Soif Restaurant

4.5
411 reviews
£26 to £40
European
Soif is a charming neighbourhood bistro, serving seasonal modern European food and an exciting natural wine selection.




Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 411 People Are Saying
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Pete
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to Soif re-open and had a lovely meal just ahead of Lockdown 2.0. We look forward to trying their "at-home" service soon/

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AdiM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic quality wine bar and restaurant.
For us, it was all about the small plates. The purple sprouting broccoli with carrot butter was incredible. Roasted celeriac with pickled girolles equally so.
We (2 of us) shared the short rib - tender as you like. Pommes purée was buttery. Dish probably needed something else as a contrasting texture. Not gonna say chips but...chips?
Desserts of salted caramel tart and puff pastry, pear and cream - would have licked the plate. True of most of the food.
We enjoyed the wine. A lot. The white La Megendia dessert wine was liquid honey.
Maybe a bit understaffed (covid?).
We'll be back up during lockdown 2.0 for the take out food and wine.

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DavidS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve been in the last month. Great food and good wines. Service can improve.

JP
JustineP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a nice Sunday. Very good wines selection and perfect location venue.

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Wbrwbr
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service

SM
SophieM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always go here for the wine, they’ve got an amazing wine list with a focus on natural wines. You can also shop your favourite ones there as well to take home!

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AudraO
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! The food was exceptionally delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

This restaurant must be under new control because it had none of its previous vibe and the service was dismal when before lockdown so attentive. It had just reopened and will try again as local but if it doesn’t get its old buzz back will soon be dead.

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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
11 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
12 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
8 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
London
2 reviews
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
5 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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vipSimonW
London
13 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
10 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
3 reviews
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
18 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.

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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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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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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.

FAQs

Soif Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7223 1112.

Soif Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 411 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.