SOLA SOHO

4.7
68 reviews
£41 and over
Californian
Creative Californian cooking 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.

PLEASE NOTE ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS WE ONLY HAVE OUR TASTING MENU AVAILABLE.

WE CAN ADJUST OUR MENUS TO ACCOMMODATE MOST DIETARIES GIVEN 48 HRS NOTICE BUT UNFORTUNATELY ARE UNABLE TO CATER FOR VEGANS.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Wed - Sat 12:00PM - 2:30PM

What 68 People Are Saying
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NadiaD
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was fantastic and a really great wine selection. Service really however needs to improved as it was a bit slow to start and some of the drinks orders were just wrong. Not what I would expect at a Michelin starred restaurant.

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vipGary
London
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot find the words to convey how amazing the experience was this evening. The food was imaginative, beautifully balanced with some intricate flavours. Every dish of the tasting menu delivered over the one before. The wine paring was innovative, unusual and really pushed the palate without assuming traditional accompaniments that one would expect.

The service was exemplary and the team work was beyond question, everyone professional and clearly focussed on making the service attentive, responsive but not intrusive. I cannot wait to come back. Please book this place if you can, you won’t be disappointed.

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SophieTL
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food. Beautifully presented and the team there were super professional and efficient.
Rather quiet at lunchtime but am sure people will find it as the return to work continues. I sincerely hope so as it’s a wonderful addition to the Soho restaurants.

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Pluto
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Food was very nice. Wine selection was alright, mostly 2nd and 3rd tier US producers. When the bill came, I thought they must be joking. If you cut the cost in half, I would have felt cheated. It was about 3 times what I think was fair for the quality of food and wine they provided. I know the retail price of many of the US wines on the list and their mark up was around 500%. It's a very nice dinner, but the price is outlandish.

SOLA SOHO
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Pluto Thanks for your feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed the food, service and ambience. When it comes to our wines I'm guessing the purchase prices that your refer to are US and not UK. Like everything else made in the US, wine is subject to import duty and so much more expensive in the UK than in the US . Rates of sales tax in the US are also considerably lower. We can guarantee that NONE of our wines are marked-up more than 300% of cost ex VAT, with many more expensive bottles priced considerably less than that. We remain committed to serving US wine and look forward to a US / UK trade deal so we can pass on any savings to our customers. Best Wishes SOLA

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vipDAYTime
Hertfordshire
74 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Intimate is definitely the word that aptly describes the placing of the tables within the limited space available but Marco and his team glide in and out to serve their guests. Open plan kitchen with a catering smell oozing through the room. Expensive but wine list sensibly priced and the majority of the courses on the tasting menu were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I've been to, food was outstanding, but if you've got deep pockets this one's for you, quite expensive, but for a treat very nice.

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Francois
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not my style of food and service. A notch too much in your face

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vipKenoval
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sola Soho is a culinary delight. I visited for my wedding anniversary and the tasting menu was a truly special affair. The quality and presentation of the food was first-class, with very flavoursome dishes, aesthetically presented and with immaculate service. Unless you are particularly well-heeled, the cost makes this a special occasion venue, however, as a culinary experience you are unlikely to be disappointed.

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SezWez
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem on the heart of Soho.

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AnthonyS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food is outstanding, right up there with Sketch, Helene Darroze and Frog, but these cost less and in the case of Sketch and the Connaught provide a beautiful ambiance.

SOLA SOHO
Responded on 25 September 2021

Thanks for the feedback Anthony. We're flattered that you consider our cooking up there with the very best in London. For the record our Tasting menu is priced at £139. For comparison the Tasting menu at Sketch is priced at £165, while at Hélène Darroze it is £185, with an additional £85 supplement for Wagyu, which we include on our Tasting menu at no additional cost. SOLA

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply superb. Dedication, invention & skill creates a dining experience that will live long in the memory.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening celebrating my husband’s birthday!
Food was delicious. Wine pairings were excellent.

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DrGee
33 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Balanced tasting menu. Friendly service

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vipHGHF
London
188 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the tasting menu at Sola. So creative, delicious, beautiful presentation.

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JosephW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent cocktails followed by the pairing menu. Very knowledgable team.

JH
vipJHLondon
London
143 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic innovative cooking with a great wine pairing. Service very friendly and informative.

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daisyonfood
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice time at Sola and thought the staff were friendly and the food was excellent! It’s expensive but the menu is really good and there is a lot of food. I would warn anyone who is dining there that they have a very strict cancellation policy so if you or your guests get pinged or test positive for Covid you will be charged quite a chunky amount per person.

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AGRANT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great Service. Incredible wine selection. Hidden gem in soho. We will absolutely be back!

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vipBENNE2JA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had a lovely time but very pricey and the staff forgot drink orders, asked us the same questions several times, made mistakes in the order of our tasting and pairings.

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AGRANT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply some of the best food we’ve ever had. Clean, precise, and well judged seasoning throughout. Interesting flavour combinations in a bright and airy (and quite small) dining room. Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Our stars look harsh, but we reacted to the definition given to them by Open Table. 2 stars means “fair”. 1 is “poor”. 3 is “good”. 3 is not average. If we vote 3 we are saying it was actually good. It was not “good”. Some categories were not even fair.

The value for money category is the biggest problem. When you spend close to a thousand pounds for two people it needs to hit the spot. I reckon two thirds of the value in that kind of price tag must go to the ambience, experience and atmosphere. So La cannot achieve the kind of level needed for ambience, experience and atmosphere to be able to charge those prices.

The interior is too small. The waiters were ok but plenty of faults considering the price tag. The food was hit and miss. Some interesting creations but just over-creating and under fulfilling.

We spent 10% of the dinner price on our lunch at a great Vietnamese restaurant across the road. The food quality was far better. The ambience was mediocre but that is acceptable when you are spending 10% of the price.

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vipMatt
London
39 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative menu with many tasty courses. Service and presentation aspects were well organised throughout the evening. Every dish was well executed and delicious.

Fine dining is about the overall experience - more than the food - and Sola delivers a very positive, interactive and memorable experience. We enjoyed our evening very much. This place is a must try for foodies!

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LizB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding dining experience. The food was some of the best we have ever eaten and the service was perfect - friendly, fun and professional. Stand out dishes were the crab and turbot. We will be back for the autumn menu!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the cosy restaurant. Staff were friendly. Food was exquisite.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences!! Incredible and delicious food full of complex flavours paired with superb wines. The staff were excellent and helpful and the ambience was perfect! An incredible first date night! Thank you so much!

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vipSebM
County Durham
7 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food with Japanese influences and superb produce throughout. Extremely well judged sauces and outstanding pastry section. Thoughtful wine pairing of primarily American producers.

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ClaudioB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were blown away by the food, service and knowledge of this restaurant and will definitely being going back to eat here again the next time we are in London.
Would totally recommend this restaurant.
We cant stop telling our friends and family about this Restaurant.

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ShaneC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice and interesting food with a Japanese twist - worth a visit for foodies

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vipKaty
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great theatre and knowledgeable passionate staff, loved it and recommended to everyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit here and it’s just perfect! Food, service and wine have made it my favourite place to dine in London.

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TrevorL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time of dining at SOLA and we couldn't fault anything about the whole evening. We chose the Tasting Menu and as one of us didn't eat meat they very comfortably accommodated our request. Every dish was superbly created (we especially loved the Lobster and Turbot dishes) and the service was amazing, all staff were friendly and although this restaurant is high class it wasn't pretentious and we felt at ease from the moment we walked in.

We ended up chatting the the GM and I asked how Covid was affecting them and like most restaurants they have been hit hard and its such a shame so please do visit these guys as they deserve your custom and they really value you.

We have been fortunate enough to eat at some of the best restaurants in the world and these guys are as good as so its a real hidden gem in Soho and we loved every minute of it, We will absolutely be back !!!

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FrancescoF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent but tiny portions... and service ok

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bright, creative without frippery, just outstanding cooking and service

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Yayze
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

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PaulD
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night out - excellent food and friendly service

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vipCaroleC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing on all fronts!

MA
MARJORIEG
London
17 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AmazIng experience. The food was incredible. It was a great find on Open Table

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kdrc
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice people. Ambitious food mostly delicious but a few odd combinations .. but that’s part of the fun of creative tasting menus. Good choice if you want to splash out. Interesting California wines

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff fantastic food sublime wine pairing stunning.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, excellent service. The staff were warm and accommodating.

FAQs

SOLA SOHO is rated 4.7 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.