Restaurants in Soho
The restaurant lined streets of Soho can seem an intimidating prospect when deciding where to have dinner in London. Thankfully, DesignMyNight are on hand once again to share some of our wisdom as to the best restaurants in Soho (arguably, some of the best restaurants in London). Book a space now at some of the top Soho restaurants to be wined and dined until you're too full to move; tables at these Soho restaurants are always snapped up in a heartbeat.
Last updated on 6th September 2016
Tuscanic is a dainty Italian deli that lives on Old Compton Street. Step inside this petite eatery and take a seat at one of their charmingly rickety wooden tables; from here, tuck into plenty of cured meats, pastries and cheeses - everything directly imported from Tuscany. With an authentic menu, an all Italian-staff, and an undeniably Tuscan ambience, a trip to Tuscanic will make you feel as if you've visited Florence.
Sun 13 & Canons' kitchen is run by head chef, Asma Khan - one of the rising stars of London’s food scene thanks to her exceptional Mughlai cuisine. Here, she's created an extraordinary menu of dishes based on family recipes stemming from the royal kitchens of India. Head down to enjoy exciting, authentic North Indian cooking like never before - dishes include Chicken Rezala, Shorshe Chingri and Venison Kofta.
Matching a visionary design with an exceptional menu of globally-inspired, seasonal cuisine, the Restaurant at Sanderson offers a high-grade experience typical of this leading West End hotel. Warm up for dinner with a couple of drinks in the Long Bar before retreating to the Restaurant, where more artisanal cocktails support an ever-changing and highly inventive menu.
Wahaca serves up some of the tastiest Mexican street food that you'll find in a large radius of Soho. This isn't greasy burritos or cheap tortilla chips, this is authentic and fresh Mexican grub that's packed full of flavour. We're talking freshly made guac with lime juice and coriander, slow-cooked pork topped with a red onion relish & habanero chillies, and sweet potato and feta taquitos. To wash it down? Tequila of course.
Barnyard is a plush pad in Fitzrovia where agricultural charm and the rugged nature of the countryside fuse to create a rustic little eatery. Ran by the folks behind Oskar's Bar at Dabbous, you can definitely count on sumptuous home made foods and delectable drinks here. From the interior right down to the plates ploughed out of the kitchen, Barnyard is a plot of rural taste and flavour.
Grace Bar is a charming eatery in Soho that's ideal for an affordable light bite for lunch or an indulgent three course dinner. Here, you'll find a ever-changing menu of fresh, classic dishes and seasonal specials. Head down for lunch and tuck into the likes of the Asparagus & Garden Pea Girasole Pasta, or if you'd rather go all out at dinner, treat yourself to the 28 Day, Dry-Aged bone-in Ribeye Steak!
Fusing traditional Greek cuisine and culture with a few modern twists, Elysée Restaurant & Bar is a lively restaurant in Soho, ideal for an all-in-one night out with friends, family or colleagues. Guests can get excited about live jazz performances, the obligatory plate smashing and a late licence extending until 3.30am - you're in for an indulgent evening at Elysée Restaurant & Bar.
Inamo really does take the biscuit for the most unique of all our recommended restaurants in Soho. Boasting a wonderfully innovative concept as its centrepiece, whereby the ordering system is beamed directly onto the table, Inamo is unmatched in creativity. Always a popular choice, Inamo Soho is one of the best restaurants in London for oriental-fusion style dishes.
After an American dining experience in Soho? We know the perfect place on Ganton Street. Make your way to The Diner where you’ll find a venue that harks back to the classic 1950s diner scene, as hungry guests choose between all-day breakfasts, buttermilk pancakes, hotdogs and all kinds of hamburgers. What’s the booze like, though? The Diner also features a good spread of beers as well as boozy shakes and award-winning teas spiked with all kinds of spirits.
Injecting a dose of modern day London into traditional Chinese dim sum, Opium offers contemporary additions to older stapes. Another of our favourite restaurants in Soho, this might be one of the best restaurants in London for dim sum. An ideal spot to impress a date, catch up with friends over a spot of dinner, or simply to enjoy a couple of drinks with friends, this is one of recommended restaurants in Soho.
Deep in the heart of Soho, DSTRKT is a subterranean restaurant bar in London mixing up Modern European dishes with a cool, entertaining atmosphere with in-house DJs providing the backdrop to your meal. There's a dedicated bar area, an open kitchen and a luxuriant style to this space with its split level set-up and sharing influenced menu.
Red Dog Saloon does American BBQ'ing the right way. Here, you'll tuck into top-quality cuts of meat that have been slow-roasted over aromatic hickory wood in Red Dog Saloon’s award-winning smokers. The mouthwatering menu here boasts the likes of Pulled Pork, 16-hour smoked Brisket, and St. Louis Cut Ribs; accompany these dishes with a substantial selection of sides. And to wash it all down, why not go for an American craft beer?