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Social Eating House

4.4
1411 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 18:00-18:45. Must be booked in advance.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 6 April 2018

Ends: 31 May 2018

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-14:30 18:00-18:45

What 1411 People Are Saying
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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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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We had the set lunch menu which was delicious and good value for money. Attentive staff and efficient service. Would highly recommend and look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Extremely tasty, skilful, satisfying food - even the bread was excellent - which to some extent justified the sticker shock of the prices. Excellent service, comfy booth. Lively as well as romantic.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Wonderful service, great food. Lovely restaurant - going back for sure. Just one tiny thing: the peppercorn sauce served with ribeyes was a touch salty - everybody at the table agreed. But I’d eaten at the Chef’s counter downstairs earlier in the week, and I saw the chefs tasting everything - so perhaps it’s meant to be.

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3.0Dined on 7 April 2018

We were really excited about our meal at Social Easting House but it undortunately didnt live up to expectation. Having ordred the Sampler menu we knew it wouldn't be a quick in and out - and that's not what we wanted. However it took them 30 mins to bring our bread and a good 15-20 mins between each course which meant we were still eating at 11pm (we got there at 7:50pm).

The food was enjoyable (althouhg my husband didnt like the first scallop cerviche course). It was presented beautifully but nothing really wowed us, which we would have expected from a restaurant like this.

It unfortunately fell short of our expectations.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

We had such an amazing dinner! The tasting menu & the classic wine pairing was the best (great selection of "different" wines from undiscovered regions and the food was just superb). The staff was SO friendly and really ensured we had the best night. It was my boyfriend's birthday and the restaurant really made an effort. Afterwards, the staff helped us to a seat in the upstairs bar (Blind Pig, great cocktail menu). Can highly(!) recommend this restaurant

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

We decided on the tasting menu on the day which was a bit of a spur of the moment thing, but it was definitely worth it the extra cost. It was bit more expensive than the set menu but not as ridiculously expensive like some tasting menus at some other places (which is why we thought we'd take the opportunity to go for it). We definitely didn't regret it. All the dishes just seemed really well thought out. There were little things that really made each dish really special. Like, one of the dishes has these teeny crispy squid morsels that were so tasty. And pre-desserts should be a thing everywhere! The size of the meal was just right as well. The dishes weren't teeny tiny, but they also weren't so big that you couldn't eat the next dish and we definitely left full. The restaurant itself wasn't stuffy or intimidating either . It was a really relaxed vibe and the staff were lovely. Just somewhere to enjoy really great food. Absolutely loved it. Can't rave enough about it! Probably one of the best meals I've had.

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2.0Dined on 6 April 2018

The food was good but the service pretty poor. Firstly we were informed that all the steaks in the menu were not available, then other waiter said the opposite. We were waiting more than 20m between first and main course and the meat was not cooked as we requested.
it doesn't value the money you pay for it.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

We went there for our anniversary and received such an amazing welcome! The food was amazing!! I highly recommend the place!

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3.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Starters, wine, service and dessert were all great, but our main was pretty terrible. We ordered the Hereford côte de boeuf and funnily enough the meat was under seasoned, but vegetables and sauce were all super salty.

For close to a £100 I expect much better.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

It was a really good experience in London. Services were friendly and felt comfortable, food quality is worth the price and time. Especially the starter egg with minty and coconut both sauces taste really good and matching, coconut sauce was really impressive. Only thing is we were confused about the menu +£5 supplement, thought it was counted on the additional sauces or sides, but it was actually count on the selection of main course - rump steak, so the price wasn’t £33.5 3crs it was £38.5 3crs if choosing rump steak as the main course. Umm somehow a bit complex. My cousin ordered well-done rump steak but it came with still a bit “rare” on one side (dont know how), but mine medium rare steak was well cooked. Also the dessert beetroot icecream was rather bit too sour to me and the toasted icecream for my cousin she didn’t really fond of it. But overall is good.

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2.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Poor service. Lack of professionalism. Not attention to detail. Took 30 minutes to get a bill and another 30 minutes to pay.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Food was absolutely delicious and the wine list was extensive. Service was spot on. Had a great time.

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Very enjoyable meal with polite and attentive staff. Wine was lovely and the food was innovative but excellent, nonetheless. Let them know before I arrived that it was mine and my partners anniversary and they left a handwritten card on the table. A nice touch.

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5.0Dined on 26 March 2018

No mistakes made - food and service was certainly worth the money and the Michelin star well deserved.

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Would highly recommend the lunch experience. Menu choices were excellent, every course was delicious and well explained by the service team. A really small point but the start of the meal felt a bit rushes with very little gap between our starter and main. Would definitely go again.

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1.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Veel te luid tussen 90 en 100 decibel gemeten met app medewerkers moeten gehoorbescherming dragen en gasten ook bij dit geluid niveau
Eten was oké maar geen ster

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3.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Quick pre show dinner

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4.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Good food, really good sommelier and wine list, bit noisy though

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

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!

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1.0Dined on 17 March 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Great meal - innovative, well-prepared and nicely executed. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Food was great and staff were extremely welcoming and nice!

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

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!

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1.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Waited over an hour on our food to arrive from ordering

Staff not very attentive

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2.0Dined on 9 March 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Food was tasty but service was incredibly slow and unreactive. Surprising for a Michelin started restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 6 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Lovely staff. Amazing food. Perfect for date night.

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3.0Dined on 3 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

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...

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1.0Dined on 2 March 2018

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....

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2.0Dined on 1 March 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

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.

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