Refuel
Refuel

Refuel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.firmdale.com/london/the-soho-hotel/soho-refuel-bar-restaurant
  • Phone: 02075593007x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast:
    Monday - Saturday: 7am - 11:30am
    Sunday: 8am - 11:30am
    Brunch:

    Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2pm
    Lunch:

    Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
    Dinner:

    Monday - Sunday: 4pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Executive Chef: Robin Read & Nick Kimber
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment:
    Every Sunday the hotels operate a "Film Club". It's a club in name only and is open to hotel guests and members of the public. It involves lunch, dinner or afternoon tea in the hotel restaurant followed by the movie of the week which commences at 3.30pm for £35.00 per person.

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Refuel
Set inside London's prestigious Soho Hotel, Refuel Bar and Restaurant enjoys an enviable location in the heart of the West End, just moments away from some of London's most popular theatres and nightclubs.
The ground floor restaurant is decorated in warm neutral tones and features brown leather and suede seating with a long pewter bar and a specially-commissioned mural by London-born artist, Alexander Hollweg. After perusing the extensive wine list, you can enjoy modern European dishes like grilled chorizo with bean and basil salad; Dover sole with lemon and tartare sauce; and succulent Aberdeenshire steaks. Refuel also boasts one of Soho's best dessert menus with tasty treats like mango tarte tatin, banoffee ice cream, and hot chocolate fondant on offer. In fact, Refuel is far too prosaic a term for the great experience of dining at this restaurant. Relax, recharge, restore yourself at Refuel.
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Refuel reviews from OpenTable diners
237 reviews since 23 October 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambience4
    Value3.6
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (98)special occasions (95)business meals (80)group bookings (69)brunch (67)afternoon tea (57)fit for foodies (53)romance (47)sunday lunch (38)outstanding value (33)good vegetarian options (25)child friendly (8)disabled access (7)outdoor eating (2)Show More
  • Brilliant
    Lews
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    We had the October Roast and Confit duck offer and it as excellent, great foods, lovely wine list and really friendly but not overbearing staff, make time for a cocktail before heading to your table and the menu was extensive, so would be a same to miss out!! Enjoy
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Little gem in Soho
    GourmetVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I went back to Refuel for a birthday dinner and everyone loved the food and the choice available on the deal menus and a la carte. They surprised me at the end of the meal with a lovely happy birthday plate filled with delicious macarons, slices of chocolates cakes and some fruits. I loved it! I love the ambiance there and will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Family meal
    Table4two
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This was a post theatre meal for my wife, daughter, her boyfriend and myself. I booked online as I considered it might be a fun place to have a family catchup, and as my wife and I had been previously I knew the food was of a high standard. It did not disappoint, everyone had a good evening, food and service was very good, I would certainly book again.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as on previous visits
    Diningchallenge
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great food and excellent value but unfortunately service was really quite slow on the evening we visited. We waited half an hour to order dessert.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Birthday tea treat
    Popchild21
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Lovely welcome and service for a friends afternoon tea birthday... But of a wait for food when the place didn't seem too busy with two small children who had an even longer wait for there food and had to sit and look longingly at the grown up afternoon tea before theirs arrived, but on the whole we were very well looked after and would return.
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    afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charlie
    czbrown
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    The staff at the Refuel Bar spoilt us rotten. We were celebrating a friend's achievement and they made us feel like royalty! Thank you for such a gorgeous afternoon.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, group bookings, outstanding value
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  • Great food
    rfrf
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    The Sunday Lunch was three courses for £25.00. It was excellent quality and the portion sizes were big. Staff were very accommodating to our requests. Wine was expensive though. Even though we felt we could eat no more, the desserts were enticing and did not disappoint. Marmalade custard - delicious!
    Special Features:
    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refuel at the soho hotel
    VIBE
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Not been to Refuel before but would certainly go again. The special menu 3 courses and a Bellini for £24 was good value with good selection. All those dining found something they liked and were pleased with it. Not small pier toons either and very well presented.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location
    AlJimBru81
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Good, simple online booking process. Friendly, good service and great food. Booked for business lunch and clients all very happy.
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    business meals, group bookings
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  • hug1
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Great value with the seafood platter and bottle of wine offer though had to specially ask for the Open table offers
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back
    bocaVIP
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    This really is a hidden jem in the heart of Soho. The Toptable deal is outstanding value. Great service.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    What amazing restaurant! I had a set menu with the cured salmon as starter wich was just delicious , then lamb as main wich was well cooked and so tasty. Then a a pineapple carpocio which was yummy! Yeah it was a great value and I do recommend it!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, child friendly, disabled access, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BenjaminVIP
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Decent breakfast for business. A little over priced in my opinion
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    brunch, business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High standards
    JABY
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Really good service, warm welcome and accommodating staff from the welcome to departure. Food is delicious and there is a good choice. Although we booked for the three course offer, which provided fair choice, we opted for the a la carte menu and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. It is certainly not cheap, but the atmosphere in the restaurant, which border the cocktail bar, its decor and the truly outstanding service throughout made it a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steven
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Only thing that let the evening down was we asked to sit on a quiet table. We found one and then in a virtually empty restaurant had people put on the table next to us which just seemed completely ridicuoous to do. Food was good (pork was a little rare in the middle), Great value deal though.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place to go to again and again
    hotelbabblon
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    love the restaurant, love the food and love the friendly staff. Always a nice buzz to the place.. would def recommend the restaurant!
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    group bookings, special occasions
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Ask for tap water! 2 bottles of water for the table came to £11.50.
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    business meals
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  • Excellent
    eatwell
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Staff very friendly and gave great service. The food was excellent. We had duck salad to start, followed by grilled sea bass - both cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Disappointed
    Charles
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    I've dined at Refuel on a number of occasions. We were shown to our table by the Maitresse d', who promptly presented menus and offered water for the table. After more than 15 minutes elapsed without having been approached by anyone from the wait staff or offered any other beverages, we waived to Maitresse d' and remarked that whilst we had been many times before and had brilliant service we were wondering what's wrong tonight. From that point the service was as we had previously experienced it and to their credit at the end of the meal we were offered a complimentary cheese plate to share for our inconvenience. The meal itself was sadly a bit uninspired...the starter bland and the main course ordinary. I hope this was just an "off" night.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service at a fab venue
    CJ2012VIP
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    We went in for the set lunch menu which was fantastic value and were delighted with the effortless, charming service and high quality food. Have been to the Soho Hotel for drinks a number of times but now will be returning for Refuel!
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but a bit noisy.
    Gastro
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The hotel is really lovely, tucked away down a side street in Soho. The food was good and the service was friendly, given how busy they were. The restaurant is stylish and attractive but the drawback with being there on a busy Friday night was the noise which made it difficult to hold a conversation. Overall I would be happy to go back, but perhaps at a quieter time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very casual and trendy
    Stephenph
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The Soho Hotel is tucked away in a cul de sac and the Restaurant combines meeting bar and restaurant with little difference. Off putting are the headlights of cars shining through the long window . the food was brunch like without being gastronomic but we fund an interesting bread crumbed duck terrine with figs and fruit sauce and a lobster burger with chips. The Pimms jelly with elderflower sorbet was refreshing. Fair to good if you are dining casually. the service was excellent throughout, dealing with a fizzy Pinot Noir by replacing it and friendly chatty waitresses who cared!
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    brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent again
    BigRussVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was the second time I have visited and taken advantage of the pre-theatre offer. The service I must say here is some of the best I have experienced in London. Friendly, attentive, thoughtful, knowledgeable and swift. This helps being within a nice hotel but still a lot of places could learn from Refuel. The place was buzzing as always, mainly the bar area which seems to be very popular for post work drinks. The set meal changes frequently and I always like to see open kitchens, it normally means they are confident of the standard of food they serve and it rarely disappoints. Everything was perfectly cooked, portion size - spot on for a pre-theatre and no need for extra side orders like other places. I will definitely return, just go!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Calm oasis in Soho
    veggielover
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Refuel @ the Soho Hotel is a welcome oasis in the heart of Soho. Impeccably presented and tasty food coupled with great, attentive service and the set menu offer all combined to make a lovely experience here for dinner.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Refuel rocks!
    tanyanr
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I love The Soho Hotel, whether it's for meeting friends for a bottle of wine and catch up, or a cheeky cocktai. I only recently discovered the Refuel restaurant though, when a friend booked their set menu deal through opentable. It was fantastic - amazing grub, great service and all the ambience of the bar seeping through. A real buzz. I decided to give it another go for abelated birthday meal with a friend. It didn't disappoint. The service was spectacular, super friendly and not opppressive, and the food was delicious. BOOK NOW!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Just lovely
    jeile
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Refuel never ceases to fill me with enjoyment. Have been in several occasions and the consistently good food and impressive service win me over every time. All I can say is: Super service, great food and ambiance. Just enchanting.
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  • Perfect
    K4C3Y
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    It's conveniently located in next to most theatres, and a great spot for post/pre theatre meal & drinks. The food was delicious, and the service was impeccable. All the staff were great.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Refuel
    DinerKkVIP
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    We dined here as a group. The restaurant was calm but a fun buzz in the adjacent bar. Food very good and service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    Frankie
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    excellent and friendly staff, good food, good for romantic or group booking. can be a bit pricey but always check for offers. located in the hart of soho. easy to locate
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, child friendly, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • EXCELLENT AS EVER!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Have dined at Refuel a few times now with different parties at different times of day and it never ceases to be consistently good on all fronts. Had a lovely dinner on Saturday evening with some girlfriends on the excellent value Open Table set menu - good food choices available to suit all and a glass of fizz to get the evening off to a good start! The food is always delicious and plenty of it, and the service is friendly and efficient without being overbearing. Thoughtful staff. Will be coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Almost quiet corner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/5/2014
    Had dinner in the restaurant. Unfortunately spill over from the bar, so quite a few loud drunk people, difficult to hold a conversation. But the food and service were excellent, as usual.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Full of life, but terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 15/5/2014
    Great energy about the place, but not a single thing of our order went right:-(
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    group bookings
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  • A hidden gem
    Sparkatus
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Was very impressed with this place, had the wow factor despite the outstanding value. The service was very attentive and the food was flavoursome. The only downside was probably the rigidity of the wine list, but that's a minor gripe. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Misalignment
    Foodandlife
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    booked the proscecco and two course deal (or so I thought). Initial impressions good - interesting decor, lively vibe; friend arrived early and ordered champagne; Orders placed, salad had rotten leaves and we were told chef used out of date items, replacement doused with salad dressing but no overtly rotten leaves. When dessert menus offered we asked about deal and a manager was called who asked 'what's the problem' we stated we 'did not have a problem but we were seeking clarification' on deal booking; then offered cheese board selection as compensation by another manager; I suggested they remove cost of the champagne or alternative which was declined. Some staff very pleasant and helpful, others could improve communication skills.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Good pre-theatre dinner
    coshran
    Dined on 28/4/2014
    Had an early Monday night booking (5pm) for 4 prior to the theatre. The food was fine but not exceptional. We ordered a prawn cocktail, fish and chips, and wine and all were good. I think the quick service was good, especially for needing to leave in time for theatre seating. The staff was very friendly and efficient, even running after us to give us back a forgotten item!
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    business meals, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit in a week
    Pipthecat
    Dined on 26/4/2014
    This was my second visit in a week and didn't dissapoint . Food was lovely and staff very friendly . We had a vegetarian in our company and the options were lovely . Can't wait to return !
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    brunch, good vegetarian options, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • A superb evening
    NEILVIP
    Dined on 19/4/2014
    A superb evening My chicken was outstanding A good selection of English wines, which our overseas guests were impressed with However puddings were a bit disappointing - The only had cake options . They really could have done with something more interesting to finish the meal
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Good pre-theatre meal
    Fben
    Dined on 19/4/2014
    We were really impressed by the trendy bar, well-presented staff and buzzing ambience. The warm squid, chorizo and baby watercress salad was a tasty, light starter and I was fortunate to have excellent gluten free bread on the side, freshly baked. Our mains of chicken with pesto and butterbeans / baked salmon with peppers and capers were very nicely done and just the right size. Our desserts were poached pear frangipane (good I'm told!) and, though the chef thoughtfully offered two gf alternatives of chocolate brownie or creme brulee, neither of which were on the menu, I instead opted for a mix of two ice creams. I requested a surprise - adventurous flavours - and was generously given four!!! All in all, good value and lovely bellini!
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Bason
    Dined on 15/4/2014
    Good venue, easy to find prices good providing you stick to the top table offer, service very good.
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refuel - Nice. I'll go there again.
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    The Toptable offer was very good value. The food is good and the staff polite, helpful and friendly. Only slightly disconcerting thing is that we got severed by a series of about five different people. They all seemed to communicate well with each other and know what they were doing, though. I like the ambience, obviously playing on the fact that the hotel was, until recently, an NCP garage, with a large variety of cans of old automotive lubricants.
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    business meals, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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