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Summary

“Still doing it right after 30 years”“this reliable old friend ain’t bust so they haven’t fixed it”. “They don’t make them like this any more!”, but if you want to see what a wine bar looked like in the 1970s, this “lively and fun” Soho venue perfectly fits the bill. It helps that “the owner, Simon, takes a personal interest”, and presides over “an extensive list of wines, many of them by the glass”; plus “a varied and well-cooked menu”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A perfectly preserved, “proper” 1970s wine bar in Soho, where the atmosphere always fizzes “with a good buzz of conversation” and you’ll always find a “warm welcome”. Great for “not-too-serious business”, it has a “sensibly priced wine list that’s a pleasure to work your way through” and “classic, albeit old-school food” that’s “pretty good”. “Been coming here for well nigh 30 years, and it’s home from home: Simon and his team always deliver. Bravo!”

£47
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Like an old friend” – this “bustling”, ’70s-survivor wine bar in Soho is “always full of fun, as owner Simon presides over the very clubby atmosphere” (“it’s seemingly perpetually full of chartered surveyors!”). “Even if the menu does seem a little trapped in time”, the food is “varied, well prepared and always good value”, and “the selection of wine is amazing”.

£49
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Often full of bibulous professional-types”, this “noisy and crowded”, “’70s time warp” in Soho “always comes up trumps”; longstanding owner Simon is “hands on” and “utterly charming”, and presides over the “reliable” fare, “fantastic” atmosphere and “wine list to die for”.

£49
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Shampers is an independent restaurant and bar under the same ownership since 1991, when I bought the business


My background before training as a cook was 8 years in the wine trade.


Roth, our Senior Manager, has been here since before I bought the business. Dinn, our Head Cook, has been with us for almost 20 years.


Our menu features plenty of daily specials where we particuarly specialise in fish.


You can also eat “tapas” style informally at the bar.


Downstairs at Shampers, which seats 40, is available for private dinners and buffets. The whole premises can be used for private parties and weddings at the weekend.


We do love to “customise” menus for people, so please do ask!


Simon

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.95 £17.95 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Current menus

Restaurant details

Portions
Yes
45
80

Shampers Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Shampers Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Shampers restaurant.
Susan J
Great place, lashings of individuality, cli...
Reviewed 5 months, 9 days ago

"Great place, lashings of individuality, clientele all sorts"

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4 Kingly St, London, W1B 5PE
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-11 pm
Tuesday12 pm-11 pm
Wednesday12 pm-11 pm
Thursday12 pm-11 pm
Friday12 pm-11 pm
Saturday12 pm-11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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