Refuel at The Soho Hotel – Bar & Restaurant

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Set in one of London’s most stylish hotels, The Soho Hotel, REFUEL Bar and Restaurant is in the heart of the West End just moments away from the city’s popular theatres and nightlife. Designed by owner Kit Kemp, REFUELS’s interior is a vibrant mix of colour and contemporary art, including a mural painted by London-born artist Alexander Hollweg, which runs along the entire length of the oak and pewter bar. REFUEL is best known for its British menu with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal produce. Expect to find dishes such as confit pork belly, miso glaze with Swiss chard and poached cod, clam and parsley sauce. Also boasts one of Soho's best dessert menus with treats like English strawberries, vanilla and mascarpone tart; raspberry and white chocolate crème brûlée and Amaretto and lemon curd. A favourite with the media and creative industries, the bar is always buzzing and offers a wide choice of cocktails and spirits.

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AnthonyS
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good dining experience every time I visit. Tucked away in the heart of Soho, this is a gem. Worth visiting for the boutique style, let alone great food and service.

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AnnaIslington
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great night, well looked after and with outstanding service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was good . We had afternoon Tea. Too much food for 2 adults and one child, there was a lot of wastage.

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dreadie
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a lovely setting very relaxed.

Service was great no unnecessary interruptions but there when needed and very attentive.

Food was delicious and a lovely selection of different options for all tastes

Thoroughly enjoyable evening

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vipChampagnelover
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Terrible open table menu. Cheese & crackers was a small piece of hard cheese with a few crackers we get from Tesco’s. My friend was sick after her sea food linguine. Bad value for £. There are much much better food deals in London. Shame because the hotel seems quite cosy.

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notsuchabadlad
London
81 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our Saturday lunch at The Soho Hotel. Good value, good food and excellent ambience. We were well looked after by efficient and friendly staff.

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MrsI
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the set lunch menu and I was expecting a fair standard but this exceeded my expectations entirely. The food was wonderful and the service discreet but friendly and efficient. The restaurant is upbeat and great fun - perfect for two friends meeting for a catch up after a long absence! Would absolutely return.

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LorenzoS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Highly recommendable. The place is really lovely and the service and attention simply perfect. As a simple suggestion, perhaps menus should try to be a little less ambitious and make it easier to choose the perfect food.

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vipDRPH
London
31 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Great place and service was good. The set menu is reasonably priced. However the food was pretty dreadful. Seafood linguine was a bland mush of pasta. The rest of the meal was so mediocre it’s not worth commenting on.

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RonaldC
London
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at Refuel was absolutely first class.
Superb food & excellent service throughout our 3 course evening meal prior to going to the theatre.
We booked online and received out complimentary Gin Mare cocktails without even having to ask for them.
An altogether excellent experience

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Lynda
London
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice and quiet and plenty of space between tables.

Food choice on set menu more limiting than on previous occasions so recommend checking set menu beforehand

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JaneD
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch with a great Gin Mare cocktail.
Thoroughly enjoyed with great service!
We will be back ...

JM
vipJohnM
London
81 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luvd ir. Food excellent and very friendly and helpful staff. Go.

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Bubbles
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service, lovely food and a fun atmosphere. Had a great evening - would recommend.

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stretchyboy
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really looked after by a young a talented team, in this modern eclectic restaurant which is very stylish and has stunning food to match. Nice wine and Champagne choices which is always nice. Good price too and slap bang on the middle of SOHO just a short walk from Oxford St

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Murillo
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch, food and staff were great!

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vipMike
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Modern hotel decor. Fun vibe. Good value for afternoon tea.

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luv2eatwell
London
17 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It seems like it was the first time that our waiter was on service. He poured my tonic for me without asking and spilled it on the table. A beer he deliver was almost flat. It seemed like it had been opened previously and then shut and reopened again later. My son's vegan meal was missing chickpeas which was an essential part of the meal. The restaurant tried to palm it off but when my son complained they acted surprised but eventually after talking to the chef admitted they ad no chickpeas left. At this stage, I said they should remove the item from the menu. They did remove it from the bill as my son was so disappointed. Our waiter was not well informed and should not really have been doing service. He told my husband that chips came with his very expensive fillet steak, which they did not, but probably should have at that price! My mackerel starter was nice and so were the others. Apart from the vegan main course all the others were fine. The vegan pudding was also disappointing. The base of the coconut chocolate pudding was stale....not good enough for a Firmdale hotel standard!!

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RC2020
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A great restaurant & bar. Food was good, though the fish and chips could have been better with proper chips. That’s the only thing that was a let down with the meal. Otherwise a great place, which I’ll be visiting again.

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Nikon
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent location for lunch in town. A comfortable, uncrowded restaurant with a good amount of space between tables. Good wine list and the main courses on the set menu were well cooked and presented. The desserts were not inspiring. Attentive, prompt and friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and the set menu was excellent value for money

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The salads were too salty and the breads were as hard as rock. Completely off expectation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, service and food! Worth the money!

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vipsmiler
London
88 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a post theatre choice as the menu was varied and you could also choose small bar plates menu( tapas style).
Arrived on time and was given the choice of seats. Even though it was not full and was half empty there was an atmosphere. It was buzzy and lots of conversations going on. We liked it imm. Staff were great and were very attentive.
As we were eating late we were aware of service but it was excellent . Food was good, Fish & chips were good although I would have preferred normal fries over big fat chips.
My wife’s Caesar salad was lovely and she really enjoyed and commented on it .
Overall we would certainly return, there was good banter with a couple of the waiters who on the night were excellent.

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NeilC
London
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening spent in the bar and then restaurant. Group of 5, nice table, great food and drink, excellent service.

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FoxyB
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great night, company was ungrateful brat. Service was excellent having to deal with a brats waiter was very patient, excellent service condition considering the circumstances of dealing with the brats

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vipMARKP
Surrey
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service good and the restaurant is comfortable but the food was poor and the wine overpriced. I have eaten here on many occasions but felt very let down on this occasion

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, lovely space. The bench we sat at running along the wall was uncomfortable!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a birthday celebration for my daughter but the service staff clearly did not take note or make an effort despite me having indicated whilst booking. Somewhat disappointed with the service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant servibce

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EmmaF
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The decor is vibrant and upbeat. The service is slow which if you've come for an afternoon and not in a rush, fine, but we did wait along time for service or even a drink after being seated.
Afternoon tea was well presented and flavour some, just lacked a connection with the drinks, which were severed at different times

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RachelD
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from beginning to end. Just a wonderful Christmas dinner. Our server was so accommodating with our picky eater children - he was lovely. And the food was absolutely delicious. From the welcome drink to the desserts, one of the best meals we’ve had. Thank you for a memorable Christmas!

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Mike
London
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very enjoyable evening on Christmas Eve, a strangely quiet night in central London! Food was excellent, well presented and perfectly cooked and the service was efficient in the calm, quiet way that demonstrates good management. A tad on the expensive side for me, but I am a northerner and still resent London prices even after living down here for years! Overall, a real treat, we’ll be back.

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Denys
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosy, excellent food and very friendly service. Great atmospere

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vipPandC
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

6.15pm booking for 4 on 24th December - superb cusine and great service. not too busy, just right. background music included relaxing cool jazz and just the right level. Overall, everyone loved the place and the service. Very friendly Portuguese waiter who was excellent and made the experience very good. Attentive staff throughout the restaurant.

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vipBridgetr
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service and such a fun night with delicious food to top it all off!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly service for afternoon tea.

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vipStephenC
London
10 reviews
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