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Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.quovadissoho.co.uk
  • Email: info@quovadissoho.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 437 9585
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday:
    Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm
    Dinner: 5.30pm – 10.30pm
    Monday - Friday:
    Breakfast: 8am - 11am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Lee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We Have 2 dining rooms
    The Marx room that seats up to 24 guests and the Leoni room that seats up to 12.
    We can host drinks receptions and cocktail parties for up to 80. We also offer meeting facilities and day delegate packages.
  • Private Party Contact: Eleonor Venning 0207 437 9585

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Tottenham Court Rd and Leicester Square Tubes
  • Parking: No
A word from Quo Vadis
Beyond the great edifice of Quo Vadis is a charming dining room where we offer our menu, amended merrily & daily. There is a bar serving cocktails and champagne, wines, ales and a menu of plain, simple good fare. We also boast two handsome private dining rooms,both beautifully appointed and very well attended to. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Couldn't believe how many time I must have passed this restaurant and not known it was there! Lovely meal last Friday – a celebration – and food and ambience were excellent (my starter of smoked trout , minted peas and horseradish was the highlight). The food is seasonal and there is a good variety of small and large plates. The décor is beautiful – lots of old glass, not too noisy although it was full, and with a relaxed atmosphere, which somehow also felt very special."
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "Very good meal for a fairly good price, staff very friendly and efficient. The theatre menu only had two options, but these were really interesting and delicious choices, and just the right size. However, the restaurant was by no means full, and we had to wait a while for the food to come- we were ordering from the pre theatre set menu, and arrived at 6, but had no time for pudding."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "Really great dishes from seemingly market fresh ingredients. We passed by & checked out the menu 2 or 3 hours before our booking during which time I had a good idea of what I fancied eating1 When we had been warmly welcomed and shown to our table the menu had already changed - even better it included some of our top favourites. The starter of 2 terrines was probably the best such I have ever been served. All round good service. "
    dined on 15/04/2014
  • "The food - goat's cheese with peas and broad beans followed by duck leg with roast potatoes for me, grilled anchovies followed by sweetbreads for him - was delicious. It was also beautifully presented and served piping hot (where appropriate) which is something many restaurants fail to achieve. The service we friendly, helpful and not too intrusive."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "From entering the resturant to having your coats delivered on departure service was faultless.knowlegable and friendly Menu remains innovative and fresh I would like to see more attention new world wines on the list but that's just personal taste"
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Lunch at Quo Vadis is an absolute delight. The service is outstanding, the food delicious and the ambience completes a wonderful dining experience."
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "Great meal again at Quo Vadis. Had the bites for starters the salsify was great. The sea bass and sea greens was wonderful beautifully cooked fish. Pudding excellent as well. Would recommend."
    dined on 25/03/2014
  • "Quo Vadis is a beautiful restaurant with a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The menus are works of art in themselves, featuring a series of wood cut prints. Uniquely, a set Theatre Menu for £20 is offered throughout the day and is not restricted to an early pre- or later post- theatre slot. This makes it a brilliant and delicious bargain. The main menu is also very reasonably priced for such quality. The menu is deceptively simple but belies the very careful consideration given to its content and everything is enticing. The restaurant is a wonderful idea, very well done."
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "From arrival to departure the service was top notch, very welcoming and helpful. The menu was creative. We chose the Squid with Monk's Beard and Puntarella to start followed by the salt cod with broadbeans both dishes were superb and then to finish off the evening we shared a very nice creme brulee."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "Exceptional - everything about Quo Vadis is quality - food, service, atmosphere - one of the very very best London has to offer - already a firm favourite - it's very easy to see why this restaurant is so popluar - superb."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Excellent from start to finish. Perfectly sized portions, full of taste, very friendly service"
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious pre-theatre meal with superb food, professional service and finely paced attention."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "We arrived early for our dinner, and were seated in the bar area instead of the main restuarant; one of the excellent waitresses swiftly moved us to a more comfortable corner table once it was clear. They were attentive without being obtrusive and were all friendly and helpful. The food was very good, my terrine starter was enormous, and tasty. Mains were also good and a shared toffee pudding was sinful. All in all, a second great meal in a lovely room."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "Have been here several times now and we took some friends this time. Both said this was the best meal they've had in ages. So good. Thank you chef Jeremy Lee. Thank you so much for keeping quality food affordable in such a lovely place."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Had an excellent pre theatre meal. Welcoming, attentive service and really good food. Only a choice of 2 dishes at each course (including one vegetarian) but great value at £20 for 3 courses, plus reasonably priced wines. Will definitely return."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "A great place for a high quality meal with charming staff adding to the occasion. A good if expensive wine list"
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "This was a very enjoyable lunch with a great ambiance and excellent service. I would recommend it highly."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Sat night dining in central London can be such a scrum, but Quo Vadis, although busy, is the exception. Caring but unpatronising service and fine and slightly quirky food."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Nice restaurant. Warm welcome. Fish dish (brill) did not live up to expectation/menu description at all,small portion swimming in tasteless and lurid green sauce ! Apart from that all fine but a disappointing main course choice."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "The menu at Quo Vadis uses seasonal ingredients and some unusual ones revived from times gone by. In some ways it reminds me of the best things about my grandmother's cooking, but only if she had managed to gain herself a Michelin star. The amazing Duck & Pickle was a meaty hunk of duck breast elevated to perfection by pickled vegetables, redcurrants, blackcurrants and baby blackberries. Loved it. There's a cheaper set menu too which still contains outstanding dishes that would be worth paying a la carte prices for. Wine is reasonably priced and service is excellent. It's also worth noting that chef Jeremy Lee is actually in the kitchen too and not just a name above the door, which explains why the quality here is so high and so consistent."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Delightful luncheon restaurant with character, flair, delicious food and personal yet professional service."
    dined on 26/02/2014
  • "Interesting place, lots of famous faces, food is old-fashioned, sometimes a bit greasy."
    dined on 20/06/2013
  • "This place gets it right. Staff are charming, efficient and actually know what's going on. If things aren't quite to your liking they fix it, the welcome they offer feels like a genuine one. The menu and the room are both lovely, a really comfortable and relaxed space to eat very well. Oh and the food tastes great."
    dined on 25/02/2014
  • "Three for an early Sat lunch. Very friendly greeting and staff attentive. But the menu was confusing given that it was on one page. A comprehensible layout in the centre was surrounded by boxes listing dishes of varying sizes including a theatre menu. The theatre menu could include any of the other dishes too, we were told, not just the ones in the theatre box. Smaller portions of these perhaps but it was really difficult to start to reconstruct the menu in our heads. In the end we ordered less than we might have done because it was easier. It was a bit like a map which does not have a "you are here" mark so you get lost and frustrated. It was a shame because the food was good but the menu put a bit of a barrier up between it and us!"
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "Superb Valentines Day meal, the Duck main course being the highlight. Very friendly and attentive service, many bread re-fills. Jeremy Lee in full flow - great to see him. A quirky venue and menu but this was ourt second visit and it was even better than the first."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Good service but, we felt the food let the restaurant down. For a menu that appears to want to go back to basics, everything came out very complex or pretentious. The flavours were very heavy without any nuance. For instance, I had the salted cod. The dish ended up being so salty that I could not eat it. Comparing dishes that my friends ordered, there were inconsistencies in cooking style and a lack of theme to the restaurant. My friend had the mackerel. It came out entirely charred with no seasoning apart from a slice of lemon and no other garnishes. My other friend had the lamb dish which was stringy and tasted more like mutton. Overall, we agreed that we would not return to Quo Vadis if we had a choice."
    dined on 20/02/2014
  • "Fish was undercooked - chips were over-cooked. Rather average."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "Staff fantastic, professional but relaxed and friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Food a little disappointing was expecting a bit more wow with the flavour combinations. The quality of produce was there but I found the food bland."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "This was my second visit. My first visit last December left me thinking it was my favourite restaurant so i took a dear friend who i thought would also love it. That in itself had the makings of disappointment. Lovely light bites as starters, great service.We ordered mutton & chips for mains. Chips chunky, golden and hot. Mutton delicious but tepid so sent back. Came back 10 minutes later and it was obvious that the meat had been put under a heater...same meat a bit warmer but not hot so sent back again. Delicious at third attempt. Apparently the heater under which they rest the meat before serving wasnt working but they hadnt spotted it .Really? Lots of apologies and no charge but very disappointing."
    dined on 19/02/2014
  • "It ll started with a fantastic Campari, blood orange and pomegranate aperitif. Delicious use of seasonal produce to present stunning food. Just the right size of portions. Great mutton shoulder with chickpeas and kale. Buzzy atmosphere a mix of Soho media, couples and other wo/men about town. We would go again."
    dined on 18/02/2014
  • "We started with a cocktail in the bar, where the batman was charming. The bar and dining room managed to be both sophisticated and formal, whilst also being relaxed and welcoming. Our waitress was friendly and attentive, but not obtrusive. The food was absolutely fabulous. My onglet was tender and delicious. My only regret is that I was so full I couldn't fit in any more food. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. It's worth a visit for the beautifly decorated menus alone, but the food and staff were pretty amazing too."
    dined on 17/02/2014
  • "This was recommended by the friend I met there. The service was good and the atmosphere fine but the food was frankly overpriced and for a lunch menu offered choices far heavier than I wanted to eat. There are better choices around."
    dined on 18/02/2014
  • "Although The Delauney sets the standard for breakfast we enjoyed breakfast in Quo Vadis. It is stylish and the sservice is good. For an extra £10 each you get an elegant experience in this iconic Soho restaurant. It is still good even though it is no longer Marco Pierre White. The club is good. Karl Marx's dinning room is worth a look if you ask nicely. Go for it."
    dined on 07/06/2013
  • "A very elegant restaurant with excellence food and service. Will definitely return for a special occasion."
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "Lovely rooms, nice cozy ambiance. Food is always interesting and inventive. Had fried cod/chips this time and must say way too much fried, not enough fish to balance. Baked salsify is delicious but only got two small pieces! Service quite fine if a little unsophisticated. All in all, I recommend it as a really comfortable place to have dinner."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "We got the food after apprx. 5 mins. The "steak" looked horrible with 60% fat and 40% meat. At the edges it was too well done and in the middle it was raw. I tried one bite and it tasted perhaps a bit like the soul of a shoe would. I asked for their house salad since the steak was just not eatable. The salad came in short after and I had a bite, it was all good until I started finding fish bones lying about in the salad. The manager came out and asked was everything alright and I asked was it normal to find bones in the salad, not even in the fish but in the salad itself, answ: you can expect that yes".I would not recommend Quo Vadis to anybody and would never go back. We were still hungry leaving. Very disappointed"
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "My wife initially did not receive the correct food order - which was because the order was misheard which, in isolation, would have been entirely forgiveable, especially as it was deducted from the bill even if not ideal. This was followed by a coffee that was ordered but never arrived (including one that came late), together with late delivery of other drinks and apparent disapproval when one of the diners wanted a beer instead of wine and also unsolicited opinion from the waiter regarding the choice of beer which was quite embarrassing."
    dined on 12/02/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyable, non-pretentious place to have dinner. Food was very good and not too expensive. Best of all is the ambience of the place which means the overall experience is great"
    dined on 12/07/2013
  • "Quo Vadis has been uneven over the ten years I've been eating there. On its day it's the best lunch in Soho. And the service and ambience in the dining room are pretty hard to beat in W1. Very good right now."
    dined on 12/02/2014
  • "We had the pre-theatre menu. We chose the egg and beetroot salad. The lamb's lettuce had grit in it. We could have put this dish together at home, there was no skill in it! This was followed by slow cooked mutton and chick peas with a green sauce. It had a very peculiar flavour which we asked about but got no satisfactory answer. The meat had been rubbed with something which made it bitter. Overall this was a very disappointing dining experience. We have been to Barafina which was good, This was not good."
    dined on 07/02/2014