Soane's Kitchen

3.9
82 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
Arturas Kondratjevas
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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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EH
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
2 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
1 review
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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P
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely setting and pleasant ambience. Good service but a trifle gauche e.g. plates should not be cleared when someone is still eating. A training issue maybe?
The food was good, but the portions were small. Wine good, but expensive.
Soane's Kitchen has potential, but there are a few teeting problems that need attention. At these prices, things need to be slicker.

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N
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great new restaurant. Excellent interesting food with local ingredients. Highly recommended.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our dinner. It was our first visit and we would definitely go again.

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JS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Lovely setting inside Lammas Park, , lovely restaurant, still very new. Menu looked delicious however food didn’t live up to the expectation. Everything felt greasy including the grilled Little Gems. Very disappointing overall. Will have to give this place a little longer to improve before I’ll go back.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked lunch here with a girlfriend and what a wonderful new addition to the ealing area. Set in the walled grounds of Walpole park it’s extremely inviting, with tables outside and space for children to play if they so wished. Inside it’s modern and clean with lovely furnishings. We ate from the 2 courses for £15 menu and the choice was good and the food even better! Thoroughly delicious. Happy attentive waiting staff too. I shall be returning soon 👌🏻

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L
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We tried the much anticipated restaurant last week and had high expectations only to get disappointed very quickly. Despite being a Thursday early evening the place was almost empty. After being seated we waited patiently for someone to take our order and after 15 mins of waiting we had to go get the staff ourselves. We were there with a small child who was also not impressed with the wait. Our starter, the crab taco, was decent although using fresh avocado and having a crisp taco would have helped. The main was good, we had the meat and shrimp burger. The triple cooked chips were very disappointing. We decided to walk across the street to the ice cream shop for desert. Overall verdict is that the place has great potential, it's in a great location. Food menu is interesting so with a few adjustments it could be really great. For now it's good and overpriced. We will give it another try.

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AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Had a chance to visit this new and wonderfully picturesque venue. Menu choices however we felt were a bit limited and plumped for a burger each, which wasn’t ideal, but service was good and the food cooked medium rare was delicious. Won’t be going back soon with the menu as it stands.

Could maybe make use of the terrace and view of the garden better with soft furnishings like Charlitte’s W5 to create a bit more buzz and encourage people to come for drinks only.

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F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was loverly, waiters and waitresses very polite and helpful and accommodating with the children.

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K
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The ambience is lovely, lunch menu during the week is very good, cocktails are great as there was knowledgeable bar staff, however the Sunday brunch menu is very limited and the portions are small and rather tasteless. A member of staff addressed us as "girls" which is rather familiar and unprofessional, shame. I will return but defo not for brunch.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This is my second time at the restaurant. The experience was really great overall. Really good to see an ALL DAY MENU available on the Saturday. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience on Saturday. The lamb was very good and so was the courgette salad. Thank you.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were good. White wine was served warm though.

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EO
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely food, lovely setting - service has a little bit of improving to do but they are new so I'm sure they'll get there.

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E
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The situation is lovely in walled garden but that's the only thing its got going.
Very slow and sloppy service.
Bottle wine dumped on table not unscrewed or poured and at £35 abottle would expect both. Glass of wine expensive and more like plonk.
Main courses arrived cold and sides arrived sometime later.
Deserts unusual and pleasant
Don't expect to be able to order coffees after evening meals as the bar closes around 10pm without anyone letting you know
Staff mostly seem to disappear about 930pm despite place being nearly full
The bill was wrong
So from start to finish didnt go well
Poor value for money and really now can't blame teething problems
Wont go back in a hurry
Lots of much better places around
Maybe better for daytime food but not
For dinner
Shame

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r
London
49 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Belated birthday dinner for four. This is the third time i have eaten there. No obvious meeter and greeter at either end of the restaurant. Service pleasant but still a little slow. Starters Crab Taco and Trout Salad very good (but Taco quite expensive) Very good non-alcoholic seedlip cocktail. Lamb lovely but very rare (despite asking for medium rare) and a very small portion (albeit delicious with the smoked aubergine). Both Cod and Seabass were good and good portion sizes. The bugbear remains the wine list. Very few familiar wines between the £25 and £35 range. NO explanation of the wines on the list, which considering there are some rather unfamiliar and expensive ones on the list is an issue, and sadly again the white wine was just not chilled enough. The noise is difficult too, pleased to see a number of large parties in, but for those of us who are of a mature age it was difficult to hear the conversation at a table of four despite being against one of the windows. Having said that a very good addition to Ealing, and as a new venture I'm sure the hiccups will get ironed out.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We've eaten here twice and love this place. With views across Ealing Green and the old rose garden of Pitzhanger Manor and the cool modernism of its a design, this restaurant is a gem. The cooking isn't flashy but there are some great dishes on the menu (particularly the starters). The wine list is sensible and the house wines good value and quality. The service is friendly and attentive.

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