Old Compton Brasserie

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610 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
Fun
Poised to be Soho's newest all-day dining and drinking destination, Old Compton Brasserie offers cocktails from an award-winning mixologist and contemporary British food in a relaxed yet creative setting. The modern British menu champions provenance, seasonality and quality, offering all-day brasserie style favourites. Vegans will also enjoy an inventive menu of plant-based dishes including a vegan bacon and cheese burger; and charred vegetables with chilli hummus and hazelnut dressing. A cutting-edge cocktail menu has been curated by The Talented Mr Fox, the brainchild of highly acclaimed mixologist Matt Whiley, who has created some of the world’s most inventive cocktails.

Special Offers

Unlimited Aperol Spritz £20

Unlimited Aperol Spritz £20 when dining from the Al a Carte menu
Not in conjunction with any other deal or promotion

Terms and Conditions: Valid for 1.5 hours from booking time. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 10 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Daily 12:00-19:00

3 courses and a glass of prosecco £20

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 January 2020

Ends: 1 May 2020

Availability: Sun 10:00-22:30
Mon-Fri 12:00-22:30
Sat 10:00-22:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 11:45PM
Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00PM - 6:00PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM

What 610 People Are Saying
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Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food is very good but the service was disappointing. Had to prompt staff on a few occasions and my party were left feeling forgotten about as the staff spent more time wandering around or chatting too much with parties they seemed to know. The food is excellent and I would go back but the service was disappointing.

F
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

good option for pre or post theatre. lively ambiance, friendly service. good food with vegetarian options.

RV
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely time. Unbelievably good value for central London, excellent food and a warm welcome. Couldn’t fault it and wouldn’t want to try!!

S
New England
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent set price meal!

J
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great atmosphere for a Saturday night jam!!!! Well done Max!!!!

MW
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and setting. Unfortunately was sat next to a noisy kitchen and kept getting knocked by passing staff and customers whilst trying to enjoy my food which tarnished the visit a little.

AS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food before going to see a play minutes away. We hope to return!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We arrived and it took awhile to be seated but that’s understandable as it was a very busy Saturday night. Food did take awhile even though we asked for our food together, and it’s a shame we ended up having to leave before mains as we were in a rush for the theatre. All in all good food (from what we had) and lovely ambiance. Would go again in the future.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent pre theatre dinner. Food fabulous, staff charming and attentive. Great buzzy atmosphere even at 5pm ! Highly recommend

f
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was quite busy and a little loud but the service was great and I really enjoyed the food. Also the bottomless brunch is very good value!

O
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very loud and noisy setting. Very little for vegetarians to choose from the menu.

RM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

From when you walk through the doors of this establishment you are greeted with warmth. Both from the staff and the ambience of the room. Three prominent sections are available for you to be seated at including a balcony section. This gave the space an open and inviting feel. Booths scattered around and clever decor to ooze elegance. We were seated at table 30 Wall as stated on our bill, this was a table placed on a awkward tucked away position that the waiters seemed to omit from their attention due to it's lack of proper lighting. Romantic in a sense but inconvenient for when you're trying to segment food on your platter.

When we were tended to the staff were friendly, smiling and allowed ample time to for us to decide option. As well as asking for allergies and dietary specifics. The value for the items are understandable for the location, experience and portion sizes. Ranging from £13-24 for the mains.

We were pleased with the vegetarian options but surprised at the singular choice of cider. The menu may need some slight reconfiguration, but overall it was able to cater for a wide range of appetites and diets.

Though our food and drink arrived promptly - despite it being a busy hour - the water that was offered to us from being seated didn't come until half way through our meal. We asked 3 seperate staff for it but to no avail. This water was much needed as the chicken was on the dry side of cooked.

As the meal came to an end we struggled to catch the waiter's line of sight to ask for the bill. Taking almost 20 minutes to ask and then we waited another 20 minutes to receive the bill. This brasserie accepts payments of card and cash, and adds 12.5% service charge.

Conclusively, Old Compton Brasserie deserves my recommendation but you will need to be forgiving during busy hours. We are planning to return in the near future to compare the experiences - so an update is due to arrive soon.

BP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

extremely noisy, waiter was busy constantly, space was cramped and little ambiance. Food was decent but we simply ordered steak and chips so it's pretty hard to mess that up. Me and my partner we're given different menu's at first, they couldn't provide a basic peppercorn sauce with my steak etc. I was average...better off going to the Bills in Soho

I
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Over all great experience, did find the tables very close together at the bottom end of brasserie, we had to keep moving our table for people to get in and out. My partners plate was also removed from the table whilst she was still eating, over eager staff. Atmosphere was great tho and food was reasonably priced and tasted great

JW
Norfolk
11 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lively venue, a bit noisy for us, but excellent, prompt service and we enjoyed the pork belly with creamed tomatoes and apple sauce. Apple crumble delicious.

JT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The set menu deal was amazing value, the atmosphere was buzzing and the decor is gorgeous. The food was fine but for the price, great! The problem was the service, because they were trying to get in so many people we were a table of 7 squashed onto a table for 6, we had to ask for water, napkins, we had to keep trying to get attention to order drinks, the wine was opened without asking to try it, one of the deserts arrived after everyone else had finished and the waiter didn’t even wait around to deliver his apology properly. The bill was then wrong and when the waiter questioned why we hadn’t paid enough and I explained it was the tip that was short, he didn’t even question it or apologise!

MS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Place is nice but way too loud. Food is overpriced as portions are tiny. Service is bad, my friend requested soda water with a squeeze of fresh lime and she was given a bottle of sparkling water and sliced limes separately like saying “squeeze them yourself”. I mean you can’t be ££££ when it comes to food prices but £ when it comes to service, things don’t work that way...

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The baked Camembert was epic!

JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here for lunch to celebrate a friends birthday. The lunch special with a glass of wine amazing value. We had the salmon and white wine. Staff exceptional

TT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Not impressive, especially the service(!).- extremely slow and disorganised. We booked the offer with unlimited Aperol for £20, however the cocktails were either watered down or with not much aperol. The food was OK. Not rushing back.

A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good value. Little bit noisy but fine. Looking forward to returning

ZT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great location, fantastic buzz. Food was just what we all needed on a Sunday after a Saturday night session. Had requested a high chair upon booking. Had to ask a further two times once there for a high chair for our son.

V
Munich
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The service was extremely rude.
The vegan burger was fine.

Y
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Horrendous service! Food was okay but not worth it.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good deal and the food and service was very good for the price.

AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My friends and I went for the bottomless brunch option. It was a fun experience and your glass was never empty. The service was both fun and attentive. The food came out cool and was ok but not amazing. Still we had lots of fun and I would recommend as a place to go for a nice brunch.

PJ
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was really quick. Cocktails were wonderful too! Well worth what you pay and a must-go-to if you’re in Soho!

J
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food great service overall value for money

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brilliant evening. Great food and really well priced for this great central location.

PD
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had the 3-course OpenTable menu, seated at the bar. Great value, well-presented, satisfying meal, with a choice of 3 in each course. Service prompt, courteous, friendly. Atmosphere more pub than brasserie, but everyone seemed to be having a good time & I wasn't put off by it.

P
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service and atmosphere. Never been disappointed.

SH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Open Table deal of 3 courses and a Prosecco is exceptionally good value.

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was perfect for a first or second date with loud music and an interesting scene. However, for a dinner date the food was mediocre, the service was slow and it is hard to hear your companions. Would recommend for a cocktail date.

RF
London
18 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Old Compton Brasserie, we had the meal deal (3 courses & glass of prosecco) and it was great value for money. Starters were quite small, but other than that everything was cooked perfectly. The staff really made the night even better, our waiter Duncan was really attentive and friendly and we had a lovely conversation with Jubi who was working on the door. As it's also a bar, it's quite busy and noisy, but has a great vibe. I'd definitely recommend and will be going again.

ML
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Floggers / bloggers with large flashlights photographing food and drinks throughout our entire visit. Good for promoting location, but really irritating for other guests. One of the staff came to apologise, but would have been better to move people with large imposing flashlights to another section of the restaurant to be less intrusive to other guests. Rest of the evening was good except for the environment and atmosphere that was really disappointing as a result of this intrusion

G
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Too loud, tables too close together, inedible food, fantastic waiter service. Overall just not worth it when there are a million better places close by

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was lovely. Quick to seat us however one we had ordered a drink and main we were left. No one offered a desert menu or asked if we wanted any more drinks nor were we offered water for the table.
In the end we got the bill and left and got a drink elsewhere. Shame as it started off so promising.

FL
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoy specially the food. Delicious! The waiters are very kind too. The place is nice and the atmosphere fun and cheerful.

The single negative point was the level of the music. Too high! We asked the DJ to turn it down but he didn't. We could barely hear ourselves!

VB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

All the staff were very attentive, especially our waitress(s) and the maitre d. The food was good value when one considers the Geo location. All in all an experience I wouldn't hesitate to try again.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Very loud so hard to hear people at our table, service was poor with cutlery missing, food we had to chase. Probably good if you are drinking and partying but not for a nice meal out to chat to friends.