Randall & Aubin

Randall & Aubin

When it comes to high end fish restaurants London is well supplied with the likes of Bentley’s, Wilton’s, J Sheekey and the like. But as superb and refined as they are, they are pricey. Enter Soho’s Randall & Aubin. Founded in 1996 the Victorian butchery of the same name was turned into an Anglo–French Brasserie…

La Bodega Negra

La Bodega Negra

Mexican restaurants are popping up constantly in London, and in Soho particularly. The Mexican Queen of Soho undoubtedly is La Bodega Negra. There is the street level café that only takes reservations at lunch, and the hidden secret restaurant round the corner where you’re not getting in without a reservation. The restaurant is a lively…

Balans Soho Society

Balans Soho Society

There may be seven Balans Soho Society venues, including two cafes, but the Soho location, just down from one of the cafes, is, for my money, the best. Open from 7.30am to 5 or 6am (depending on the day) on the following day, it is the perfect place to get a great meal any time…

Andrew Edmunds

Andrew Edmunds

Opened in 1986 in an 18th century townhouse and with an historic print shop of the same name next door, Andrew Edmunds is one of the last bastions of old school Soho restaurants among a sea of new chains and trendy spots. The restaurant is quaint and bijou set across a number of small rooms…

Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis

If Quo Vadis is one thing, it is the Grand Dame of Soho. Marked out on Dean Street by a giant art deco neon sign down the side of the building, it was founded in 1926 in its current venue, which had served as a brothel and the home of Karl Marx where he began…

Zédel

Zédel

Brasserie Zédel was initially very much a word of mouth destination on the edge of Soho and Piccadilly. Hidden from the world by virtue of being underground and entered via a staircase at the back of a small café, ZL Café, at street level, it wasn’t really a place you were likely to stumble across.…