Refuel Restaurant at The Soho Hotel

4.5
2667 reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
Set in one of London’s most stylish hotels, The Soho Hotel, REFUEL 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.

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy afternoon tea for £30 per person or £42 with a glass of Champagne. Please do make a note should you have any dietary requirements or allergies.
  • Refuel Set Menu- 3 courses £25

    £25.00 per person

    Aug 25 - Sep 30, 2021

    Seasonal Set Menu, two courses for £20 and three courses for £25 Monday to Thursday 12:00 – 21:00 Friday 12:00 - 17:00 Sunday 16:00-21:00
  • Thanksgiving Menu with cocktail £65

    £65.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Enjoy Thanksgiving at Refuel this year with a cocktail £65 per person New England style clam chowder with smoked bacon, leeks and salted crackers Sauté wild mushrooms, truffle cream, tarragon, sourdough Salmon gravlax with fennel, honey and mustard dressing Roast Bronze turkey crown, chestnut and sage stuffing, cranberry sauce Roast prime rib of beef, horseradish, battered onion rings Roast turbot tranche, leaf spinach, caviar velouté FOR THE TABLE TO SHARE Mac ‘n’ cheese with pancetta and Parmesan Maple roast pumpkins Buttered collard greens Pumpkin sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice cream Pecan and bourbon tart, poach quince and chantilly cream New Orleans style beignets, hot chocolate cinnamon sauce Thanksgiving digestive cocktail

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2667 People Are Saying
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BarbM
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and time had at Refuel - ordered from set menu - excellent fresh produce and Aperol Spritz included for the price - very nice atmosphere and service was brilliant - definitely will be returning

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vipLuis
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place!

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Mmckenna
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good menu, just too many capers I. The steak tartare for me. Chicken superb.

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Cakebread
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely vibrantly coloured room with very polite staff. Service was attentive and apologetic where things had been forgotten.
The afternoon tea was very nice and fairly good value for London. Four different small cakes, two scones with two different jams. One small pot of tea each with extra hot water. Loved the scotch egg. Four finger sandwiches were delicious and we'd have liked more. Having said that, impossible to eat the whole tea.
Would recommend.

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TraceyE
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very quiet. Not many people eating. Please put Sunday roast back on the menu!

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vipjohn
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Awful menu! Considering it’s attached to a 5 star hotel and doesn’t even have a fillet steak or at least a burger was poor! The Shepard’s pie I did have was very bad that I didn’t even finish it

It never used to be this bad but something has changed for the worst!

AVOID!

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suew
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very impressed with the service, particularly that I mentioned a nut allergy and their attentiveness.
Food was good, we had the 2 course set menu that was very good value, and cocktails very good too.
We liked the ambiance and decor.

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keithF
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

second time we have had a meal at this hotel, the food was first class and our waitress was smiley, friendly, attentive without being annoying. the interior design is exceptional and I cannot wait for the day when I can afford to stay as well !

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SallyH
Yorkshire
14 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great set meal- fabulous value, great quality. Not been to London for a while and just fabulous to get back here, thx to all lovely staff.

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Pandas
London
50 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Aside from neither of us liking our starters of pate (had a slightly weird taste) the main courses were outstanding and the portions very generous. The set menu provides great value and the staff did offer to replace the starters. I wouldn't hesitate to go back, it's a great restaurant, lovely food and drinks choices. The tablets are spaced far apart so it's ideal if looking for something centrally located with good social distancing measures. I can't wait to return.

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vipVasilisD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service

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Mark
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab friendly service and food was excellent set amongst a vibrant atmosphere

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TriciaW
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly and super-attentive staff. DELICIOUS food, and a fine English Prosecco (although a bit on the pricey side). No complaints whatsoever.

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vipDanielC
Hampshire
14 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked. Travelled 30 mins. Arrived. Not open.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff were lovely! Very accommodating to my small dog (outside) which I very much appreciated

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very attentive staff who made the whole dining experience very relaxing and enjoyable. Festival menu great value

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TREVORG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good value on the deal. Recommended

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vipPeter
London
94 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a nice experience, having lunch on the terrace with friends. The service with a smile all the head waiter and his colleagues. Would recommend on their festival dining experience menu. Thanks guys 🙂

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vipPaulbudgie9
London
26 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. Outdoor table was great. Will go again

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Tonyp
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My Grandson& I had lunch to
celebrate his 21st.

The Scallops were delicious but we both thought the Shepherds Pie was most unpleasant and not at all how it should be. We did not have deserts.

Service brilliant, splendid setting

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Moira
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A good evening spoilt by uncomfortable chairs and too small a table.
Tables too close together for my liking.

Wish we had booked a table inside.

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Barney
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food with very attentive service. Good ambience.

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NP123
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just what we were asking for after a long week. Was a nice evening so they managed to accommodate our request to dine outside. The food was flavoursome and solid. Everyone was happy with this find and worth a return visit.

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vipRusty
London
84 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this is restaurant is my go to place for special occasions and again was not disappointed.. food excellent with special of sea bass really well cooked and enjoyed the whole evening celebrating a friends birthday

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NeilR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Such as shame the set menu wasn’t on - Saturday lunchtime - it would be helpful for us teachers.
Also, another vegetarian main course on the menu, so that there could be some choice, would be appreciated.

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AnissaM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and food. Staff were fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, staff so attentive and kind, amazing decor. Will be our go to restaurant in future.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, beautiful presentation of food and drinks and just can’t rave enough about the service

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rosieM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very attentive and polite and would really go the extra mile for us! Overall a great vibe!

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Conor
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Staff and delicious food! Would be good if they had some live music or acts.

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Pleasant enough, but average food quality for the punchy prices.
Service was excellent. Ambience also perfect - there is a buzz, but you can still have a conversation.

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MikeM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The shepherds pie was excellent

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foodfat
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the £25 for two courses and an aperol which is such a good deal! The food was yum and the service was outstanding. We sat outside which was great due to Soho being mostly pedestrianised at the moment so there was minimal road noise. Popped to the toilet and the inside decor is dreamy and was also a great atmosphere in there. Definitely recommend

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JennyP
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

lovely restaurant, staff very friendly and accommodating.
food was really nice and in comparison to other venues nearby was exceptionally good value for money by London prices.
was quite loud in there but it was at a peak time : )

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RichardC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Beautiful looking restaurant, lively but not to loud. Highly recommend.

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CarolineI
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I was expecting a beautiful terrace to sit on but instead tables were laid out in entrance of to the hotel - basically the parking lobby. It was cool - it was incredibly hot yesterday but it was also dark and our view was a building site and one very dirty white van. Nasty!

The service was attentive and the food ok but not worth what we paid for it. Three of us had an aperoll each, one starter to share between three of us, 2 x caesar salads and 1 salad with just chicken and lettuce. This was followed up by three coffees. Oh and two portions of chips. Value for money was poor the salads cost £25.00 each and the prawn salad £28.00 Honestly, in M&S I could have made the same salad for as little as £4.00. I did tackle the waiter and asked did he really think it was worth it - no answer.
In a nutshell - don t bother going there to sit in the car lobby with no view and pay that amount of money. The food was beautifully presented - especially the hummous but maybe it would be better to sit inside!

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DenS
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great outside dining experience tucked away in the heart of Soho.
Delicious food, outstanding service.
First time out with friends in London since the easing of lockdown and we were made to feel very comfortable and safe in our surroundings.

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KKQQ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have visited the hotel a few times for drinks before but this was the first time for dinner. Exceptional service, really nice crowd you can have fun with.

Food was really good, I had the rib eye which was perfectly cooked and well marbled.

Great cocktails too, the only thing it misses is a few options for rose wine, there was only one option and it was a little pricey.

Take advantage of London being quieter now and grab a table outside while you can!

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RachelK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a treat after so long to be back at The Soho Hotel. Wonderful walking through the buzzy, bustling Soho streets and arriving in the calm hushed oasis of the hotel.

Attentive but not overbearing service, good bistro style food and as ever the wonderful backdrop of Kit Kemps superb interiors. What’s not to like ?

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were wonderful very welcoming & flexible with our request as one of our guests was late. Would definitely go again.

FAQs

Refuel Restaurant at The Soho Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 2667 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.