Soho Restaurants – The Best Restaurants in Soho

At the forefront of London’s food revival, Soho has some fantastic dining options – read our guide to the best restaurants in Soho.

From intimate dining rooms to a 200+ cover brasserie and Michelin starred dim sum, read our guide to the best restaurants in Soho.


Mountain is a new restaurant in Soho from Tomos Parry, the chef-owner of ‘Brat’ in Shoreditch that has taken London by storm.

The menu is inspired by Spanish cuisine and the concept of ‘mar y montaña’ (sea and mountains), with a lot of the ingredients sourced from Wales and the rest of the UK.

Mountain restaurant in Soho from chef Tomos Parry

Favourites on the menu include the fresh cheese and anchovies, spider crab omelette, Jersey beef sirloin and the smoked potatoes.

The restaurant has a large open kitchen with 60 covers upstairs with large windows the length of the building and a counter bar which is available for walk-ins.

Bébé Bob

From the team behind Bob Bob Ricard came Bébé Bob, where the menu focuses on rotisserie chicken, which is the only main course available, served whole with chicken jus and carved tableside, alongside sides like truffle french fries and a focus on Champagnes.

Bebe Bob restaurant in Soho specialising in Chicken and Champagne
Photo by and Copyright: Paul Winch-Furness

Champagne and chicken – what’s not to love!


Opened on Kingly Street in 2019, Kolamba offers a modern take on Sri Lankan home-cooking.

Kolamba Sri Lankan restaurant in Soho
Credit: Kolamba / Studio Fils Interior Design

Favourites from the menu include Sri Lankan ‘short eats’, such as crispy Mutton Rolls filled with spiced mutton shoulder, chilli and potato, and Aunty Mo’s ‘Chatty’ Roast, which sees spicy dry fried beef served with steamed string hoppers and turmeric coconut gravy. 

Sri Lankan Food at Kolamba in Soho
Credit: Kolamba / Studio Fils Interior Design

Larger plates include its Ceylon Chicken Curry with tangy tamarind and coconut; Black Pepper Prawn Fry with green chilli, and Parripu, a dhal flavoured with turmeric, coconut and tempered spices, which can all be enjoyed alongside its signature hoppers and sambols. 

Randall & Aubin

Sitting on Brewer Street it’s not an exaggeration to say that Randall & Aubin is a Soho institution and is fantastically elaborate (you can’t miss the huge disco ball in the restaurant and Edith Piaf on the stereo) while still managing to serve excellent food.

Randall & Aubin seafood restaurant in Soho

Known for its classic French / British seafood the restaurant is a relaxed but elegant space that was a Butcher’s back in Victorian London.

Staff are fun and friendly and very well-informed and the food is simple and understated.

The counter looking out over Brewer Street is the best seat in the house and there can’t be a better way to enjoy a bottle of fizz and a platter of Fruits De Mer.

Bocca di Lupo

Bocca di Lupo showcases the best of Italy with a menu that features food and wine from all across Italy’s regions, broken down by region on the menu.

Bocca di Lupo Italian restaurant

The buzz and the glamour of the restaurant is the perfect pre-theatre dinner location and it is also one of our favourite Italian restaurants in London.

Bubala Soho

Bubala’s new site, located on Poland Street, is the perfect place to enjoy sharing dishes and skewers cooked on the yakitori grill.

Inspired by the modern cafes of Tel Aviv, the 50-seat restaurant includes an eight-seat counter-style bar with views of the open kitchen, as well as a downstairs private dining room due to open later in the year.

Bubala Soho

The fully vegetarian menu is designed for sharing and centres around the flavours of the Middle East.

Menu highlights include the halloumi with chamomile and honey, falafel and smashed Cornish mids.

Quo Vadis

Located in a prime position on Dean Street in Soho, Quo Vadis restaurant occupies the ground floor of the restaurant, while the rest of the building houses the Quo Vadis Members’ Club.

With Jeremy Lee at the helm, dishes display a flair and a simplicity that has become associated with the celebrated chef.

Quo Vadis restaurant in Soho

While the stylish restaurant often hosts the good and the great of Soho, it manages to retain a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere.


Barrafina serves classic and contemporary tapas from all regions of Spain, taking the best raw ingredients and preparing them with minimal fuss.

Barrafina Dean Street

Sit at the bar to enjoy the energy and buzz created from watching the chefs at work at one of the best tapas restaurants in London.

The Palomar

The Palomar serves the food of modern day Jerusalem with a heady mix of influences from the rich cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa and the Levant.

The Palomar restaurant in Soho

The restaurant has become a hit with Soho diners as much for its lively atmosphere as for its sumptuous, unusual and delicious food.

Make sure you try the ‘Kubaneh’ (Yemeni pot baked bread served with tahini & grated tomatoes) – delicious!

10 Greek Street

10 Greek Street, located behind an unassuming entrance on Greek Street, is a relaxed but buzzy restaurant with excellent cooking and a menu full of imaginative dishes that change regularly.

10 Greek Street restaurant in Soho

Bookings are taken for lunch but dinner is for walk-ins only, making 10 Greek Street a contender for one of London’s best no booking restaurants.


From the team behind Bala Baya in Southwark, Kapara is Israeli-born chef Eran Tibi first standalone restaurant.

Kapara restaurant in SohoLocated in Soho in a quiet courtyard off Greek Street, Kapara ofers Israeli-inspired that captures the spirit of Tel Aviv.

Try the prawn baklava, the aubergine heart and the chicken oyster skewers, among many other great dishes.

Bob Bob Ricard

Bob Bob Ricard oozes elegance and glamour with one of the most striking dining rooms in London.

The design takes inspiration from the dining carriages of the Orient Express with tiered booth seating, each with its own “Press for Champagne” button.

Bob Bob Ricard's gorgeous private dining room

The mainly British menu also has some Russian dishes and the cocktail list is fabulous. Definitely a Soho restaurant to add to your list.

Blacklock Soho

Specialising in Chops and only chops, this is a real Soho favourite.

There are a number of chop options to choose from, but we suggest the best way to go is ‘all in’ – a mix of lamb, pork and beef chops served on a char-grilled flat bread that soaks up all the juices – beautiful!

Blacklock Shoreditch

Blackhouse also offers one of my favourite Sunday roasts in London.


Victor Garvey’s Soho restaurant looks towards Californian fine-dining restaurants for its inspiration.

The bright, intimate restaurant celebrates the modern cuisine of the America’s Pacific West Coast, bringing a taste of California to SOho, via LA.

SOLA Califiornian restaurant in Soho

The food is exquisite with a regularly changing tasting menu avaioable for lunch and dinner.

Service is warm and friendly and, despite being a Michelin starred restaurant at the top of its game, the whole experience is relaxed and utterly joyous.

Milk Beach

Queen’s Park Australian restaurant, Milk Beach, is opened a new site in Soho.

It’s a gorgeous space with high ceilings, an abundance of natural light and a large outdoor courtyard.

Milk Beach Soho

Dishes on the menu include grilled prawns, fermented chilli butter; Grilled oyster mushrooms, fermented mushroom glaze, macadamia hummus; Whole deep-fried seabass with nam jim jaew; and belted Galloway bone-in ribeye, smoked bone marrow.

The chicken ‘schnitty’ is also a favourite. Click here for further details.


Stevie Parle’s popular pasta joint, Pastaio, on Ganton Street is an ideal place to head to for fresh pasta, Prosecco slushies and to soak up the vibes of buzzy Soho.

The terrace at Pastaio

Pastaio combines striking interiors, art, and eclectic music with comforting plates of fresh, handmade pasta.

Kricket, Soho

Modern Indian restaurant Kricket, is located on Denman Street next door to the Piccadilly Theatre.

Kricket Indian restaurant in Soho

Tuck into some Indian inspired sharing plates such as Brown Butter Parathas; Keralan Fried Chicken and Tandoori Paneer served with a selection of beers, wines and cocktails.

Click here for further details.

The Devonshire

Founded by Oisin Rogers (ex-The Guinea), Charlie Carroll (founder of Flat Iron) and Ashley Palmer-Watts (ex-Fat Duck and Dinner by Heston), The Devonshire is a traditional pub downstairs, while on the upper two levels, you’ll find a wood-ember grill restaurant.

The menu includes creel-caught langoustines from Oban, hand-dived scallops from Devon and Scottish beef which is butchered and dry-aged in-house.

Brasserie Zedel

Brasserie Zedel is a large, bustling Parisian brasserie transported to the heart of London with over 200 covers, many of which are reserved for walk-ins.

Brasserie Zedel in Soho

Open throughout the day, it offers great value French cuisine at remarkably low prices and is a great pre or post theatre stop.

Stay a little later and visit The Crazy Coqs, an intimate cabaret venue with a mixed programme of live entertainment.

Dean Street Townhouse

Dean Street Townhouse is located on Dean Street in Soho, serving a classic British menu in a cool, buzzy setting.

Dean Street Townhouse, Soho

The room combines vintage armchairs, cut glass chandeliers and wooden floors and the walls are scattered with contemporary British art.

Try the roast chicken for two to share or perch at the bar and enjoy a cocktail or two at one of my favourite Soho restaurants.


We can’t think of many places in London we would rather visit for dim sum than Yauatcha in Soho.

Yauatcha Soho

In addition to the fantastic dim sum menu, it offers over 60 types of tea. Make sure your try the exquisite venison puffs.

El Pastor Soho

The El Pastor team launched another site early in the summer in Soho in the space that was once Hix Soho.

El Pastor Soho

The Mexican food is as good as ever but make sure to visit the downstairs bar, “Mezcaleria El Colmillo” for some excellent margaritas.

The Best Restaurants in Soho

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