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||Contact:|
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|
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Average User Rating
3.9 / 5
- 5 star:7
- 4 star:19
- 3 star:3
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:2
Popped in here with my Mum for pre theatre cocktails. Didn't have a booking but despite being busy managed to be seated. Lovely drink, decadent yet refined atmosphere & friendly staff. My only criticism was for an expensive drink & table service charge a few nibbles would have been appreciated. For other high end establishments usually a bowl of nuts or posh crisps are the norm with cocktails
I should start off by saying i can't review the food at DSTH as 10 minutes after we arrived, most of Soho was plunged into darkness due to that massive power outage. However it still deserves a review based on the drinks and the management and staff. We were sat outside under the patio heaters enjoying great cocktails and champagne. Even after the power cut, the restaurant kept serving despite having to point of sale machines or ability to charge cards. The management took our card details and email and very trustingly let us leave owing what turned out to be nearly £290 just of drinks - we settled the next day. Many business would have just closed and turfed everyone out. Kudos where its due :)
You can't go wrong with DST in Soho. The best power business breakfast in town. Eggs any style or salads, kippers or porridge, you choose, it's all good. Read the paper, browse the news and go about your business with gusto. Service will be efficient, pleasant and unobtrusive. Just perfect.
Went here for a friends birthday dinner and I was not disappointed. Great service, even though we were quite a large table (full of picky people :) ). not cheap, but worth every penny! Posh without being snobby.
I will definitely have my birthday dinner there this year!
I adore Dean Street townhouse. The afternoon tea here is incredibly good value at £19.50 per person and fantastic quality. The surroundings are relaxing yet quite lavish, but not at all pretentious. It's probably better for an Autumn or winter afternoon tea as there's a lot of velvet and snuggliness perfect for that time of year. I have been to a lot of afternoon teas in London and this is one of the best.
Can't quite understand what we were doing wrong at our table at 5.30pm yesterday. We ordered drinks, we ordered some small plates of food but the waiters seemed to think we had caused us a heinous crime, so much so they spent the next hour trying to get rid of us. Asking us if we wanted to order dinner - at 5.30pm? (thought this was Soho not Florida) Yet when we said we might order some more food, snatching back the menus. The table was booked for 7pm and we said we would of course vacate by then. At 6.25pm the bill was smacked down on the table and the waiters achieved their desired effect - we left as quickly as we could.
Excellent breakfast choices with fast and efficient service and a relaxed atmosphere to match. Sit casually next to media's power brokers, read the paper and get your day started the right way. Highly recommended.
Great food, nice atmosphere/interior with pleasant & quiet outdoor front patio. Would go more often if they had an all day breakfast menu.
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).