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With interiors inspired by minimalist design, Sollip is the London Bridge restaurant from husband-and-wife team Woongchul Park (ex-The Ledbury) and Bomee Ki (previously pastry chef at The Arts Club). Open from Wednesday to Saturday, the restaurant serves tasting menus only that explore European haute cuisine combined with Korean ingredients and techniques. ‘Sollip’ is the Korean word for pine needles, which are used to control flames and smoke in traditional Korean cuisine.

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Summary

£107
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Perfect French cuisine with a Korean twist” has built an impressive reputation for Woongchul Park and Bomee Ki’s ambitious and highly accomplished three-year-old – a patch of serenity in the gritty streets surrounding Guy’s Hospital. The main event is an 8-9 course tasting menu, which is exciting in the freshness of its ideas and with “faultless” realisation. Top Tip – Bomee trained as a pastry chef so pace yourself for dessert.

Summary

£98
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Truly an epic fusion of Asian and French cooking techniques, flavours and produce” justify the trip to husband-and-wife Woongchul Park and Bomee Ki’s French/Korean passion project, in the grungy streets surrounding London Bridge and Guy’s Hospital (winner of the Top Gastronomic category at Harden’s London Restaurant Awards 2021). The “austere” interior can seem “clinical”, but fans feel that “every part is beautiful and considered like the food itself”. “You have to try the Insta-famous daikon tarte Tatin, but something even as humble as a cassoulet is raised to life-enriching memorableness here”.

Summary

£98
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Who would have thought a French/Korean fusion of cuisines would be so successful?” This “tranquil and calm” (bordering on low-key) newcomer, in the unlovely environs of London Bridge, opened just a few days before lockdown in March 2020, and “deserves to do very well”. Behind it are husband-and-wife team Woongchul Park (ex-The Ledbury) and Bomee Ki (previously pastry chef at The Arts Club); their whimsical culinary approach – ‘haute’ European cuisine, but with subtle Korean influences and ingredients – wins utter raves: “a super-clean clash between French elegance and Korean ingredients using very original methods and executed beautifully”. “Every dish is like a love letter to your stomach… so pure, with pastry like a magic trick”. “I felt relaxed, curious, delighted… and departed light yet sated”. (‘Sollip’ is the Korean word for pine needles, which are used to control flames and smoke in traditional Korean cuisine.). Top Tip – “the Instagrammable daikon tarte Tatin is a savoury revelation, the gougeres moreish, but the deceptively simple cassoulet with kimchi you could feast on for the rest of days!”

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8 Melior Street, London, SE1 3QQ

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Sollip Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Sollip Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Sollip restaurant.
Paul F
Exceptional This venue is beautively decora...
Reviewed 1 months,

"Exceptional This venue is beautively decorated in quite a subtle style Staff are very attentive and interested in customers. Near the end of the meal chef popped out to chat to us. What a lovely interesting man. The food Is stunningly presented and quite extraordinarily flavoured. It's a really great and individual style of food. The wagyu dish was sensational, but frankly all course were quite superb, really well worth visiting. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £99.00
Lunch £78.00  
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 135.00 Dinner only 7
Menu2 78.00 Lunch only 4
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
8 Melior Street, London, SE1 3QQ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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