Restaurants in Soho London

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Soho has a great range of restaurants to satisfy any culinary craving. If you want to try a traditional British restaurant, try Dean Street Townhouse. If you're more in the mood for authentic tapas, there's Barrafina, and for sumptuous spicy Chinese, try Ba Shan. Check out the rest of the restaurant guide for our recommendations for the best restaurants in Soho. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions.

Brasserie Zédel

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, creators of the Wolseley and the Delaunay, have struck gold with this grand art deco basement brasserie. It’s a huge set-up and attracts a mix of tourists, office types and couples. Affordable French staples are the big draw and set menus start at under a tenner for two courses. In the months after it opened, we’d been impressed by the quality of cooking and on-the-ball service, but recently we’ve detected a dip in standards. In

Free live music every night in the Brasserie after 10pm.
  1. 20 Sherwood Street, W1F 7ED
  2. Prix Fixe menus starting at £8.75 for 2...
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Ethos

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4

There are reasons why Ethos might make you wary. It’s near Oxford Circus, it’s vegetarian, it’s a self-serve buffet and you pay for your food by weight. (That’s the weight of the food, not your weight.) This ‘comida por quilo’ system is a popular economy-restaurant style in Brazil, but it’s been relatively unexplored in the UK. Adding to the gimmicky potential, on any given day the main menu might include more than a dozen dishes from the diverse cuisines of

Ethos is the perfect place for a festive celebration in the West End. Enjoy two courses and half a bottle of wine for £29.50 per person.
  1. 48 Eastcastle Street, W1W 8DX
  2. Meal for two with soft drinks and service:...
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Señor Ceviche

  • Rated as: 4/5

You know what they say: practice makes perfect. And Harry Edmeades, aka Señor Ceviche, has had plenty of practice. In 2012, after a stint at Lima’s renowned ceviche restaurant El Mercado, the 25-year-old British chef came back to London and started Don Ceviche, a pop-up with just five ceviches (raw fish cured in citrus juice). Then he spent another two years perfecting and expanding the menu before launching this ‘proper’ restaurant. Señor Ceviche is in Kingly Court, a

Pisco Power Hour! Monday to Friday £5 casa cocktails, half-price cerveza and vino de la casa!
  1. 1st Floor, Kingly Court, W1B 5PW
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Momo

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Still London’s most glamorous Moroccan restaurant, Momo attracts a fair smattering of beautiful people alongside couples on special dates, hen parties and business types. The soundtrack of classic Maghrebi beats and attractive young francophone waiting staff create a seductive buzz. Sexy Marrakech-style interiors, sparkling with light from intricately latticed mashrabiya-style windows and ornate metalwork lanterns, add to the allure. Tables are small and tightly packed, but

Celebrate a great holiday season - warm atmosphere, delicious food, perfect company. Come and book your Christmas party or dinner at Momo!
  1. 25 Heddon Street, W1B 4BH
  2. Main courses £17.50-£28. Set lunch £15.50 2...
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Berners Tavern

  • Rated as: 5/5

Restaurateur Jason Atherton has had a great year. Berners Tavern is the third restaurant he’s opened in the West End this year; the other two, Little Social and Social Eating House, were very well received for their playful and appealing dishes. This new venture is more of the same, but in a much grander setting. It’s housed in the new Edition hotel in Fitzrovia, which looks like the older, more sophisticated sister of the Sanderson hotel just down the road. Both places were

  1. 10 Berners Street, W1T 3NP
  2. Main courses £15-£26. Dinner for two with...
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Rum Kitchen

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Offer

The original Rum Kitchen opened in early 2013 in the island paradise of Westbourne near Portobello Road, and was an immediate hit with the sort of locals who were probably reminded of their last holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands: Prince Harry and his pal Cressida Bonas were snapped loitering outside. It’s Caribbean for the loafers-and-gilet set, for sure, but it’s a lot of fun, especially the basement bar.And now it’s washed up in Kingly Court just off Carnaby Street,

Lunch deal: jerk chicken rainbow salad and a soft drink, or jerk grilled chicken burger and Red Stripe beer at £10 (Mon-Wed, 12pm-4pm).
  1. First Floor, Kingly Court, W1B 5PW
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Dean Street Townhouse

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4

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

  1. 69-71 Dean Street, W1D 3SE
  2. Main courses £13.50-£34. Set dinner...
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Cinnamon Soho

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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An offshoot of Westminster’s classy Cinnamon Club, this more casual venue specialises in small plates inspired by pan-Indian flavours and western presentation. Don’t be deterred by the dark and narrow ground floor and basement dining areas – the cooking, overseen by talented executive chef, Vivek Singh, is the real attraction. Try, for instance, the Punjabi-style gingery lamb mince, topped with crisp-crusted juicy brain fritters sharpened by a kick of lime. Remember to

Stay central this Christmas Day and book to dine at Cinnamon Soho. Enjoy four delicious courses for only £45 pp. Kids 12yrs and under £25!
  1. 5 Kingly Street, W1B 5PF
  2. Main courses £12-£17. Set meal (lunch, 5-7pm)...
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Muriel's Kitchen

One of three Muriel's Kitchens in London - the others are in South Kensington and Leicester Square - this Soho branch brings the same emphasis on monthly-changing menus featuring locally sourced British ingredients. The bucolic interior features herb planters, flora, arbor seating and hanging potted plants. It's open from breakfast, with early meals including blueberry pancakes with maple syrup, sausage sandwiches, eggs Florentine and a variety of other cooked breakfasts. Bloody

Christmas at Muriel's Kitchen Soho. Book your three-course Christmas dinner for only £22.95pp!
  1. 36-38 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4TT
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The Noodle House

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

The best food in South East Asia usually comes from a roadside street food cart or cramped hawker stall. In contrast Noodle House combines a selection of typical hawker staples in a sanitised setting, without the queues, and with table service. Noodle House is a Dubai-based chain with branches from Moscow to Muscat. Yet this first UK branch is reminiscent of the upmarket shopping centre food courts you find in Singapore, where shopping and eating are the island-nation’s

  1. 117 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8AD
  2. £25 and under
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Sarah Lewis
Sarah Lewis

We visited Mele e Pere in Brewer Street for lunch earlier in the week. Their lunch menu is great value at £8.50 for a main course that could include Braised short rib beef with chantenay carrots and crushed potatoes. Fantastic prices and worth a visit - the best Italian in Soho!

Lina Ho
Lina Ho

I was in London Chinatown there was a restaurant called 'THE CHEAPEST RESTAURANT IN TOWN" neon lightbox. Fantastic beef stir fried noodles serves daily always full house too! no tax, free tea. I really want to know if this is still there