Randall & Aubin

Restaurants, French Soho
4 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
Venue says A bottle of chilled white wine and a platter groaning with Fruits de Mer - what could be a nicer way to start the week?

This Brewer Street seafood restaurant opened in 1996, and is now something of a Soho institution, and is as good an example as any of the area's gradual move from seedy past to much more seemly present. The site actually dates back to 1908, when it was London's first French butcher's shop. Many of the original design features remain. 

The focus here is on seafood, with plats de fruits de mer of rock oysters, whole crab, Atlantic shrimps, diver scallops, cockles, whelks, cherry stone clams, Mediterranean prawns and green-lipped mussels alongside bouillabaisse, crab and lemon risotto, spaghettini marinara and char-grilled Cornish squid.

Other dishes include French onion soup, bavette steak with pomme frites, a house burger and slow-roast Aubrey Allen pork belly served with mashed potatoes, roast apple sauce and gravy. The wine list leans heavily on the old world, with more than 20 by the glass. 

Randall & Aubin also have a branch up in Manchester.

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Randall & Aubin says
Flirty fun, good times and fabulous food in Soho! Sip crisp white wine and Champagne while quaffing oysters and tucking into divine seafood, classic French and modern British dishes, all under the rotation of a glimmering disco ball. We'd love to show you why it's accumulated so many fans.

From its roots as a Victorian butchers shop to finding itself at the epicentre of London's gay scene and now to Soho's gentrification, Randall & Aubin have always embraced the old and the new; 18th century chandeliers from Paris share ceiling space with a giant, glittering disco ball, which so perfectly reflects the fun-loving, lighthearted atmosphere that makes Randall & Aubin such a unique dining experience.
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Venue name: Randall & Aubin
Address: 14-16 Brewer Street
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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I can praise this restaurant enough, I've been coming here for several years now and it never disappoints. Fantastic food and atmosphere plus the staff make everybody feel so welcome.


I came here for oysters and champagne and that's what I got baby!

Fresh clean and very meaty oysters! Only downside was that they were either frozen from the ice beneath or were pre-frozen so plenty of it was left in the shell as it some parts were frozen solid :(

A shame really as the dressing was lovely and they were incredibly filling! Not the best oysters I've had but not bad indeed. I'd like to go on another occsssion just to try their fish dishes .. Their own brand of champagne was lovely BTW! Fresh crisp and a healthy glass of it too!

Staff Writer

I love this restaurant.  Really cool decor, great atmosphere, and some brilliant sharing menus. 

A great, affordable date location in the centre of London

Charly Lester - Time Out Head of Dating