Situated on the ever-bustling Shaftesbury Avenue, you'll find The Noodle House. After some grueling taste-investigation of my own, I soon found out that this South-East Asian food hub is the perfect location for a pre or post theatre dine, as well as a great spot to grab one (or a few) of their delicious cocktails. A tough job, I know - but it's all in the name of research, honestly!
It’s hard to find a better location than in the middle of Soho, so as you can imagine The Noodle House is very easy to find. Its welcoming interior and the delicious scents lofting in from the kitchen had my mouth well and truly watering from the off. A largish venue but with an intimate feel, we were lucky enough to get a window-side table (which if you can get, I would recommend - ideal for some serious people watching), other than that the rest of the seats are spread between tables and more private booths. Basically, my impression was that the space works for small to large groups, as well as couples.
One of my favourite features was the open kitchen, which allows guests to see the chefs at work. This really opened up the surroundings and created a busy and convivial atmosphere. The background tracks were a delight, ranging from a mix of old school classics, to that tune you just want to get up and dance to! As the night went on the lights were dimmed and it notably became more intimate and romantic.
Food & Drinks
Expect a food menu filled with all of your favourite Asian dishes; it’s hard to make a decision but don’t stress as whatever you order will look and taste delicious, trust me I found it hard to stop eating! The drinks menu is quite impressive from its list of tasty cocktails to its local craft beer from Hackney. Expect some strong and aesthetically-pleasing cocktails, the first of mine of which I got to make myself; I would recommend giving the Moon Shadow a go.
The Noodle House ticks a lot of boxes for a venue. It acts as a great restaurant but is also an awesome spot for just a few cocktails to get a night out started. The food is hard to resist so arrive hungry and order to your heart's content, although portions are big so make sure the size of your eyes match your belly. Whether with a group of friends or on a romantic date, I would highly recommend enjoying an evening here.