So, I blogged a while back about the best spots to eat in Soho and I’m back with some more great pop-ups, restaurants, bars… and a slightly rounder stomach… Here’s your guide to the best places to grab a bite in Central London – whether it’s pre-theatre or post-shopping on Oxford Street – they’re all worth a try!
Under £5 – Grabbing a quick bite on the go? Head down Berwick Street and check out what the market stalls have on offer. I can recommend the fish finger hotdogs stall or one offering sandwiches with a Spanish potato cake ‘tortilla’ as a bun (which also have a pop-up in Camden).
Trying to be healthy? Head down to Savage Salads for a pre-selected or make-your-own salad bowl. Be careful though as it’s easy to get carried away and over-fill your bowl (which could cost a small fortune!)
Around £10 – My latest find is the delicious Ma Plucker! You could describe it as an up-market KFC but the food is amazing, definitely not greasy and the setting and staff are lovely. I had the chicken and halloumi burger and fries and it was divine!
Or, on the same burger theme, Big Easy sits a little outside Soho – more towards Covent Garden – and offers a great value £10 lunch menu during the week. With a beer or alcoholic slushie, a starter and a main (both of which are huge) this is a great feast (especially for a hangover). Get over there and check out this meat-loving restaurant now!
Herman Ze German may sound like a silly name but they know what they’re doing when it comes to schnitzels! This joint on Old Compton Street is worth checking out for some yum and pretty filling nosh!
Around £15 – Balls and Co sits two minutes back from Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street and offers something a little bit different. The salmon meatballs were my favourite but you can choose what type of meatballs, which sauce and whether you’d prefer a glutinous pile of pasta or a healthy alternative on the side! If you’re in the vicinity but you’re not hungry, Balls and Co has a cosy bar downstairs with amazing cocktails which is well worth checking out too!
If you’re fancying something with a bit more of a kick, check out Mexican restaurant ‘La Bodega Negra’ for brilliant tacos and cocktails! Right at the bottom of Soho, this is perfect if you’re heading into the theatre district. Or head to Wahaca for a similar theme of food but a bit more on offer!
Spoil yourself! I was super excited when I heard last month that my favourite Indian restaurant Dishoom would be opening on Carnaby Street. With a plethora of traditional Indian dishes (none of your kormas or tikka masalas here), you need to visit this place – it is fantastic!
Or to take your Soho experience to the next level, head over to Dean Street and visit Soho House for a real feeling of class! Part of the Shoreditch House group, the interior is every bit as chic as you’d expect, the atmosphere is very relaxed and the menu offers a variety of delicious dishes. Dress smart and take a camera, this is the place to celeb spot.
Tea and cake? Drop into ‘Gails’ for a delicious slab of cake and a cuppa! it’s a lovely little coffee shop to watch the world go by, or why not try something a bit different with a sourdough doughnut from Crosstown on Broadwick Street – tried, tested and approved!
Well, that’s enough to keep you going until my next installation on Soho eateries! Try them out and let me know which are your favourites – and share with us any we might have missed! Bon appetite!