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Social Eating House

4.4
1450 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
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Set in the heart of Soho, Social Eating House offers a contemporary bistro menu in an informal, buzzing setting. The third restaurant from celebrated chef Jason Atherton, it won a Michelin star within six months of opening under Chef Patron Paul Hood. The restaurant is split across three levels, with cocktail bar The Blind Pig on the first floor (perfect for pre or post-dinner drinks), the restaurant on the ground floor and an exclusive chef’s counter dining space in the basement kitchen, where guests can watch their meal cooked before them.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, British, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm; 6pm - 10:30pm
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020 7993 3251
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Paul Hood
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Special Offers

3 courses £26.50 or with a 500ml wine carafe £35.50

3 courses £26.50, 3 courses £33.50 (with cocktail), 3 courses £35.50 (with wine carafe):
Available Monday-Thursday 12-2.30pm and 18:00-18:30. Must be booked in advance.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 June 2018

Ends: 30 June 2018

Availability: Mon-Thu 18:00-18:30

What 1450 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service. Not cheap. Bar upstairs is well worth a visit.

Food.

2 x Mains: Cod and Turbot. Both excellent. Lots of salt on both, standard approach from most restaurants.

Desert: Creme Brûlée. OMG!! Amazing.

If you get the chance, go!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The service was impeccable and made the evening. Friendly, helpful staff, and a very knowledgeable sommelier. We went for the tasting menu, which was delicious, and surprisingly substantial. A lovely evening.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food fantastic service and relaxed atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

I had an amazing dining experience at The Social Eating House, we tried the Sampler menu and were not disappointed! Everything was presented perfectly and tasted amazing... I will be looking forward to be back...

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

It was our anniversary I just could say that is the best of the best restaurant I ever been in my life, staff and food just perfect

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Absolutely loved it! First class. Would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on 6 June 2018

After arriving from Australia to come and dine specifically at your restaurant we were surprisingly amazed with the overall food and beverage selection. Unfortunately the “date” with the restaurant was cut very short due to some OBNOXIOUS and very LOUD patrons that kept our experience with the restaurant from continuing, so we left quietly.

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4.0Dined on 6 June 2018

One of my favourite restaurants this is not the first time I've had lunch here. Two aspects were a little disappointing: The service was a little inconsistent. The place was more than half empty so be be grouped to one side with most of the customers including a rowdy group was both annoying and unnecessary. And the cocktails were not on a par with previous visits. The food however was, as always, perfect.

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Delicious evening dinner on the pre theatre menu, staff were very friendly and service was great. Food was delicious, would come back again for an occasion.

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Both the food and the service were exemplary. I ate from the set menu as it was lunchtime, and I can't find fault with anything that I ate! I had pork belly with miso spiced aubergine as a main and the miso spicing was brought alive by the rich meat sauce. I would really recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Perfect restaurant with amazing atmosphere and outstanding food.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

First visit to Social Eating House was fantastic. Cool venue, great food and really good service. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience from start to finish and would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on 25 May 2018

This was a pre-theatre meal so we dined early and it wasn't busy (although it was reasonably full when we left).

The food was delicious and the service was attentive.

I'd definitely return.

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3.0Dined on 22 May 2018

While the food was pretty special we were let down by the service. No bread, a bottle of wine rather than the 2 glasses we ordered and finally we had a gift token which we gave to our waiter on arrival, but still the full bill arrived. Changing this seemed to be a big deal and took time. Afraid we would not return.

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Great food, great service and location! Definitely great value!

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

We celebrated our anniversary at Social Eating House and I am so glad we did. When we arrived they had written us a card which was a lovely touch to start the evening.

The food was delicious, starters a perfect size and so much flavour, for main course we were both a little boring and ordered a steak which was cooked exactly the way we had both asked. I eat a lot of steak and this one was fantastic. Sadly we were too full for pudding but the choices looked amazing!

After dinner we went upstairs to The Blind Pig for a few cocktails which was also great.

Highly recommend for a special occasion as they made our anniversary dinner wonderful!

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Just excellent. Outstanding food, great menu, professional and very personable service, interesting wine list, excellent sommelier. Very cool spot.

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Travellung

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

A nice and casual environment with great food. Amazing cocktails at The Blind Pig bar upstairs.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Great value, great staff, great times! We really enjoyed our afternoon.

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3.0Dined on 18 May 2018

40 minutes delay to get seated
40 minutes to get two steaks and a salad
Good raw materials but overall service and staff need to step-up their game for 90gbp/ person meals!

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4.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Lovely evening and wonderful service. First rate staff!

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5.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Awesome food! Great ambience. Would love to go back again!

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

We sat at the chefs table, an absolutely amazing experience where you see the precision of a team working in perfect harmony under extreme pressure to perform. The banter and sometimes exotic language between the head chef and chefs /waiters adds to the theatrics. The food is of the highest quality and is so rich. We had the taster menu, one of which was the vegetarian option, they were both stunning . The service was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Pre-theatre lunch with a friend, based on a previous excellent visit. Food quality was superb - we both selected from fixed-price menu, two courses. Service was friendly and attentive, without being overly intrusive. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

Great food and the set menu was excellent value. The only thing I thought slightly odd is that they gave us a table hidden round a corner when the restaurant was quite quiet - I would have thought that they would have seated everyone in the front area near the windows where it was lighter and there could have been a bit more atmosphere if we were all less spread out.

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3.0Dined on 8 May 2018

the starter was very tasteless - I had never tasted avocado so tasteless and it was cold - just out of the fridge.
The main course was ok
the puddings were interesting in parts - but only in parts.
It is an impossible place to get to

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

My overall experience of your establishment was phenomenal.
Food ...exceptional,
Service ...exceptional,
Surroundings.... Ruined by an aged actor that accused me of trying to take a photo of him!!!
I didn’t even know who he was let alone trying to take a picture of the pompous, rude, vile person!!!
I was taking a picture of my wonderfully executed plate of food!!!!
The incident left me feeling quite anxious...
Thank you Social Eating House for the phenomenal experience, we shall return as long as Guy Pearce is not dining at the same time😬

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Although I am a regular at Jason Atherton's Little Social, this was my first at Social Eating House . Wow, did we get a special treat - we were lucky enough to get a seat at the Chef's counter downstairs. My wife especially loved the experience (as a serious foodie and chef herself).

Chef Paul took great care of us. I would have been satisfied just having the foie gras which was beautifully finished. But I wanted to try the "Jars to Share": hummus/aubergine jar...I love my wife, but I didn't share! But even these were topped by the cod loin and rump of lamb with olive oil mash. Everything was perfectly done and almost effortlessly (as we got to witness firsthand).

Social Eating House is perfectly named - this place is about eating authentically. We pigged out and left feeling giddy. Will return and hopefully have another chance to pester Chef Paul and his fantastic team.

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3.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Didn’t get off to a great start when we were told our 9.15 table would be available at home 10.00. Good cocktails and bar service bridged the gap a little until we got our table a little before 10 after another conversation. We had a good corner table but 3 very loud students were placed nearby. They were asked by the manager to quieten down a couple of times but it felt more like a student dining hall than a good restaurant. The food was good in part with unique combinations but my pork was over cooked. Service was ok until the payment of the bill which took 15 minutes for anyone to return after providing the bill. Overall a 3/5 experience as some good, some bad but nothing requiring a return visit.

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4.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Lovely food, excellent service, really enjoyable ambience. The food was a little expensive.

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4.0Dined on 2 May 2018

Another gem from Jason Atherton. His restaurants never fail to deliver great food.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Lovely restaurant, great staff.

The only very minor criticism would be that for a taster menu, the portions were larger than expected, so we were full before we even got half way!

A great night though and highly recommended.

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2.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Great location and really lively atmosphere.

Tasting menu was average with the lamb dish very disappointing. Neither of us could eat it. It was fatty and too salty. We were not offered another or an alternate.

Paired wines also average.

Waiting staff were pleasant although one described a completely incorrect dish when he placed it on the table!

Sommelier seemed more concerned describing the wine than pouring it. Hugely inconsistent measures each course and between our 2 glasses.

We had high expectations based on reviews and recommendations but our experience was not good.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

The staff were wonderful and the ambience was really intimate. The food was excellent although I do feel it was slightly overpriced for what it was, everything could have just been a few pounds cheaper. Starters and mains were amazing, our desserts and the cheesecake board were however not at the same level, good but not exceptional.

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3.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Lunch set menu very good value for money overall. However, too many hard surfaces and it was extremely loud. We could hear voices from the other side of the restaurant. Chips that came with steak a bit disappointing but all other courses were excellent.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

For some reason we had no great expectations of this restaurant but had a great mean with excellent service. We settled on the fixed price 3 course meal with 1/2 carafe of red. Our wine and water were topped up without having to search for a waiter which can be the case elsewhere. I had vichyssoise with a breaded hens egg in the centre which was delicious. My wife had cured trout equally delicious. Not forgetting the sourdough bread which was excellent. Main course was pork chop for me and my wife had cod cheeks. We finished with “rhubarb and custard”
Great, delicious meal; excellent value and friendly and efficient service
We will come again next time in London!

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Nice lunch smaller sized portions but decent value

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

The ambience of the place is great and the bar upstairs is really amazing. The music selection was outstanding and the cocktails good value for money. However, I was expecting something more fascinating in terms of food mainly due to the buzz about this place. Our food was too salty and honestly I have eaten much better quality of food and more creative with far less money. Overall it was a good experience but too pricey for what it offers.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Friendly, helpful staff. One of the best steaks I have ever had- think it was matured for 60 days- spectacular. Sadly the bernaise sauce not great and the chips overcooked. They very kindly gave my friend a cake for her birthday.

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