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Soho legend, The Gay Hussar (founded 1953 and RIP since 2018) has been rejuvenated by Noble Rot’s Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew and opened in September 2020. Even in its heyday, the point of a meal here was to polish off a conspiratorial bottle of wine or two rather than critiquing its stodgy Hungarian scoff. So its ressurection by a wine-focussed group feels like a true continuation of its former spirit. This sense of continuity is reinforced by its still old-fashioned decor, with dark wood-panelling and cartoons from Martin Rowson. Nice to have the old haunt back again. But the dishes are now (thank heavens) much better; even if chef Paul Weaver (with input from The Sportsman's Stephen Harris) does incorporate the odd Mitteleuropean note into what’s essentially a hearty, modern European menu.

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£59
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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.

“An admirable replacement for the Gay Hussar and a great sibling to the original Noble Rot” – this legendary Soho site (founded as the Gay Hussar in 1953, and closed in 2018) has been rejuvenated by Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew and re-opened in September 2020. Even in its heyday, the point of a meal here was to polish off a conspiratorial bottle of wine or two, rather than critiquing its stodgy Hungarian scoff. So its resurrection by a wine-focussed group feels like a true continuation of its former spirit and “there is no end to exploring the wine list” which recreates the excellence of the first Noble Rot; as does its “warm, knowledgeable and impressively passionate service”. The interior was always “really lovely” and retains its still old-fashioned looks, with dark wood-panelling and cartoons from Martin Rowson. Meanwhile “the food quality has been transformed for the better” (thank heavens!) with chef Paul Weaver (aided by input from The Sportsman’s Stephen Harris) “maintaining a more-than-respectful nod to the past” by including the odd Mitteleuropean note in what’s essentially a hearty, modern European menu. “Love it!”

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Noble Rot Soho Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Noble Rot Soho Restaurant in W1D, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Noble Rot Soho restaurant.
enzo r
Warm, attentive and friendly service, fashi...
Reviewed 5 months, 9 days ago

"Warm, attentive and friendly service, fashionable and lovely interiors. Good quality ingredients for a without surprise food. As an Italian who loves Sicily I suggest the Sicilian dish with fish is ok but should be better to increase the amount of couscous itself, very poor in my dish."

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Niall G
Great food - the slip sole was divine. Amaz...
Reviewed 8 months, 18 days ago

"Great food - the slip sole was divine. Amazing wine list and fantastic service"

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Thor G
Early days, right now it lasts the characte...
Reviewed 9 months, 25 days ago

"Early days, right now it lasts the character of its older sibling in Lambsconduit Street"

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Ros H
Lovely food and good service...
Reviewed 10 months, 1 day ago

"Lovely food and good service"

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Warwick W
Just fabulous! The three of us had a wonder...
Reviewed 10 months, 23 days ago

"Just fabulous! The three of us had a wonderful evening with delicious food with slip sole followed by the beef cheek with barley and horseradish which melted in my mouth. This was washed down with the very palatable house wine, a vinho verde aptly named 'chin chin' The service was great, very unpretentious and the bill for all this was exceptionally reasonable, particularly as most restaurants seem to gone quite the other way since the lockdowns"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £18.00 £22.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.50 £25.50 £6.00 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
2 Greek Street, London, W1D 4NB
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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