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survey result

Summary

£37
    £
2
Average
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Irresistible for its history and authenticity” (as well as for “espresso and pastries”) – this 24-hour coffee bar defines Soho as the hub of London nightlife, as it has done ever since 1949, when the Polledri family – still the owners – opened it to serve what was then a thriving local Italian community. It’s “still skanky – but great” for those who appreciate post-war interiors.

Summary

£37
    £
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Great people-watching” helps make this characterful 24-hour Italian institution the beating heart of Soho, especially after midnight. Founded in 1949 and still owned by the Polledri family, its first customers were Italian waiters from the area’s restaurants needing a caffeine hit. If you find yourself stressing about the “indifferent service”, chill! – it’s all part of the experience.

Summary

£34
    £
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A special place”“frozen in time and all the better for it” – this atmospheric Soho institution defies caffeine fashion and is as perfect a location for a cup of coffee today as it was when it opened in 1949. It operates 24/7 – and don’t even think of bringing your laptop...

Summary

£34
    £
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A special place”“frozen in time and all the better for it” – this atmospheric Soho institution defies caffeine fashion and is as perfect a location for a cup of coffee today as it was when it opened in 1949. It operates 24/7 – and don’t even think of bringing your laptop...

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
22

Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £5.80 £4.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
22 Frith St, London, W1D 4RF
Opening hours
Monday7 am‑5 am
Tuesday7 am‑5 am
Wednesday7 am‑5 am
Thursday7 am‑5 am
Friday7 am‑5 am
Saturday7 am‑5 am
Sunday7 am‑5 am

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