Old Compton Brasserie

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342 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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Soho's newest all-day dining and drinking destination, Old Compton Brasserie offers cocktails from an award-winning mixologist and contemporary British food in a relaxed yet creative setting. The modern British menu champions provenance, seasonality and quality, offering all-day brasserie style favourites. Kickstart the day with perfectly executed eggs Benedict; chia pudding with yoghurt, cherries, pistachio and honey; or a hearty breakfast pot pie. All-day signatures will include pigs in blankets with creamy mash and onion jus and aromatic truffle roast chicken. Vegans will also enjoy an inventive menu of plant-based dishes including a vegan bacon and cheese burger; and charred vegetables with chilli hummus and hazelnut dressing. A cutting-edge cocktail menu has been curated by The Talented Mr Fox, the brainchild of highly acclaimed mixologist Matt Whiley, who has created some of the world’s most inventive cocktails.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 3 courses and a glass of prosecco £20

...from a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 10:00-23:30
Mon-Fri 12:00-23:30
Sat 10:00-23:30

3 courses and a glass of prosecco: £20

...from a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 8 August 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Sun 10:00-23:30
Mon-Fri 12:00-23:30
Sat 10:00-23:30

Aperol Spritz offer

...enjoy unlimited aperol spritz when dining from the a la carte menu. £20 for 1.5 hours dining time.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 8 August 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-19:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 12:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 11:45PM
Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00PM - 6:00PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM

What 342 People Are Saying
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PT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I came for my birthday and the hospitality from the staff was amazing! So lovely and warm. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was great. Definitely a new regular spot for me!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great afternoon.

LA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Fab Vegan burger, yummy cocktails, hip decor but very slow and poor service and music too loud to have a conversation.

RF
London
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely meal at Old Compton Brasserie. We booked the 3 course deal for £20 with a glass of prosecco. It was really delicious and our waiter Louis really made the evening even more special by being so lovely and helpful. The only downside was that each course flew out of the kitchen extremely quickly and we'd have liked a bit more time between courses to enjoy our wine. I'd definitely go back.

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and lovely vibe. We had a lovely waiter called Louis who made our experience even better.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food. The steak tartare was perfect. Service was excellent. Will happily visit again

D
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This was the 2nd time I have been there now and wasn't disappointed. We were a table of 7 people and we couldn't fault the service, very attentive and on the ball. Food was excellent, especially as we all had a set menu...which, lets be honest, can be sometimes less impressive in quality and portion size...but not at this place!!!! I love the venue itself with its cosy atmosphere, and they play some really nice chilled old school soul and funk music. Truly enjoyed my experience and definitely coming back. PS: great place for date nights! ;-)

TS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The food wasn't really good unfortunately. Also, the portion sizes varied largely as the vegetarian dishes were smaller than the meat dishes.
Furthermore, the service was good but rather slow.

DC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Old Compton Brasserie is well located in a lively F&B district, food portions are generous and service is very reasonable. The lighting is quite dark so its hard to see your food, but overall its a great option for dining in Central London and very good value for money.

SQ
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

we were put upstairs on the mezzanine with a very noisy table beneath us. Food was quite basically presented for the price. Bottle of wine was £30, which was way too much for the quality.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Nothing to really complain about just an average experience. Nothing stands out.... no wow factor

KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Was lovely but we did feel a little rushed and we were never asked if we wanted dessert or shown a menu. Apart from the that it was lovely, the bar boys were very nice and chatty.

JM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always!

SH
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and great value on food. The staff were wonderful and very helpful this is a great spot to eat, drink and relax.

FO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cool restaurant with ambient, stylish atmosphere in the heart of Soho’s Old Compton St. V friendly and attentive staff

S
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Service was a bit slow. The food was good but not at the price levels.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing vegan burger, and aperol spritzes were £5! - great value and very attentive service.

NJ
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with good staff, unfortunately the chicken I ordered was still raw when served. This was sorted by the staff and changed for a burger which was delicious but had out a bit of a dampener on the meal as my wife and I ended up eating our meals separately.

Anyway... tasty food, nice staff, a good place to eat.

b
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Waiter service was very slow and long long gap for ordering drinks and food. Not sure that the waiter spoke English or if it was his first night of service.

OL
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and great entertainment. The staff were friendly and the overall experience was enjoyable. Look forward to going back again.

JV
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were looked after so well - the bottomless brunch was brilliant!! Unforgettable and lovely food too!

NH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place so much. This really has become one of my favourite spots in London. The food is very delicious and nicely presented, the service is on spot and the staff is outstanding, friendly and make you always feel welcome. Thank you again and i m looking very forward for the next visit..

M
Edinburgh
25 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

En el corazón del Soho Los platos sorprenden. Buena relación calidad precio

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The food isn’t going to blow you away. But the opentable menu is really good value and more than edible. The ambiance is fab too. Had a great evening with the girls sat around a round table (very important!)

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great value lunch set menu. Choices were delicious, so much food & great service. We’ll be back.

TG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Team dinner, had a really nice time, staff was very nice and forgiving to some of us with too many drinks already, Food was good and we had a lovely evening.

ST
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed a lovely meal here. The taco starters were really tasty and different. Loved the presentation of the steak. We had a great server so overall a really nice dining experience.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We felt it was a bit loud as there were two groups of noisy guests. Other than that the food and service was great. We went for the open table offer.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service - as always!

B
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Nice location and decor. Food was good although I found it to be a bit pricey for what it was.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing meal through Opentable here. The food was delicious and everyone agreed it was fantastic value with good options to choose from. Service was very good and when we are next in London we'll be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good, and service friendly and attentive though we had to wait around half an hour for our food. My companion went for a lunch special, with main and beer or wine included, while I had a main and Diet Coke.

Have taken off a star because they gave us the Diet Coke in the deal, and made us pay for the wine, rather than other way round, so our meal was dearer than expected.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Very slow service when we first arrievd, waited 20 mins for my drink (the rest do the table had already been at the bar and had their drinks) waiter was stood around for a while so could tell it had been forgotten. Food and thereafter very quick though. Nice ambience and food good for value in Soho.

SD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Awful service. Food took an hour and then arrived cold.

TC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Overall, decent interior, good ambience and reasonably priced meal deal, but the onglet steak I ordered was so tough it made me choke. When I flagged it to the staff they seemed rushed and overworked, before simply sending over the manager who in fairness took the price off the meal. The main course took so long to come that I ended up sending the steak back and just not ordering anything else, so as not to make my friends wait. Not really what I expected considering the great reviews.

LM
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

such a great restaurant. The god was great , every course . The service was amazing and also a great price

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and fantastic waitress ...she was helpful and funny...

h
London
174 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The set menu was a very good deal for a dinner out with a group of friends. Good number of choices both as starter and main. Service was attentive and the decoration nice. Very centric at the heart of Soho.

JM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Very tasty food. Friendly staff. This is one of my default places when in Soho. Make sure to reserve a table before you go.

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I visited Old Compton Brasserie on a Saturday lunchtime, as a last minute destination because our preferred brunch spot was full.

Overall, our experience was decent enough, with a few drawbacks.

First, the positive:
The restaurant was comfortable and the staff very friendly and cheerful.
I ate the black pudding stack which was delicious.
We felt very welcomed and were not rushed out the door after we had finished eating, which meant we could sit and chat for ages - this is often not the case in Soho!

There were some negatives...
We each ordered a coffee which took a long time to arrive, and when they arrived they were cold. However the staff were quick to replace them with fresh ones which was nice.
The food took a while to arrive and when it did some of the eggs were quite overcooked and the hollandaise sauce had hardened on the top.
The portion sizes were on the small side, considering the price of the food.


Overall Old Compton Brasserie is a decent spot to relax and catch up with friends, but considering the choice nearby they could do with stepping up some elements of the restaurant to make it a go-to destination for brunch.

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