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The Black Book, London,

The Black Book

4.6
4.6
94 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

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Mediterranean, Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 17:00–01:00 Thu–Sat 17:00–03:00

  • 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 94 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Late Night Find

  • West End London

    Late Night Find

  • West End London

    Live Music

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  1. DR

    DavidR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and attentive staff, relaxed atmosphere gave us an enjoyable experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly place. Fabrizio gave us a good talk about wines and was kind enough to let us try many different ones. Would highly recommend. Good wine selection and tasty snack food.
  3. d

    danielm

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    It's a ok little place, could improve but so could most places, the musicians are good and I like it.
  4. KP

    KittikhunP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Interesting wine list Good Service Reasonable price
  5. HS

    HarmeetS

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Dark and dim with very slow service. I wouldn’t recommend it
  6. KA

    KathrynA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We very much enjoyed our evening, would definutely return.
  7. B

    Bobo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great selection of wines Lovely ambiance and music
  8. PG

    PauricG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place, staff and atmosphere was fantastic. Definitely worth a visit.
  9. KG

    KaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lady who was singing was absolutely brilliant and the Viognier was outstanding too
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Drinks. Got seated behind a massive pillar. Took 30 mins to be served.
  11. m

    mauros

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great wine stop for late night drinking - with quality wines at good prices
  12. M

    Mike

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for somewhere for a late night drink and little something to eat in the Soho area of London after going to the Theatre The Black Book ticked all the boxes, friendly doorman helpful bar staff good selection of wines by the glass and lovely but small menu and very reasonable prices, would definitely recommend The Black Book which will now be my go to place for late night drinks.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really good atmosphere and ambience, great wine and felt very well taken care of by the staff - great service!
  14. AD

    AnneD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great music. Chilled but attentive vibe but not cheap.
  15. TB

    TomBennett

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've enjoyed myself here several time and always receive a standout service. Best place in soho for a bottle of wine.
  16. A

    Anne

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    High noise level. I expected it to be a more quiet place.
  17. PS

    PierreS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good wine, great service, intimate atmosphere. Definitely recommend
  18. LB

    LizB

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue, nice atmospehere, great wines and super knowledgeable and helpful staff. My favourite bar in Soho. Thanks for your attentive service and see you again soon :)
  19. SK

    SKixLo

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fab place - one of the few bars to take bookings for drinks only without a hideous minimum spend. Well hidden in the centre of Soho, feels like a private club. Amazing wine list, great service and very nice nibbles - we will definitely be back1
  20. N

    Naomi

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a catch up with friends or a first date
  21. CP

    ChanikaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, lovely spot. Eclectic wine list with choices for all. We will be back!
  22. CM

    CristalM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic surprise, super welcoming service and good food!
  23. G

    Gemma

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a great find for a bottle of wine with friends or a date. Good entry-level wine prices and great atmosphere, beautiful interiors.
  24. S

    Space

    London

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of my favourite bars, we always receive a warm welcome, (Peter and Ronnie are fantastic hosts), the cocktails are fabulous as are the cheesy chips. I’ve never actually trained the wine ;D
  25. TH

    TomH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place, excellent food. Superb wine list and great service
  26. A

    Andre

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great evening - lovely place. Excellent service all around and beautiful, ambient lighting. Wines were top class too!
  27. TA

    TomA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great to be back here, food selection is simple but yummy and an expertly curated and passionately explained wine list is any budding wine lover’s delight.
  28. t

    tizianad

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a great place to meet people and the wines are always good:-)
  29. JF

    JayF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Definitely coming back, next visit will be a friends birthday! Great wine selection!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Th Batman pured the the left over wine from Coravin bottle and another left over bottle without coravin in tow the caraf glass. I still could see the cork flakes floating on the wine. The taste was not good, I just donot like the dishonest way. Not professional enough for a wine bar !
  31. S

    Sofia

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the Black Book, the ambience is perfect with the music just the right level for conversation, gorgeous gorgeous wines and fantastic service. Thank you!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely off the beaten path wine bar. Amazing wine selection, lovely service. We will come back
  33. JC

    JCSLondon

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really cosy bar, very good selection of wines. The food portions are relatively small but delicious! Music is on the background and not loud, great place for a date!
  34. C

    Champagne

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a perfect new year's eve night at the black book. Nice wines, foods and great atmosphere.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The bodyguard outside was impolite
  36. AC

    AleynaC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t usually leave a review but was super impressed with this little gem in soho! Our waiter was so knowledgable and recommended us a perfect bottle of wine and helped guide us through the wine list. We had a really lovely secluded booth and it made for a very romantic evening. The interior and ambience of the place is great, will be sure to return next time I’m in the area.
  37. JC

    JamesC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    We were only there for a quick bite and drink before as show. The food was good, but the level service was pretty indifferent.
  38. SJ

    SJG444

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really like this place. Good wine list, knowledgeable staff and never crazy loud.
  39. IB

    IssyB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good vibes, for a date or catch up with friends, would recommend
  40. HC

    HarriettC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect escape from the madness of soho! A brilliant drinks menu, friendly staff and a great atmosphere, we can’t wait to come back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Black Book is rated 4.6 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times 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 17:00–01:00 Thu–Sat 17:00–03:00

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Mediterranean, Contemporary British

  • 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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