Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Soho
Hardens guides have spent 25 years compiling reviews of the best Soho restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 181 restaurants in Soho and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Soho restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Soho Restaurants
Spanish restaurant in Soho
26-27 Dean Street - W1
Its a theatrical experience to watch your food being prepared with such artistic delicacy and loving care at the Hart Bros rightly celebrated bars, whose utterly brilliant tapas is better even than in Barcelona. Despite a queue visible from the space station (at W1 especially), the food is totally worth the wait every time and the terrific and very kind staff add to the wonderfully dynamic atmosphere. Exceptionally, the spin-offs are as good as the original (each is subtly different), but in autumn 2016, change is afoot, as the original Frith Street branch moves site into the redeveloped ground floor of nearby Quo Vadis (see also). Top Menu Tip everything is bloomin marvellous and fresh, but anything out of the sea most especially so.
. Gauthier Soho
French restaurant in Soho
21 Romilly St - W1
A haven in a busy part of Soho this delightful Georgian townhouse is made all the more special by having to ring the doorbell to enter, and once inside, its peaceful series of rooms exude romance. However its the food thats the key element Alexis Gauthiers top-league French cuisine features brilliant flavour combinations, and is matched by a varied and exciting wine list, while staff provide wonderful hospitality from start to finish. Top Tip the lunchtime deal is amazing value.
. The Palomar
Middle Eastern restaurant in Soho
34 Rupert Street - W1
If you cant visit their original restaurant, Machneyuda in Israel this piece of trendy Tel Aviv in London is the next best thing. Cramped, noisy and pulsating with life, you can book for the side room, but the place to be is the buzzy, free-style bar rubbing elbows with your neighbours. Service is friendly and as it comes, and the adventurous Levantine food is ultra-fresh and anything but dull!
. Bocca Di Lupo
Italian restaurant in Soho
12 Archer St - W1
Discover what REAL Italian food is all about at Jacob Kennedy and Victor Hugos buzzing and exciting venue, a short walk from Piccadilly Circus: its inventive tapas-style plates an ever-changing selection from the remotest corners of Italy are unbelievably good and backed up by a gorgeous wine list full of regional gems. Sitting it at the bar, watching the skill and intensity of the chefs is a favourite perch.
French restaurant in Soho
9 D’Arblay St - W1
A touch of France in the centre of London this buzzing two-year-old feels like its been in Soho for years and is an excellent place for the price. Traditional-ish Gallic dishes with a tapas twist rustically presented and packed with flavour include a good selection of regional French cheeses and charcuterie. Blanchette East opened in mid-August 2016 on east Londons curry mile, with a similar menu, but also new Southern French and North African dishes.
British, Modern restaurant in Soho
24 Great Windmill St - W1
The best chops in London, draw devotees to this simple but winning two-year-old in a bare-brick Soho basement that sells very little else. Meat overload (in a good way) smokey grilled chops, chips and wine: whats not to like? The no-reservations policy is a hassle, but they send you a text to come back from the pub when theyre ready.
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Heddon Street Kitchen
London British, Modern £59
Just off Regent Street, a handy brasserie-style operation serving thoroughly competent but rather unremarkable dishes at prices seemingly inflated by association with proprietor Gordon Ramsay.... More
London British, Modern £47
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