Soane's Kitchen

3.9
116 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Brought to you by the team behind Social Pantry, Soane’s Kitchen is a restaurant situated in Ealing serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Escape the city and enjoy our menu of seasonal dishes produced here within John Soane’s original walled kitchen garden.

We endeavour to only use the best produce from trusted, local and authentic suppliers. To give you a taste, we use Breckland Brown Eggs from Norfolk Quail Farm, our brunch jam from Butterfly & The Bee is handmade in Wandsworth and the sourdough bread is from Hedone in Chiswick.

We will aspire to grow the majority of our produce in the gardens as we settle into our new site. We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labour as we continue to grow.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Sat 08:00–22:00
Sun 10:00–16:00
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Phone number
020 8579 2685
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Nicholas Essex
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Private Party Facilities
Enjoy Soane’s Kitchen private kitchen table for brunch, bottomless brunch, lunch or dinner. Minimum of 10 people | Maximum of 25 people For further details, enquire via email - info@soaneskitchen.co.uk Let us take care of you so you can enjoy an evening to remember...
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Parking Details
Spring Bridge Road Car Park 5 minutes walk
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Public Transit
Underground Stations: Ealing Broadway Tube Station 7 minutes walk South Ealing Tube Station 12 minutes walkRailway Stations: South Acton Overground Station 24 minutes walk Ealing Broadway Railway Station 7 minutes walk
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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S
London
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pretty good all round. I booked for 1pm on Sunday expecting the all day menu but on Sunday it’s Brunch or Brunch. I may be missing something but that’s not obvious on the website. But a very b
Nice full English it was, particularly good sausage. Nice to wash it down with a fine half litre of red. Given also had excellent chips, too full for dessert. Will return for dinner!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I booked the table for 8 people and left a note to prepare high chair for our toddlers. When we arrived, the table was beautifully prepared. Highchairs were carefully placed between the seats. There were plenty of spaces for us and the staff were extremely helpful. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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RM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beware, at lunch the options are all day breakfast or burgers with sides.

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D
London
57 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful location! Service warm and friendly. Food absolutely excellent. We look forward to future visits.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely celebration meal for my husband’s 50th birthday. I’d asked for champagne to be on the table when we arrived, and it was! The menu was fantastic, offering a variety of seasonal items. Everything we had was delicious, and we will certainly come again. Thank you!

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

given the reviews I thought the service would be poor but it was lovely I will definitely be going here more often. must have been teething issues when it first opened. great place for brunch and they keep your glass nice and toppedup!

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HW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately we had a mix up with our order. The staff were friendly but it’s the 2nd time we have been there and have been disappointed twice now. The food was average and definitely wouldn’t recommend it. Such a shame as we were really hoping it would be great. Or at least better.

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GM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this new addition to Ealing - putting up some good competition for Charlotte's W5

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s
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The service was great. The waiter was most friendly and obliging.
We had a 9pm table booked but by 10pm the restaurant was nearly empty and they ramped up the air con so it became uncomfortable to sit. The main course was not to my liking. I ordered the shrimp and squid burger. It was most greasy and I felt very sick after eating a few bites. I shared my views with the restaurant but they did not react. I tried my friend's risotto and that was edible but lacked flavouring. A disappointing experience.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nice place. Good to have a non chain restaurant in Ealing. Didn't have some dishes, which we found out after choosing them.

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

delicious food, varied menu, great wine and service. The only negative is that we were sat near the door and there is a strong breeze when it opens. Would be good to put a heater above it or perhaps a curtain on the inside.

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AD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Lovely location shame about food. Ordered full English breakfast and disappointed. Awful scrambled egg and bloody Mary beans

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Ealing and can be compared easily with the good ones of central London. We’ve been there for brunch and whatever we had was really delicious, the atmosphere really nice and the staff very polite and helpful. Crab on waffle is definitely the winner. Only one note for improvement, whatever had to be warm to enjoy, was already cold when it reached our table.

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I like the comfortable atmosphere and the modern aspect of the restaurant as well as the lovely setting. The service was excellent, the food is nice but not cheap, the loos were very clean as was the restaurant. Ealing needed a new restaurant like this. I would certainly recommend it.

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t
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The restaurant is in a great location and we need restaurants like this in Ealing. However, the service was very poor, suggesting poor training as the girls were very pleasant but didn't really seem to know how to manage us well.( e.g. brought bread at the start but had to be asked to bring side plates, didn't manage the wine glasses so we had to ask for them etc) . Some food was lovely (e.g. sea bass) some not at all (e.g. risotto). The vegan cheesecake is bizarre, as no clear sight of cheese. The pear pavlova was lovely. No-one asked during the meal if all was OK.
Overall, until they sort themselves out with trained staff and more consistent food, it might be best to wait before going again as it's poor value currently - although still a lovely setting

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EA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A really lovely restaurant, set in beautiful grounds. It’s a nice dining space, spacious, comfortable to talk in without being too loud and light and airy whilst still feeling welcoming. The menu is good and the desserts were great!

The staff however are the real asset, we had lovely lady look after us. I wish I could remember her name to say a personal thanks, she was helpful and very friendly, which means we will be back!

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OB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Generally I like the place, but we had a couple of problems. The first dish we ordered was poor, although the manager handled the situation well and replaced it with a tasty alternative. The restaurant was fairly busy, but the service was too slow. Around ten people must have come to our table in total. They just didn't seem well organised. We enjoyed the main course and the coffee is good.

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The menu was imaginative although prices were on the high side.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good all-rounder with great service in a lovely location

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful restaurant which is as asthetically pleasing as it is appitite pleasing. A fantastic addition to Ealing which I'm sure will thrive. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, my only slight niggle was the risotto portion seemed on the small side. It was though the best risotto I have had in a long time if ever.
I will definitely come back and intend to do so tonight in fact!

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JW
London
27 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Please don't tell everyone about it!

This was our second visit to Soane's kitchen in two weeks. Each time it was superb. I have already booked for a large lunch party for Boxing Day. The menu changes frequently ( but still retains some staples like the excellent Caesar salad). The menu choices are innovative (I had on my second visit a light waffle with crab which was perfect_. There are great "bar" snacks -nocellera olives ( why don't all restaurants serve these ?) and nuts with truffles. The service is really spot on so welcoming the staff seem genuinely happy to see you ( even though we were late). Desserts were a delight ( chocolate and raspberry tart and pear pavlova). Full marks for the complimentary water ( still and sparkling). A wonderful addition to the Ealing restaurant scene and once the word gets out I bet it will be hard to get a table. I love it.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Amid surprise from friends who have given up on them, we decided to give Soane's Kitchen a third and final try. (We want it to survive.)

In spite of our poor experiences (having spent hundreds with a table of eight a few weeks ago, there seemed to be no staff around at the end of the night and we let ourselves out). So we rocked up in a table of ten Saturday night (with some first timers who had read The Guardian and ES reviews).

And I’m happy to say it is vastly improved. (They’ve still got a problem with the lighting. There is an electrical problem which they haven’t got around to fixing. In spite of dimming the lights, they get brighter all night which kills the ambience.)

The staff were a breath of fresh air compared with last time. Attentive and smiley - we didn’t recognise them or the manager - rumours of a management shakeup may be true then. And they stayed until the end.

We know the menu better now and were able to steer people away from some of the stranger elements. The food was much better - a little more flavour and hot. (Last time out the triple cooked chips tasted as though cooked the previous day. This time, completely different - very nice.

Even though it was Saturday night the place wasn’t full - two empty covers of four next to us all night - but the concensus in our party was “good, would go back”.

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K
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed with my first visit. Food was overpriced however the service was good. The floor needed sweeping and the plants are overhanging some tables which I don’t agree with- have plants for sure but not dangling over your plate of food and glass of wine. The restaurant has potential but needs to improve on different fronts.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for the "bottomless Prosecco" option on the drink, which was £20 per person. I think we managed to get through at least three bottles in the two and a half hours we were there, between three of us, so good value I think.

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BC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Lamb course was tough with a very dry potato gratin. The chorizo and goats cheese started was unimpressive and literally slices of chorizo and crumbled goats cheese on top!!!!!

Wines were good but very expensive

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HL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This was my second visit, and whilst it was an improvement, it still wasn't great - the food was fine, but not outstanding and for the price vs portion size, you want something a bit more than fine. The staff were friendly, but overcharged us on the bill (did rectify). I also highlighted that the set lunch menu was a different price on the website to in the restaurant, and that there were more (and different) options online which weren't available when we went.
I REALLY want to like this place, it's in a good location, and been decorated really nicely, but I'm struggling. I'll give it another few weeks and try again.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Soans Kitchen for a family birthday with 2 young children & a baby-10 of us in all. Food was great & staff couldn’t have been nicer. I hadn’t booked mentioning the birthday but the staff picked it up & brought a lovely slice of Red Velvet cake with a candle, which was a nice touch. Bit pricey but would recommend.

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NF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very pleasant staff and a nice atmosphere, but the kitchen was apparently overwhelmed, even though it wasn’t a packed house, so no orders were being taken for 20 minutes. Not a good start.
We were given complimentary bowls of nuts and olives and we managed to obtain a bottle of Prosecco. Then a nice bowl of hummus and radishes arrived, so things weren’t too bad. When orders were finally being taken, there was only a short brunch menu with several large gaps, so we finally had a couple of ok burgers and a bowl of triple cooked chips. Not exactly the romantic lunch date I had hoped for.
The space and situation are lovely and could be a great addition to Ealing, if only they sort out out the logistics.

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G
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making my birthday a lovely lunch date with friends.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately we had a few issues on the day. Firstly they failed to arrange a cake/dessert as we had requested and phoned to tell us on the morning! It was too late for me to arrange something else at such short notice. I was also not told that it was only the brunch menu that they would be serving until 5pm.
One of our party was also arriving a bit later but no-on told us that the kitchen would be closing between 4-5pm so by the time they arrived they were told it was too late to order food! We did complain and they then did sort it out but it really felt like the whole place lacked any kind of proper front of house and management. I felt let down as it was my son's 21st and wanted it to be a bit more special than it was.
Food ok.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We had a lovely relaxing evening at this attractive venue, and enjoyed a pre-dinner drink in the gardens. The starters were delicious, particularly the crab, the only negative was the mains - we both found these a little disappointing. I had lamb and the flavours with the roasted tomatoes and some sort of tapenade didn't work, and similarly the fish lacked flavour. I requested some mint sauce but this wasn't brought

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EA
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Walking through the garden is such a pleasant way to reach this newish restaurant in Ealing. Very pleasant family atmosphere when I was there for Saturday lunch, a general hubbub of families and children in the safe outside space. Bruch only was served before 2.30 which seemed to have eggs in most dishes. I asked for one without eggs, when it arrived it was very fresh - avocado and smoked salmon, very good, the rye bread was a tad more solid than I would have wished but nevertheless a pleasant lunch, my companion had Bloody Mary beans and enjoyed that too. Coffee excellent, no pressure from the staff to our long chatty lunch.

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. The food is delicious.

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W
London
50 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was tasty and well presented. House wine was good value. Service was mostly good but the staff don’t check on diners often enough so we were waiting ages to get the bill. On the positive side, we were able to sit, chat and relax.

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EH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely welcome; very child friendly; accommodating of a slightly fussy child!; great food. Slightly over-priced steak; veg option a bit meanly portioned; service a little haphazard but we got all our food and really enjoyed it. Great staff really, just a bit disorganised.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Terribly disappointed as our main course did not live up to the general ambiance, warm welcome, attractive presentation or the delicious starter. We voiced our disappointment to the waitress who brought the manager over and he seemed to take in our concerns so we would be prepared to put this down to teething problems and give Soane’s Kitchen another chance. We know you can do better and you deserve to succeed!

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CP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a table of four. All ordered different foods and all found them to be "proper tasty". Would thoroughly recommend this pace. Ealing badly needed somewhere like this. Will definitely return.

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PJ
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly and efficient service. Nice ambience. The fish finger sandwich was good. However we went for Sunday lunch and they were only serving a brunch menu. I think they will have to broaden their menu on Sundays if they want to retain customers. I dont think most people want to eat poached eggs or a full English on a Sunday afternoon.

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f
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Another slightly disappointing experience at Soanes, which still hasn’t fixed initial teething problems. Service was friendly but erratic and overall very slow. Value for money is extremely poor, particularly when we asked for baby portions of the brunch menu (for one and two year old), got served what looked like a moderate adult portion on a smaller plate, without the salad, and got charged the full amount. Irritating. Actual kids menu was awful - boiled egg and soldiers for £8? The set up of the place is lovely, it could be a great addition to Ealing, but so far has been a big (and expensive) let down on each occasion. Please do better!

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G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Ealing desperately needed this eaterie. It is designed beautifully, has welcoming polite staff and the food was both delicious and reasonably priced. I intend to be a regular!

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