Pubs and Cafés
classic Soho café with a wide range of delicious cakes and pastries:
the fresh croissants make it a good place for breakfast. Its Frenchness
extends to the Toulouse-Lautrec style cartoons byTerroni.
little corner of Paris in the heart of Soho attracts a faithful
clientele, who love its delicious coffee and heavenly cakes.
small, one-bar establishment where conversation flows freely among
strangers, this Soho pub was once the haunt of the artist Francis Bacon
at the bar or out on the heated pavement and enjoy the best Italian
coffee in London. A huge screen at the back of the bar shows Italian
football matches. Open 24 hours.
Fernandez and Wells
lovely coffee shop serves quality coffee along with delicious
croissants, pastries and cakes. It is also open for breakfast when you
can order grilled pancetta or black pudding with egg mayonnaise in a
The Admiral Duncan
A small, lively bar in Old Compton Street – one of dozens in the area with a gay clientele.
This is what gastropubs are all about – great food, plenty of atmosphere (especially on market day), and a decent pint.
A small, bright vegetarian restaurant serving delicious salads and hot dishes, packed in boxes.
The Cork and Bottle
A 1970s basement wine bar with vintage music, bistro food and a fine selection of wines (see Cork and Bottle).
The Dog and Duck
Small, friendly pub with Victorian tiled walls, classic pub food and British cask ales .
This bustling trattoria sells quality pizzas as well as pasta, and swordfish simply grilled with oil and garlic.
leather banquette seating and wood flooring, with typical dishes
including squid and mackerel “burgers” and bavette of beef.
63 Frith Street W1
020 7734 4545
French food, such as fried goose liver, is served here. The restaurant
was set up by Nico Ladenis, one of London’s best chefs, who is now
Choose from the trolleys that trundle past at this popular dim sum venue, or from the menu of stir fries.
1 Gerrard Place W1
020 7734 0396
is a fabulous place to sit and dine, especially at lunchtime, when the
Channel-hopping menu of mainly French food seems a treat among the
captivating gold, wood and marble furnishings.
Be prepared to book ahead and dress up to enjoy med scallop schu mai or venison in puff pastry.
15 Broadwick Street W1
020 7494 8888
The best fish restaurant in London in a charming setting, with dishes including shellfish and fishcakes.
An oriental conveyor-belt restaurant serving imaginative dishes.
103 Wardour Street
020 7479 4790
Trendy Thai restaurant with a minimal interior.
110 Wardour Street W1
020 7255 8686
Enjoy quality tapas at the counter in this stylish restaurant. Expect to queue.
54 Frith Street W1
020 7813 8016