Refuel at The Soho Hotel – Bar & Restaurant

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2392 reviews
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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 vibrant mix of colour and contemporary art, including a mural painted by London-born artist Alexander Hollweg, which runs along the entire length of the oak and pewter bar. REFUEL is best known for its British menu with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal produce. Expect to find dishes such as confit pork belly, miso glaze with Swiss chard and poached cod, clam and parsley sauce. Also boasts one of Soho's best dessert menus with treats like English strawberries, vanilla and mascarpone tart; raspberry and white chocolate crème brûlée and Amaretto and lemon curd. A favourite with the media and creative industries, the bar is always buzzing and offers a wide choice of cocktails and spirits.

Special Offers

2/3 courses set menu & a Campari Spritz: £23.00/£25.00

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 1 February 2019

Ends: 30 April 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-22:00

25% Off Afternoon Tea for 2

Usually £48, treat yourself and a friend to a range of sumptuous treats for just £36 for two.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 7 January 2019

Ends: 30 April 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-17:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 6:00PM - 9:45PM
Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 10:00PM

What 2392 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service.
Very good food.
A bit too expensive but consider that we are not used to London prices yet.

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JK
San Francisco
139 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good option for the Sunday roast. Portions were substantial. Liquor a bit over priced, but it is a hotel.
The ambiance is ok, but you do feel like you are in a hotel lobby.

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OT
New Zealand
6 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Late night booking and the staff were super friendly, helpful and accommodating as one of us was late into the hotel so we arrived for dinner just before closing

We both had entree, mains and desserts and the bill came to just shy of £200.00.

I had a couple of glasses of wine which were lovely, the ambience is gorgeous and like I say the staff wonderful

Unfortunately the food was seriously below par and not at all what we’d read and were lead to expect from other reviews

The loch fyne smoked salmon seemed supermarket bought. The Octopus tentacle warm and obviously suffering from end of night-Octopus-itous, The Barnsley chop dry and tough, the Dover sole fish filleted to within an inch of its life sitting in a bland white sauce. The desserts were lovely and the saving grace of the meal
It was an incredible disappointing meal particularly for the price paid.
Loved sitting in the space but would not eat dinner there again.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely staff. Would highly recommend for afternoon tea.

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G
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing night at the Refuel! Food and service were great...thanks to Enzo for his professional and friendly service!!!
Looking forward to coming back
Gabriella and friends

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S
London
61 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service, food and value on opentable set menu for lunch, catching up with relative

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L
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is absolutely beautiful. Funky backdrop behind the bar. Gorgeous lighting, seating, everything! The wait staff are very attentive. The food was incredible. We basically licked the bowl clean eating the carrot and squash soup. We had this delicious vegetarian dish. It looked like a thin slice of eggplant the long way and a nice kick of spice. We were very surprised that such a unique hip place was located inside a hotel. I DEFINITELY recommend this restaurant. We would not hesitate to go back again!

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and nice food (especially the bread). Sadly they don’t do burger menu, which is displayed on OpenTable, anymore, even though that was what made me wanna go in the first place. Kinda frustrated because they didn’t update their current menu on time.

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Very attentive, competent and happy yet professional bar and waiting staff. Stunning starters (we had the vegetarian options - ricotta gnudi, and courgette, polenta & a divine garlic pesto). One slight issue with my aubergine main was that the sweet chilli dressing was a little oversweet for me. The main portions are big (eg the pasta dishes) so consider a half portion if you're going for a starter beforehand. Pressed for time so sadly had to skip dessert. Pricey overall, but absolutely worth it for a treat. Highly recommend - you will not be disappointed!

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, friendly staff, excellent food and value for money

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EC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good ambience, love the decor. Attentive service however we had to ask ourselves for the set menu as only main one was brought out to us. Food was quite good.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Relaxed and enjoyable setting comfortable seating. Service was great and the food very delicious. Shall definitely return.

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LE
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special Mothering Sunday lunch. A real treat! Everything was perfect.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Saturday evening dinner here. The service from all staff was friendly and knowledgeable even to recommending an after dinner cocktail.

My shepherd's pie was fantastic and not a small dish. My wife really enjoyed her crab and chili spaghetti recommend by our waitress.

All in all a perfect place for dinner in the west end

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P
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I were visiting London from Los Angeles and we wanted to do an English Tea. The Soho House delivered to make it a memorable experience.

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SA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was second visit for me and again it was lovely just like my first visit and my partner really liked it too so we will definitely come again and again 😊

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u
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I had a very pleasant evening here. Staff were very attentive, helpful and polite, and being a Monday evening it was relatively quiet so we were able to talk and hear one another without shouting. We love the ambience and the food is delicious but unfortunately really pricey for our budget. The last time we came there was a set menu which suited us better. Even so we chose wisely and enjoyed ourselves.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, great atmosphere, courteous waiters will be back

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JP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time I’ve dined at Refuel this month and always a superb experience from the Firmdale group of hotels. Lunchtime set menu was varied and good value. The chicken soup was amazing!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Welcoming staff, took us straight to our table (we arrived slightly early). Our waiter, Enzo was great, very attentive and we did not have to wait any time for drinks!
Food was very nice! Again did not have to wait long at all.
We went for a drink at the bar afterwards which was really busy with a good atmosphere.
Would definitely return.

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MO
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb. Dined pre theatre with 3 friends. From arrival, greetly warmly, escorted to our table, coat taken and drinks offered. We opted for the3 course fixed menu and had cocktails alongside. The food, service and ambience was second to none, every request met with a smile. I would highly recommend this restaurant. I am familiar with the Firmdale group and have never been disappointed

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Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tea was a phenomenal, comfortable, and tasty experience. The setting was eclectic and unique, food was fantastic, and the server was very amiable in explaining things to us and answering our questions. Very reasonably priced compared to other afternoon teas. Highly recommend!!

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here on a Saturday evening and the atmosphere was really buzzing.
Really great service - very attentive!
Food was very tasty - substantial portion size.
Would come again.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really friendly and helpful staff. Interesting decor and theme inside. Good amount of people and vibe in the bar and restaurant even though we ate early (before 7). Great food and drink selection, food was interesting and cooked well, however it was slightly more expensive than expected.

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OT
Dunbartonshire
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for business lunch, attentive staff, fairly priced, good ambience but still quiet enough to have conversation. Will be back.

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KR
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time here and did not disappoint again. Service was good and we both really enjoyed the meal. Only downside was they didn’t have the wine we wanted off the menu but as always they had plenty of others.

I like the place and doesn’t have that hotel feel but tucked away feels like an upmarket restaurant, which I believe it is.

If you haven’t been give it a try, it’s well worth it 😊

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love any hotel that is part of the Firmdale group. This was the first time I'd been to the Soho hotel, and it lived up to all my expectations I had based on the other hotels I have visited.

Staff were delightful, engaging and attentive.

Food was imaginative, colourful and healthy.

I need to revisit again soon.

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SC
London
18 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a pre theatre dinner for my sister’s birthday.
Polite and attentive service from beginning to end. Restaurant wasn’t crowded so we had good conversation without any interruptions. Food was lovely and we left very happy! Highly recommended.

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met here for a girlie catch up on a Monday. It was quiet and relaxing. The service was very attentive and the food was great! Would definitely recommend to others.

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I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had booked a table for 8 people for a special birthday meal with friends. I had requested the circular table so everyone could talk more easily to each other - but unfortunately we were given a long rectangular one ... and so it was hard to hear each other from one end to the other! However, the service was good and we all enjoyed our food. We deliberately kept the spending down as this is not a cheap place to eat - so only had mains, sides and a couple of bottles of wine/drinks for the table. This kept things to under £40 a head. The room was quite loud for us - but we were able to have a more relaxed and audible catch up over at the cosy seats near the bar afterwards.

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DB
London
17 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Broad wine selection - and relatively more narrow menu selection. The prawn cesar salad was outstanding. Refuel offers a smart busy energetic environment at a reasonable price.

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great afternoon tea
Great value
Sandwich are tasty jam and scone as well
Good selection of tea
And great cocktail

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DJ
London
56 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place is great for a Friday meet-up with friends. Been here a number of times and always enjoyed it. The icing on the cake this time was the Pop Culture cocktail. If you are a fan of Salted Caramel and Bourbon, try it!

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P
London
47 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely meal at Refuel. The service and food were both fantastic. We booked with an OpenTable offer and found it was a little more expensive than advertised and did not the include the advertised drink. I often find this with OpenTable though. Otherwise everything was great.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Well decorated and a nice atmosphere despite being pretty empty.

The service was attentive and professional.

Food was ok. Nothing really to write home about. Colleague had the Chicken Ceaser which was fine. I had the burger, the sides with it were spot on the actual burger was pretty much cremated.

Hope this helps,

Cheers

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OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine list (steak tartare was outstanding) with genuinely friendly and attentive service. Highly recommended.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not my first visit, but it is always a pleasure to visit the Soho Hotel. Whether for a coffee in the lounge, or a drink at the Refuel bar. The Refuel Restaurant is consistently excellent in all respects, and my visit with my partner this time was no exception. Service is immediately on tap, without any hint of impetuosity, and the menu is expertly explained where necessary. I ordered the 3-course fixed menu, with a couple of extras, and all were presented in a timely way. Food was first-class, and the restaurant ambiance too.

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JE
London
29 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is one of my favourite restaurants, the food (and variety), friendly efficient service and ambiance are consistently good, as you’d expect of the Firmdale Group. We had delicious soups to start (the special, butternut squash & coconut with chilli was very flavoursome) and a tomahawk pork chop which was awesome! Just about made my way through that, so no shy portions! Will be returning again soon, always good regardless of time of day!

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NY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

With so many options to choose from, refuel could've done so much better.

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t
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good
Service was excellent

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