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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Sun 6:00PM - 9:45PM
Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 10:00PM

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4.5based on recent ratings
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DH
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Refuel restaurant is always excellent (been loads of times) but on this occasion was slightly let down by being extra busy. Service is normally fantastic but this time a few mistakes crept in - dessert order was forgotten and had to be ordered twice, we were never offered bread, and a few minor items forgotten from our starter and main. However as usual food was delicious. We will definitely be back when, hopefully less busy, they will be back to usual brilliant self.

PC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. Although we were still within our two hour slot we were asked to vacate the table for our coffee and the bill by heading for the' library' - which turned out to be oversubscribed! We therefore had to have our coffee in the lobby from an improvised 'table', which was disappointing. We would definitely return however but we were disappointed at being hurried out of the restaurant where we had spent a considerable amount of hard earned cash!!

KB
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very loud and busy, but nice venue. Bar had Xmas parties on so quite loud, but it was around Xmas. They started by moving us next to the kitchen, also would have been next to door where all the smokers were going. Glad we moved as we heard a lot of swearing and slamming in kitchen. Service very attentive and nice looking menu and food generally good. Apart from a steak we ordered at medium rare, which was at best medium and I would say over that. They insisted it wasn’t and said would take another 30 minutes to do another one, which says it all! For a £40 steak really unacceptable and they did take it off the menu, but there was no need for a 10 minute argument on whether it was cooked properly or not, which left us all with a clear view of not returning.

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Extremely pleasant experience (my fourth). Only objection from my partner that they didn't offer draft beer.
Service was excellent.

S
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A vibrant, colourful dining room with an abundance of ambience. Service is outstanding and whole team is an absolute delight. Menu is very varied and food is of a very high standard beautifully presented and served. Such a relaxed atmosphere it is a joy to spend time in the bar and restaurant.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional, friendly service. Great food. Helped to make this a great special birthday for our friend Taira

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Although the girls at the front desk were very nice when I arrived, the service went from bad to worse. There seemed to be too many staff and we didn't know who was looking after us. Starters were served before we had our drinks. We ordered a bottle of white wine and had to ask three times to top our glasses up. In the end we paid the bill and the dessert plates hadn't been cleared. We weren't even asked if we wanted coffee. I had a couple of guests with me and felt embarrassed to ask for the service to be remove from the bill but I was very tempted to. What a disappointment!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lively place to meet for a drink before the theatre. We ordered a few small plates from the bar menu. The food was delicious but portion sizes miniscule. Service was friendly - but it's a busy place and so some patience is required.

DP
London
26 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the setting and the buzz of this place for dinner before the theatre. As so often happens, had to ask for the set menu rather than being given it. One of us had two courses from the a la carte menu and the other two courses from the set menu. Big difference in price and a small difference in quality. The a la carte dishes were very good, delicious and substantial. The set menu fare was good but not exceptional. A hefty bill for two course and a couple of drinks but really enjoyed the evening and would return. Think a few drinks at the bar looks like fun.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Not a lot of tea selection for afternoon tea package.

m
London
47 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a great night, very entertaining sat at the bar watching the barman make cocktails, before heading to our table, then enjoyed a wonderful meal.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place, the best service, great food even on the set menu

h
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply exceptional service! Great food, location and vibe. The service is always a winner.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience top to bottom. I had a 3 course meal for £25, which came with a drink and a free ice cream. The food was excellent. The waiting staff was superb and very professional. The ambiance was lovely. It’s a perfect place for a date and I will definitely go back again.

m
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice brunch, the place was cozy, relaxed and comfortable. The place wasn't crawded so the service was accurate and the food very nice. Definitely I'll come back!

S
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A busy Saturday night, excellent atmosphere. Service was superb. Not a cheap night, but good value for money. Will definitely be going again.

OT
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good location , nice staff - top food

ME
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant with great food, presentation and taste, and the service was attentive and friendly.

VK
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. We booked the set menu plus cocktail. What a bargain and tasty too! Bread was offered and a mini ice cream at the end for free. We’ll definitely come again. Loved the decor and our waiter was lovely and attentive. Thank you

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, comfortable seating, great date spot, Staff are very friendly and food was great.

FC
London
190 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A groovy sort of as place but with very friendly and attentive staff. Our set meal was excellent value, although the a la carte menu is pretty pricey, so I can't rate that for value. Good relaxed vibe although the tables are a little too tightly packed in.

O
London
45 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Enjoyed Afternoon Tea with my friend on a Wednesday afternoon - we were sat in the lounge area on the sofas, which was nice and relaxed, but there wasn't much atmosphere since very quiet and would benefit from some low background music. Food was good and reasonably priced, especially compared to other central London hotels. I was only offered one coffee though, whereas my friend had a pot of tea, which was then refreshed with more hot water. Service was ok, if a little inattentive - I had to ask for water every time, rather than being offered regular top-ups.

R
London
68 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food as always. It’s always a great place to go for a bit of an intimate evening with a lovely atmosphere

H
Manchester
120 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for breakfast while I was visiting London - a beautiful hotel and restaurant and the service top notch. Will definitely come again

ES
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about this restaurant! Informal, staff professional but very friendly, food was value for money and excellent!! Thank you to all the staff

M
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant within the So hotel. From the service, to the ambience and food, all were superb. Had a lovely time here and would definitely recommend.

DM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always delivers, consistently excellent service and food

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

For a business lunch this place is ideal. Always high-quality food and decent service.

H
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was devine, impeccable service from every single staff member and service team at the restaurant. A most enjoyable experience. We'll be back.

SH
Newcastle
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to eat in the hotel as we were worn out from exhibitions & shopping! Glad we did lovely meal excellent service.

DS
London
50 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The afternoon tea was simply wonderful, and it was made even more special by the outstanding service from our waiter. He was warm, charming, attentive, shared our humour - simply outstanding.

a
London
53 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice restaurant, funky decor, but the best thing is an outstanding service! The staff is incredible!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service. Definitely 5 stars all round

LR
Berlin
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been twice for dinner at Refuel, and had a brilliant evening both times. Each time we have enjoyed the deal of two courses for £19.50, which includes an aperol spritz - it is tremendous value for high quality food in a really lively, but not intrusive atmosphere. The bar is lovely to sit at, the dining area is well designed, good music, but not loud and clattery. The staff are excellent and also speak highly of the place. Each time we have been there has been a new menu too. So, an excellent find in the middle of Soho, I highly recommend it.

FE
London
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Third time back to Refuel - it's just so convenient for meeting friends for dinner after work. Set menu is good value for the area, food is tasty and service very attentive. Drinks can be on the pricey side though.

c
London
92 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great service and we all enjoyed the food (although the cassava was a bit dry and tasteless). Looking forward to the next visit :)

A
London
24 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very good dinner. Food was very good and the service very attentive. Thank you

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buen sitio, decorado con gusto, excelente comida y cocteles. Por poner una pega, La Luz un poco baja, pero un lugar para repetir!!

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M
London
35 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stylish venue with nicely presented modern European cooking. Service was attentive but not intrusive, cool New York City vibe. Nice venue for a special occasion but too pricey for routine meals. Quite noisy but we were able to have a conversation without too much trouble.

KE
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, nice atmosphere, tasty food, lovely cocktails