Time Out says
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 marys and smoothies of an energising bent are served up too. Daytime and evening mains range from Clarence Court Scotch eggs and sharing platters to smoky fish pies, char-grilled salmon steaks and lasagne. Desserts include cakes, cupcakes, traditional puddings and gluten-free options.
Each of the wines from a list taking in Italy, Chile, Spain and France is available by the glass. Three sparkling wines and a couple of cocktails are available alongside bottles of ales and lager from St. Peter's Brewery and Wyld Wood organic cider. Soft options include milkshakes, freshly squeezed fruit juices and fizzy drops from Fentimans.
36-38 Old Compton Street
|Opening hours:||Open 8am-midnight Mon-Sat; 9am-11pm Sun|
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Users say (23)
Average User Rating
4 / 5
- 5 star:3
- 4 star:17
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:0
Very disappointed. Went there around 10am for a tea and a cake, with my 1 month old baby in a pushchair. I was hoping to feed my baby while having my tea.
I was refused a table and told I could only use a stool in a bar-like table which wouldn’t have allowed me to have my baby near me or feed her. Not very nice.
I left and went to a nearby place from a chain. Shame that independent places are not more concerned by service, there’d be less chains and more of them if they were...
I recently went for a lovely birthday afternoon tea to Muriel's. I used afternoontea.co.uk to look for the best value deals in London. Having recently tried Browns, I decided to set for the next cheapest option I find, which I was quite surprised to be Muriel's.
Having been to the Richmond restaurant, I immediately found the Soho branch a lot nosier and busier. I was pleased to be sat in the quieter lower ground floor surroundings, which felt more serene! The staff were very helpful and attentive, which was great.
Afternoon tea comes with a variety of tea options, from English Breakfast, to Early Grey and Peppermint - there's a good amount of choice - tea can also be swapped for filter coffee. The afternoon tea itself was wonderfully unusual. The sandwiches, cakes and scones arrived together on a quaint miniature picnic table. Sandwiches included Chicken and Avocado, Smoked Salmon, Cucmber and Egg mayo - they were simple and fine, I though the bread could have been a little fresher, but I liked them displayed on skewers. The mini scones were delightful and the mini cake selection was varied - from small fruit tarts to brownies and carrot cake, there was something for everyone.
At 16.75pp I would thoroughly recommend Muriel's for afternoon tea - very good value for central London.
This restaurant has a great menu. There's so many things I want to try, I'll definitely be going back. It is a great place to catch up with friends at the weekend. A bottle of prosecco for under £30 - can't go wrong! Will definitely be returning soon.
I absolutely love Muriel's Kitchen! My friends and I went there for a pré shopping late breakfast on a Saturday. As we came in, we were stunned by the interior. It is really cosy and the perfect place for a breakfast/brunch or to hang out in the weekend. As you enter, on the left hand side there is a table where people sit on swings, very cool. We had booked a table so we were brought to the back of the restaurant which has a cozy cottage feeling: wooden features, lots of space and comfy seats. We ordered blueberry pancakes with greek yoghurt, a bowl of delicious muesli and sourdough toast with avocado, eggs and extra salmon. An absolute plus was that we didn't have to wait long for our food and it was absolutely delicious! A small minus was our waitress who could have been a bit more friendly, but oh well, everyone can have a rough morning sometimes, right? Overall, I would definitely recommend this place!
Tip: make a reservation in advance to have the most comfortable seats and lots of space for you and your guests!
I ate at Muriel's last weekend having already walked round the area for 20 minutes searching for a restaurant to seat 6 of us for brunch. The wait time was only 20 minutes (compared to more than an hour at most nearby restaurants) so that was a plus! The interiors are homely but spacious. The cabinet had some beautiful freshly made sandwiches, croissants, cakes and pastries that would be handy for a quick bite. The menu was extensive and it was convenient that they serve breakfast until 3pm. The food was delicious, and my poached eggs were cooked perfectly. My only negative would be that the orange juice tasted watered down. Reasonably priced and attentive staff. I would go back again.
You can't really go wrong with Muriel's... Especially at this time of year. It's so cute and cosy inside! If you're looking for some honest comfort food to warm up these dark and dreary evenings than look no further than Muriel's. The menu boasts home-cooked, heart-warming dishes - their creamy fish pie and minted peas is a winner! One thing I will say, it's so warm in there that i actually left feeling in need of a nap... turn that heating down a tad!
A selection of great comfort food and healthy looking options that I've never tried but sound very nice. It would get 5* if they had draft beer
I'd describe this place as the perfect spot for lunch or dinner with your mum or a gaggle of girlfriends. Actually feels like it's your mum/friend's kitchen - all rustic and cute, with homemade cakes and quiches, etc. They have a great wine menu as well, and the vibe in here is just relaxed and friendly. They have sit down tables as well as more comfortable, larger soft-furnished chairs at the back if you just fancy a cup of tea. Lovely stuff!
I met my Mum for a mid-week lunch at Muriel's kitchen and had a lovely meal. The staff were lovely and very attentive and when I explained that we were pushed for time they pushed our order forward. We both had the fillet steak and chips which arrived within 10 minutes and was very tasty (although quite a filling choice for lunch!) For £15 a head for a main and a drink I can't fault them and the Christmas music and cosy chalet-esque interior made for a good choice for a December meal too!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Carrot cake here!! Pretty pricey pure slice but the slices are huge and you definitely know you're getting your full money's worth of delicious moist carrot cake!
A place with every kind of food you might fancy, (pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, cake, coffee, salads, antipasti etc.) all made to a decent standard. Reasonably priced, nicely furnished, nice staff and nice food. It isn't an amazing restaurant, but it satisfies all your basic needs to a great level when you just want something nice to eat. Would definitely recommend.
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