Soane's Kitchen

3.9
97 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Brought to you by the team behind Social Pantry, Soane’s Kitchen is a restaurant situated in Ealing serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Escape the city and enjoy our menu of seasonal dishes produced here within John Soane’s original walled kitchen garden.

We endeavour to only use the best produce from trusted, local and authentic suppliers. To give you a taste, we use Breckland Brown Eggs from Norfolk Quail Farm, our brunch jam from Butterfly & The Bee is handmade in Wandsworth and the sourdough bread is from Hedone in Chiswick.

We will aspire to grow the majority of our produce in the gardens as we settle into our new site. We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labour as we continue to grow.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Sat 08:00–22:00
Sun 10:00–16:00
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Phone number
020 8579 2685
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Nicholas Essex
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Private Party Facilities
Enjoy Soane’s Kitchen private kitchen table for brunch, bottomless brunch, lunch or dinner. Minimum of 10 people | Maximum of 25 people For further details, enquire via email - info@soaneskitchen.co.uk Let us take care of you so you can enjoy an evening to remember...
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Parking Details
Spring Bridge Road Car Park 5 minutes walk
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Public Transit
Underground Stations: Ealing Broadway Tube Station 7 minutes walk South Ealing Tube Station 12 minutes walkRailway Stations: South Acton Overground Station 24 minutes walk Ealing Broadway Railway Station 7 minutes walk
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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LJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful restaurant which is as asthetically pleasing as it is appitite pleasing. A fantastic addition to Ealing which I'm sure will thrive. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, my only slight niggle was the risotto portion seemed on the small side. It was though the best risotto I have had in a long time if ever.
I will definitely come back and intend to do so tonight in fact!

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JW
London
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Please don't tell everyone about it!

This was our second visit to Soane's kitchen in two weeks. Each time it was superb. I have already booked for a large lunch party for Boxing Day. The menu changes frequently ( but still retains some staples like the excellent Caesar salad). The menu choices are innovative (I had on my second visit a light waffle with crab which was perfect_. There are great "bar" snacks -nocellera olives ( why don't all restaurants serve these ?) and nuts with truffles. The service is really spot on so welcoming the staff seem genuinely happy to see you ( even though we were late). Desserts were a delight ( chocolate and raspberry tart and pear pavlova). Full marks for the complimentary water ( still and sparkling). A wonderful addition to the Ealing restaurant scene and once the word gets out I bet it will be hard to get a table. I love it.

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S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Amid surprise from friends who have given up on them, we decided to give Soane's Kitchen a third and final try. (We want it to survive.)

In spite of our poor experiences (having spent hundreds with a table of eight a few weeks ago, there seemed to be no staff around at the end of the night and we let ourselves out). So we rocked up in a table of ten Saturday night (with some first timers who had read The Guardian and ES reviews).

And I’m happy to say it is vastly improved. (They’ve still got a problem with the lighting. There is an electrical problem which they haven’t got around to fixing. In spite of dimming the lights, they get brighter all night which kills the ambience.)

The staff were a breath of fresh air compared with last time. Attentive and smiley - we didn’t recognise them or the manager - rumours of a management shakeup may be true then. And they stayed until the end.

We know the menu better now and were able to steer people away from some of the stranger elements. The food was much better - a little more flavour and hot. (Last time out the triple cooked chips tasted as though cooked the previous day. This time, completely different - very nice.

Even though it was Saturday night the place wasn’t full - two empty covers of four next to us all night - but the concensus in our party was “good, would go back”.

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K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed with my first visit. Food was overpriced however the service was good. The floor needed sweeping and the plants are overhanging some tables which I don’t agree with- have plants for sure but not dangling over your plate of food and glass of wine. The restaurant has potential but needs to improve on different fronts.

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SC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for the "bottomless Prosecco" option on the drink, which was £20 per person. I think we managed to get through at least three bottles in the two and a half hours we were there, between three of us, so good value I think.

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

Lamb course was tough with a very dry potato gratin. The chorizo and goats cheese started was unimpressive and literally slices of chorizo and crumbled goats cheese on top!!!!!

Wines were good but very expensive

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HL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This was my second visit, and whilst it was an improvement, it still wasn't great - the food was fine, but not outstanding and for the price vs portion size, you want something a bit more than fine. The staff were friendly, but overcharged us on the bill (did rectify). I also highlighted that the set lunch menu was a different price on the website to in the restaurant, and that there were more (and different) options online which weren't available when we went.
I REALLY want to like this place, it's in a good location, and been decorated really nicely, but I'm struggling. I'll give it another few weeks and try again.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Soans Kitchen for a family birthday with 2 young children & a baby-10 of us in all. Food was great & staff couldn’t have been nicer. I hadn’t booked mentioning the birthday but the staff picked it up & brought a lovely slice of Red Velvet cake with a candle, which was a nice touch. Bit pricey but would recommend.

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NF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very pleasant staff and a nice atmosphere, but the kitchen was apparently overwhelmed, even though it wasn’t a packed house, so no orders were being taken for 20 minutes. Not a good start.
We were given complimentary bowls of nuts and olives and we managed to obtain a bottle of Prosecco. Then a nice bowl of hummus and radishes arrived, so things weren’t too bad. When orders were finally being taken, there was only a short brunch menu with several large gaps, so we finally had a couple of ok burgers and a bowl of triple cooked chips. Not exactly the romantic lunch date I had hoped for.
The space and situation are lovely and could be a great addition to Ealing, if only they sort out out the logistics.

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G
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making my birthday a lovely lunch date with friends.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately we had a few issues on the day. Firstly they failed to arrange a cake/dessert as we had requested and phoned to tell us on the morning! It was too late for me to arrange something else at such short notice. I was also not told that it was only the brunch menu that they would be serving until 5pm.
One of our party was also arriving a bit later but no-on told us that the kitchen would be closing between 4-5pm so by the time they arrived they were told it was too late to order food! We did complain and they then did sort it out but it really felt like the whole place lacked any kind of proper front of house and management. I felt let down as it was my son's 21st and wanted it to be a bit more special than it was.
Food ok.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We had a lovely relaxing evening at this attractive venue, and enjoyed a pre-dinner drink in the gardens. The starters were delicious, particularly the crab, the only negative was the mains - we both found these a little disappointing. I had lamb and the flavours with the roasted tomatoes and some sort of tapenade didn't work, and similarly the fish lacked flavour. I requested some mint sauce but this wasn't brought

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EA
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Walking through the garden is such a pleasant way to reach this newish restaurant in Ealing. Very pleasant family atmosphere when I was there for Saturday lunch, a general hubbub of families and children in the safe outside space. Bruch only was served before 2.30 which seemed to have eggs in most dishes. I asked for one without eggs, when it arrived it was very fresh - avocado and smoked salmon, very good, the rye bread was a tad more solid than I would have wished but nevertheless a pleasant lunch, my companion had Bloody Mary beans and enjoyed that too. Coffee excellent, no pressure from the staff to our long chatty lunch.

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. The food is delicious.

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W
London
49 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was tasty and well presented. House wine was good value. Service was mostly good but the staff don’t check on diners often enough so we were waiting ages to get the bill. On the positive side, we were able to sit, chat and relax.

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EH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely welcome; very child friendly; accommodating of a slightly fussy child!; great food. Slightly over-priced steak; veg option a bit meanly portioned; service a little haphazard but we got all our food and really enjoyed it. Great staff really, just a bit disorganised.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Terribly disappointed as our main course did not live up to the general ambiance, warm welcome, attractive presentation or the delicious starter. We voiced our disappointment to the waitress who brought the manager over and he seemed to take in our concerns so we would be prepared to put this down to teething problems and give Soane’s Kitchen another chance. We know you can do better and you deserve to succeed!

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CP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a table of four. All ordered different foods and all found them to be "proper tasty". Would thoroughly recommend this pace. Ealing badly needed somewhere like this. Will definitely return.

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PJ
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly and efficient service. Nice ambience. The fish finger sandwich was good. However we went for Sunday lunch and they were only serving a brunch menu. I think they will have to broaden their menu on Sundays if they want to retain customers. I dont think most people want to eat poached eggs or a full English on a Sunday afternoon.

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f
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Another slightly disappointing experience at Soanes, which still hasn’t fixed initial teething problems. Service was friendly but erratic and overall very slow. Value for money is extremely poor, particularly when we asked for baby portions of the brunch menu (for one and two year old), got served what looked like a moderate adult portion on a smaller plate, without the salad, and got charged the full amount. Irritating. Actual kids menu was awful - boiled egg and soldiers for £8? The set up of the place is lovely, it could be a great addition to Ealing, but so far has been a big (and expensive) let down on each occasion. Please do better!

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G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Ealing desperately needed this eaterie. It is designed beautifully, has welcoming polite staff and the food was both delicious and reasonably priced. I intend to be a regular!

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very pleasant meal here. Everyone agreed that the food was tasty and good. Maybe not WOW, but very good. There was a good and unusual selection on the menu. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Service was good. The ambience is ok, sort of big cafe style feel - so not cosy but good for groups probably. Unfortunately some of their choice in seating wasn't that comfortable. Our friends sat on a bench with some cushions, but it was too low to the table, making them feel a little like children peering up and a bit more awkward to eat. It required a few more cushions to sit on to get them to the right height. We had the wooden chairs which were fine. We all agreed it would be a great place for breakfast/brunch if you ate outside looking at the kitchen garden. We would certainly come again.

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LO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Really good food. Friendly & efficient service. Sadly let down by way too bright lighting and a poor quality sound system playing completely inappropriate music.

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DS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We ate here on a Tuesday evening. Nice welcome! Service was prompt.
Food arrived reasonably fast and was very nice. Our table chose crab tacos and ham croquettes to share. Followed by sea bass and tempura shrimp burgers.
Highly recommend as local eatery!!

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P
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch on Sunday. Delicious food and perfectly attentative waiters. The setting is truly relaxing with a lovely walled garden out the back of the restaurant. Great to see such a great spot being used to it’s full potential. Credit to Alex Head and her team!

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MI
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A refreshing addition to Ealing's dining scene, with quality ingredients, carefully and imaginative cooked and good service in a pleasing contemporary environment.

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A
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was delicious and great quality. Service was poor, had to wait/ask for attention. What was meant to be a quick lunch with family was actually hours long. Staff were friendly and polite but we felt like we had to constantly ask for menus/for our order to be taken etc.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Service was very slow. Coffee was not even hot and food was just meeting average. Although I really like the ambience dont up think I'll come back.

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i
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location, pleasant room, young and inexperienced staff but doing a good job. Food was very good. Wine list was a joke - completely unmatched in terms of pricepoints with the food. Many wines well over £40 matched with food at Cote/Cafe Rouge prices, although better quality. Our £25-ish bottle was very unexceptional. We liked the place though, but maybe go back for a bar snack in the daytime.

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YD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very impressed with the service and attention to detail, especially with consideration and flexibility in catering to vegan, dairy and gluten free diners.

Will be going back

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special place with its connections with Sir John Soane and future use of home grown produce. Imaginative menu and cocktails.

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HE
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

An attractive venue with attentive and friendly staff but after four visits the I have yet to eat a meal that is above average.

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RC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First visit. Friendly service and wonderful venue. Thought the concept behind each dish was amazing but could have been served better - for example my dish had almost cold poached eggs but I’d waited quite some time for service so didn’t raise it at the time.

Also the staff are new and still learning the trade but their positive attitude more than compensated for any small mistakes which presented themselves.

Overall, good experience, lovely favours, interesting menu and a place that ealing desperately needed. Looking forward to coming back.

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting light and airy building on edge of park and with its own veg garden on site. Food very good and so was drink. Staff very friendly and attentive. Bar area by front entrance not good and looks unloved and under-utilised. Would be nice to have someone to say goodbye at front entrance. Otherwise a great addition to Ealing.

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The staff are young, friendly and enthusiastic; they really creat a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. The decor is modern and clean and it's really great that the rear doors slide back giving access to the park. The menu is limited and was the same on both my vists, I don't know if they vary it from week to week. They cater well for vegetarians and vegans. The potions are modest - my friends chocolate tart was a tiny sliver, literally three mouthfuls. The wine is quite expensive as are the cocktails and can quickly push the bill up.
The overall expirience was pleasant enough and the food was tasty and well presented but we felt over priced.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific meal, beautifully presented, tastebuds exercised, and great personal service from Ella. Will definitely be going back

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PR
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another excellent dinner in this lovely local restaurant. Three of us for a birthday celebration. Quality of food excellent and great service. Staff attentive but they don’t rush one. Love it!

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very poor service. Good location. Ok food. Much since to improvement. Very frustrating the horrible service...

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g
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

very surprised that the Sunday brunch menu didn't include an option of desert

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HL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I was really looking forward to trying Soanes Kitchen, but it didn’t live up to the social media hype for me this time. The food wasn’t stand out (brunch menu only on Sunday), and quite pricey, and my chips were almost cold. Queried the dairy content on the kids fish and chips due to allergy and was told chef couldn’t guarantee no milk in batter so he would do fresh fish instead. Out came battered fish, queried again, and was then told no dairy at all. Didn’t make for comfortable eating waiting to see which version was correct. Thankfully kid didn’t have an allergic reaction. Kids pancake stack was bit of a letdown...2 pancakes, no garnish. And at £8, not good value.
We will go back to give it another chance as heard so many good reviews, fingers crossed for a better experience second time round.

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