Refuel Restaurant at The Soho Hotel

4.5
2697 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

  • London Restaurant Festival Set Menu with an Aperol

    £25.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Set Menu with an Aperol Spritz 2 x courses for £25
  • Two Course Set Menu with Aperol Spritz £25

    £25.00 per person

    May 24 - Jun 30, 2021

    Monday-Thursday 12:00- 21:00 Friday 12:00-16:00 Maximum party size of 6
  • Three Course Set Menu and Aperol Spritz £30

    £30.00 per person

    May 24 - Jun 30, 2021

    Monday-Thursday 12:00- 21:00 Friday 12:00-16:00 Maximum party size of 6

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 2697 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lucy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The shepherds pie was excellent

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foodfat
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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

JP
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
9 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!

RK
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.

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LyndaS
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We transferred from the booked seats on the terrace to inside as it poured with rain, no fuss and very attentive service. Great food with sufficient choice to suit all tastes
a very leisurely lunch when nothing was too much trouble, This is truly a hidden gem in central London with a funky feel and pleasing ambience.
Thank you for making our celebration memorable for the right reasons.

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AmandaF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent warm welcome to Refuel, sitting outside. Table service professional and prompt. The menu is delicious, well cooked, soups are amazing and the variety is good. Fresh, quality food. Cocktails are lovely. It is the hot, delicious food and great service which brings me back with friends. Highly recommend. And the decor in the bar is amazing!

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LUCIA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The service was good.
We had the chicken and Steak Diane and it was all too salty
The chips were a bit burned.
Excellent cheese tart.
Very over priced!

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GC72
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening outside at Refuel. Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food but certainly overpriced, even for a top Soho hotel

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ElizabethF
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service. Lovely atmosphere! Thank you soho hotel x

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rodr
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is always great; but the key signifier is the staff - always helpful and making the experience special. Many thanks

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JennyN
Houston
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambience and service were excellent. Well heated and covered.

The food itself was generally ok but the Hake dish was over cooked.

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DJC1
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This is a nice venue. I thought the menu was uninspired and fairly pricey for what it was. I had the Salmon fishcake and it was OK, but quite stodgy. It all tasted a bit like pub food but at high end restaurant prices.

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TeeLE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was slow and my fish cake was average.

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Omar
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a lovely time. Excellent service and food. Great atmosphere.

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NigelT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Staff very helpful.
Relaxed, spacious ambience.
Food somewhat pricey.

LJ
LanaJ
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great lunch- friendly staff and atmosphere

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GrahamH
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favourite choice while in London. Try the 3 plates to share for £20 -amazing.
Service was superb.

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StephenH
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was wonderful. The food was excellent. I’ll be going back again. 👍

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NoorahA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks…beautiful outdoor seating area. Will definitely go back soon.

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peterr
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Smart location, food was delicious and service impeccable

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Chartwell
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, service excellent; attentive, helpful and nice staff took the dining experience beyond that of other establishments.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely location, really nice venue.
Unfortunately my party was seated outside with the continuous drilling and banging from the building site adjacent. Not the fault of Refuel but we didn’t stick around for long.

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JaneC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff atmosphere & food were superb! Would definitely recommend!

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StaceyM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for relaxed drinks with outstanding friendly service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, super attentive staff. Also for outdoor dining in the rain, there was nothing to worry about…fully covered with lots of heating. The food was also amazing.

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MariaK
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect and the food was amazing. We had nice time. Thank you!

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DaisyC
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So we'll set up for eating outdoors on cold wet days - the space is inset under the hotel so is well sheltered and heaters do the job beautifully! We didn't need to wear ours where we sat and others looked comfortable even nearer the edge than us. Service was impeccable, we were treated like queens

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louiseM
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a great little terrace, lovely and warm/sheltered.
Fantastic service and nice menu - highly recommend and would def go again.

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GillG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We just had an excellent evening at Refuel, amazing food and sublime service. Would highly recommend if your looking for a special place for dinner in Central London.

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LaurenO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed eating here, fantastic service and really nice setting outside. There were heaters and blankets and my friend and I had a lovely time.

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TracyG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and wine in covered, pretty outdoor terrace area.
Great service and ambience.

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HannahB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had afternoon tea on the terrace. They've made it look really welcoming and there are plenty if heaters plus blankets! We had afternoon tea which was good value but small changes like offering to re-fill sandwiches (we only got 3 finger sandwiches each) and bigger pots of jam and cream would be an improvement. Overall really enjoyed it though and would definitely go back.

JD
JulesD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening, no complaints at all.
Well done to you all, completely recommend.

FAQs

Refuel Restaurant at The Soho Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 2697 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.