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Soho

  • blacklockmondays

    Here's one to ease the misery of Mondays - launching today in Soho is Blacklock's Butcher Price Mondays.

    As owner Gordon explains, "We’re cooking our big chops - porterhouses, prime ribs and and our big lamb and pork chops which are all usually for two to share but at the price you’d pay if you walked into the butcher and bought the meat yourself. We’ll be rotating through lots of great famers with different breeds, ageing techniques, to create a

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  • shotgun int

    Updated 4/10 with details of the menu.

    We loved the Lockhart (particularly that cornbread) so it's very good news today as we hear that the people behind The Lockhart are expanding things - bringing Brad Mc Donald into Soho. They're setting up Shotgun in Kingly Street - an area which has a lot of interesting foodie developments (

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  • crosstown beetroot

    If you're in Soho today, head down to Crosstown Doughnut's Soho store where street artist Nathan Bowen will be tagging the store front window during the day to promote the launch of their new Autumn flavours.

    Those are:

    • Pumpkin sourdough filled with a nutmeg-spiced crème pâtissière and topped with cream cheese icing, orange zest and pumpkin seeds
    • Organic beetroot sourdough (pictured) filled with lemon-thyme infused crème
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  • Arbutus launches new a bar - Les Couilles du Chien

    This place is quite literally the dogs' bollocks. A Michelin starred restaurant with a sense of humour is opening a new bar - cheekily titled Les Couilles du Chien.

    Arbutus in Soho is already known for its keenly priced contemporary food and huge range of wines available by the carafe, under the direction of chef patron Anthony Demetre. Now, the new bar will offer a chance to enjoy a far more informal experience which, they

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  • Zelman Meats to replace Rex & Mariano on St Anne's Court

    Twitter was all abuzz with the news that popular seafood restaurant Rex and Mariano was closing.

    Hot Dinners caught up with Dave Strauss from Goodman restaurants, owners of Rex and Mariano, to find out what was going on. First things first, he confirmed that R&M is indeed closing. The last service is expected to be on 17 October. "We got the formula wrong," he told us. "The restaurant was

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  • A new look, menu and bookings for The Smoking Goat

    We're big fans of the Smoking Goat, but not big fans of queuing, we have to admit. But they've just made it much easier to score a table, so it'll be time to make another visit.

    They've opened a new "dining room" at the back of the building which will take another 35 people - so it'll be much easier to grab a seat and they'll be taking bookings for six or more too. Plus their feast menu has now grown - there's a regular

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  • LIttle Bao from Hong Kong kicks off a week-long London pop-up

    Updated 9/9/15 with images and first-hand impressions

    Following our original story on Little Bao below, we were invited in to try everything at the Soho Kitchen pop-up - and we did indeed have almost everything. First things first, this seems very full-on for a pop-up, with the whole menu changed. temporary signage and lots more touches outside and inside. Indeed, having seen the effort they've been to,

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  • Sunday Lunch with a "press for Champagne" button. We try the Sunday Roast at Bob Bob Ricard

    As our regular readers will know, we're big fans of Bob Bob Ricard. Following on from their recent foray into Saturday lunches, they've now expanded to offer the Bob Bob Ricard Sunday lunch.

    Now, everything's a little bit more special at BBR, and the Sunday lunch is no exception. While the main lunchtime menu is available, it's the "Traditional Roast"

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  • French wine bar and brasserie Jean-Jacques comes to Soho

    A new French import to cross the channel is opening in Soho this month - and this one also has its roots in Russia. Jean-Jacques is a wine bar an brasserie that has originally had a home in Russia and St Petersburg and is now opening its latest outpost in London (taking over the spot from El Cantera).

    It'll have a classic French brasserie menu. So that will start with omelette with

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  • Summer changes are afoot at the Smoking Goat on Denmark Street. It's not that we think you will need much to attract you to the restaurant - which we still think has one of the best smoky aromas in town - but these pics by Paul Winch Furness will definitely do the job. 

    All of them are on the menu now and Ben Chapman tells us a little more about each of them...

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  • House of Ho launches Ho to Go in Soho

    That heading above may have gone a little overbaord on the rhyming - but the latest from House of Ho should be worth checking out from today. They'll be serving a new selection of Banh Mis from a hatch outside the restaurant offering takeaway Banh Mi sandwiches. On offer are chicken, beef, pork and vegetarian and they'll all be at £5 each, But to celebrate the first day - today, July 6th - a limited number will be given away at £2.50 each. So if

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  • Hoppers is coming to Soho from the Sethis - the people behind Gymkhana

    When it was revealed that Koya was closing for good, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth, quickly followed by speculation as to what would take its place. Now that's been revealed as Hoppers, the latest from Karam, Jyotin and Sunaina Sethi - the siblings who are behind Trishna and Gymkhana. As well as those high

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  • Pilau settles down with their Indian street wraps in Soho

    A short while ago, we reported on a new pop-up appearing at Leicester Square station called Pilau (following an earlier stint at Old Street). It proved very popular indeed, so much so that they've now settled down in Soho for a long-term residency. They've taken up a spot just beside the Berwick Street Market and

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  • Blacklock launch the new pork chop sandwich and more besides

    A few months in and Blacklock is still doing very well indeed - but they're not resting on their laurels as new dishes have just hit the menu. The first is this wonderful looking pork chop sandwich that's now on the menu for lunch.

    As Blacklock's Gordon Ker says: "The sandwich is an ode to probably the best sandwich we’ve ever tasted, the Maxwell Street Pork Chop Sandwich in Chicago. We first tried that on

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  • Alan Yau's Chinese gastropub

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