Ruby's Soho

4
85 reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Elevated European brasserie in the heart of Soho focusing on low intervention wines and seasonal cocktails.

Please note: We currently do not accept OpenTable dining cheques.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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
What 85 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
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3.9
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3.8
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3.7
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony Grayson Ewan and Ivan amazing were amazing and looked after us all night had an amazing evening can’t wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good friendly service, outdoors sitting in a back alley due to Covid restrictions with people smoking both standing and sitting at the tables next to us. Felt cramped, table was wobbly but so it was the alley’s floor.

Small menu but catering all tastes, food was good and so it was the cocktails.

Had to ask for the bill to three different servers so that delayed things a bit.

I will go back for when restrictions stop. I’m sure indoors eating is a different game altogether.

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CarolineP
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money and lovely service! Try the cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Absolutely delicious choices on the select menu. The service was slightly slow but very friendly. Being seated down the side of the restaurant was slightly disconcerting but the value was great.

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FrancescaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impeccable service, the best I've experienced in a long time. Delicious food. Really great atmosphere with the outdoor seating. Definitely worth a visit.

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Zay1986
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had a fab time with great food. Would go again. Prawns were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Amazing food, but the service wasn’t the best.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was a nice occasion, however I’m unsure I would return.

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Thomas
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was terrible I’m afraid but tasty food. Not sure would return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Would have appreciated a little bit of flexibility to sit at an empty table fifteen minutes before my booking began.. was told that the minute I sat down a ninety minute clock would start, meaning original booking end time would be cut short. Appreciate you have to manage tables and turn these but a little bit of flexibility here would be a bit more sensible.. and leave less of a bad taste in the mouth.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Nice waiting staff, but 1:30 for a meal is too short

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice for a work lunch. Service a bit slow at times

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Put in a dark alleyway at side of restaurant. Cold.

Food was Awful. Friend had avocado on toast which rather than the normal crushed avocado was piped onto the toast. Strange consistency and taste. Not nice

I had spatchcock chicken. This turned out to be a whole poussin?!?! Not well cooked. Slightly pink in the middle. Worrying.

Ordered coffee at end of meal. Waitress returned and said coffee machine broken. She had forgotten this fact. Offered tea. Declined.

Plates removed obviously lots of food not touched. No comment made by waitress.

Extremely nasty experience all in all.

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AdOlivia
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food. Don’t even use proper avocados rather already made guac!

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John
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location, super friendly and accommodating staff, and my ribeye steak was absolute perfection at £26. It's a shame that the outdoor seating is limited (we were in the alleyway between buildings), but this will become a non-issue once the covid-restrictions are relaxed. Looking forward to returning.

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Hebs
London
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Was delighted to get a table at Ruby's - and food more than lived up to expectation. Service was a bit chaotic but then it is difficult for anywhere dealing with restictions at the moment!

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StuartW
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I held a business lunch for 2 and it was my first visit and very enjoyable, Great food.

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HaseebS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Had to constantly keep asking for basic things like napkins and cutlery
Very slow service and poor attention to detail

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londonali
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We were sat in a cold alleyway with no heaters. The food was truly terrible and seems like it was from a frozen packet heated up. Would not recommend.

Ruby's Soho
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your review, we are really sorry your visit wasn't up to scratch this time. Unfortunately, the council haven't allowed us to use any heaters on our terrace as it's on a public highway, we do mention this to all customers in our confirmation emails prior to booking. We also provide blankets and a walled gazebo to stop any wind. We really strive ourselves with our food and I can assure you that all of our food is freshly made every day from scratch.

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HollyM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I attended Brunch at Ruby's in their outside seating. It was a great experience; the food was delicious, the staff attentive and very friendly, and the cocktails were brilliant! Even being outdoor seating on a slightly cold day it was very comfortable and a nice sport once the sun did come out. I would definitely book this again.

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AlanC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really great service and food. We had to eat outdoors because of Covid restrictions and the wind and rain made it less enjoyable than it would otherwise have been but would definitely recommend

Ruby's Soho
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Alan, Thank you so much for your review, we hope you will join us once we can open indoors.

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place in a great location and food was very tasty

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Stef
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, good set up outdoors and helpful service. Enjoyed the lamb dish and the chicken was good also.

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SarahH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff gorgeous food highly recommended 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I booked a set meal offer which included 3 courses and a glass of Prosecco. Was rather abruptly told that they did not do that offer and was given no apology. Basically what I booked was a table. The website should be updated or an email sent out informing of this prior to arrival. I received an email to confirm I was attending. Could this not have included the fact that I was not going to receive what I had booked?

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Charlotte
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Ruby's! The food was delicious and totally exceeded expectations. Drinks were great and the wine list was perfect for what we wanted. Overall would definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Amazing food, definitely try the fairy forest and lemon meringue pie dessert!

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Jube
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was cold sitting outside, but food good. Staff friendly.

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JordanF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was very helpful in making sure we were comfortable under the circumstances - having to sit outside etc. The food really was good too. Pleasantly surprised. I had the pork neck and my other half had the lamb and we were both really shocked at how tasty it was.

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JCopen
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly staff, food was great and good portions. Natural wine was especially good.
Recommended seats out front, rather than down the side.
No set menu as stated on open table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I hate writing negative reviews so I usually never bother but this was a bad experience. Staff were nice and friendly and went out of their way to get us an umbrella because it looked like it would rain. But, honestly, the service overall was just woeful. Bread didn’t arrive as a starter. Chased it up twice. Eventually arrived at the same time as the main courses. Later, another batch of bread arrived and they said it was our fault because chasing it up meant we’d ordered twice. One of the party had no knife and wasn’t given one for his whole meal. Ditto we only got ketchup and mayo near the end of the meal after having to ask again. And we paid £166 for the experience (for 5). Food was fine/average but it was not worth it. Won’t be going back. Shame because the staff were “nice”.

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ZanyR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Really overpriced food with very small portions - the butternut squash was also the only vegetarian option.

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AndyS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Bit cold initially as our table was in an alley but as soon as another became available the really friendly and helpful staff moved us. Ribeye steak was awesome and Camden Hells larger too!

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RocioR
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The staff were really not friendly and didn’t know their menu. They weren’t able to answer simple questions such as what the sides were. The tables were on the shades so be prepared with warm clothes. Instead of avocado on toast it was some weird mayo with avocado.

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AmyH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was truely terrible. Our salmon royale was served on two halfs of a burger bun, and the avo on toast was grey. There is a reason its the only place in london you can get a last min booking.

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MollyL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The service was very slow, and waiters and waitresses were outside smoking near the tables. We waited a long time for drinks and then were rushed off before closing time really, as tables and chairs were being put away, an hour before close on a Saturday night.

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Katie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and lovely location - would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Still trying to work the kinks out post covid but the service was a bit shocking.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff were wonderful!

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Annalund
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Fun vibes and lovely service. However the food was really substandard. Under cooked chips, soggy calamari, HALF a soggy hassleback potato with the pork main. The red wine was poured without tasting and was too cold. The portions are tiny and over priced. The salmon fillet was perfectly cooked though!!

FAQs

Ruby's Soho offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3982 1900.

Ruby's Soho is rated 4 stars by 85 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.