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Summary

£86
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A glorious spot for a boozy seafood bite, watching Soho stroll past” – this “always busy” and “buzzy” venue was converted over 25 years ago from an atmospheric old butcher’s shop (est 1911) and oozes quirky Edwardian charm. Perch on a stool, and “exuberant staff” will serve you fizz and “expert fish dishes” (“simple, but cooked beautifully – fruits de mers, oysters, pints of prawns”). “It’s not the most comfortable time, but worth it for the quality of the food and general ambience”. “Long live R&A”.

Summary

£83
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A true Soho classic”, with “the most fun front-of-house staff in London” and “fantastic fresh seafood” – served for the past quarter-century in a “lovely old butcher’s shop” from 1911. “It isn’t that romantic, but you can have the best times in this delightful spot”, which is “great for pre-theatre or a post-matinee restorative”. “When in need of a pick-me-up, one can’t go wrong with huîtres and champers at R&A”.

Summary

£68
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Freshest seafood”“buzzy vibe”“excellent staff”“fabulous location and decor” (inherited from an Edwardian butchers, est. 1911) – “you can’t possibly go wrong” at this Soho landmark, converted nowadays into a “fun” Champagne and seafood bar. “Not a place for a peaceful dinner but then not everyone has a glitter ball. Despite all they’ve been through in the last 18 months, staff are still welcoming and cheerful” – while “the new outside tables are a bonus”. Top Tip: “go for the specials, you’ll never be disappointed”.

Summary

£61
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“No-fuss”, “fresh seafood done really well” combines with a “fun” and “buzzy” (“riotous” even!) ambience, at this Soho landmark – formerly a butcher (est 1911) that morphed into a restaurant 25 years ago. “It’s still excellent after all these years, like meeting an old friend – we love it”. “Go for the specials, they’re always worth trying”.

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Randall & Aubin Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Randall & Aubin Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Randall & Aubin restaurant.
Andrew J
Crab; cod; chocolate delice. A nice pre-Xm...
Reviewed 2 months, 13 days ago

"Crab; cod; chocolate delice. A nice pre-Xmas treat, as ever. 2 people, 3 courses, plus wine: £200."

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Stephen P
Amazing seafood at reasonable (for London) ...
Reviewed 9 months, 10 days ago

"Amazing seafood at reasonable (for London) prices. Great dining room, if you don’t mind cosy and a menu full of great dishes that are well executed by the kitchen. Waiting staff attentive and friendly. Just a great place to eat. "

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Piers T
Exceptionally cheap for the area, real valu...
Reviewed 10 months, 14 days ago

"Exceptionally cheap for the area, real value to be had at cheaper end of menu. Room is small but feels intimate and buzzy rather than cramped. Service charming if slightly erratic but they know their stuff and the hectic pace at which they work isn't contrived."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.80 £21.80 £14.50 £10.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
14-16 Brewer St, London, W1F OSG
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑12 am
Sunday12 pm‑10:30 pm

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