Social Eating House
“Relaxed and buzzing Soho bistro” - AA Inspector
LONDON W1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Our Inspector's view
Part of Jason Atherton’s dining empire, the stripped-back bistro-style vibe at the Social Eating House is vibrant and bang on trend, with switched-on, friendly and knowledgeable service. The team here will make you feel like a valued regular, while chef-patron Paul Hood’s thoroughbred contemporary menu catches the mood to a T and delivers with precision, flair and panache, whether via a la carte sharing menu or fixed-price lunch/early evening offerings; aged Cumbrian beef flank tartare, black onion seed, soy ponzu jelly is a delightfully appealing dish, or you might choose a roast Cornish cod, Ras el hanout, cauliflower, apple and caramelized onions. Desserts – perhaps bergamot and lemon meringue, earl grey and charcoal – are refreshingly creative. Downstairs, the intimate kitchen chef’s counter offers the ultimate ‘tasting’ experience, while a sparkling wine list and the upstairs Blind Pig bar complete a class act.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 75
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: Bank Holidays
- Wines under £30: 4
- Wines over £30: 183
- Wines by the glass: 25
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
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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