Andrew Edmunds

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Modern European
Established in 1985, Andrew Edmunds is considered one of the last bastions of 'old Soho'. This 18th century town house has, for more than thirty years, attracted many loyal customers. A relaxed atmosphere, seasonal menu and famous but reasonably priced wine list have ensured our enduring popularity.
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4.6
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a soho classic for a reason. Atmosphere, service, and cuisine are lovely.

A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Nice romantic French style bistrot but the staff far too haphazard , no goodbye , how was it , etc is there a manager ? Nice but unprofessional

MD
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyable evening. Food was very good. Not rushed and plenty of time between courses. Only downside was the table was too small for 4 people. EG- we couldn’t have the wine bottle and water on the table when the food arrived.

S
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very pleasant establishment. A little quirky with great food. Thoroughly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service & food. Amazing place for a date.

AM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food from a concise selection of dishes. Great service - attentive, friendly and discreet.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The food, the wine it was just great! Special thanks to Andy. We felt very welcomed and enjoyed it a lot. Very hard to find a place like this in London. Very recommended.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!! Perfect for celebrations or get togethers, food and wine is always amazing, service is always wonderful, staff are super friendly. A wonderful, laid back, intimate gem of a restaurant - you leave the hectic madness of Soho outside :)

G
London
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, lovely atmosphere, wonderful service! Highly recommend

RB
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant was a pleasant place to eat. Very relaxed. Nice ambience. Nothing fancy which includes the food. Wine was ok, service alright. It doesn't set the world on fire.

DH
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Poor food for a very expensive price. Service is not bad - however they do take a while to serve you. We sat by the bar where we could see plenty of dirty dishes inside it, phone ringing all the time and food was quite disappointing.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew Edmund’s is always low-key, beautiful dining and our Valentine’s Day dinner did not disappoint. A rare find in today’s London scene of fast, modern experiences, this restaurant is the best of traditional eating out, old school, candlelit ambience and fine meals. Such a treat.

VK
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only complaint is that you can find way better value for money at other classic restaurants in London.


The food was great same as overall experience but it’s not worth a Michelin star experience.

NM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Cosy and good ambience. Bit quirky. Will put on my list to go back to.

LB
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day
Food was lovely, beautiful table with flowers and candle.
I recommend this place

PB
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delightful restaurant oozing old-fashioned charm and ambience, with lovely staff.

BC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

So disappointing! This was meant to be a very special night and we had high hopes- it was far from that! The menu was very limited, the food was bland- and in fact cold - the atmosphere was non existent and I can honestly say we will never go back again. It's meant to be one of the most romantic restaurants in London- I'd love to know the definition of romance in this context.

DW
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a great dinner at Andrew Edmunds, staff were excellent, food was delicious and I had pre-ordered a favourite bottle of wine ahead of arriving and it was ready and waiting when we arrived... great evening thank you

AY
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined pre-theatre: the set menu of scrummy potato and leak soup followed by the most succulent smoked haddock and parsnips for my wife and a tender, flavoursome beef stew for me; great value! Friendly service and a homely feel to this cosy restaurant completed an excellent experience. We’ll be back!

AP
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favourite haunt. Romantic, intimate, a tad old fashioned and always dependable, Andrew Edmunds serves delicious food. Wine list is comprehensive and fairly priced. A gem in Soho.

CD
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent restaurant and one I will be visiting for a long time after. A pleasure

BA
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not quite up to my expectations. We did have the first table after their afternoon break. One staff member was chalking up the wine board right next to us which was a bit annoying and the waiter should have known a little bit about the beer option on the drinks menu but otherwise service was good. Food was OK. We had the pre-theatre menu which is limited to two options - fish or veg. We both chose fish - Dover sole. Mine had traces of blood on part of the flesh so either slightly undercooked or not washed out adequately after cleaning. I also thought the the brown butter sauce was a bit overpowering for such a fish. My soup could have been little hotter. My wife thought her choice was good but she felt that a side should have been included.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

really nice, old classic restaurant. good food, great wine, good price

MO
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Enjoyed the night immensely. The only down was the very short time between the starter and main course, and the red wine only arrived as I was well into my main course.
Martin (mature couple dining)

OT
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic wine list and buzzing ambience!

LK
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently lovely food, service and ambience and really good value. It is one of my very favourite restaurants in London.

JH
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Astonishing that a restaurant, which been around long enough to become a Soho institution, stays as fresh and as focussed as if it was a recent arrival. You always want several options from each course, and the wine list is one of the steals of central London.

D
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a lovely ambiance and tasty food. Will visit again.

JU
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have loved Andrew Edmunds for many years. The atmosphere is charming and intimate. The food is very good, the wine list is excellent. The wait-staff are friendly. You dine surrounded by 18th century prints in an 18th century townhouse, the restaurant is a great place to bring out of town guests as it is truly a slice of old London. The food is creative, seasonal and British based.

j
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

This used to be a great restaurant
The meal we had on Saturday - the service was poor, they ran out of all the specials, and the food on the main menu was fine but nothing more than fine.
I genuinely felt this was the age old story - of a restaurant having a fairly good reputation - resting on their laurels and then going downhill

OT
Hertfordshire
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice quirky restaurant in Soho with a varied and unusual menu on the night we visited. Very well priced and a good wine choice to accompany the menu. The tables are tight and although a romantic ambiance it is not very private.

CG
London
102 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This used to be my favourite restaurant... Therefore I was expecting it to be the perfect venue for a ten year anniversary dinner. But on this occasion it just didn't work.
Sitting upstairs by the bar is never as nice as the more 'intimate' basement - customers arriving for bookings are almost on top of your table as they wait - so things didn't start off too well.
The hand written menu is terrific, but the legibility of Saturday night's version was appalling! And on this particular evening it all looked rather indifferent.
The wine list is hugely extensive but soon reaches stratospheric prices and when our bottle didn't arrive until half way through the starters, we were in something of a rush to finish it.
Cobble Lane beef salami to begin was perfectly OK but sadly, my main course consisted of a reasonable piece of meat swimming in a sea of overcooked Brussels sprouts and carrots. Not what I expected from Andrew Edmunds. Pudding was lovely but the wind had pretty much been knocked out of our sails by this stage, and I don't think our server managed a smile once in the entire evening. Not an easy job I know, but hey, I am contributing to your wages.
We're off out tonight again (somewhere else) to make up for it all.

LW
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food and wine as always. One of my favourites in Soho.

CZ
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The food was average. The service was below average

RS
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have recently rediscovered this gem of a restaurant after a gap of about 15 years and am relieved to
find it just as excellent now as then: I have eaten three times in the past two months and each time taken
a guest or guests who were as delighted as I was. Andrew Edmunds is for me the perfect place. The waiting
staff are efficient, charming, knowledgeable (not least about every detail of the wine!) and actually seem to
enjoy what they are doing (other 'posher' places please note!) Tables are close without being uncomfortably
tight, and there is an agreeable buzz of people enjoying very good food and outstanding wine.

It's a joy to find somewhere that unapologetically serves well-sourced, genuinely seasonal English food in
healthy quantities, but the flavour combinations and imaginative pairings (veal liver with beetroot and
artichoke provided both) lift the menu to something really special. The attention given to vegetarian dishes is particularly admirable, as is the inclusion of traditional puddings, again often with a clever twist: 'boozy'prunes in a wonderfully creamy rice pudding.

For a wine-lover the list is so interesting and so generously priced that choosing is always the hardest moment of the visit. Not only are there great strengths in vineyards which represent wonderfuld value for instance (at present the Rully both white and red is both delicious and remarkably keenly priced)
but a quiverful of cleverly selected half-bottles means one can go down the card without breaking
the bank. It's also remarkable to see so many older vintages, especially among the dessert wines.
Reading this terrific list makes one immensely grateful for the generosity of the mark-ups and immensely annoyed by the greed of so many restaurants which offer very ordinary wines at ridiculously high prices.

So thank you, Andrew Edmunds and all your staff: I'm already planning my next visit. !

LF
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Utterly brilliant. Still. Number one choice for meeting special friends.
Please God, don’t change anything.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Don’t feel very welcomed overall. The starter with the hazelnut and blood orange had way too much black pepper in it. We had the slip sole with crab butter for the main course. It is too buttery and very quickly the taste became just one note.

KA
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch with an old friend in this fabulous restaurant. Will definitely return - the crab & cuttlefish was to die for!

DT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wondrous ambience - and cosy around our small table - made for a superb Sunday evening with friends over delicious, fresh and beautifully served food and a marvellous selection of wines. Service is impeccable from friendly staff who know their stuff when it comes to recommending wines and sherries. One of our favourite places to eat and drink in the whole of London town!

DM
West Sussex
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A return visit to an old favourite. A lovely winter Sunday lunch before travelling home from a weekend in London. We both had celerical & potato soup and then braised lamb with turnips and vegetables. After that I had cranachan and my husband had coffee/chocolate trifle. Having used my wandering spoon I can vouch for both as being delicious!