Refuel
Refuel

Refuel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.firmdale.com/london/the-soho-hotel/soho-refuel-bar-restaurant
  • Phone: 020 7559 3007
  • 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 in one of London’s most stylish hotels, The Soho Hotel, REFUEL Bar and Restaurant is in the heart of the West End just moments away from the city’s popular theatres and nightlife. Designed by owner Kit Kemp, REFUELS’s interior is a palette of browns, greens and neutrals, offset by a mural painted in vibrant colours by London-born artist Alexander Hollweg, which runs along the entire length of the oak and pewter bar. REFUEL is best known for its European menu with an emphasis on fresh and organic produce. Expect to find dishes such as tuna with avocado mousse, Ponzo, chilli and truffle oil; pumpkin gnocchi with wild mushrooms, and Aberdeenshire steaks. The restaurant also boasts one of Soho's best dessert menus with treats like the mocha chocca sundae; honey nut tart with ice cream, and spiced clementine jelly with cranberry sorbet. A favourite with the media and creative industries, the bar is always buzzing and offers a wide choice of hand selected wines, spirits and cocktails.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerModern European
Refuel reviews from OpenTable diners
210 reviews since 28 November 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambience4
    Value3.6
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (89)pre/post theatre (89)business meals (69)brunch (63)group bookings (63)afternoon tea (54)fit for foodies (49)romance (43)sunday lunch (37)outstanding value (24)good vegetarian options (20)child friendly (8)disabled access (7)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • stylish, relaxed, good value
    Quineditmot
    Dined on 22/11/2014
    I enjoyed a mid-shopping late lunch at Refuel at the weekend with a girlfriend. I was happily surprised to find genuinely friendly service, well priced, elegant food as well as a happy balance of trendy and comfy design in the depths of Soho. No wonder we giggled our way through the meal, or perhaps it was that free glass of champagne...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/11/2014
    Food and service were excellent restaurant had a good buzz about it only downside is the price of the drinks £15 for a Vodka and coke £6 for a bottle of water
    Special Features:
    group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely brunch
    TomM
    Dined on 16/11/2014
    Three of us had an excellent brunch here. The waitress at the door was ready and expecting us even though we were early. The eggs royale was superb, and the tea comes as it should, with a strainer rather than a bag! Only downside was a mimosa that was on the expensive side, compounded by the mimosa order being forgotten and then misunderstood. Otherwise a great experience.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern Dining
    Janey
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    Bang in the middle of Soho with a busy bar and funky music this restaurant delivers excellent service, with a smile, good food and efficient staff. Whilst the overall price of the food was fair, the price of a fillet steak with Bearnaise sauce would have been reasonable for a Michelin starred restaurant, but this, although excellent food, was, despite being very tasty, overpriced.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good choice
    Lovely
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    I love the ambience at refuel, relaxed and cosy yet feels like a treat to be dining there. Always impressed by the variation of food choices, a good tip is to ask to see the set menu.. Always great value. Safe to say refuel has become my 'go to' location, and my friends now love it too!
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food was quite good and manager was very attentive when we arrived and to check on how satisfied we were with our mains but the waiters seemed to forget us, switched between each other and the meal ended up being about 45 mins longer, which put us under pressure to leave for other meetings.
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  • Great atmosphere, lovely food
    Bill
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    A really good meal in a nice environment with no pressure to get on with things. The only problem was that there was nowhere to sit in the bar or indeed any of the rooms on the ground floor of the hotel when we arrived, so we went to our table early and took ages to order, which was fine. The restaurant was quite noisy and the table quite large but the conversation worked anyway. The food was very good although one of the party though his beef main was a little dull; the other three were very happy. Expensive wine list! Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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
    DiningchallengeVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
  • Enjoyable
    kermy38
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Enjoyed my visit here, everything was to a good standard if not outstanding.
    Special Features:
    business meals
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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
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    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.
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    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!
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    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!
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    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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  • 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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