Nopi, Yotam Ottolenghi’s upscale restaurant, is Perfect For any time you need to impress someone but also not look like you’re trying too hard. It’s the restaurant equivalent of, ‘oh, this old thing?’. The Middle Eastern/Mediterranean sharing plates lean towards being mostly vegetarian but are uniformly excellent, and are where the best action is. Get the courgette fritters or burrata with blood orange. Nopi’s an excellent spot for brunch in central, especially when you can’t face the queue for the Breakfast Club.
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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Social Eating House
If you like fine dining done Soho-style, you’ll like Social Eating House. The low-lit room is a great place to relax with a drink and some food.
Brasserie Zédel is a classic all-day brasserie, serving steak frites and moules in a stunning Art Deco room. The adjoining bar is excellent, too.
L’Escargot is a classic French spot in Soho. In fact it’s an institution. It has velvet drapes, uses lots of butter, and serves a well-priced lunch.
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Max’s Sandwich Shop
Max’s Sandwich Shop in Stroud Green serves inventive sandwiches with buckets of personality. It’s fast becoming a North London institution.
Temper Covent Garden
Temper Covent Garden is a loud and fun spot from the same people behind the Soho and City branches. This one specialises in pizzas and ‘not pasta’.
Shackfuyu is a banging Soho spot to drink cocktails and eat tasty hipster Asian food. Get the wings and ice cream.
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