Time Out says
A self-styled New York-style steakhouse that had discovered the secret of drawing in the Chelsea crowds - even though there's a no-booking policy.
This highly successful steakhouse with a ‘New York warehouse feel’ opened in 2002. Sophie is Sophie Bathgate, who is co-owner of the restaurant with Rupert Power. Sophie's has an approachably buzzy, accessibly upscale ambience.
The menu is shorter than those at many a steak restaurant, with just a handful each of starters, salads, and 'classics.' Here that word means everything that isn't made of grilled beef: tuna steak, ribs, etc. But of course steak is the star, a short selection of cuts, some served in two different forms (e.g. fillet steak and Chateaubriand). The beef is all native breeds, and the rib for the Sunday roast comes from the 'family farm' in Oxfordshire. It is aged and butchered on the premises in a meat hanging room.
The wine list is short and dominated, not surprisingly, by reds. The no-booking policy may force you to wait, as this place is very popular with locals, but there are more painful places to do it than the bar, with a 10-ounce Gibson or Chilli Martini in front of you.
311-313 Fulham Road
|Transport:||Tube: Earls Court & South Kensington tube then 14, 211, 414 bus|
|Price:||Main courses £11-£28. Set lunch (noon-7pm daily) £13/2 courses, £16/3 courses.|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri noon-midnight; Sat 11am-midnight; Sun 11am-11.15pm.|
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Users say (6)
Average User Rating
4 / 5
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Have been coming here for over ten years. Never fails to deliver -- great food, friendly staff, buzzy atmosphere (and the occasional celeb -- have seen everyone from the late Norman Mailer to Kylie Minogue in here). Has just had a refurb and the meat fridge downstairs and new bar set-up make it even better. Love it!
One of my favourite places in Fulham. I've always had amazing service both at the bar and in the restaurant; the food is divine, hearty and well priced, the fit out is cosy and welcoming, and the drinks are delish! Do yourselves a favour and try their infamous chilli martini - mind-blowing!
Regarding the food, I found this to be an adequate steakhouse though nothing particularly special. The service, however, was substandard. Our waitress did not speak proper English and therefore brought my wife the wrong steak. I did not notice until the bill arrived, at which time I pointed out that I was being charged for something that I had not ordered. Rather than simply making it right, the waitress grew defensive and insisted that I had said something that I did not, in fact, say. It was ludicrous and a manager had to intervene. There are much better restaurants in the neighbourhood, and for this reason I would not recommend this place.
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