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SOLA SOHO, London,
Award-winning

SOLA SOHO

4.5
4.5
337 Reviews
£41 and over
Californian
1 Michelin Star, creative Californian cooking by Victor Garvey - in an elegant, intimate dining room in the heart of Soho, where abundant plants and sculptural lighting evoke the lush greenery and sunshine of The Golden State. SOLA celebrates the modern cuisine of America's Pacific West Coast, bringing a taste of California to Soho, via LA.

Private dining room available;
Lunch menu/Pre-Theatre menu: £59, wine pairing £55;
Classic menu: £139, wine pairing £129;
Tasting menu: £229, wine pairing £199;

* Please note we can accommodate most dietary requirements with enough notice.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Fusion / Eclectic, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    020 3774 3495
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Victor Garvey
  • Catering
    Please email events@solasoho.com
  • Private party facilities
    Experience intimate luxury in the heart of Soho at SOLA's private dining room, perfect for gatherings of up to 16 guests. From business meetings to birthday parties, indulge in an unforgettable experience with the finest food, ambiance and service at SOLA. Please email events@solasoho.com
  • Private party contact
    Susing: 020 3774 3495
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2024
  • Area
    Soho
  • Cross Street
    Old Compton Street
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road.
  • Additional
    Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Michelin Starred Pre Theatre in the Heart of Soho!

    £59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience a 3 course Pre Theatre menu at the UK's only Michelin Starred American Restaurant. SOLA is located less than 5 minutes' walk from most of the major theatres in the west end! Choose from Cured Hamachi with Roasted Leek Vinaigrette or Whisky Flambe'd LScottish Langoustine, Wild Mushroom Tortellini, and Soft Poached Quail Egg resting in a Ginger Broth to start and Roasted Seabass with Salsify and Sunchoke or Venison with Black Garlic and Wild Bamboo Shoots as a main. For Dessert, tuck into a light Yuzu, Shiso, and black sesame BlancMange or Sola's Signature Chocolate.
    Michelin Starred Pre Theatre in the Heart of Soho! photo
  • LRF: Grand Tour Preview

    £139.00 per person

    1 Jun - 30 Jun 2024
    For the entirety of June, get a preview of our Grand Tour menu (9 courses) for the price of our standard Tasting Menu (5 Courses). You'll start with 5 mouthwatering canapés before tucking into dishes inspired by a trek through north America, starting with succulent pieces of Amberjack in the style of Poke and ending with our "OG Hot Chocolate" dessert, inspired by the first hope chocolate created in mesoamerica over 5,000 years ago! Both Wine and Non-Alcoholic pairings are available to compliment your meal.
    LRF: Grand Tour Preview photo

What 337 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

337 Reviews
  1. AliciaM

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thankfully the food was delicious; we opted for the lunch menu. I was not terribly impressed by the service initially as I was not acknowledged on arrival and had difficulty making eye contact with any of the many waiting staff milling about in the rather small dining area. The wine list which I had to ask for was also rather short and not very much available by the glass. We ordered a bottle of Albariño and was told the last bottle had been sold but an alternative was provided for the same price. Frankly I would expect more attention to detail for the money but the food was very nice.

    1 person found this helpful

  2. Violet

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely not what you expect from American food. Playful takes on junk food won me over. Staff friendly and attentive..excellent wines not found at every other place

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  3. NikitaC

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Massively underwhelming (but expensive) wine pairing (only 5 wines, two repeated wineries and one red). We sat with empty glasses for chunks of time (including no water), we received food without utensils and the bathroom bin was overflowing. When I outlined my concerns, I received no acknowledgement or response.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We really had an exceptional experience because of the sommelier Jamal. He served some really great wines and he was very informative about the wines and choices. The food was nice but not wow. The whole experience was nothing comparable with a one star restaurant in Europe (no bread, poor cutlery and table cloth plain). Wine matching was more and far too expensive than menu which was very strange. Experience was oke but not for repeats

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    £12 for water before service charge? Ridiculous and unacceptable.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We’ve very much enjoyed the food, which also was great value (apart from the bottle of water for £12…). The service could be improved, though… there was a large number of staff in quite a small space, and though they were friendly, the way the seating is arranged made us feel we were being observed all the time (not in a positive / attentive way; it just felt uncomfortable, like a lack of privacy).

    1 person found this helpful

  7. ianm

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food… artfully presented, flavours ensuring that taste was at least as memorable as appearance. Pleasant environment, though choice of musical backdrop … random 80’s/90’s soundtrack; was not in keeping with the calm, minimalist interior. Two gripes… the wine list doesn’t offer an extensive choice - either by glass or bottle. Having sought after names is great; Aubert Pinot is very desirable, but at £800 a bottle, clearly for very deep pockets only. No Pinot by the glass.. The 2nd - no mention of the % service charge - mental arithmetic told me it was 20%. I get the challenge restaurants in London have in making money - but USA tips are not the way forward!

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pre-theater menu is a STEAL. The menu is inventive, tasty, pleasing to all the senses, and just challenging enough to make it a memorable experience. Worth every penny

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  9. TopherD

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the tasting menu at SOLA in SoHo on Friday night. We were wandering through the neighborhood and saw the Michelin Staron the entrance and with the help of OpenTable we scored a great meal. Denzel met & greeted us then made us feel like a member of the family the rest of the night. Every meal was delicious but being a Southern boy from the Carolina’s, the chefs take on a hush puppy was amazing. Later we got to meet the pastry chef and that was a special encounter for us. We enjoyed the entire night

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  10. AndreaB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The lunch menu is good value for the number of dishes, there were also a few extra dishes offered. Dishes are different and creative. Personally found the desserts to be less successful - as much as I enjoy truffle perhaps not in ice cream. Service is good but not sure it justifies the 20% service charge and the room was very hot. £12 for water is not understandable especially as it does not appear on any price list. On the website the menu shows cocktails starting from £17 however in the restaurant they start from £30.

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  11. Violet

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying the lunch menu. Was perfect for the time we had..having been before I knew exactly what I wanted and was easy to pick opposite items of my guest to try a bit of everything. New items didn't disappoint as usual..becoming one of my go to spots to impress

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  12. CGEB

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food of the highest quality and amazing value for money. The matching flight was excellent

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  13. Nolan

    Edinburgh

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good but unfortunately there were a number of service issues. Firstly the seat was not probably cleaned so the pink sofa had long strands of black hair and also debris of dirty, closer attention needs to be paid to the cleaning process. After asking for allergies, the swapped one of the start dishes which went from chicken to pork belly without informed guest at the start, of whilst explaining the menu or even at the food presentation which is extremely poor. If food is going to deviate from the menu presented, waitering should notify the customer rather than ‘sneak’ the dish in and then sheepishly mention after when asked that the dish was swapped! Also as I didn’t order wine so the waitering staff decided to take upon themselves to assume that I didn’t drink alcohol and therefore my langoustine was not flammed with the Hibiki 12. Service was repetitive- after ordering, another member of staff would come and ask the same question . Happened with drinks and for additional dishes. Also charging £12 for a bottle of water is outrageous! Located in the heart of Soho on Dean street. Styling interior of pink long couch with circular tables and white table clothes with terracotta walls and very minimalist interior. No paintings. Wooden cloak room door. Had the food introduction by Denzel. Lunch menu versus tasting. The lunch allows for choice of one starter, main and desert. Drink and cocktail list over priced so I decided to stick to water. £30+ for cocktails is above that of the Ritz! Therefore the wine pairing is good value at £75…..or not! Starters of 5 note size: of devilled egg was excellent, soft, melts in your mouth. The Lox was also excellent with the crispy topping and also a very tasty Sardine tartlet-take on a sardine toast. interesting, starts off creamy and then ends with the intensity of the sardine - super interesting as not the usual combination. The surf and turf was another tartlet- with foie gras and droplets of something quiet Inter

    2 people found this helpful

  14. MattShoreditch

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food. Outstanding service. Outstanding ambience. Outstanding value. Simply awesome.

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  15. mattydug

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a fabulous Wednesday lunch. I have been here 3 or 4 times and I always leave feeling fantastic. One of london joyous restaurants.

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  16. David1978

    Birmingham

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely lunch experience and great value! Welcoming and attentive staff from the outset and throughout. The lunch menu is very good value at £59, with some wonderful tastes and flavours. And although the main dish was a little small, when taken into context with the other courses and numerous canapés, the whole meal was more the filling enough. (I would maybe question whether the full menu would give much in addition to warrant the extra cost, but that is only speculative). From reading a menu, £75 for a lunch wine pairing seems steep, but it included 4 pairing, that I would suggest were around 125ml in size (dessert excluded). A couple of side points, £28-£32 for cocktails is quite simply overpriced, even in the London market (experience from other Michelin restaurants, even in Londons 5 star hotels, pitches £25 as a more realistic ceiling)….and 20% service seems again misjudged. The service was without fault, but again when the comparable market sits at 15% (or even 12.5%) for the same level of service, it doesn’t sit well. (I’d prefer to see a couple of pounds in the menu price, and a lower service charge). All in all, a lovely experience that I would happily revisit….although likely for lunch only.

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  17. Thor

    Yorkshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service once again Had the lunch menu and food was delicious and presented very nicely.

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  18. MichaelP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experience. Lovely lunch menu, presented in a very creative way. Good atmosphere. 👍

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    20% service charge requires perfection, for £550 for two, you feel a little taken advantage of. Portions are tiny, service is friendly, but when water is £12 and there is no bread it makes you question it…pleased to have gone, but at this level there are better ways to indulge

    1 person found this helpful

  20. Violet

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff from arrival. Sleek new remodel really makes things feel that much more elegant. This isn't my first trip and definitely won't be my last

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  21. CATRIONAG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fourth time going to Sola Soho. Best food I have had in London in a long time - very imaginative and creative. Service exceptional. I tried the basic wine pairing menu today for £180 + service and have to say the wines were really not to my taste. We had 3 white wines, one red wine and one champagne. I would say glass size was 100-125 ml per glass so cost would have worked out at at least 180 for a bottle. I am mainly a red wine drinker, but do drink white wines, but none were to my taste and the red wine was a light one when I like stronger Californian wines. I would highly recommend not going for wine pairing and choosing wine by glass/bottle so you get something to your taste or taking your own bottle if dining Wednesday or Thursday. I have to admit that for the first time I left the restaurant feeling slightly ripped off. Now know to never go for wine pairing option - at the end of the day everyone has different tastes in wine!

    1 person found this helpful

  22. Clare

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was exquisite. Staff were lovely .Wine flight interesting too. Expensive for a lunch out but we really enjoyed it.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst cost-benefit ratio we have ever experienced.

    2 people found this helpful

  24. Juliar

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, brilliant service, fantastic evening.

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  25. JHLondon

    London

    168 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    168 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to Sola and we really enjoyed it. We had the set lunch which showcased fabulous dishes. Service was excellent too.

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  26. Seagull

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great restaurant experience. In fact a unique one. From the decor, food, wine , service. And importantly a play list like no other 😎

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  27. JasonK

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant seem to have no atmosphere on the night. We were there the first two wines on a very limited wine list that we tried to picked we’re not available. They offered us a substitute that we felt was substandard but yet was charged a lot.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect dining experience, not more words needed!

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  29. DAYTime

    Hertfordshire

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty flawless experience in terms of food, service and presentation coupled with the joy of a cheese trolley.......

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  30. MarkW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing!!! Diego,Jamail & team are the best

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  31. JesterMonk

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful and creative food, excellent service!! Lovely experience.

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  32. John

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Experience was great until they invited us downstairs to sit in their “lounge” and forgot about us. Asked for the check twice and they filled our table. Weird.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish, the entire experience was exquisite. Each dish was thoroughly explained, the ambience was sophisticated yet relaxing, and the staff was phenomenal. The food was certainly unique, but each dish surprised me-in a good way! Thanks, SOLA, for a great experience!

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  34. KevinW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the family birthday celebration at Sola. The tasting menu was elaborate, creative and ultra tasty. Top marks to all the team for making our special occasion memorable.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible value lunch great service & the new restaurant looks great

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  36. WarrenK

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely meal with a depth of flavours in every dish, could not fault the food. Only slight moan was the service felt a little rushed, taking plates of table when still eating. Would defiantly go back and highly reccomend.

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  37. Kuttan

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic lunch here to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had the £59 lunch menu. Exciting and wonderful dishes were served with informative descriptions and good humour. The snacks were great. Overall, a memorable experience.

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  38. Alex

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the excellent value £59 lunch menu. Lovely service and excellent food at what feels like 2 Michelin * level. Overall excellent value and will revisit for the longer form dinner menu.

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  39. Karim

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The manager who is french was the highlight of the night. Extremely welcoming and made us enjoy your night.

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  40. shaneyp

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in London must be close to getting a second star

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SOLA SOHO is rated 4.5 stars by 337 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for SOLA SOHO

64 Dean Street, London, W1D 4QQ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2024
  • Cross Street
    Old Compton Street
  • Area
    Soho
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Fusion / Eclectic, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Victor Garvey
  • Additional
    Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 3774 3495
  • Catering
    Please email events@solasoho.com
  • Private party facilities
    Experience intimate luxury in the heart of Soho at SOLA's private dining room, perfect for gatherings of up to 16 guests. From business meetings to birthday parties, indulge in an unforgettable experience with the finest food, ambiance and service at SOLA. Please email events@solasoho.com
  • Private party contact
    Susing: 020 3774 3495
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