Old Compton Brasserie

4.1
98 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Group Bookings
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
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. Kickstart the day with perfectly executed eggs Benedict; chia pudding with yoghurt, cherries, pistachio and honey; or a hearty breakfast pot pie. All-day signatures will include pigs in blankets with creamy mash and onion jus and aromatic truffle roast chicken. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Wed 12:00–11:45
Thu, Fri 12:00–12:30
Sat 12:00–12:30
Sun 10:00–23:15
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Phone number
020 7434 2214
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Joginder Singh
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 98 People Are Saying
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NS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Great service, great food! Made a special day out even more so.

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BK
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of good food, good service and great company

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AF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and amazing service. The PB burger is probably the best vegan burger I've had in London.

Staff are amazing. I visited On my bday and they were kind enough to bring out a complimentary cake. Will for sure be back again!

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JS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic service and easy to reserve plus reminders about our booking. Comfortable seating. Noise level a little high (we are oldies...). Definitely worth a visit.

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GH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

fun brasserie, but beware the salt content in some of their cooking!

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RR
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The white wine was Not cold, only with ice...
The Salomon Skin was Black burned, Not grilled...

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RG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went here for a pre theatre and it was VERY busy so we only just made it. The staff were great getting the food to us as quickly as possible. Food was great and the price was reasonable but be warned it can get very busy so give yourself an extra 30 minutes for pre theatre dinner!

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It was a busy Friday night in December, so noise levels even on an early sitting were quite high. The food we ordered was quite good, but perhaps a bit different to what we read in the menu. The service was great though. Friendly staff did all they could to accommodate us and even removed one of dishes from the bill.

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool location and a wonderful mixologist

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d
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Slight sherry confusion aside, this was a memorable and delicious lunch with friendly service, a great space and a charming vibe

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M
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time! Food was tasty, service was good, and it's such a nice, interestingly decorated space.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was was a bit slow, we sat down at 1.30pm and didn’t have food until after 3pm. But all staff were very polite and friendly and apologetic.
Cocktails are very over-priced and nothing special. Food is simple but very well executed. The atmosphere was buzzy and fun and you can lose track of time making the delay on food easy to overlook

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MF
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a a fantastic lunch here. The menu was varied and catered for all dietary requirements at our table. It also had a good enough selection for the pickier eaters. All dishes were well seasoned, cooked and presented. Service was friendly, our waiter Christian was very attentive. Overall our whole group was extremely happy with the food, ambience and service. We’ll be back!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Really nice place with great food, one very minor thing; waiters seemed unaware of what tables they were looking after and hence we got asked how our meal was/would we like water/would you like a dessert by 3 different waiters.. but can’t really complain about too attentive service

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great evening here, Daniele looked after us as well as Andreeas! Have and will continue to recommend to friends.

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GS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service and surprisingly well priced for the location. Would definitely go back.

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TC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Meat is rubbery. Too much vinegar, extremely acidic. Small portions. Too noisy.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely Saturday brunch here with old friends. Music was rather loud at first but the happily turned it down along with the heating which was too much for my group of women of a certain age! Service was great, lovely young waiting staff who were very friendly and attentive. Food was great, cocktails delicious - just what we were after.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely evening, great food, amazing service from Christian G, good cocktails in good company and lovely surroundings.

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h
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrated a birthday here, busy time of night but the service was great and attentive despite witnessing how busy everyone was! A mistake in the order was rectified in a very professional manner.

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KD
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely friendly staff, very helpful as can’t eat gluten so offered a good choice of options. Food was served hot and was tasty. Reasonably price too, Very much worth a visit wether just the two of you or in a group, recommended to many friends and will showing back ....

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FF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Such a fun place and the cocktails are fantastic!

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B
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We had a crap table at the back - husband got headache from the lights reflected in the mirror wall. Tea was weak and pork terrine was overwhelmed by orange that wasn’t mentioned in the menu

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CG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a table for three people . The restaurant states on its website that tables of 3-4 will need a two hour turnaround. This is probably due to the fact that you have to wait 54 minutes between starter and main !

The staff are very polite but cannot deliver the service they should because they don’t have the goods to deliver !

It was very disappointing. I’m glad it wasn’t a special occasion dinner

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m
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Food in a Fun industrial style pop art restaurant in Soho service on the night we went was a bit slow but they were incredibly busy we will definitely go back again one thing I would say it’s a very noisy restaurant so maybe not for a rromantic meal

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MB
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicous food at great value. New and modern flare

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A
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I first visited when they had their 'soft opening' and 50% off from the menu. I found it great value then and it had a nice ambience and great music. This time around it was packed with people and several large tables; we had to shout to hear each other. The portions were not very large and because large tables were being served, food took forever to arrive. My friends ordered a chocolate mousse which tasted of plastic and they had to send back.

Not sure I would return - certainly not on a Friday.

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KD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for dinner with friends. In the heart of soho, Old Compton Brasserie has a fantastic, buzzing atmosphere. Food was fabulous - especially our desserts. Would highly recoommend.

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ND
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food was very nice, tasty. restaurant was very busy and very vibrant. staff friendly but little bit slow

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f
London
21 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent dining room, clean and spacious. Nice contemporary design. Staff were friendly but a little slow. Had to ask for the set menu at lunchtime which proved excellent value. Food was superb, very well cooked and lovely balance of flavours. Will definitely return.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time to the Restaurant and it was for my Birthday with a group of 6 people. The customer service levels were exceptional, even though the Restaurant was very busy. Our waiter Christian went above and betond to provide excellent service to us all and cater to our every need with a personalised approach. Fantastic food and wine menu in a cosmopolitan and vibrant atmosphere. Well done team!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was good, but not special. The service was haphazard, and the atmosphere was very brash. At nearly £100 for a meal for two, it was very poor value for money. Would not recommend.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I came here for my birthday and had a very nice time. Our waiter Arthur was very sweet and funny which made our evening very enjoyable!

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VD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We had a roast dinner however only to get a kids size portion. Definitely was not a roast style dinner and for the price we paid, not value for money and was not impressed. Waiters did not show any interested with our feedback.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Christian our waiter was amazing. 5 star service. The food was delicious, ambiance excellent. Would return!

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CM
London
15 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I was very disappointed with my experience at Old Compton Brasserie. When I first walked in, it reminded me of the Ivy Brasserie in Soho. Unfortunately, it was subpar in comparison. For starters, I had the burrata, which was tasteless and a shame as it looked like it would be delicious. My friends had the salmon, ceviche and prawns, which again all were presented well but underdelivered in flavour. For mains, I had the truffle chicken which was tiny and over cooked. I also couldn't get any taste of truffle. The rest of the table ordered the gnocchi which was fine and the baked sweet potato which was lackluster. I would come back for drinks but not for food again.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food is pretty good, I ate there before and had the salmon which was awesome. This time I had the lamb and it was crazy fatty - and not in a good way. Almost all fat. My buddy ordered a rare stake it came in well-done. But the wine is good and the sides were good.
The place is really nice and priced well -- the staff does tend to hustle you a lot, every five minutes asking if you are ready to order, but there are polite and friendly.
The place is new and really well placed and priced. I will go back, but won't order the lamb.

Adam

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DS
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Had dinner here on a Thursday night so expected the food to be good with the chefs having had a good few days to warm up. The food on the whole was pretty good. The starters of ceviche and burrata were nicely presented with good flavour combinations. The mains were very well executed (salmon, sea bass and chicken). The deserts need a little refining though. The pavlova was disappointingly chewy and chocolate moose lacking punch. The baked vanilla was very good but perhaps a little too strong on the vanilla. So overall the food satisfactory and value for money but could be improved.

Service by the waitress was on the whole good, except the wine came during the starters and not before. The unfortunate nail in the coffin and key reason I won’t be returning to this venue or recommending; at the end of the meal we were rushed off the table by one of the duty managers. His exact words were “I am sorry guys but I am going to need the table back for the next sittting”. As soon as he realised his error he was quick to say “I am sorry but we are in Soho and we have a table turnover policy”. Quite honestly that may be the case but you (a) should inform paying customers there is a time limit or a booking expected when they arrive (b) politely give people notice of 10-15 mins rather than say you need it back this instant, especially when there is a 6 month old baby who’s in the middle of feeding! Disgusted.

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AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

very ordinary, service poor, the wine we selected was not available. Wouldn't rush back

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CY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Sunday roast! First time here another great Maxwell's restaurant.

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