Nestled in the heart of London’s West End, Soho enjoys a well-earned reputation as the go-to place for a great time.
This reputation extends to the district’s fine dining scene. Here’s our pick of Soho’s best restaurants, all with at least one AA Rosette for culinary excellence.
Three AA Rosettes
Previously a formal French restaurant, this Regency townhouse in the West End has reinvented itself as a laid-back vegan venue. The results are impressive – Chef Alexis Gauthier’s menu showcases pioneering plant-based cooking, underpinned by classic technique and presentation.
This stripped back, bistro-style addition to Jason Atherton’s dining empire is vibrant and bang on trend. Inspired by Soho’s famous buzz, Chef Patron Paul Hood delivers a thoroughbred contemporary menu, served up with precision, flair and panache.
This elegant dining room in the heart of Soho is a celebration of the modern cuisine of America’s Pacific West Coast. The setting is equally special, with abundant plants and sculptural lighting evoking the sunshine of the Golden State.
Two AA Rosettes
L’Escargot has been a Soho institution since 1927. Housed in a magnificent Georgian townhouse, this characterful restaurant is renowned for its traditional French cooking in the Parisian grand brasserie style – enjoy delicacies including lobster bisque, steak tartare and, of course, Escargot with garlic butter.
Blanchette was opened by three brothers from across the Channel, who have created a setting that feels every bit Parisian boulevard bistro. The concept is based on the idea of sharing – from smaller snacks such as charcuterie and cheese, to larger traditional dishes with a Blanchette twist.
One AA Rosette
Enjoy stripped back, honest Italian cuisine at this fantastically fun restaurant that specialises in bringing the highlights of food and wine from across Italy’s twenty regions to diners. To truly experience a taste of the venue’s culinary theatre, pull up a stool at the Chef’s Counter.
This charcuterie and tapas bar is inspired by the cuisines and wines of Spain and Italy, and welcomes diners into a lively environment filled with high-level tables. Head Chef William Breese is the mastermind behind the seasonally changing tapas menu that’s delightful in its simplicity.