Seoul Bakery

Restaurants, Korean Fitzrovia
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Seoul Bakery

At £3.50, you’d be hard pushed to find a cheaper bibimbap in London than the one on offer at this Korean caff tucked that's relocated from behind Centre Point to just around the corner on Great Russell Street. Pay an extra quid and they’ll add some beef, chicken or tuna to the rice, fried egg, vegetable and chilli sauce combo. Other highlights of the classic Korean menu are generously proportioned seafood pajeon pancakes – not the crispest, but guaranteed to fill you up – and fried rice dishes or spicy stews with boiled rice for around a fiver. 


Venue name: Seoul Bakery
Address: 14 Great Russell Street
Opening hours: Meals served noon-11pm daily
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Road tube
Price: Main courses £3.50-£5.99
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As my friend remarked, I am definitely “Grateful to this little gem!” We decided to try Seoul Bakery for lunch this afternoon because my friend had seen a really enticing picture of their fried kimchi rice on Instagram.

We were not disappointed and in fact left so satisfied and full, it was glorious. Of course my friend ordered the Kimchi Fried Rice with chicken, beef, cheese and egg as additional toppings – exactly like the one in the picture she saw! Her order arrived first and not only did it look very appetising but it tasted so too. There was so much flavour in the fried rice from the kimchi and all the toppings, there was really no need to add any of the sauces available on the table (homemade chili sauce and soy sauce).

I, on the other hand, went for another traditional Korean dish, the Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap. This is my favourite Korean dish because I love all the marinated vegetables that come with in the dish and how each restaurant includes different types to make it unique.

As it was quite a cheap meal – £4.50 for the Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap and an additional £1.50 to make it a set with Barley tea, miso soup and a side of kimchi – there weren’t that many pieces of beef (maybe 4-5?). But it was really filling because of the amount of rice and also because my friend and I ordered a serving of Beef Ghimbap to share. This ‘starter’ was done really well too – filled with fresh vegetables, pickles and bulgogi beef – and went well with their homemade chili sauce!

What I thought was really cute about this restaurant was how small and quaint it was. The walls were decked out with lovely messages from customers in all sorts of shapes and colours, which made the place feel very home-y and comfortable. It was a really nice way to add some art and originality to the place, as it is a really small eatery. I also liked that they sold trinkets and typical Korean snacks and drinks, like a mini convenience store!


The staff here seem very few, but the restaurant is very small; so this is understandable. However, they do not seem to care much to talk to or help the customers; and due to the premises being so small, you can often find yourself cramped into a small spot with people you haven't met on the same table, making it sometimes a little uncomfortable if those people aren't very friendly.

However, the decor is brilliant; adding to the post it notes is fun, and it's genuinely enjoyable to be able to decorate the place you eat with a note about your time there or anything else. It makes for quite a nice thing to do as a group in this way, sharing the experience.

As well as this, the food is very cheap and delicious. Most people I know complain about Korean food being too spicy, but this is not the case here; with cheap large meals for a very low price, with any extras an extra £1, and you can choose whether to add the spicy additions or anything else you'd like. The bibimbap starts at £3.50, which is by far one of the cheapest meals outside street food I've ever seen in London; and the portion sizes are more than generous. The kimbap is also very fresh and well made, and although we ordered more than one plate we soon realised this was not necessary: one plate offers ten pieces, making it more than enough for two or more people to share.

I would definitely go back; it's definitely worth the cheap cost and it's a good thing to do with friends even if you're low on money. 

Jamie Scott

Such a lovely place to eat! The staff were amazingly helpful and advised us on what foods were popular and recommended things to our specific tastes! Amazing food and amazing place. Highly recommended!!

jisu kim

i think this place is amazing! super cheap prices and amazing food, i quite like the soondoobu hotpot, its very delicious and satisfying. you wont disappointed when you come here :3

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