The Best New Openings in Soho
Every three months we take it upon ourselves to round up our favourite openings in the beating heart of London.
From healthy Hawaiian cuisine to Instagram-friendly waffles in Chinatown, we’ve listed six of the best openings over the last three months. As always these are in no particular order, just our thoughts on the latest and greatest and an overarching suggestion to go visit all of them.
1. Tamarind Kitchen
Tamarind Kitchen, the latest addition to the Tamarind Collection, is an Indian restaurant located in Soho on Wardour Street. Tamarind of Mayfair was one of the first Indian restaurants in the world to receive a Michelin star, and Tamarind Kitchen hopes to bring the same quality of exquisite Indian dining to Soho in a less formal setting.
Address: 167-169 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 8WR
Contact: 020 7287 4243
2. Six Storeys
Six Storeys is the new kid on the block in Soho Square. Spreading over six floors, Six Storeys consists of multiple bars as well as a private and public dining room. Head chefs Alan Lucas and Caroline Gardiner focused on developing an exciting menu highlighting the delicious taste of English food.
Address: 11 Soho Square, London W1D 3QD
Contact: 020 3869 7009
3. The Ivy Soho Brasserie
The Ivy Soho Brasserie is the latest of the citywide brand’s locations, which maintains the Ivy’s upscale aesthetic and contemporary food offering. The 200-cover space includes a restaurant, bar, private dining room and terrace. On the menu, you’ll find a lot of old-fashioned comfort food done with a flourish. While there’s some variation in style across the Ivy’s numerous locations, the quality remains consistent. Balancing the classic with the contemporary, it’s a strong addition to Soho’s exciting culinary scene.
4. Honi Poké
Honi Poké is a new healthy eating Hawaiian joint in Soho and offers light and healthy protein-filled bowls that are full of flavour. Choose from one of their four signature bowls, which each feature fresh, high-grade tuna, salmon, octopus or organic tofu. You can even build your own bowl if nothing on the menu takes your fancy.
Address: 82 Dean Street, London W1D 3SP
Contact: Walk-in only
5. Bun House
Based in Soho but inspired by 1960s Hong Kong, Bun House recalls the era’s tea houses and street stalls. Bao buns are – naturally – the stars of the menu with pig, lamb, chicken, fish and veg options. If you’re looking for a place to experience authentic Chinese food, this spot provides all the right flavours and the ambience. Quickly line your stomach with a few tasty bao before scurrying downstairs to Tea Room to drink the night away.
Bubblewrap is a new eatery that’s swiftly taking Instagram by storm with its delightful, freshly made egg waffles that look like giant bubble wrap – only much tastier. Previously sold at street food markets across London, Bubblewrap waffles now have a permanent home in the heart of Chinatown for all your sweet tooth cravings.