Refuel

Restaurants , Global Soho
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This bar and restaurant is set within the swanky Soho Hotel, tucked away in Richmond Mews. Creative cocktails do brisk business, but it's the dining opportunities that perhaps prove more of a draw these days, with breakfasts, brunches, afternoon teas and a la carte meals doing as much of a trade as the libations.

There's a modern-European feel to that a la carte menu, with dishes including a goat's cheese and caramelised onion pastry served with a pear and walnut salad, a crispy ham hock fritter with apple, radish and Pommery mustard mayo, and a fillet of salmon pan-fried and served with samphire, piquillo peppers and basil oil. Char-grilled tuna with a sauce vierge proves popular, too. 

The drinks list includes various bar bites, including mezze platters, small plates and pizzas. They're served alongside a cocktail list ranging from bellinis, martinis and caipirinhas to signature cocktails from bars from across the Firmdale Hotels group - of which Refuel is one. Expect a long wine list focusing on the old world, too.

Venue name: Refuel
Contact:
Address: The Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews
London
W1D 3DH
Opening hours: Meals served 7am-midnight Mon-Sat; 8am-11pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Road tube
Price: Main courses £14-£35.
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Nicky G
Tastemaker

I booked an afternoon tea here last Saturday afternoon as a treat for a friend's birthday. You may think, as I did, that 'Refuel' sounds more like an on-the-go coffee bar than a place to have a nice afternoon tea. But then you see it's at the Soho Hotel and that the restaurant features hip-industrial shelving with old Americana gas cans and then you get it. Like the Soho hotel, this place has more than a touch of luxury without being pretentious, enough creativity and clutter to make you feel inspired and more than enough quality and good service to not be labelled a hipster joint. My friend and I are both glutards and as such we ordered gluten-free afternoon tea, which starts from £22.50 for tea for two, with everything you'd expect - requisite finger sandwiches (on gluten free bread for us) and two tiers of sweet treats. The English breakfast tea was extra delicious - I don't know how it could be more delicious than normal tea but it really was. Everything actually tasted fresh and delicious, and was beautifully presented, including the tea and teacups with their little zoo animal illustrations. Our treat of treats were two large, soft, buttery gluten free scones with passionfruit curd and clotted cream to finish. As far as hotel afternoon teas go, this was definitely in my top three. 

jeaniekarl
Tastemaker

Refuel Bar is a hidden away bar based in the Soho hotel off Wardour Street. It attracts lot of media and film industry types being so close to the creative film houses. The décor is luxuriant and ambient lighting. There is a great selection of drinks and snacks on offer on the bar menu. A great place to socialise with friends or go on a date within London that isn’t too noisy or busy. I really like their apple martinis and bellini cocktails, very good although a bit on the pricy side.

SJB
Staff WriterStaff Comp

A great hotel bar in soho for after work drinks or to catch up with friends. It's pricey but great drinks menu and it is always buzzy.

MJ

After visiting Refuel, I can confirm the staff went out of there way to provide a truly lovely experience. From the moment we booked the table the staff were interested and keen. The meal was good, the chef creative and the unexpected chocolate for my daughters belated birthday went down a treat. I will return.

Special Offers

Whole baked Seabass and a glass of Santorini wine :£30

From a set menu.

Offer valid until May 31 2016

2 courses & a glass of wine or prosecco: £22.50

From a set menu.

Offer valid until May 31 2016

Afternoon Tea with a Bellini: £25

From a set menu.

Offer valid until Jun 30 2016

3 courses & a glass of wine or prosecco: £24.50

From a set menu.

Offer valid until Jun 30 2016