Soif Restaurant

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403 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
Soif is a charming neighbourhood bistro with a great little terrace, serving a daily changing menu of seasonal modern European fare.

Current menu: www.soif.co/food
Weekly wine tasting events: soif.eventbrite.co.uk

SUNDAY: Kitchen serves food all day until 9pm with a list of amazing wines at Take Away price.

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What 403 People Are Saying
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Carolyn
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was a good meal albeit that the place was pretty empty. The staff were very friendly although at times hard to get hold of given that it wasn’t busy.
We chose a selection of the small plates and one main to share and that worked v well.
The little gem salad was fabulous as was the mushrooms on toast

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EmmaL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was very good - I’d have ordered more, if I could have! The waiter’s recommendation of wine was excellent and the prices, all in all were reasonable. I want to go back just to try other things on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very few beer options as they’d ran out but apart from that very good

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vipNicholasB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value.
Excellent food.
Interesting wine list.
Charming, attentive and engaged staff who really care.

After all these years it'd as good as ever!

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Womble
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Interesting menu with small and large plates. Excellent food

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Presentation of my dish was kind of rubbish but the flavours were really good. Staff were friendly. Table was a little narrow for my liking. But overall, good food. Would come back again.

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RyRees
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday roast! Up there with the best I’ve had!

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Vidor
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great wine list but too much is too expensive. Communication issues with waiter meant wrong food came out but issue was addressed well. Lovely eating area and plenty of space in which to dine comfortably.

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Couldn't combine a cheese and charcuterie plate. Madness - as the charge £16 for each plate and we wanted a selection of both. The whole menu was too expensive for what we got...

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Grace
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening at Soif. Waiter recommended a wine that wasn't on the menu - had been used for wine tasting earlier that day. A delightful wine - exactly what we wanted!

Food was fab. Recommended the perfect amount of plates.

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KatyD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really great, the staff were very accommodating as we had to change our reservation a few times as our plans beforehand kept changing. Lovely food and atmosphere. Very enjoyable.

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SimonW
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely local restaurant!

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vipXxxx
London
12 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service the guy was so nice attentive and gave us great advice to choose from the menu!

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ScottP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding and a great time. Thank you so much for a great evening.

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Fran
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly knowledgeable staff, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely go back!

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KC14
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Wine was nice but expensive and came in small measures for the money paid. The clam dish we shared was really grainy, to the point where it wasn't pleasant to eat. Other dishes were ok, just not particularly great.

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CatherineP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in Central London. We live locally and have visited Soif a couple of times before and enjoyed it. This time round we had to wait an hour for our mains and my husband had to get up and go to the bar to order our drinks. I suspect the staff - who were pleasant enough - were overstretched as there was a large group in who were very loud and dominated the small restaurant. The food - when it finally arrived after we’d reminded the waitress twice - was inedible. The total cost for two starters, two mains, a bottle of wine, coffees and an aperitif was £160 - more than I paid for a very similar meal in The Wolsley the previous week, which was of a far higher standard. I won’t be going back to Soif.

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Wetherby
London
32 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very enjoyable on all aspects. Tasty, nicely cooked food with warm service and a great atmosphere. Really conducive to great conversation. We’ll be back!

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LydiaM
London
20 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Relaxed bistro in SW London with a great menu. Interesting wine list and delicious menu. Just wish we could go more often! Friendly staff, reasonably price and the menu changes quite frequently. Small events like wine tasting which is a nice idea too.

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enniomorricone
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic charcuterie board as usual with short but fine selection ofvseasonal mains & desserts.All lovely as were the low- intervention wines.

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BarryH
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table for 4 people. We had a really enjoyable evening, very attentive staff, great food and nice ambiance. We will be back.

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Edward
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Everything was lovely, except the food. Steak tartare tasted so strongly of horseradish or wasabi that we couldn't eat it - our server, a very friendly and helpful waitress noticed and offered to swap it for another snack which was really appreciated. She also offered some suggestions for wine which were helpful and our chosen bottle both delicious and affordable. The charcuterie was good but the main course cod and steak were both undercooked; the steak was described to "have a little pink" but came almost blue and the fish was on the cusp of acceptable. Both main courses were under seasoned as were the croquetas but maybe that is just our preference. The restaurant became busy towards the evening and you could tell the team were short, but the team hid it well and gave a good service.

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JuliaR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

love Soif and go often,
took my sister and her husband there for dinner on saturday, their first time,
I was slightly disappointed with the food overall, not as good as usual, which was disappointing

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JamesW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our local independent favourites. Consistently good food and small plates. Very comprehensive wine list. Good atmosphere.

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Mags49
London
17 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

We called in for a casual early supper. My pasta was cold and tasteless. They redid it and although warmer was still very poor taste wise. My partner had the black pudding and the chicken dish of the day, both of which were ok, but not special. The service was quite good. Lots Jed the buzz of the place, but will not return.

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Hannah
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best roasts I’ve had in London. Great charcuterie options and wine.

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VNVN
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing-every course-and very good value.
We had 3 courses and a bottle of wine for £50 a head.
We shared 3 starters-the burrata, the croquettes and the pear with Jerusalem
artichoke puree.Then 2 of us had the cod with barley-outstanding-and the other the pork.
The creme brûlée and chocolate mousse deserts were to die for.
Service throughout was attentive and we didn't have to wait ages for our food.

JH
JudeH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and attentive service:) fantastic choice of wines! We had a superb evening, the staff were all knowledgable and friendly.

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AshleyH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I had one of the best meals ever. We have been fortunate to eat at many top restaurants in London and this is right up there with them. Really a great find courtesy of Time Out.

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Sparrow
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Soif has a small plates/big plates menu - which worked well for supper with a friend. We shared a mix of small plates - and a carafe of wine.

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vipTricky
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The pistachio terrine is amazing. Nothing has ever been bad and the wine list is varied and interesting.

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Harry
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food and wine are good, but you can get much better value elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambience, food was lovely (however steak was more rare than medium/rare)
Would recommend for a date as the menu changes daily.
Only issue is with the daily menu changes the options are limited.

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AdeleT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique wine list with knowledgable service and a willingness to let you try before you buy. The food was delicious and the service was attentive and balanced. Would definitely go back.

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AnneRees
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with genuinely great staff and a good atmopshere! The wine selections were unbelievable! We used a discount card so the price was good, however a little pricey otherwise although good portions.

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Clare101
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience and would highly recommend.

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NatalieG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere and a short but sweet menu. Wonderful wine recommendations too!

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EmmanuelE
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine, super good service , the all team is really nice and really good to recomand the wine, they definitely know what they speak about.
Recomand everybody who like friendly atmosphere and good food and wine to go there.

DG
DavidGourmet
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We have loved this restaurant for many years but we now find it poor value. As the prices have risen the quality has declined. The cheapest wine is about £35 per bottle. The first bottle opened was undrinkable and readily replaced, as the staff member serving us fully agreed. Its replacement was better but only bearably drinkable and compared poorly against a low to medium supermarket or high street sauvignon. There were only four mains, each ready plated, one vegetarian, one fish and two meat. The only potatoes available were chips, ready plated within the beef dish. The staff appeared to be unable to grasp the point my partner was making that she never eats chips as she regards them as unhealthy and more suited to fast food outlets rather than smart restaurants. Surely, it would be possible to offer steamed new potatoes as an easily prepared alternative. The noise level made it difficult to converse with the staff.

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vipTheT
London
68 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening at Soif. The staff were short handed but the remaining team worked hard to make sure that everyone was tended to in a professional and efficiency way. Delicious food. Love the sharing plates. Good wine list and priced reasonably. Will come back!

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