For going big in Soho, Bob Bob Ricard gets our vote every time. The restaurant’s been put together in such a way as to make the entire evening unforgettable, from the over-the-top Art Deco room and completely, unnecessarily opulent food, to all the moneyed-up Londoners and glamourpusses it attracts. The food’s memorable because we don’t often eat these French and British classics (a very good Beef Wellington, Boeuf Bourguignon) paired with upscale Russian dishes (SO MUCH CAVIAR), but it’s all very enjoyable and in the best possible taste. You will take a thousand selfies here, drunkenly bash the ‘press for champagne’ button at least a couple of times, and stumble out into the night all the better for it.
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The Best Restaurants in Soho
There are almost too many places to eat in Soho. Here are our pick of the best restaurants to hit up in London’s greatest neighbourhood.
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Duck & Waffle Local
Duck and Waffle’s second location doesn’t have spectacular views, nor is it open 24 hours, but it’s a solid low risk option in Piccadilly.
Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s flagship restaurant serves modern Middle Eastern-sharing plates in a stunning, upscale dining room.
Balans Soho Society
Balans in Soho is a classic modern brasserie with an all-day menu of burgers, pastas, and salads. It’s perfect for brunch and opens til very late.
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Fish Central is an old school fish restaurant in Clerkenwell serving an excellent three course set dinner for under £20.
Clipstone in Fitzrovia serves creative small plates and is a great place for anyone looking to dip their toes into fine dining.
Tramshed is all about British chicken and steak, served in memorable surroundings. It’s handy for last minute group dinners - get the Yorkshire pud.
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The Gallery at Sketch is a Mayfair restaurant with the most photographed toilets in London. It also serves stupidly expensive and inedible food.
Bocca Di Lupo
If you want to know where to find the best Italian food in Soho is, it’s at Bocca di Lupo.
J Sheekey is a classic West End post-theatre hang where you might spot a celebrity and will be guaranteed to have a great meal.
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