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Cinnamon Soho - Permanently closed

3.8
3.8
1258 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
Top tags:
  • Spicy
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual

Cinnamon Soho is the central London casual dining restaurant from Vivek Singh, who together with head chef Ramachandran Raju, has created an all-day menu that combines modern Indian fare with an unexpected nod to British favourites, while the design retains Cinnamon's sleek style with a sexy Soho twist. Dishes include seared Sea Bass with aubergine- potato crush; Smoked saddle of Cumbrian lamb, spiced onion sauce; and vindaloo of ox cheek. The showstoppers, however, are the range of Indian-inspired 'balls', such as crab cake and Bangla-Scotch egg, and exotic pies, such as Keralan seafood and rogan josh. Order a couple of plates and share the love!

And with all-day dishes, set lunch, pre- and post-theatre, a late-night supper menu of tasting plates and a collection of cool cocktails, Cinnamon Soho is sure to become another firm favourite with both foodies – and, just off the cobbles of Carnaby Street – fashionistas, too.

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3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.0Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. WT

    WillT

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good fun tasty version of Indian food. Smart and well cooked. Very accommodating of a coeliac and altered the tasting menu to be gluten free. Service on the slower side but very polite.

  2. AM

    AnneM

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friends and I shared a meal for my birthday. It was delicious and enjoyable.

  3. MA

    MohammedA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food is extremely tasty ! The quantity provided was less for the money value- one would have to eat again as its is like mini meal.

  4. U

    Urvs123

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The service was slow, not only that, the portion sizes were ridiculous. It’s the tiniest portion of pau bhaji I’ve ever seen for a main course. Left feeling hungry, disappointing and the flavours were ok!

  5. JG

    JamesG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I had read some TripAdvisor comments about how the food was great but the service was poor. Well, our experience was far from it - BOTH the food and the service were great! Our waiter was very attentive and personable and the food tasted authentic and wasn't too pricey. The only thing was that when we asked for water they brought out bottles which we were then charged for (although the staff removed the charges as soon as we asked), so I think it was just miscommunication, so make sure you specify for tap water if that's what you want. Great area, tasty food and spot on service!

  6. A

    Alex

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food in a great area! Definitely going to come back, especially for the garlic naan and house curry.

  7. b

    barnabyc

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice set menu - Shame about the squeaky lift!!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2018

    overall5food2service3ambience3

    Portions were so small for the price.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2018

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Very friendly, prompt service, average Indian food, but nice. Set dinner good value, a la carte less so.

  10. CD

    CharlieD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2018

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    food was nice but far too overpriced and the portion sizes were pitiful. Service was meh, no one checked on our food the whole meal and had to wait 10 minutes for our plates to be cleared then a further 15 minutes before we had to ask for dessert menus for ourselves. Once we had the dessert menus it took someone so long to come over in the end we just paid the bill and left. Save your money and go somewhere else

  11. M

    Mits

    London

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Below average food, dull atmosphere and spilt candle wax over my jacket amount to a poor experience.

  12. JV

    JennyV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Friendly staff. Not very cosy. Good for a quick snack or meal.

  13. CV

    CindyV

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service with friendly & really helpful staff. Delicious food too.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2018

    overall2food5service1ambience5

    The food was delicious and the atmosphere nice and relaxed. The waitress was very nice and helpful. However, a mistake was made in the order and we didn’t realize until the bill came. Some sort of side we never ordered was added to our bill and when we said it, the manager came and without even saying anything just put my card in the machine until I realised it was the same amount and they hadn’t removed the item from the bill. Very annoying to see how he tried to get away with it. I mentioned it and ensued a very long back and forth. It took a long time until he did something and yet he came back with a revised bill that only had a small discount but still had half the price of this item. Honestly very irritating. Such a shame as we really liked the food and would have gladly come back, but now too bad. Game over and it’s entirely because of the manager himself NOT the waitress.

  15. h

    hello

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Everything is fine, but just a little underwhelming. The food doesn't taste particularly fresh, and I think the menu could definitely be updated and improved. A few of the main dishes are certainly too pricey for the quality and amount you receive

  16. D

    Doubledeckerbus

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal and very good value for money. Standard of service was friendly and attentive.

  17. W

    Wilso28

    Norfolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve tried the Cinnamon Club and this complements it well for different, less formal occasions. Great food, great value and great service

  18. j

    jasher

    London

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Delicious Indian street food in a hipster setting. The 8-course sharing menu is superb value for money - it includes a cocktail as well! Service friendly but rather slow - there was a long wait between some of the courses.

  19. SF

    SebastianF

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was lovely, the service friendly and helpful, the prices are reasonable. This was our third visit and every time has been very enjoyable and there are always new dishes available.

  20. SM

    SMT1

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We didn’t actually get to eat anything. 45 minutes after putting on our order the food still hasn’t arrived & we were unable to get a straight response from the staff as to what had happened - so went elsewhere. Really disappointing. Would rate zero for everything if that was given as an option

  21. SY

    SuzannahY

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Husbands birthday. I called ahead and was advised they would write a message on his plate, that never happened which I could live with but then it just got worse and worse. We went as a family of 4 for afternoon tea with 1 vegetarian. Not sure what went wrong, but my son's veg afternoon tea didn't come with our food. We chased and had to wait an additional 25 plus mins. No extra drinks offered or discount, one guy did say sorry once, but that just didnt cut it. Cost nearly £100 for an experience I really wouldnt want to do again. By the time the missing food arrived, we had all finished our mediocre tea. I have been for quite a few afternoon teas and we were all excited about having one with an Indian twist, but it didn't live up to expectations. I don't write bad reviews, but it was all just pretty crappy. They could of tried to salvage the situation, but didn't really seen at all fussed. Food was ok but not worth the money or putting up with the bad service......

  22. B

    Bachchu

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Casual dinning informal atmosphere with interesting cocktails & fusion Indian food.

  23. P

    Paul

    Essex

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As with all the “Cinnamon” restaurants the quality was outstanding. Great relaxed atmosphere, with friendly, attentive and helpful staff. We ordered the 8 dish taster menu which was a brilliant way to experience a good selection of its signature dishes.

  24. PG

    PaulG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    nice pleasant eveing with good food in a lively environment!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious!

  26. b

    bita13

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2018

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Unhygienic - floors were very dirty and especially the toilets. Food - very small portions especially for the money you are paying. Better off going to Dishoom which is tastier, more authentic and better value for money. Service - very average.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    8 course tasting menu was excellent

  28. AN

    ANONY10

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The service was good, but the food was mediocre and bland. Nice atmosphere but probably wouldn't come back.

  29. TS

    TamtamS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This was the worst restaurant I’ve been to food was put on my plate from freezer, Nan bread was like popodom, when I complained this to manger he didn’t care and told me to pay for the bill and get out.. for the food we didn’t eat

  30. M

    Ming

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I don't usually write reviews, but my experience here was so awful I made an exception. The meal was a disaster from start to finish. Which is a shame because I had heard great things about Cinnamon Soho. When we arrived, we were told that we had to have the Valentine's Day set menu and the restaurant was serving nothing else. We hadn’t been told that this would be the case when booking the table so we raised it with the manager. The manager tried to pin blame on us telling us that we should know all restaurants would have set menus on Valentine’s Day. I’m sorry but if there was only a set menu available for the night, it is the restaurant’s responsibility to advertise this clearly. It was rude for the manager to try and excuse it and blame it on the customers. We saw at least 3 other tables being caught out by this and the manager being equally defensive with them. Either way, we had no choice but the stay. For starters, the Keema Paratha was burnt and tasteless. For mains I ordered the Keralan shrimp curry, having asked the waiter how big the shrimps were. He assured me they were large (he actually used two hands to show size). When they arrived, they were supermarket sized at best. The “vegetables” that came with the meals were literally two leaves of pak choi (not even the whole pak choi). As for the Chettinad spiced grilled lamb curry, the meat was so “tender” it disintegrated into mush pretty much instantly. I’ve seriously had better curries from a takeaway. The dessert, a “bitter chocolate tartlet with an orange and mint salad”, I’m sorry but a single mint leaf does not count as a salad. The only silver lining was that the food arrived quickly (probably because they were serving nothing else) so that we could eat and get out of there faster. For a meal that cost £90, I wouldn’t be comfortable even paying half of that for the quantity or the quality of the food. Avoid this place at all cost.

  31. T

    Tad2005

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service amazing fusion of English and Indian food really delicious and different especially the scotch eggs and olives. Service very friendly and attentive well recommended

  32. LL

    LaurieLatt

    London

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    An enjoyable restaurant from the people who brought us the Cinnamon Club in Westminster. Good quality Indian food

  33. N

    Nelette

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome place, small and intimate and not crowded. Comfy place for a small friends group get together

  34. b

    bhavina

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Good food but average service. We opted for the pre-theatre menu (2 courses for 22) with a cocktail. not bad value but very small starters. We waited about 15minutes at our table before being offered drinks/ menus. the cinnamon bellini was fine though a little sweet. We enjoyed the tilapia starter the most. food was enjoyable but on the whole, it was a rather average meal.

  35. TT

    TigerTop

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Booked early for the set dinner menu and rang to check we could still order that by 6.30 if we wanted it. Was asked to move the booking to 6pm as otherwise we might not have the table for too long. 6pm was very early but we agreed - but from the moment we sat down even then, we felt the pressure. Asked for our order straight away, two courses came quickly after each other, and very soon after we finished we were asked if we wanted the bill. Or more or less told it was coming. So it’s really nice food and the set menu is great value for the quality - and if you are off to the theatre the speed & efficiency will please you - but we had never felt the pressure of table-turning so acutely. Know that a lot of London restaurants do it but somehow it felt more extreme that night, probably because it happened right from the point of being asked to arrive 30 mins earlier. If that doesn’t worry you then yes do try it. Nice place apart from this!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic food. One of the best Indian restaurants in London

  37. LB

    LynnieB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2018

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Overall this restaurant was a disappointment. So unhappy that I picked this place as service and quality of food in other restaurants (dishoom & Darjeeling express) of this kind in the area are much better. The food was not the best I’ve tasted and the set menu was a set price but when the bill arrived the items were split and worked out more expensive. To add to that the bottle of processco that we didn’t even have was on our bill at the end -an additional £46.00. So nearly charged double for what we had. I would not recommend going here at all!!!

  38. FT

    FussyTraveller

    London

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Somewhat disappointing . not what we were expecting judging by the website and the quality of food we were expecting. Service was ok, but food had a lot to wish for. Dishes were incredibly salty . Cocktails were very nice . Sadly we won't be returning. maybe time to change the chef..

  39. F

    Foodie57

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service. Big choice of drinks and dishes on the menu.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Good fusion indian food. would recommend it. The staff could be more accommodating, even if they have large numbers. they wanted to get you to eat quickly and leave rather than enjoy your time

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Cinnamon Soho - Permanently closed is rated 3.8 stars by 1258 OpenTable diners

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