Social Eating House

“Jason Atherton’s classy Soho bistro – a laid back, buzzy atmosphere and stellar cooking.” - AA Inspector



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2023 saw changes in the kitchen here, with a new executive chef and new head chef too. The setting is dark and moody, with a relaxed, retro feel. A small window counter with a couple of seats looks onto the street, and there’s a bar with half a dozen stools. There are bare brick walls, buttoned leather banquettes and simple bare wood tables with old-school bistro chairs, or go downstairs and you can sit and watch the brigade create each dish in front of you. Service is friendly and efficient, and a seasonal menu offers spot-on modern British bistro cooking, with the set lunch offering great value for the Soho location.

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AA Notable Wine List
Social Eating House
58–59 Poland Street, LONDON, W1F 7NS


  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: Bank Holidays
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 4
  • Wines over £30: 183
  • Wines by the glass: 25
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

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The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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