The Good Egg Soho

4.2
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257 reviews
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£25 and under
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Middle Eastern

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
Just off Soho’s Carnaby Street in Kingly Court + serving food all day long, The Good Egg is a spectacular all day dining destination for a Tel Aviv-inspired breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner (try the award-winning shakshuka!).

The menus here cater very well to both meat eaters + veggie/vegan diners alike; central to the restaurant's vibrant atmosphere is a huge clay oven + long open kitchen bar, where guests can choose to dine while they enjoy the theatre of the chefs at work, unless they’d prefer a table away from the action. Guests can also dine al fresco on the terrace – heated + covered Oct-Mar, and open + sunny during the summer months.
Stunning seasonal house cocktails, craft beers, natural wines + desserts are on offer here too, making this the perfect pit stop before or after visiting the many theatres or other entertainment spots that lie just a few minutes’ walk away.
Great for large groups.

What 257 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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3.8
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4.0
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3.9
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Karo
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The service, busy or not, is probably the biggest let down at The Good Egg.
Nice food in a lovely location, but the service has a long way to go. From serving a pickled martini without a main ingredient (pickle martini, without pickle juice - ummm, what?!) to bringing a bottle of wine with a cork in.... it's the little (big?) things that create an overall impression. You employ nice people, but they need a proper training.

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CatherineN
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely first visit to the Good Egg in Kingly Court with my sister. The food was delicious.. I would definitely return.

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely restaurant. The staff were very friendly and efficient too.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great prices, lovely atmosphere

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AaronW
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good menu, nice food....but the service was really poor. We had to ask for our drinks 4 times and we’d finished our food before they were eventually given to us!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so keep returning. Food is great and friendly efficient staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible service, food was late, server was not attentive, food was cold, just really crappy all around. The original restaurant in Stoke Newington is so much better!

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LibbyS
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Some of the tastiest food I’ve had! Friendly service! Pretty decor!

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ElenaA
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

When we got our entrants two were missing, we told the waitress and she didn't even acknowledge it or say sorry I will bring them to you. We waited over 40 min for the bill after asking several times.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was delicious but service very poor. We had booked a table which hasn’t been set up when we arrived (restaurant wasn’t particularly busy). Waited a very long time to be served so had to go up and ask someone to actually come over and serve us. Lots of staff but none really seemed to care much about the clients - a shame because the food was lovely

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Jesspgel
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So bad compared to stoke newington. Felt like a chain, different person served us every time we ordered something because they were so understaffed we kept having to grab any member of staff we could see. Three things we ordered were then cancelled because they’d run out. So disappointing

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JamesE
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very bad service

Vegan burger had meat in it, and waiter didn’t care

Asked for gluten free bread and waiter said, it’s lucky dip it might not be gluten free

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Alexa
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and quick service!

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KaroD
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Great menu and yummy food but wasn’t impressed with the service. Got our order wrong, waited for desserts for ages and ended up cancelling it as can’t justify a lunch service lasting over 2h!
Do book a table as the place gets busy. Go and try everything on the menu, just beware of the not so great service :)

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service is quick but unfriendly and the food is okay-ish but nothing to do with the “great experience” advertised on their social. The atmosphere is the same - non-existent. Won’t be back.

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ChaseM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Service was very good but the food was a bit lacking, especially compared to the stoke newington branch

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Jem99
London
38 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok but not great. Ordered starters and burgers for mains and they all came at once as the waitress had not told them to do the starters first? Not really acceptable as we had to eat things before they got cold?! Beef reuben sndwich good but challah pretzel roll far too dense and hefty. Animal fries on the cool side and not that great. Just OK

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vipPickyEater
London
136 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Unfortunately two of the items on the menu I really wanted to try weren’t available that morning. I’ll have to give The Good Egg another try!

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vipFoodie500
London
32 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had seen some negative reviews around the service here so I was a bit nervous to go.
We encountered none of those problems. Service was attentive and the food was very nice (if a little salty but that's personal taste).
My only issue was that I found the price of drinks unnecessarily high, We would have stayed for much longer had the prosecco & wine been a bit more reasonable. We were out the evening before in Kensington and the drinks were more competitively priced.

The Good Egg Soho
Responded on 27 February 2020

Hey Foodie500, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review of The Good Egg Soho! We're so glad that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit with us. Thanks for your feedback on our drinks - we've passed this on to our team! Thanks, Meg

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Rosed
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was fantastic but for every item we ordered we had to ask for service and were ignored almost the whole time. I waited 20 minutes before asking to order my tea, then at least 20 minutes wait before asking for every other thing. After asking for the dessert menu, noone came to check if we wanted anything, and we were not checked back on for our mains. I would hesitate before going back unfortunately, as the lack of staff made it feel stressful and like we were in the way, rather than paying customers.

The Good Egg Soho
Responded on 27 February 2020

Hi Rosed, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review - your feedback is invaluable to us. We're really glad that you enjoyed the food during your visit but apologise that you were let down by the service on your visit. It's certainly not the standard that we hold ourselves to. Please know that we're working hard and taking positive action with our team to rectify the points in your feedback. Many thanks again, Meg

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Shockingly poor service - had to ask for drinks, to chase waiter to order food and then told there were no plates - we’d ordered Mezze to share
Plates were found after is made a fuss
Food good
Music and ambience way too loud

The Good Egg Soho
Responded on 27 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review - your feedback is invaluable to us. We're really glad that you enjoyed the food during your visit but apologise that you were let down by the service on your visit. Please know that we're working hard and taking positive action with our team to rectify the points in your feedback. Many thanks again, Meg

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vipDani
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and a very interesting menu. Happy hour was an added bonus. Service was great. Bustling atmosphere. Would definitely return.

The Good Egg Soho
Responded on 27 February 2020

Hey Dani, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to seeing you again! Thanks, Meg

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SheenaF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

This was my 2nd visit. I was slightly embarrassed as I had built up my friends expectations..... We ordered a wine that had a cork, not screw top, it was poured - surerly we should have been given the option to taste it first? Two of our main dishes were cold and had to be sent back - we were asked if we wanted them made again! What a stupid question.
The restaurant is busy and not very well organised. Overall not a great experience.

The Good Egg Soho
Responded on 27 February 2020

Hey SheenaF, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your first visit to The Good Egg but sincerely apologise that the service on your second visit let you down and wasn't up to our standards. Please know that we are taking positive actions with the team and we really value your feedback. Many thanks, Meg

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SheilaS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Could hardly hear ourselves to talk. They turned the music down on request. But no soft furnishings to absorb sound. Food excellent.

The Good Egg Soho
Responded on 27 February 2020

Hey SheliaS, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. We're so glad you enjoyed the food and many thanks for the feedback on the volume of our tunes! Many thanks, Meg

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egglover
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

As a family, we are loyal The Good Egg fans but unfortunately this time didn't cut it! In the 12 months, 4 out of 5 times we had to go to Soho just because it is impossible to book/walk in at Stoke Newington. But unfortunately the service at Soho is always lacking! Other than the manager lady, most the waiters are impossible to get attention of! I even had to get up and literally find one to be able to order at one point. We always try to oversee the service as we love the food but this time food wasn't up to scratch either. Everything was lukewarm other than the ZFC Burger, the aubergines were burnt while being fried. To finish it off, our table wasn't cleared for 15 mins and took us ages to pay! (not even mentioning the prices! £100 for 4 people brunch!) Unfortunately we won't be returning to Soho, Stokey? Maybe...

The Good Egg Soho
Responded on 27 February 2020

Hey egglover, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review. Thank you so much for being a family of loyal fans but we're so sorry that the service and food wasn't up to our standard on your last visit to Soho. We've sent you a private message to discuss with you further. Thanks again, Meg

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KarenPat
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service - toilets disgusting - sort this out and it’s perfect

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EmilyL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely brunch to celebrate a birthday. The Jerusalem breakfast was great and great with mimosas!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was fine. Food was nice and service was okay but wouldn’t come again.

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Grish
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unfortunately my booking was not recognised but the food was amazing, would def go back

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KatieW
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Love the different breakfast offering. The food was so tasty and nice to have an alternative breakfast meal. I think a little bit pricy at £10 for the breakfast as the venue itself is more like a cafe than a restaurant. The tables are bit cafe style which is fine but the pricing should match that.

The Good Egg Soho
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hey KatieW, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your food on your visit to The Good Egg. Many thanks for your feedback, Meg

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LouiseT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and a nice selection. Nice ambiance and good for a quick-ish dinner (not cosy enough to stay too long). Quick to get served, very polite staff

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FoodLover
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We went on a wednesday at 1:15pm
wasnt busy at all - a handful of people at most
waited 50mins for our food (egg bagel and a sandwich) and asked the waiter repeatedly where our food was.....by the time it came out an hour had passed and had to end up taking it away as lunch break was order

turns out they forgot to put our order through - not impressed at all considering it was not busy at all inside...sloppy service is not one for the books.

food wasn't amazing either

they did give us the food for free to be fair as a goodwill gesture

sorry good egg, overall you really disappointed us on our first visit there....definitely wont be back :(

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JOHNH
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Bread for chicken burger was inedible. Chicken burger over cooked. Chips luke warm at best.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food was good however I was brought the wrong order and the food takes a while to be ready.

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Veganfoodie
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing vegan dishes, perfect spot for brunch with friends. The Zoo Fries are to die for ! Will definitely be visiting again.

The Good Egg Soho
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hey Veganfoodie, We're so glad you enjoyed our vegan options when you visited (those zoo fries are our faves too!!). We're looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks, Meg

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foodie
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had excellent service and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We were moved to a bigger table when we did not have enough space and were never rushed. A great brunch.

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AndrewB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a most enjoyable lunch at the Good Egg, the food is very varied, a really interesting menu , the quality of the food was very good. The staff are great always friendly, efficient and helpful. This is a very different place to eat in London, offers a really good occasion for lunch or dinner. I have been there a few times now and always had a great time.

The Good Egg Soho
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hey AndrewB, Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your lovely feedback! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Meg

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CatrionaW
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I've been to The Good Egg for dinner and enjoyed it but the breakfast is incredibly overpriced for what it is. I had a dish that was 95% potatoes with a little bit of feta and some sliced onions. The description made it sound much more interesting. Ordered a flat bread which was about a 1cm thick burnt crisp for £4.50. Not light, fluffy or with any substance. The staff were nice and they did take it off the bill because I didn't eat it. The food tastes fine it's just nothing special for the price.

The Good Egg Soho
Responded on 5 February 2020

Hi CatrionaW, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review. We're so glad that you've enjoyed visiting us for dinner before, but apologise that you were let down by the food during your breakfast visit. Please know that this is not the standard we hold ourselves to and have taken positive action within the team. Thanks again, Meg

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RobertS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fabulous food that is most definitely worth the trip - this was our second visit. Essential to book as it gets very busy. Our drink order, a bottle of white wine, was left on the bar so long it was warm by the time it got to the table but that was one team member who may well have been new. Service otherwise was friendly and the food arrived in good time.

The Good Egg Soho
Responded on 5 February 2020

Hey RobertS, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review of The Good Egg. We're so glad you enjoyed your food on your visit but are so sorry about the wine -nobody wants warm white wine! We hope to see you again! Thanks, Meg

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SophiaL
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good was excellent but the portions are quite small for the price. The cocktails weren’t the best but the food really is delicious.

The Good Egg Soho
Responded on 5 February 2020

Hey SophiaL, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. we're so glad you enjoyed the food on your visit! And thank you for the feedback on portions and our cocktail menu - we'll pass these comment onto the team. Thanks, Meg

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The Good Egg Soho offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3911 2000 x1.

The Good Egg Soho is rated 4.2 stars by 257 OpenTable diners.

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