Soane's Kitchen

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263 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
Brought to you by the team behind Social Pantry, Soane’s Kitchen is a restaurant situated in Ealing serving lunch, evening and weekend brunch. Escape the city and enjoy our menu of seasonal dishes produced here within John Soane’s original walled kitchen garden.

This Summer we will be opening our summer bar, alongside our outside menu we are extremely excited to announce that we are launching a partnership with Nyetimber wines and Martin Millers gin. Our bar team have created an exciting new cocktail menu incorporating the fresh produce from our garden.

We endeavour to only use the best produce from trusted, local and authentic suppliers.
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.

Special Offers

Early Bird Dinner: 3 courses and half a bottle of house wine £30.50

To redeem this offer you must book in advance, and dine between 5 & 7pm. Wine included is either La source reserve Blanc (white), La source reserve Rouge (red), Pinot Grigio II Narratore rose. Subject to availability. Subject to availability.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 15 October 2019

Ends: 1 December 2019

Availability: Thu-Sat 17:00-19:00

2 courses with seasonal cocktail £22pp

From a set menu. You must book in advance, and dine before 4pm. Cocktails included are seasonal and subject to availability.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 October 2019

Ends: 1 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-16:00

What 263 People Are Saying
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AW
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good place for a Sunday brunch - one of our party was sad that the a la carte menu didn't seem to be available at Sunday lunch time when we visited. It was nice though & we had a circular table which was perfect for five people. Elegant building too.

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The staff treated us as an inconvenience, yet only 3 other tables were taken. Food was ok, but no more than that. Most toilet cubicles were missing paper. Premium prices for a sub par restaurant.

JB
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Big portions. Smart restaurant without being pretentious. Few menu choices off or else it would be 5 stars.

ES
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good. Nice menu which was not too big and good service too. Reasonable price too. Will definitely return.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

It's a real shame that the service is continuously poor here. The setting is lovely, the menu has the potential to be great (although there's some way to go) but the service is slow. Something is always forgotten, we always have to call the waiter or waitress over for more drinks, ice, glass removal or to take our order. It just feels like an effort every time we dine here. It's been 3 times now and it has only slightly improved. We wont be coming back.

LB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vibrant with good food. The set menu option for lunch was excellent

O
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Soane’s Kitchen has improved quite a bit since it opened last year, but still has a way to go. The food is quite good and much more consistent, but after a 40 minute wait ours arrived lukewarm, with rather too many empty shells in the mussel linguine. The service has also improved - on our first visit we had to show the waitress how to open a bottle of wine. This time it was simply slow, with a tendency for the serving staff to gather at the bar and talk . Since the restaurant was barely a quarter full at lunchtime there wasn’t any excuse for the long waits to catch someone’s eye. The location and ambiance are very pleasant indeed and at lunchtime, when it’s not crowded , you can hold a conversation comfortably. The empty mussels were compensated for by a pudding not charged for. The prices are too high for the quality of the food and service, so it can’t be called good value, but one day if it continues to improve, it could be.

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was lovely, they’ve really upped their game. Bit annoying that they didn’t have the cheaper of the champagnes in stock only Prosecco (which I’ve gone off a bit) food was tasty and service was attentive and pleasant. Would be great to have a
bad-sugar free dessert option other than cheese. Since I gave up sugar I can never have deserts

LR
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A party of five for my belated birthday lunch. Started off with cocktails. Had some hummus and olives to share, I had a salad main course with a side. One of us fancied the children's fish&chips, so ordered two portions. I think everyone was very happy.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The place is lovely and the food was very nice. I will definitely will go back and feel happy to recommend it.

GH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a table for 5. Family catch up. We had a couple of bottles of the Pecorino, 2 risotto, 1 chicken, 1 super food salad and I had the tuna nicoise with a side of triple cooked chips. All looked good, were served in about 15 minutes. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive. The tuna was delicious, runny yolks on the eggs, black olives and al dente green beans. The mayo with the chips was great too. We weren't going to do desserts but an ice cream was ordered and then an eton mess, the choclate bread pudding which was unreal, seriously good, and another dessert (can't remember which one). All round the food was really well done, served with finesse, without a wait. The atmosphere in the restaurant was busy for a Friday afternoon. Would be perfect for some drinks outside, definitely take a walk around the gardens afterwards if you visit, well worth it!

r
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food again. Second time we have been here. Not overly busy but still great service from a lovely Italian waitress.

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 6 September 2019

Hi Rosiewhite, Thank you for writing another lovely review, We are very happy to see you come back to our venue. I have passed across the lovely words to our waitress who served you. We look forward to having you back in our venue. Many Thanks, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch on s sunny day with friends. We all chose from the summer lunch menu which was excellent value for money and lovely food accompanied by great service and delightful setting. We will be back to try dinner from the a la carte menu

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 6 September 2019

Hi Ealingdiners, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us with a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manage

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HS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was slightly disappointed by the breakfast choices. Last time we visited there was more choice. We also felt that the prices were expensive. £11 for two slices of bread with avo, feta and eggs is high. More expensive than other local restaurants.

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 27 August 2019

Dear HeidiS, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and please accept my sincere apologies for not delivering up to your expectations on this occasion. Our biggest priority is for our guests to have a great experience. Should you want to give us a second chance we would be most grateful and honoured to accommodate. Please send me an email on my private email address ronnie@soaneskitchen.co.uk to arrange a vip experience with us! Warm Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant spot for lunch after visiting Pitzhanger Manor

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 27 August 2019

Dear Pipistrelle, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us with a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Lacking in atmosphere, average food at higher price range.

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 6 September 2019

HI SueG, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and please accept my sincere apologies for not delivering up to your expectations on this occasion. Our biggest priority is for our guests to have a great experience. Should you want to give us a second chance we would be most grateful and honoured to accommodate. Please send me an email on my private email address ronnie@soaneskitchen.co.uk to arrange a vip experience with us! Warm Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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r
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Apart from a side of grilled beans that we couldn't eat (but was taken off the bill), the food was very good. Noise level a little high with several small children there early on but once they left the ambiance was lovely and we will certainly go back. A lovely additional to Ealing's food scene

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 6 September 2019

Hi Rosiewhite, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us with a lovely review. We have taken into account your comments regarding the runner beans which has been discussed with the relevant team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manage

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KJ
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and accommodating. A lovely place to meet friends. Highly recommend the food and the staff were only too happy to ensure that we were all catered for, even when they were full of customers!

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 27 August 2019

Dear KelliJ, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us with a lovely review. Our team at Soane's are thrilled you had such a great experience while visiting us! We do look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food wasn’t all that. The chicken Caesar Salad wasn’t the best I had. Wouldn’t recommend it.

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear Rose22, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and please accept my sincere apologies for not delivering up to your expectations on this occasion. Our biggest priority is for our guests to have a great experience. If you could give me some more detailed feedback on my personal email ronnie@soaneskitchen.co.uk so I can follow up with a full investigation into what exactly happened, I would much appreciate it. Kind Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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HB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lively family atmosphere for Sunday brunch with attentive service and delicious fresh, simple food. A pleasure!

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear Hilary B, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us with a lovely review. Our team at Soane's are thrilled you had such a great experience while visiting us! We do look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

So disappointing. I booked a table for my mother’s birthday, beautiful surroundings, fabulous gallery, awful food. Several other customers sent their food back as well. Waitress was delightful very apologetic had a lovely chat about her home country of Italy. Such a shame about the food. Caesar salad was disgusting, far too salty and my first mouthful had chicken gristle in it.

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear Sara, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and please accept my sincere apologies for not delivering up to your expectations on this occasion. Our biggest priority is for our guests to have a great experience. If you could give me some more detailed feedback on my personal email ronnie@soaneskitchen.co.uk So I can follow up and help us improve our service, that would be much appreciated. Kind Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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EA
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We are members of the Soane's club as local residents so had the pleasure of a half carafe of wine for free, appreciated. My husband had the Caesar salad which was freshly made with a lot of chicken. I had the shellfish linguine which was excellent. The restaurant was not busy but there seemed a limited number of tables for 2 so we were seated next to a party of 8 celebrating a birthday; pleasant enough but fairly noisy. The other option was in the middle of the restaurant next to a young family with a crying baby. (no issue with young families - it would just be good to have more choice for 2)

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 23 August 2019

Thank you for taking the time and leaving us with a lovely review. Our team at Soane's are thrilled you had such a great experience while visiting us! Thank you for the feedback regarding the limit seating for 2 persons. We have taken this on board and are making ways to have more options available for smaller groups. We do look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was very disappointing when it first opened. However, it has had a change of staff and a new chef and its now really great. We enjoyed a fantastic set lunch for a very reasonable price of £19 50.
The food was delicious and the portions were generous. Our waitress was lovely and very helpful. We will definilty be returning.

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 23 August 2019

Thank you for taking the time and leaving us with a lovely review.Thank you once more for giving us another chance and seeing the areas we have improved on. Our team at Soane's are thrilled you had such a great experience while visiting us! We do look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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DL
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Slow service
Cesear salad was swimming in sauce and was soggy
Pulled pork burger was pretty standard, nothing special

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear DanielL, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and please accept my sincere apologies for not delivering up to your expectations on this occasion. Our biggest priority is for our guests to have a great experience. If you could give me some more detailed feedback on my personal email ronnie@soaneskitchen.co.uk So I can follow up and help us improve our service, that would be much appreciated. Kind Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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JH
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant surroundings with a small but interesting brunch menu.

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear John H, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us with a lovely review. Our team at Soane's are thrilled you had such a great experience while visiting us! We do look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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GO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner with friends on saturday evening. Staff very friendly. The starters and mains were excellent however puddings were a little disapointing and a little over priced however overall it was excellent and I will be going back again. Low level background music on speakers was just about right too.

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear Grainne ODowd, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us with a lovely review. Our team at Soane's are thrilled you had such a great experience while visiting us! Thank you for you feedback on our Desserts, I will pass this information on to the relevant parties. We do look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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H
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We ate at Sunday lunchtime. The service and food were good, and there was a pleasant ambiance. The only downside was that there was only a brunch menu available.

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very delicious and well-presented food, clean, aesthetically pleasing and high-class atmosphere.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drink.

Service was excellent also and the location / venue is beautiful.

Will be back and will definitely recommend

VJ
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Context matters for this. If someone is looking for a comfortable restuarant and local to Ealing Broadway, perhaps I might. My two experiences however have been very mid-range. It that were to interest someone, I would suggest it.

MR
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were the first to arrive for breakfast, greeted promptly and sat at the only round table. Despite making a reservation, it wasn't necessary at 10am on a Sunday. We were 30min's early, and we later discovered that someone else had requested the round table, but we were not asked to moved even though we hadn't ordered our meal, only drinks. Good service, very tentative. My food (French Toast) could of been a little warmer, my friends was hot. This is purly preference. Everyone enjoyed the food.
We will come back to try dinner menu.

g
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

greeting and staff good .although difficult to get waters attention .menu okay . price adequate value .

the most difficult problem is the ridiculous low seating and closeness of tables very awkward people getting in and out of table . this problem would put me off coming again .

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food. But would have been better had the kitchen put installed some fans to combat the hottest day of the year!!

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I visited for the second time earlier this week and the experience was the same as the first where I was impressed with the food but very underwhelmed by the greeting and service throughout the meal. There were loads of empty seats ( which did not fill up during the evening) yet we were shown to one of the worst tables and on both occasions the waiter made a big show made of checking table reservations etc. before an alternative was offered.
Staff seem unhappy or overworked and are quite disorganised. It took at least 15 mins before a waiter took our drinks order and even then only arrived when we had gestured that we were ready. There was no personal engagement when our order was taken/food delivered and no one came back to check if we were happy or needed anything else.
The restrooms had not been attended to in a while so the sink was messy and off putting for a nice restaurant like this.
Someone has gone to a lot of trouble and expense with the fitout of this restaurant, the food is good but I think it may suffer unless front of house improves. This should be the easy bit!
Also why does the set menu not continue throughout dinner? The restaurant is not so busy that this should not be entertained.

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our guests had come from Bath and had a pull-along suitcase. On the hottest day of the year she asked if she could leave the case while we visited Pitzhangar Mansion. The staff obliged. When she collected it they offered her a complimentary glass of elderberry cordial which she was grateful for.
Lovely place and lovely people working there.

f
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Only for drinks (which were lovely)- unfortunately the food and service wasn't up to scratch for the price

Soane's Kitchen
Responded on 6 September 2019

Hi Fh13 Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, please accept my sincere apologies for not delivering up to your expectations on our food or service. Our biggest priority is for our guests to have a great experience. Should you want to give us a second chance we would be most grateful and honoured to accommodate. Please send me an email on my private email address ronnie@soaneskitchen.co.uk to arrange a vip experience with us! Warm Regards, Ronnie MacLeod General Manager

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UK
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Was shown to a table told it was the only one available- booked a month in advance and restaurant half empty all night. 2 salads came with no dressing at all. Dessert disappointing if you mean hard meringue with very few strawberries and some cream don't call it Eton mess. Swiftly changed without complaint for lemon possett which was ok but came with very tiny piece of shortbread. Wine good but expensive. Service good. Nice looking place but food needs improvement. Too expensive for what it is.

AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and location. Would highly recommend.

LH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal and experience at Soane's. Always a bonus when I can bring my dog with me!

CI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunch in the gardens on a sunny day. Really attentive service too and a buzzy atmosphere. Loved it.

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