Dean Street Townhouse

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DST is buzzing from open until close across a series of Georgian-era rooms, and the menu cossets and comforts with well executed classic British dishes.

All things to all people at all hours – whatever the Soho occasion, chances are Dean Street Townhouse fits the bill. A leisurely breakfast, elevenses with the morning papers, a brisk business lunch, afternoon tea, pre-theatre quickie, romantic dinner for two… and if that dinner gets uncontrollably romantic, there are rooms upstairs. As a result of this catch-all appeal, DST is buzzing from open until close, and efficient but sometimes distant staff keep things moving along briskly.

The all-inclusiveness extends to the menu, which rarely startles, but cossets and comforts with classic British dishes (there’s a great fish and chips with mushy peas, as well as cauliflower and Keen’s cheddar soup, and liver with bacon and onions). Special note must be given to the other Scottish national dish perpetually on the carte: mince and tatties. Paw Broon might splutter into his tea cup at the £13.50 price tag, but it’s as good a version as anyone south of Gretna has ever made.

DST is spread across a series of Georgian-era rooms, which exude a sense of history while wearing lightly their classical upgrade: the only irritation being the too-low chairs in the side room, which force diners into sitting uncomfortably.


Venue name: Dean Street Townhouse
Address: 69-71 Dean Street
Opening hours: Breakfast served 7am-noon Mon-Fri; 8am-noon Sat, Sun. Brunch served noon-5pm Sat, Sun. Tea served 3-5pm daily. Meals served noon-midnight Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus or Tottenham Court Road
Price: Main courses £13.50-£34. Set dinner (5-6.30pm, 10.15pm-midnight) £16.50 2 courses, £19.50 3 courses

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 1 star:0
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Came here for afternoon tea with my girlfriends and it was amazing, great atmosphere, lovely food


3 of us ate here before going to the theatre. 2 of us ate from the pre theatre menu and 1 went a la carte. The starter salads were both good sized and full of flavour. The fish and chips (haddock)was served on a bed of mushy peas and was tasty. The mince and potatoes was simple but done well. The cod and lentil dish was also good. We all had deserts which were also unfussy, comforting and good (rice pudding, ice cream and meringue). The wine list seemed comprehensive and the cocktails were not cheap but were good quality. The service was good and the atmosphere in the early evening was lively and buzzy.



Great place for meetings as it's still fairly quiet and low key compared to similar restaurants. The food is standard modern British fare so lots of choices to please and the service is excellent.

Samantha H

Great for a group brunch, ask for a booth at the back.  Food isnt revolutionary but it is tasty and service is quick.  

Staff Writer

One of my favourite places for a post-work espresso martini. A spot at the bar can be difficult to score but it's always  great night if you do - the guys behind the bar are really friendly and will certainly look after you. The private room is also a great option for groups and special occasions.



Staff Writer

Breakfast, lunch, dinner always a treat. Breakfasts are superb from the healthy options to the full English breakfast. Lunch and dinner menus are simple and classic. The staff are always exceptionally pleasant and welcoming. Try drinks at the bar if later in the evening and you can get a space.


Stunning decor, attentive staff and espresso martini's to die for!

Stephen Mount

Great food, nice atmosphere/interior with pleasant & quiet outdoor front patio. Would go more often if they had an all day breakfast menu.

Guangpei Bo

We enjoyed our dinner at there. Sea trout was really great. I also want to recommend arctic roll with raspberries.


Lovely place-rubbish service. Placed my order for breakfast which the friendly waitress didn't write down. 30 minutes later I inquired where it was-they knew nothing about it. They were very apologetic but I got up and left and went to Nopi on Warwick St which was fantastic. I'll go back for another go as I liked the look of the place hopefully it was just a glitch.


Bar food was really quite tasty (look on the back of the main restaurant menu). One really rolly-eyed bar staff (Him). The other really friendly and helpful (Her).