A cultural melting pot, the best Soho restaurants find inspiration not only in far flung climes but also in their immediate surroundings. The energy of Soho always makes for an exciting night out and the best restaurants in Soho certainly justify making a trip into central London. Our recommendations for Soho restaurants include a mix of great value for money haunts as well as restaurants to go to for an extravagant blow-the-budget meal out. So take a look at this list of the best restaurants in Soho and head out for a very nice meal indeed.
Don't forget to check out our recommended list of Soho bars
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240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll St), Soho, London, W1B 3BR
(020) 7478 0540
Aqua nueva's top floor location offers impressive views across the capital and serves contemporary northern Spanish cuisine within sleek surroundings. Aqua nueva is another Soho restaurant that's easy to recommend. Great Spanish food and top-notch views.
Bone Daddies ramen bar is one of the finest Soho restaurants, with brilliant ramen dishes and authentic Japanese staples.
31 Peter Street, Soho, London, W1F 0AR
(020) 7287 8581
Ceviche is a Peruvian kitchen and pisco bar opened by Martin Morales, with head chef Gregor Funcke.
17 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4RF
(020) 7292 2040
Ember Yard is the 4th restaurant by the Salt Yard's Ben Tish and Simon Mullins.
60 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 8SU
Ember Yard charcuterie and grill sees most dishes cooked on a charcoal grill as well as a variety of hot and cold smoked options.
There is also a basement bar at Ember Yard that offers cocktails inspired by the smoked and grilled theme of the restaurant.
(020) 7439 8057
Forty Dean Street is one of those Soho restaurants recommended by everyone, such is the quality of its Italian fare.
40 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4PX
(020) 7734 1853
Gauthier is one of the most popular Soho restaurants, and with good reason. Excellent cooking from one of the best chefs in the business.
21 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1D 5AF
(020) 7494 3111
Grillshack is the latest venue by Richard Caring open on Beak Street.
61-63 Beak Street, Soho, London, W1F 9SL
Grillshack offers a varied choice of meals including chicken dishes, burgers, breakfasts and salads.
(020) 7734 9321
inamo is a state of the art restaurant using modern technology to create a unique dining experience.
134-136 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8ZP
(020) 7851 7051
Jackson and Rye is a stylish restaurant and bar offering American meals from breakfast through to dinner, with brunch available at the weekends. There is also an intimate cocktail bar at Jackson and Rye with drinks following the American theme.
56 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 4JG
(020) 7437 8338
Meaning Apples and Pears in Italian, Mele e Pere is a great shout for anyone looking for Italian restaurants in Soho that know how to work a stove.
46 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9TF
(020) 7096 2096
Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the capital's best chefs and this Soho restaurant showcases that to fine effect.
21-22 Warwick Street, Soho, London, W1B 5NE
(020) 7494 9584
Pastaio is a restaurant by Stevie Parle that specialises in fresh pasta that is hand-made on a daily basis. The concise menu at Pastaio features simple, seasonal dishes that utilise the best British produce, with highlights including grouse, rabbit & pork agnoli; Long Fusilli, crab courgette, yellow tomato & marjoram; and a selection of antipasti dishes.
19 Ganton Street, Soho, London, W1F 9BN
Italian cocktails, spirits & beers are available with Pastaio's prosecco and Aperol slushies taking centre stage.
Russel Norman's impressive Beak Street is one of those Soho restaurants everybody raves about - and with good reason.
41 Beak Street, Soho, London, W1F 9SB
(020) 7734 4479
Randall and Aubin is a sophisticated restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and a wide variety of dishes on Brewer Street.
16 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 0SQ
(020) 7287 4447
One of those restaurants easy to recommend in Soho if you're after authentic Thai food, Rosa's remains a popular choice.
48 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 5BF
(020) 7494 1638
Jason Atherton follows Pollen Street Social with his new venture, Social Eating House. Social Eating House boasts a kitchen headed by Paul Hood.
58 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 7NR
(020) 7993 3251
Whyte and Brown is a casual restaurant specialising in chicken and egg dishes such as chicken Caesar burger and risotto Scotch egg. There is a bar area at Whyte and Brown offering a variety of cocktails and bar bites including chicken crisps made from crispy chicken skin.
Kingly Court, Soho, London, W1B 5PW
(020) 3747 9820
The seafood here is easy to recommend, and with Soho restaurants like this it's easy to see why the area is so well thought of in culinary circles.
13 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5PW
(020) 7434 3611
Yalla Yalla Beirut Street Food brings authentic Lebanese cuisine to the heart of Soho.
1 Greens Court, Soho, London, W1F 0HA
(020) 7287 7663
If you're the indecisive type, you may want to avoid Alan Yau's Yauatcha with its 150 varieties of tea and 24 dim sum options.
15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DL
(020) 7494 8888