I would avoid the chicken adobo, really didn't do the dish justice which is odd as it's a popular choice for non-Filipinos! I will definitely be coming back. Many thanks.

1 review so far 6
19.10.2015 09:32

Authentic Filipino dish! It takes me back to the Philippines even though I am thousand miles away. The food was superb! You can ask them their best sellers and it will surely satisfy your cravings. The staff are very nice and accommodating. I will definitely go back to this restaurant!

1 review so far 5
11.05.2016 12:51

My friends and I had an awesome dining experience in Josephine's Restaurant. Service and food was good. The dishes that were served made me miss being in the Philippines. :)

1 review so far 6
03.02.2016 09:53

Easy to find restaurant, five minute walk from Tottenham court road tube station. Staff very welcoming on arrival. Food is as good as you get in the Philippines, very tasty indeed. Both my Filipino wife and I (English) would highly recommend Josephine's, and we will defiantly visit again.

1 review so far 3
03.08.2016 09:14

We found the venue small. We were given a very small table, which could barely support our order. The staff, however, were very helpful and friendly but since it was crowded, the two waiting staff were late in delivering our desert order. The food was well cooked and tasty, although, it wasn't comparable to the native cuisine of the Philippines - I'd say, it was a good effort. Regarding the cost of the meal, average to high, which is acceptable in today's climate of high costs. On the hold, it was an enjoyable evening.

1 review so far 5
03.01.2015 08:37

Very pleasant evening. Waiter was really nice and helpful. Food was tasty - we went with his recommendations.Restaurant was empty when we first went in so a little worrying but soon filled up and was what we hoped. Would be happy to revisit

1 review so far 4
01.07.2017 09:49

Food was okay, although didn't taste like it was all cooked fresh. Waiter insistent on trying to sit us by the window (assume it was to make the restaurant look full). Waiter could have been more personable. My Filipino wife got some of the food she misses, so I guess worth the visit.