Created by Jason Atherton, Michelin-starred Social Eating House offers a contemporary bistro menu in an informal, buzzing Soho setting. Overlooking the kitchen, the private Chef’s Counter seats up to 8 guests, with The Blind Pig bar also available for exclusive and semi-exclusive hire.View Private Dining Details
Good food, really good sommelier and wine list, bit noisy though
Ecellent service, beautiful presentation! Very attentive staff from the Managers to the barbacks, really impressed. I found my cod slightly too salty but I forgot about it as we were really spoiled. Thank you for The experience!
It was terrible. Food okay except for the overcooked fish courses. But the staff was terrible. Desperately tried to sell the table again. There’s nothing wrong with making money but this was so rude.
Our dining experience at Social Eating House was exquisite! The staff are super friendly and attentive. They were very helpful to accommodate my gluten allergy. The food was amazing! The portions were delicately presented and surprisingly large (for such a fancy place). We left feeling well "taken care of" and very full! Highly recommend this gem of a restaurant!
Excellent service but food was not up to the high standard of our last visits which was a potty as it was my sons birthday
Food was great and staff were extremely welcoming and nice!
Fantastic food with service to suit!
We were there for a special occasion and were very happy with everything on the night.
Starters were decidedly the best we have had in terms of flavour anywhere that we can remember - including places with more stars. I wasn’t happy with how rare my main was (my fault) and it was fixed with minimum fuss!
Will have to return to try desert as there simply want room this time. Would recommend saving space!
Waited over an hour on our food to arrive from ordering
Staff not very attentive
The service let this restaurant down. Food was creative and beautifully presented, decor was lovely. Our actual server was great, but the other staff were pretentious and disappointing. Ordering a glass of Pollen Street white wine should not be judged. Overall very disappointing and not worth the price. Definitely will not make a return visit.
Food was tasty but service was incredibly slow and unreactive. Surprising for a Michelin started restaurant.
Tried this place for Late night dinner after theatre, last bed the atmosphere, service impeccable but both our mains (lamb rump and cod loin) were over salty. Starter of octopus and mussels were sublime. Shame about the mains as this would put me off recommending. I did mention this to both servers at the time
Disappointing experience for a Michelin star restaurant. Starters was the scallop ceviche, lacking in flavour. Main was lamb - very chewy so very hard work to eat. Didn’t enjoy the meal which was a shame for the occasion. Difficult to justify when you are paying £100 per person for the meal
Lovely staff. Amazing food. Perfect for date night.
Would have been a 4 except we were seated right by the door an a freezing evening. Staff unable or unwilling to move us. Constant stream of people holding open the door while looking for the upstairs bar. Can only suggest they get a sign for the bar - hiding it is not 'cute
The welcome, the cocktails upstairs, the service, the food, the wine, the dessert, the dessert wine, the coffee, were all absolutely fanbloomintastic.
Thanks to all who looked after us for three and a half hours!
Will be back soon...
We have been many many times eating here. But I doubt we will ever return. Last Friday we decided to eat again at Social but I was shocked to see that my mac & cheese as a side dish cost me £21....my waiter never stated the charge & had nonchalantly asked me "would you like black truffle" on my mac & cheese after it was on the table. He then grated as small amount at my table never saying it would cost an added £15. I feel like a used car salesman pulled the wool over me & I am shocked such a reputable restaurant would be doing this such a practice. Very dissatisfied customer....
I arrived first checked in and went to the bar, I left word with restaurant staff as to where I was sitting so they could show my guest to the correct table when he arrived. He did arrive and they told him I wasn’t here yet!!?? When he questioned that and told them I was in the bar he was rudely told incorrectly again by the agitated waitress that I HAD NOT ARRIVED YET. So he called me and had to show himself to where I was seated.
Once we were both at our bar table service was very slow, we ordered cheese board as a bar snack as we were waiting for our dinner table and hungry - the cheese board took 45mins to arrive!!! By the time it arrived we were just being seated downstairs and we said we don’t need it anymore as we are now sitting down to dinner. They grudgingly took it away with absolutely no explanation or apologies as to why cheese to 45 mins to appear.
We decided we didn’t want starters and went straight for main ad we wanted room for pudding. When ordering our food the waiter informed us that because we were not ordering starters our food would take much longer to arrive!!?? Why would this be the case, but he was right, over 30mins of waiting again.
We in the end decided to not bother with pudding as we couldn’t face waiting for an other expended period.
We left under whelmed, the food was good but my pork was over seasoned and it couldn’t finish it despite being exceptionally hungry.
Food was really nice and service friendly and efficient.
The dinning area is too bright for my liking (we were directly under a light spot).
The bar upstairs is great and amazing cocktails.
Went to Social Eating House on Saturday with my girlfriend as abit of a treat. Were greeted warmly and seated quite promptly. Our table was somewhat wobbly and after trying to stop this we were moved to an alternative table so can't complain about this.
Food and service were excellent. All in a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Terrific food, good, knowledgeable & professional service that makes you feel welcome for the most part.
The rhubarb & custard sundae is now a new dessert favourite.
Only negative was the sound level, but that was mostly due to the patrons at a table next to us.
Superb quality dining experience; innovative cuisine, good complementary wines, excellent non-intrusive service
We started our evening with a cocktail upstairs (The Blind Pig) - cozy cocktail bar with table service and great drinks! Was later shown to our table - and drinks were brought by the waiter.
Had the egg/truffles as a starter - and it was absolutely fantastic! I've dined in high end restaurants all over the world - and this starter stands out as something of the best I've EVER had. Main was steak - should probably have ordered something a bit more complex. Steak was fantastic! Waiters were cool, nice and very attentive - but very busy.
The not soo good:
Tables are very close to each other - very little privacy.
Sound level is very high - which means that any conversation needs to be at a certain volume to be audible - not ideal in connection with neighbouring tables being right next to you.
Lovely place, great staff, beautiful wine. It was my partners birthday and he was given a little cake which was a very sweet touch. The vegetarian main, however, was pretty uninspired. A fancy baked potato...! Chef needs to get with the 21st century - eating animals is cruel, vegetarianism and vegan ism are growing. There are some amazing options out there but alas this isn't one of them. If a better vegan menu then I would be glad to return. If it stays meaty then no wonder clientele so heavily corporate male....
Great diner, the food was really good!
Casual setting Michelin star restaurant that caters for a wide audience but doesn't detract from what it does best. Food was superb as was the service however we felt the need to fill up our glasses after every mouthful was too attentive for what was required. Would definately return.
Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Amazing food and great service! They provided a birthday card and a take away little cake for him. Such nice detail. The food is worth very penny. Great wine recommendations to go with each course. Really enjoyed and would go back.
I have previously been to the Social Eating House and on that occasion everything was perfect, from service to drinks to food to ambience. On my visit this time I was a little disappointed as it took 30 minutes and asking twice for my friends drinks to arrive and the sauce on the Ling was far too salty and it over powered the rest of the dish. My friends both asked for medium rare steak and it was overcooked on the outside, the centre was medium rare perfection. It was such a shame as the rest of the food was wonderful, especially the Little morsels of exquisiteness in the form of chicken oysters that came with the slow cooked egg. We stayed in the Blind Pig Bar all afternoon enjoying the wonderful cocktails and were looked after fantastically well!!
The lunch menu was really worth it, we enjoyed the starter and the dessert a lot. The steak (main) was a bit bland, but at least it's cooked to order. The servers were very attentive. During lunch time it was a bit noisy but understandable. It was an enjoyable meal.
The waiter was excellent. Loved the octopus and venison. Nice red wines by the glass. The sommelier had some difficulty serving a white that didn’t taste a bit off. All in all wonderful dining experience.
Absolutely delicious food and lovely service! Really nice dining experience
Nice vibe and look and feel of restaurant. Food excellent - heavy on the fish but I love that so all good. Service relaxed but good. Only downside for me was no bar to have a drink beforehand. The bar area was laid up for food which I get from a maximising the space but I do think this impacted the overall experience slightly. Sitting straight down to eat when you’re early isn’t ideal in my view. But other than that, enjoyed very much.
Had to wait 15 minutes for our table and it took a while for the staff to take our drinks order but the atmosphere was super and the food delicious. Would definitely recommend.
Very cool place, taff were really friendly and happy to move us to another table when requested even though they were fully booked
We had an excellent lunch at Social Eating house. We felt well looked after and were not hurried along. Food was delicious (octopus and confit egg starters particularly good) and the wine list is nice. All in all, a very good experience.
We booked a table for my partner’s birthday. The restaurant was full, which is always a good sign. We were seated promptly and drinks orders taken.
The service was great throughout. I don’t think either of us had to top up our wine at any point during the meal.
The starters were delicious, with the scallops cooked perfectly but the star of the show was the main course. We opted to share the beef steak, which at over £80 was not cheap but was cooked to perfection. The meat melted in the mouth and couldn’t have been cooked much better.
Desserts followed and were tasty.
All in all, a great meal, although not cheap. That said, the food was so good we didn’t begrudge the rather large bill!
Another excellent meal here for my daughter’s 26th birthday. Started with a cocktail in the bar upstairs and then enjoyed a superb pork loin main course.
A great celebration.
Too noisy. Could not even hear the waiter telling about the food and the sommelier about the wine. Michelin you made a mistake due to this.
Food and service excellent. Michelin star worth. But the noise was so bad!!
It was my third visit. The service was a bit disappointing this time to be honest. Felt as if the staff were stressed and a bit disorganised. The table to our right got up and left because they’d been waiting so long for a drink. The food was excellent as usual and the sommelier helpful. Request - SEH please don’t hang coats on the post at the back. It really is not great if you are sitting at the table behind it. My friend had someone’s jacket almost hanging over him all evening.
Staff were very attentive, with topping drinks up and descriptions of food when placed on table.
Very affordable set lunch menu.
Would highly recommend.
Good food, slow service. Crowd so loud can barely hear myself talking