BOWLS Soho

3.8
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45 reviews
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£25 and under
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BOWLS Soho routinely bowls diners over with its fantastic array of internationally-inspired dishes. Specialising in food that doesn't work on plates, the seasonal menus at BOWLS are full of interesting combinations from all over the world. The meat at the restaurant is ethically sourced and is served alongside delicious and nutritious soups and salads. If you’re vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free, don’t worry – you are catered for too. Located on St Anne's Court in London’s Soho district, BOWLS Soho is not to be missed. So, if you believe that the best things in life come in bowls, head on down to BOWLS Soho soon. To avoid missing out, reserve a table in advance.
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.9
service
4.0
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3.7
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LynB
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The property address revealed that the restaurant does not exist! The location was an empty shell with no notice as to where the restaurant may have relocated! A wasted trip.

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vipDiana1994
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hip and vibrant place for all occasions! Food is delicious, especially the jerk chicken and the pho are my favourite. immaculate cocktails as well- beautifully designed and crafty and delicious. Fun vibes on the weekend with brunch bottomless processo & a DJ. Overall delicious comfort food with healthy options, and a lively and fun atmosphere!

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GerritG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food is great, but the service is lacking a bit. That’s easy to change though so this place has great potential!

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Runa
London
28 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Excellent service. Staff were really friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, would highly recommend

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vipJTLM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beautifully decorated and friendly staff, the food is very nice but a little bland - we asked for extra chilli to add to our dishes and would have added salt if there was any on the table.
As they are newly opened I'd would go back again in a few months to see if they have found their flavour

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XinyueW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our waiter forgot to put down our order. We sat and waited half an hour, no one thought it odd that we didn't order anything and felt they needed to ask. After waiting for so long, we asked if they could check on our food, and that's when they realised they've made a mistake. No one actually approached us and apologised, they just whispered and glanced at us all guilty-looking. One waiter even further asked if we wanted anything to drink (as in, to order more stuff). We were gonna be late for theatre so we just got up and left. No apology offered, no remedies proposed. Very, very, very unprofessional and immature.

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LBfood
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was appalling and service even worse. The waitress even had the audacity to mimic me when I was annoyed the sauce never arrived for the dry rice I was served! There is an awkward DJ in the corner which didn’t fit the mood of the restaurant either. Overall seriously disappointing meal.

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Trini
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place of bbq jerk chicken but could have more caribbean variety.

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LouisC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bowls was a great experience for me and my friends. We were greeted by the owner who’s hospitality was amazing along with the other staff there.

I really enjoyed the food too as it was a great combo. The jerk wings are amazing.

I will definitely be going back and telling all my friends.

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foodie66
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Nice setting and good service. However food quality was only average at best. The rice for the poke is was too moist, and the tuna has lost all texture. The broth for the pho also lacked taste. Was expecting better quality food when looking at the menu, but were unfortunately let down.

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LucySP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had an issue with my food, brought it to the attention of a staff member and they handled it really well and replaced it as quickly as they could. The manager personally apologised and offered us drinks as a gesture of apology. The food was really delicious... I left feeling extremely full. Great value for money and lovely staff.

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Marviniah
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little gem!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, very considerate, awesome flavours and very generous alcohol portions in their cocktails! Also their ‘tap’ option doesn’t taste like Tap and I feel like even Larry David couldn’t tell the difference. What I loved most is that we were eating wings and the lady came and gave us a bowl with warm water and lime to soak our hands. The same lady engaged us in conversation, gave us in-depth recommendations and great assurance on what we ordered. Seeing we already had cocktails, offering us some alternatives.

5/5

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say, for someone who has discovered countless gems around Soho, this is by far one of the best recommendations I have been given by a co worker of mine. The customer service was fantastic. I was sat down on our reserved table and kindly guided through the menu with their delicious starters and main courses.

I MUST RECOMMEND THE JERK CHICKEN WINGS! Wow. The waitress Charlene also recommended the curry goat dish with rice and peas which had an authentic taste packed full of flavour. We were then advised to try the beef cheeks which completely melted in our mouths. Fantastic! Finishing off the meal with a refreshing sorbet dessert mixture with pleasant presentation. Just perfect! Please do try the cocktails too!

I am looking forward to making this a frequent business treat for our office. Definitely recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an brilliant time at this restaurant, love the bowl concept! The food is absolutely amazing, with a great menu of choices inc cocktails. Staff are super friendly and attentive, we lucked out on Friday with a superb DJ playing a very good set. I’d defo come back to this restaurant again.

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vipLola
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The quality of the ingredients was poor. We were one of the early diners and the restaurant already ran out of several dishes on a menu that is limited to begin with. Overall a very disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

A good concept but needs fine tuning. Service was slow considering it was not busy at all. Food was nice but not the best and was quite expensive considering the portion sizes of some of the dishes. There lacked consistency between the different “bowls” i.e. the bibimbap was huge but the pho was tiny and both were considered “greedy bowls”. Good for groups who have different tastes.

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Mark
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were super friendly and even gave us a little something extra because they overheard that my wedding was only two weeks away, which I was very appreciative of. Food and ambiance was great too but special shout out to their gorgeous loos. (:

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vipGoldie
London
172 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable atmosphere, interesting concept and good house wine. Our waiter definitely made our night - she was fabulous.

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Ashee
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Slightly overpriced for the portions you are paying for. The menu is quite limited for those who have a vegetarian diet.

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GG29
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for a late lunch and back for a quick casual dinner. The interiors fit with the style of the food and the concept itself. Friendly staff, simple cocktails but well prepared. I’m sure this place will become a hotspot in Soho.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent find ideally located Soho. Perfect for a relaxed occasion.

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SupperClubFoodie
London
19 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Very disappointed with the good. Was so looking forward to coming here. Some dishes we wanted to order were not available, dine came out mildly warm considering it was pre-theatre & we were one of the first tables of the evening that we not acceptable. Extremely disappointed as this place came highly recommended. Will definitely not be going back.

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willo
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time already... and I still having tried everything that's a must! Being a massive "foodie" and loving a restaurant with good drinks and atmosphere - This is a perfect spot!
Thanks Bowls... You really made my party an amazing night to remember!

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DSolo8
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe is perfect! Food is inexpensive and tasty! Staff is very friendly and the owner is very pleasant lady :) Would go back again, and again! Well done guys! P.S. add woofer to your sound system, you play awesome tunes!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a dinner with my friends. All of us have different dietary requirements, but the chef was able to adjust some dishes to be vegan. Joloff rice with jackfruit is amazing, so were the courgette fries. My friends really enjoyed the ceviche selection, especially the tuna.
Great place for a group of people, fun to share dishes. Very excited to come on a weekend to hear the DJ!
Highly recommended!:)

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FoodStyle
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work in the area and I have seen the changes BOWLS did, which is great. Now it’s a lovely vibrant venue. A great addition to the soho area, serving South East Asian and Caribbean food to the locals. The curry goat and Laksa were outstanding. I heard they will be doing order to collect soon, definitely my new lunch spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes and energy in this new soho spot. Something different in the area, tried their signature Jerk chicken, and my friend had the beef cheeks. It was a good also the beverages with some signatures very interest. As I am italian I could not have a sip or their version of the Negroni found it “incredibowl” as they called it.

Me and my friend are planning to come back on the week end. The staff advised us they are going to do Dj Live music so we can’t lose it.

Well done Bowls team!

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Anna
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely dining spot before theatre. We had a selection of Beenie Bowls and Jerk chicken bowls and laksa to share as main. Good portion, lovely vibes in the restaurant. The Manager told us there are quite a few booth tables, so we may go back for the Christmas celebration.

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Dora
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Being a foodie, I am impressed with this new hot spot at St Anne's court. Combining three cuisines under one roof. Beautiful Graffiti decoration in the dining room. Laksa was my favourite dish, spicy and rich, but I like it. This bowl reminds me of my Malaysia trip last year, well done guys. Cocktails were good, well we had 3 each, oh well, its December, celebration time. Will come back to try more of their IncrediBowl (love their hashtag)

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mk470
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Style over substance - the priority was the bowl as opposed to the food. Food was average and you couldn’t use a fork and knife with a bowl!

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Winnie
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was good quality, and the choice was appropriate to satisfy all tastes, international. Recommend the Curry Goat, and Zari-pho, lovely touch of adding the owner's name to the Bowls's name. Som Tam Thai salad was a surprise, never tired it before, but it's a good one to share as a side dish. The server told us there is DJ playing on Friday and Saturday, so definitely will go back for that.

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PassionFood
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Dined at Bowls the other night, I really enjoyed the Laksa and the ceviche selection, the atmosphere was great, the waiter was knowledgeable and took the time to explain the menu to us and told us a bit about the owners and her passion for food and drinks, and yes a great and simple cocktail selection well executed shame it was a Monday night, but we may go back on the weekend they say they have a DJ also.

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vipTregarvon
London
34 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hi, it was our first visit and whilst the food was very tasty, could have done with a bit more of it, left feeling hungry..!

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debbies
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I went during the soft launch so allowance were made, however the vegetables were over salty which ruined a few dishes. They did offer to repacked them but we declined. The Jollof Rice was nice but I’ve had better from Tastys and that’s saying a lot.

My biggest issue was the noice. They had a DJ but it was so hard to have a conversation and everyone else in the restaurant was speaking loudly to compensate for the loud music which resulted in a loud space

On the plus side the bowls the dishes are served in are very nice but not all of the were practical in terms of sharing and it eating from

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a good meal. I loved the fusion across South American and Asian. Fresh ingredients and unique flavours. The scallop ceviche and the chicken wings are a must try!!

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EilinC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal, the ambience of the place is very lively and relaxed. It was a really nice gesture from the owner to stop by the table to chat.

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OpenTable Diner
London
37 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

With the concept being that all food is served in bowls - very pretty bowls, this is definitely a restaurant for the instagram generation. The food itself is also beautifully presented and there's a fairly broad menu to choose from to suit most tastes. Staff are super friendly, really making you feel welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is vibrant, and the atmosphere is just right. I enjoyed the great selection of cocktails very well presented, the food is exactly what’s on the label served in bowls; selection to choose from is worth going back to try more of what they have on offer. The service was friendly approachable and fun. Looking forward to visit again this weekend when the DJ is playing.

FAQs

BOWLS Soho offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3146 0445.

BOWLS Soho is rated 3.8 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.