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The Black Book, London,

The Black Book

4.1
4.1
139 Reviews
£26 to £40
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
The Black Book is a boutique basement wine bar founded by two Master Sommeliers. Located within the energetic epicenter of Soho, on the corner of Old Compton St and minutes from theatreland, we are the West-End’s go-to wine destination.

At the Black Book you will find London’s best ‘by-the-glass’ list stocked within our walk-in Coravin Cellar as well as seasonal fresh ingredients to create a classic menu of Mediterranean inspired small plates, mains and sharing plates.

The kitchen is open Tuesday and Wednesday 5pm - 1am and Thursday to Saturday 5pm - 3am.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 17:00–00:00 Thu–Sat 17:00–02:00
  • Phone number
    020 7434 1724
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Edward Boarland
  • Catering
    N/A
  • Private party facilities
    Exclusive venue hire is available. The Black Book is also home to semi-private booths for dining or wine tasting with our Sommelier. Enquire with info@blackbooksoho.co.uk
  • Area
    Soho
  • Cross Street
    Frith Street
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Leicester Square, Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, Green Park
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

139 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an amazing wine bar in the heart of Soho. Good wine selection, good atmosphere and great food selection to pair with the wines.

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  2. AnnaM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space in the West End with a good cocktail & wine list, as well as tasty nibbles. Perfect pre-theatre.

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  3. emstks

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food great, nice selection of wine but very expensive even for the area. Staff nice but you could really do with a host or someone who can work on the table management, kicking people out when there's empty tables due to a booking coming in never looks great. Still nice tho!

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  4. FrancescoDiF

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite wine bar in London! Great value for money wines by the glass and by the bottle! Amazing service: Fabrizio, Giovanni, Kevin!!

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  5. ElisaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience especially for the level of the wine list.

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  6. AnnaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely atmosphere, great live music and a nice selection of wine

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  7. ThevarG

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good quality wine, including fortified wine. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Moreish food.

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  8. SMD0001

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible service, decent food. We were given twice a bill that was wrong, and asked to give up our table

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  9. Deetz

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good, expansive wine list with some very nice selection. Very nice ambiance both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Good volume level so easy to speak with whoever you are with while having a nice backround hum. It is a bit unclear there's a time limit and you kind of get shoed out when you time is up.

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  10. MF1991

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and amazing service! Everyone there is so nice

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FAQs

The Black Book is rated 4.1 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Black Book

23 Frith Street, London, W1D 4RR

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Frith Street
  • Area
    Soho
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 17:00–00:00 Thu–Sat 17:00–02:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Leicester Square, Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, Green Park
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Edward Boarland
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7434 1724
  • Catering
    N/A
  • Private party facilities
    Exclusive venue hire is available. The Black Book is also home to semi-private booths for dining or wine tasting with our Sommelier. Enquire with info@blackbooksoho.co.uk
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