No one ever went to Café Bohème for the food, and that’s unlikely to change. That’s not to say that there’s anything wrong with the straightforward Gallic nosh, and our quick re-inspection ...
Press Reviews (3)
Alex James (28th April 2008)
Mr Gill’s stand-in this week is rather underwhelmed by NIck Jones’s relaunch of this Gallic institution, on Soho’s main drag. “It’s a shame that one of England’s most bankable restaurateurs couldn’t have dreamt up something more demonstrably English or imaginative or new for one of our finest streets”.
Marina O’Loughlin (10th April 2008)
The critic finds Nick Jones’s relaunch of his Soho “cash cow” to be “a savvy, all-things-to-everyone operation”. “[W]hat was a passable pastiche has been turned into the platonic ideal of a Parisian neighbourhood brasserie, so evocative, so theme-park French, that it could have only been dreamed up by a foreigner.” “Oh, sure, it's not groundbreaking but it's a bustling, good-looking restaurant, full of well-dressed, happy, interesting people eating the kind of reasonably priced food almost everyone likes to eat. And it's well cooked and presented by friendly, accommodating staff”.