Soho: Food to queue for

    Ducksoup   chiron cole crop
    Vas copy
    10 May 2018
    Clock 30min      Length1mi
    3 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Soho is the centre of London's restaurant scene. Reflective of the people who live and cook here, it's like a treasure chest of dishes from all over the world - from British pork belly and Israeli hummus to Burmese noodles, Taiwanese buns, and Spanish tapas. It's also one of the hardest, most competitive areas to run a restaurant, because everyone wants theirs to be successful. Over the last 8-10 years London has seen an incredible restaurant boom, and much of this started in Soho. On this tour, Soho: Food to Queue For, I want to show you the great places that have been instrumental in that boom. Along the way, I'll tell you what they serve, why people like them, and I'll also recommend a few places that people in the industry love to visit.

    Tour cover photo of Ducksoup restaurant by Chiron Cole

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, Apollo Theatre London, Gielgud Theatre, Sondheim Theatre

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    If you're coming from Piccadilly Circus tube, head up Shaftesbury Avenue and Rupert Street will be the second right hand turning. Our starting point, The Palomar Restaurant, is situated on your left about a hundred feet down Rupert Street.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    You can stop in several of the places on the tour for coffee or food. Otherwise, about 5 minutes in, you'll be able to sit on a bench in Golden Square. At the end of the tour, it's a 2-minute walk to Soho Square, which also has benches in it.

    Best time of day:

    Mid- to late- morning or mid- to late- afternoon, and go with an appetite. You'll be seeing lots of places to eat at which you can either stop at along the way, or come back to after the tour.

    Opening times for all stops below:

    The Palomar
    Monday-Saturday: 12-2:30pm, 5:30-11pm
    Sunday: 12:30-3:30pm, 6-9pm

    St James Tavern
    Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-11:30pm
    Friday, Saturday: 11am-12am
    Sunday: 12-10:30pm

    Kricket Soho
    Monday-Saturday: 12-2:30pm, 5:15-10:30pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Brasserie Zédel
    Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-12am
    Sunday: 11:30am-11pm

    Department of Coffee and Social Affairs
    Monday-Friday: 7:30am-5pm
    Saturday: 10am-5pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Monday-Thursday: 12-3pm, 5-11pm
    Friday, Saturday: 12-11pm
    Sunday: 12-10pm

    Bob Bob Ricard
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12:30-3pm, 6pm-12am
    Thursday, Sunday: 12:30-3pm, 5:30pm-12am
    Friday, Saturday: 12:30-3pm, 5:30pm-1am

    Polpo Soho
    Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-11pm
    Sunday: 11:30am-10pm

    The Sun & 13 Cantons
    Monday-Friday: 12-11pm
    Saturday: 12:30-11pm
    Sunday: 12:30-8pm

    Bao Soho
    Monday-Wednesday: 12-3pm, 5:30-10pm
    Thursday: 12-3pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm
    Friday, Saturday: 12-10:30pm
    Sunday: 12-5pm

    Berwick Street Market
    Monday-Saturday: 8am-6pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Duck and Rice
    Monday-Thursday: 12-11pm
    Friday, Saturday: 12-11:30pm
    Sunday: 12-10pm

    Bone Daddies
    Monday: 11:30am-10pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday: 11:30am-11pm
    Thursday-Saturday: 11:30am-11:30pm
    Sunday: 11:30am-9:30pm

    Honest Burgers Soho
    Monday-Friday: Closed
    Saturday: 11:30am-11pm
    Sunday: 11:30am-10pm

    Monday-Saturday: 12-3pm, 5-11pm
    Sunday: 1-3:30pm, 5:30-10pm

    Monday-Saturday: 12-10:30pm
    Sunday 12-5pm

    Monday-Thursday: 12-3pm, 5pm-12am
    Friday, Saturday: 12pm-12am
    Sunday 12-10pm

    Tonkotsu Soho
    Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-10:30pm
    Sunday: 11:30am-10pm

    Monday-Thursday: 12-2:30pm, 5:30-10:30pm
    Friday, Saturday: 12-10:30pm
    Sunday: Closed

    10 Greek Street
    Monday-Saturday: 12-10:45pm
    Sunday: 12-9pm


    On this tour you'll be crossing lots of roads, some busier than others, so do please take care when doing this each time. Do also keep an eye on your belongings. Soho is a busy part of London.

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