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.
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.
Amazing food and very nice service! Everything was delicious and the price is very reasonable. I would definitely go there again and I would recommend!
Magandang hapon (good afternoon in Tagalog). This restaurant has been an excellent discovery: mouth-watering food, good wine, attentive and really friendly service. I can’t praise it enough and since coming here twice with a friend i’ve Even started learning the language.
Even if you are not a Filipino (my wife is) you will enjoy the diverse and well-explained menu combined with attentive service. We had a splendid birthday celebration with plenty of extra strong "Red Horse" beer and reasonably priced french wine.
Utterly delicious food - i had the fish in peanut sauce - unusual and yummy. Great service too - would definitely come back! Try it!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.