Thanks to a partnership with leading wine importer, Les Caves de Pyrène, the Terroirs group has pioneered the natural wine movement in London. Soif, the third of its four venues (so far), has the perfectly pitched, quirkily cool ambience of a British take on the ideal Parisian bistro. Design may seem casual, yet not a poster, a blackboard or napkin is out of place. Implausibly delicate C&S glassware provides the perfect vehicle for the terrific collection of intriguing wines, a dozen or so served by the glass. Most hail from France and southern Europe, but there’s an honourable look-in from the New World. Vintage ciders and beers featuring the cult Kernel brewery, digestifs and intriguing stickies (tomato liqueur, anyone?) round out the list. Food is well sourced, deftly cooked in an open-view kitchen and served in generous measure: velvety duck rillettes with cracking cornichons was a starter sufficient for two; copiously dressed tomato salad dotted with goat’s cheese and excellent pickled walnuts came as a huge plateful; and a dish of smoky and tender pork loin with creamy champ and perky girolles left few gaps to fill. Also gratifying was a dense, dark and delightfully uncloying chocolate mousse. With the easy option of sipping and nibbling in the bar area, you don’t need much excuse to drop by, though it’s wise to book for the rear dining room.
When we're not off harvesting our vines in Spain, or on one of chef Anthony's international foodie trips - we're on Battersea Rise, sharing our favourite artisan food and wine discoveries with friends at the bar and planning our next exclusive wine dinner or international restaurant pop up.
Whenever we’re in Paris you’ll find us at Le Verre Volé on Canal-St-Martin! So we’re cracking open the cellar to welcome Thomas and the team who are taking over Soif’s kitchen for one night only on Sunday May 7. We’re getting together to celebrate the Real Wine Fair happening in Wapping this same weekend. Le Verre Volé will be serving a set menu at £40 per person from 6.30pm till late. Get in touch to book.
Monthly wine dinners
Next up is Giro d'Italia on May 17. Michael is taking us back to our roots for another immersive evening of incredible food and wine from, this time from regional Italy.
Seven dishes paired with seven great wines from the north to south of the boot for only £65 per person. Get in touch to book.
Join our Soif regulars with industry friends; mingle with winemakers at the bar and enjoy the warm homecoming atmosphere.
Looking for private hire? Sunday roast? Date night ideas? Gift vouchers? Private wine tasting? Just ask.
27 Battersea Rise
|Opening hours:||Open noon-10.30pm daily. Lunch served noon-3pm Tue-Sat. Dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Clapham Junction rail|
|Price:||Main courses £15-£18. Set lunch £10 1 course (incl glass of wine and coffee). House wine £19 bottle, £4.50 glass. Meal for two with wine and service: around £90.|
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Average User Rating
3.3 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:2
ate here on saturday night, and had a fantastic evening. food was great, wine was fab, atmosphere was lovely, and the service was fantastic -attentive and lots of smiles.. so for all the complaints below I think they must have taken it on board.
Don't come to this restaurant. Overpriced. Bland food. Unintelligible staff. The wine that we had was practically undrinkable. All this for £100.
Ate here last night for the second time. Food was really outstanding both times. Service: atrocious. Needed to beg/borrow/steal fresh cutlery between courses, our waiter helped himself to half a glass of our nice red wine, plates kept going to the wrong person at the table, the list goes on. Really a shame since the food was delish.
Over rated and over priced. Pushy service, food looked like it was dropped from a height onto my plate. tables to small to enjoy meal. Wine list impressive but didnt have first 2 choices and took ages to find third option.
I went to Soif on 30th Ddecember and had a fantastic time. It is a great restaurant which was buzzing with other tables of happy people! The menu was full of choice with plenty of plates which you wouldn't have at home. I had the special for my main which was Rabbit and it was cooked perfectly and tasted fantastic. Homemade black pudding which was delicious and great to have as not many restaurants would actually make that. The wine list was also brilliant, lots of choice and if you aren't sure the staff were very knowledgable about what to have with what dish. In fact the staff were very helpful throughout the evening, being attentive, sharp and happy. I cannot wait to return and see what other options there are on the menu!