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Summary

£65
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2
Average
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Oh là là – looking 100 years old and dripping with charm” this “slick and relaxing” brasserie in St John’s Wood is proving “another instant Corbin & King classic”: “the décor is delightful and service is warm and graceful under pressure”. True to the form, the “food could be more ambitious”, but “for a family meal this lovely place is hard to beat”. (With the founders recently sacked, “will the new regime ruin everything?”).

Summary

£61
  £££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great addition to St John’s Wood” – Corbin & King’s “easygoing” (if “noisy”) brasserie is already something of an “instant classic”, thanks not least to its “romantic interior, which – even though it’s brand new – looks as if it hasn’t changed in a hundred years”. “The food is never really the main thing at C&K places: you go for the whole package”, and that’s true here too – the “simple” classic French fare, though “OK” is often “uninspiring”. To fans, though, “it’s less a meal, more a warm Gallic embrace!”

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s early days, but all the signs are good for Corbin & King’s new venture” in St John’s Wood (on the site of a defunct branch of Carluccio’s) – “a big hit in an area where, surprisingly, there are few really good places to eat” (and “streets-ahead of the nearby Ivy Café”). The faux-French styling is laid on with a bit of a trowel, but the end-result is enveloping and very “stylish”; while the mostly-French brasserie fare steers the typical C&K line between being very acceptable and merely acceptable. “Terrible acoustics” is an issue raised in some feedback (“excessively noisy for the elderly St John’s Wood clientele”, according to one septuagenarian reporter).

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s early days, but all the signs are good for Corbin & King’s new venture” in St John’s Wood (on the site of a defunct branch of Carluccio’s) – “a big hit in an area where, surprisingly, there are few really good places to eat” (and “streets-ahead of the nearby Ivy Café”). The faux-French styling is laid on with a bit of a trowel, but the end-result is enveloping and very “stylish”; while the mostly-French brasserie fare steers the typical C&K line between being very acceptable and merely acceptable. “Terrible acoustics” is an issue raised in some feedback (“excessively noisy for the elderly St John’s Wood clientele”, according to one septuagenarian reporter).

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Soutine Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Soutine Restaurant in NW8, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Soutine restaurant.
Peter M
crowded and tables too close together. The...
Reviewed 18 days ago

"crowded and tables too close together. The Wines were hugely overpriced for a poor selection"

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David P
A midweek lunch outing. Warmly greeted at t...
Reviewed 2 months, 15 days ago

"A midweek lunch outing. Warmly greeted at the door and promptly shown to our table. For me the best table in the restaurant. When we go again, I'll say, we want table... or we are not going !! The menu is an A3 laminated handout, no specials of the day but there is a good choice on offer. The fixed price menu is simple but adequate for a quick lunch, early theatre outing. I opted for Wild mushroom on Brioche (the sauce to pour over.. very special), my friend herrings again with a very special sauce. Mains one Beef Bourguignon, other an Omelette soufle. Both piping hot, excellent. For me the one missing offer was no green vegetables !! Strange ?? Waiter offered me lettuce !! I said no thanks. All in all a very good lunch, the food washed down with a bottle of Alligote and a couple of glasses of red Burgundy for me and by casserole dish !!"

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Sean D
Almost a caricature of a Parisian cafe, ins...
Reviewed 3 months, 21 days ago

"Almost a caricature of a Parisian cafe, inside it’s a charming gem with decent if a bit obvious French cuisine. Very good "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Pudding
£31.40 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
60 St John’s Wood High Street, London, NW8 7SH
Opening hours
Monday11:30 am‑10 pm
Tuesday11:30 am‑10 pm
Wednesday11:30 am‑10 pm
Thursday11:30 am‑10 pm
Friday11:30 am‑10 pm
Saturday9 am‑10 pm
Sunday9 am‑9 pm

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